AUTHOR: Jessica Jung
PUBLISHER: SimonTeen (Simon & Schuster)
RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2022
GENRES: YA Contemporary, KPop
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The sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Shine!
Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl in this knockout series from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend, fashion icon, and founder of the international luxury brand, Blanc & Eclare.
Couture gowns, press parties, international travel. Rachel Kim is at the top of her game. Girls Forever is now the number-one K-pop group in the world, and her fame skyrockets after her viral airport styling attracts the attention of fashion’s biggest names. Her life’s a swirl of technicolor glamour and adoring fans. Rachel can’t imagine shining any brighter.
The only thing that’s missing is love—but Rachel’s determined to follow the rules. In her world, falling in love can cost you everything.
Enter Alex. When Rachel literally falls head over designer heels into his lap on a crowded metro, she’s tempted to give up her anti-love vows. Alex is more than just heart-stopping dimples and adorably quirky banter. He believes in Rachel’s future—both in music and in fashion.
But the higher you rise, the farther you have to fall. And when a shocking act of betrayal shatters her world, Rachel must finally listen to her heart.
I really enjoyed this book just as much as Shine. I was a little confused at first over the 5 year time jump, but I loved seeing Rachel 5 years in the future. This definitely kept my attention, and I loved the romance, drama, and intrigue! The petty drama within this group… Wow. But if you love Kpop I highly suggest you read these books, I do wonder how much is based off of Jessica’s own experience! Maybe she will share that one day.
Jessica Jung is a Korean American singer, actress, fashion designer, and international influencer. Born in San Francisco, Jessica grew up in South Korea where she trained as a K-pop singer, debuting as a member of the international sensation Girls Generation in 2007. After going solo in 2014, she launched the successful fashion line, Blanc & Eclare. Jessica has been featured on the covers of magazines worldwide, her brand now spanning platforms including film and television.
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There is one (1) set of both books: Shine & Bright available.