29 Dates

29 Dates

?A heartwarming, sparkling romantic comedy about what happens when what your heart wants and what your parents want don?t match...Melissa de la Cruz enchants and delights in her usual style. Completely unputdownable!? ?Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi ?A refreshingly modern love story, 29 Dates serves up a funny and heartfelt rom-com ?A heartwarming, sparkling romantic comedy about what happens when what your heart wants and what you...

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Title:29 Dates
Author:Melissa de la Cruz
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07D8TX11N
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

29 Dates Reviews

  • Jess
    Jan 15, 2019
    This is really more like 2.5 stars, but it was a quick and enjoyable read in its own way, so I?m rounding up. I had heard of Melissa de la Cruz before but never actually read any of her books, and honestly, this one disappointed me. The writing wasn?t super strong, and the story wa...
  • Mrs. Kenyon
    Dec 15, 2018
    Jisu?s parents are not happy with her grades or her plans for college. They have been working with a matchmaker to find her the right boyfriend in order to set her up for a successful future. After Jisu gets a C on a test and skips one of her dates to be with her friends, her parents...
  • Diana
    Jan 17, 2019
    I only made it halfway through this book. The characters are very two dimensional. The dialogue is stilted and unrealistic. Jisu's strict Korean parents send her to a school in San Francisco and force her to go on matchmaker dates. ...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Dec 27, 2018
    Jisu is about to start her last year of HS when her parents sent her to San Francisco. There she will focus on school, get great grades and get into a great College. I must say that school in Seoul sounds horrible, Jisu thinks so too. And at the same time she wants those good grades be...
  • Sherry
    Dec 20, 2018
    3.5 stars What I most enjoyed about this book is that it allowed me to learn more about Korean culture through the lens of the dating misadventures of a teenage girl. The 29 dates referred to in the title are seons, meetings set up by a matchmaker to see to introduce a couple wit...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Dec 13, 2018
    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...
  • Karen
    Feb 05, 2019
    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...
  • Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}
    Jan 23, 2019
    3.5 stars actually. Also many thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia for the arc! I feel like I should have looked at the cover more closely. I also probably should have read the blurb. But in the end, I kind of actually like this lighthearted romcom. It was cute in it's own wa...
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Jan 29, 2019
    As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. You can find my review here on Booked J. Melissa de la Cruz is one of my auto-buy authors. My original ride or die. One of the Queens of My ...
  • Mehsi
    Jan 31, 2019
    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Jan 08, 2019
    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...
  • Silvia
    Dec 03, 2018
    29 Dates follows Jisu, a young South Korean girl as she navigates a new high school in a different country after her parents find her struggling to cope at her very competitive high school in Seoul and send her off to America. Living with a host family, Jisu has a hard time juggling sc...
  • Jessica
    Jan 30, 2019
    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...
  • Shannon
    Jan 22, 2019
    I have issues with this book. First of all, how did Jisu's parents pick out this school in San Francisco? How did they know about it? Second, it felt like a HUGE overreaction to send her to the US after we only see her skip out on her responsibilities once. The whole rest of the book s...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Dec 05, 2018
    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...
  • rachel
    Jan 04, 2019
    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...
  • Divena
    Jan 18, 2019
    I wanted to love this book. Years ago I read Melissa de la Cruz's Fresh off the Boat and loved it. I've been waiting for her to write another book with an Asian protagonist that measures up since. Sadly the vast majority of the leads in her novels are white. But that's an entirely diff...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Nov 24, 2018
    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...
  • Amy-GallivantingPages
    Jan 17, 2019
    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...
  • Renee Taylor
    Dec 05, 2018
    "I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review" Jisu's traditional South Korean parents are concerned by what they see as her lack of attention to her schoolwork and her future. Working with Seoul's premiere matchmaker to find the right boyfr...
  • Candice Gigous
    Jan 23, 2019
    29 Dates is a cute, but too long romantic comedy with jerks for love interests. Ji-su?s very controlling parents want to set her on the right path in life with both her education and her social standing. Unlike most parents who would think of a boyfriend as a distraction, Ji-su?s p...
  • Kristy Mauna
    Dec 27, 2018
    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...
  • Laura Altmann (laurabookish)
    Dec 28, 2018
    29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is an adorable romantic comedy that's sure to elicit many giggles from its' readers. However, the book lacks the depth required to be truly memorable, and like many within its' genre, falls into the trap of silly twists and unlikely happenstance in its' s...
  • Safiya A. Mannan
    Dec 23, 2018
    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...
  • Sarah ♡
    Jan 24, 2019
    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...
  • Luna
    Jan 16, 2019
    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...
  • Barbara Senteney
    Sep 18, 2018
    Ji-su is a 17 year old girl from Seoul Korea. She is about to begin her last year of high school, but her grades are not up to her parents standards. During the summer she has been ordered to go on Dates, arranged by a matchmaker hired by her parents. One night she decides to cancel a ...
  • Laura Hughes
    Jan 16, 2019
    Jisu's traditional South Korean parents are concerned by what they see as her lack of attention to her schoolwork and her future. Working with Seoul's premiere matchmaker to find the right boyfriend is one step toward ensuring Jisu's success, and going on the recommended dates is Jisu'...
  • Sara
    Oct 11, 2018
    I received this copy thru a Goodreads giveaway. I think the concept was interesting and and showing snippets form her 29 dates scattered throughout the book was a good idea. My issue is some of the dates were boring (possibly on purpose) and I found myself skipping them because I alrea...
  • Jessica
    Jan 04, 2019
    My Review: This book was so adorable. I thought that the middle snippets of her dates were going to take away from the story at large but after a few chapters, I was actually looking forward to reading how each one went. This book was unlike anything I have ever read and it felt ve...