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Someday, Somewhere Review

SOMEDAY SOMEWHERE

Hey guys!

I’m here to talk to y’all about an AWESOME book, Someday, Somewhere, by Lindsay Champion. This book dealt with one of my all-time favorite topics- prodigies. It follows Ben, a musical prodigy from NYC (my favorite city) and a KICKASS MC named Dominique. This book absolutely shredded my heart, in the best way possible.

Someday, Somewhere

Blurb:

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 adored this book. It was absolutely perfectly paced, and it reminded me of a piece of music. It built and built throughout the story, getting more and more intense until it crescendos with a HEARTBREAKING end that hurt my heart in such a good way.

I also totally have a weakness for unreliable narrators, and these narrators were about as unreliable as they come. I was never sure who to trust, and it kept my attention and kept me on my toes the whole time.

This book had really well-developed characters. I really felt like I knew them, flaws and all. I wanted to stay with them even longer, and when the story was over I immediately wanted to reread it. That’s how you know it’s a good story.

Final rating- 4/5

Thanks for reading my review, and until next time, happy reading 🙂

Title: SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE

Author: Lindsay Champion

Pub. Date: April 3, 2018

Publisher: KCP Loft

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 280

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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.

Lindsay

About Lindsay:

LINDSAY IS…

…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.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/26/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

3/27/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

3/28/2018- Margie’s Must Reads– Excerpt

3/29/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

3/30/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

Week Two:

4/2/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

4/3/2018- Bibliobakes– Review

4/4/2018- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

4/5/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

4/6/2018- Novel Novice– Review

 

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