Maurene Goo Pairs K-Dramas with YA Books

Maurene Goo Pairs K-Dramas with YA Books

If you’re looking for a fun and romantic summer read, we’d recommend picking up Maurene Goo’s latest, I Believe in a Thing Called Love. Desi Lee has never been lucky when it comes to romance, but she’s certain all of that is about to change. Her father is obsessed with Korean dramas, or K-dramas as they’re affectionately known, and Desi believes that their quirky storylines may be the key to her success. She comes up with a list of K-Drama Rules for True Love and sets out to use them on her unsuspecting crush. To celebrate the book’s publication, Goo put together a list of K-dramas paired with young adult books for readers looking to follow Desi’s footsteps, or at least enjoy some great stories.

My Love From Another Star & Starbreak

Alien romances. Need I say more?

Goblin & Wintersong

Here are two stories that explore transcendent love between immortal beings and ordinary girls.

Answer Me 1997 & On the Fence

Is there anything better than the sweetness of falling in love with your best friend?

Signal & Revolution

Voices from the past help unravel mysteries for the present day.

Winter Sonata & Everything, Everything

These are heart-rending love stories set against a backdrop of life-threatening illness.

Full House & The Duff

Fake relationships between bickering foes turns into love in these two stories.

Goong & Cinder

Two tales perfect for fans of romance, adventure, and intrigue set in alternate fairy tale realities.

My Lovely Sam Soon & The Princess Diaries

These feature hapless, lovable heroines who discover love and their best selves.

The King 2 Hearts & Carve the Mark

Two enemies fall in love and potentially bring their worlds together in peace.

Oh My Ghostess & Hereafter

Murdered ghosts uncover the mysteries of their deaths (while bumping into a cute boy or two).

Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper, one thousand cousins, and piles of books. She studied communication at UC San Diego and then later received a Masters in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. Before publishing her first book, Since You Asked, she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats.


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