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Published by Giliad Press on January 12, 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Prime/Kindle Unlimited
K-pop star Wooyeong is hot, talented, and jaded from his fame. He's also dead-set on one unwritten rule: Dating a fan would be social suicide.
So why can't he stop thinking about her?
American fan Madison has just moved to Seoul, South Korea. It seems like every fan's dream come true when, by a one-in-a-million chance encounter, she finds herself sitting across from her bias, the idol Wooyeong. Little does she know things have only gotten more complicated...
This snowy Korean romance by debut author Lucy Gold is sure to be a new favorite for K-pop fans and romantic souls alike.
On a scale of good and bad, this would fall under good, but Bias isn’t the best K-Pop novel I’ve ever read. Personally, I would recommend I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee more, but that’s not too say I wouldn’t recommend this one.
I think my biggest disappointment with Lucy Gold’s debut novel is how short it is. Bias is a quick and light read, perfect for those who love a romance set in the K-Pop industry, but it’s not for those who want more from the story beyond the romance focus. Which to be fair, this is a romance novel, and a romance reader I am not, so this is definitely a personal preference rather than “this book is trash.”
Gold’s novel is a solid debut novel, with descriptive writing that will make your mouth water at the food descriptions, so if you’re hungry, it’s probably not a good idea to dive into this. But I feel like there was room for overall development to make Bias amazing, at least 100 pages more. Personally, I wanted more from the Ambition members and Wooyeong’s relationship with them, and Madison’s overall experience in Korea beyond her food dates with Wooyeong. However, there’s enough information to get by that it doesn’t make the novel feel empty even with the short length, leaving readers with a satisfying end to the story.
While Bias didn’t blow my socks away (mainly because personal preference), I am definitely interested in Gold’s future works and will be keeping my eye out.