K-Pop Idol Diaries (Vol. 1) by Go Futa: ARC Review

K-Pop Idol Diaries (Vol. 1) by Go Futa: ARC Review

K-Pop Idol Diaries (Vol.1) by Go Futa


Gigi is a 16-year-old from South Korea, who dreams of becoming an idol for the famed talent agency, One-Shot Entertainment. As fate would have it, Gigi is recruited as their newest trainee, but winds up in a situation far from what she ever dreamed of when she’s placed in an experimental unit group project code-named “SKS.” From there, Gigi’s new life as a K-Pop idol begins to unfold more like a K-Drama after she’s assigned to the newly defined co-ed unit SKS-7, and must adjust to working with 6 male bandmates who aren’t very thrilled by her placement in their group.

Will Gigi be able to survive in SKS-7 and the world of Korean idol life, or will her dreams go up in flames as quickly as they were ignited?

Publication Date: July 21st, 2020

My Rating: 7da1c-il_794xn.1430513132_kmuv 7da1c-il_794xn.1430513132_kmuv 7da1c-il_794xn.1430513132_kmuv 7da1c-il_794xn.1430513132_kmuv e3795-il_794xn.1430513132_kmuv


My Favourite Quote: *subject to change*

   “What does that say, Jordan?” I asked.
“It says ‘tomodachi’, which means friends!”
“Yeah, cause that’s what we are now, right? What, you think it’s too simple?”
“No,” I shook my head, smiling as I took another look at the picture. “I think it’s perfect.”

Links: Goodreads, Amazon 


My Review

Received an Advanced Reader’s Copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! 

When the author reached out to me with the synopsis for K-Pop Idol Diaries, I all but jumped on the chance to review this book. It’s a short volume, about 200 pages and I absolutely had no idea how I breezed through it. (Honestly I feel like KPID helped heal my worry that I had somehow lost my ability to read fast.)

KPID really gets to the point with things, which I love. The plot line doesn’t drag or lead anywhere except where the protagonist requires to be. However, I never felt that there was a lack of anything, whether it was how a scene was played out or how an emotion was handled The book starts off with an introduction to Gigi‘s life; her relationships and the struggles that she’s facing in them, the support she has and of course, the dream. Her dreamTo be an idol.

KPID is unusual (and this is spoken about) by the fact the heroine joins as a member in a boy band. So far I haven’t seen a co-ed band before, only a girl band or a boy band, never a mix of the two. Aside from having to deal with the hassle of how she ended up where she is and is the only girl in the band, Gigi has to work through not just the new changes in her life, but the fact that she’s not particularly welcome by the group of guys.

However despite the unusualness of the storyline, somehow Go Futa has made it work so far and I’m very interested to see how she’s going to make the rest of the series work. Other than the issue I had with some of the content of one rap–then again, I presume it’s supposed to be that way given the nature of the situation…?–I rather enjoyed the whole book. Go Futa also stayed true to the way that Korean’s speak using certain phrases I recognise are unique to them.

Four and half stars! I would definitely recommend if you’re into K-Pop or anything Korean-culture based. Also, Kindle Unlimited users, this is absolutely free for you’ll!

Hope you have a very happy reading and I hope you are and remain safe!

P.S.: There’s a small surprise that you should find out on your own when you start reading. If you’re anything like me, you’ll absolutely adore it!!

❤ ❤

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