Author: Lindsay Champion
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
Publisher: KCP Loft
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Synopsis: Dominique is a high school junior from a gritty neighborhood in Trenton, where she and her mom are barely getting by.
Ben is a musical prodigy from the Upper East Side, a violinist at a top conservatory with obsessive talent and a brilliant future.
When Dom’s class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the boy in the front row playing violin like his life depends on it — and she is transfixed.
Posing as an NYU student, Dom sneaks back to New York City to track down Ben Tristan, a magnetic genius who whisks her into a fantasy world of jazz clubs and opera, infatuation and possibility. Each sees something in the other that promises to complete them.
As Dom’s web of lies grows, though, so does Ben’s obsessive need to conquer Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. But Ben’s genius, which captivates Dominique, conceals a secret, and the challenges of her life may make it difficult to help him.
Alternating perspectives and an unreliable narrator create suspense and momentum, romance and heartbreak. Author Lindsay Champion’s deep roots in theater and music are evident on every page — structured like a sonata with hints of West Side Story, her debut novel hits all the right notes.
I really love beautiful books. Not just beautiful covers, although Someday, Somewhere definitely has one, with the soft colors and the stunning New York skyline, but I also love books that tell gorgeous stories with characters that really bring the books to life.
I love books that make me want to read them more than once.
Someday, Somewhere was the kind of book that had me from the first page and kept me reading. I loved both Dom and Ben, and I thought they were such great characters – well written in such a way that made it impossible not to like each of them. Sure, Dom was lying in order to stay close to Ben, but at the same time, she was young, she was falling in love, and she would do anything to keep that going for her, so it’s easy to understand her choices.
The flaws in both of the main characters in this book make them so much more easy to relate to and enjoy reading. I love unreliable narrators, and Someday, Somewhere’s Dom is definitely one of the most interesting that I’ve come across. She is probably one of my all time favorite characters – I loved everything about her.
The writing style in this book – it’s so hard for me to even capture the beautiful energy that this book radiates while reading. It’s something completely different, and Lindsay Champion definitely has the talent for delivering a one of a kind read, in terms of plot, characters, and the way that she weaves her story together. It all works, and it’s all so wonderfully written.
It’s a bit of a suspense, a bit of a contemporary romance – something that could really resonate with a wide variety of readers, making them fall for the words and the characters on the pages.
I really recommend this book – it’s definitely a wonderful spring novel and I think that it’s very deserving of a read if you are into contemporary!
Plus did I mention that gorgeous cover!
Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
…a YA author living in the best place on earth, New York City. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she spent most of her time doing high kicks and eating falafel. After a stint as a closed caption writer (best memory: captioning the first six Rocky movies for TV), she served as the Features Editor at Broadway.com, where she somehow managed to interview her celebrity crushes Paul Rudd, Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal without fainting or peeing her pants. She is an editorial director for the digital media company PureWow, where she sits in an extremely tall building and eats snacks.
Her first novel, Someday, Somewhere, hits store shelves April 3, 2018.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE, US Only.
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