As a fan of K-pop since the ’90s (Points if you listened to H.O.T and Fin.K.L.!) I have seen it change and evolve over the last couple of decades. Whether you want a female empowerment anthem, a song about heartbreak, or one that brings all the glitz and spectacle, you can find it in K-pop! So, there are many K-pop songs that could pair perfectly with some of your favorite Young Adult Sci-Fi or Fantasy books. Here are a few of my suggestions for pairing recent K-pop bops with books you should be adding to your shelves.
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I am a firm believer that Korean dramas are just YA books in visual format. There are so many overlapping themes and tropes: there are sometimes love triangles in both YA and K-dramas, plots where characters fake a relationship (that blooms into a real one), blackmail and sharing secrets, and, of course, all the angst! And though K-dramas do come at it from a slightly different cultural lens, it hits you in the same feels! So here is a list of some of my favorite K-dramas and the YA books they remind me of!
- Andrew Liptak Disney Is Developing an Adaptation of Carlos Hernandez’s Sal & Gabi Break the Universe 15 hours ago
- Vanessa Armstrong The Bittersweet Hug of TJ Klune’s Under the Whispering Door 17 hours ago
- Ryka Aoki Meet Katrina, the Violin Prodigy in Ryka Aoki’s Light From Uncommon Stars 18 hours ago
- Lincoln Michel David Lynch’s Dune Kept Science Fiction Cinema Strange 19 hours ago
- Leah Schnelbach Seven Things I Want to See in a Quantum Leap Reboot 20 hours ago
- Molly Templeton A Time Traveler’s Work Is Never Done, So Quantum Leap May Get Rebooted 21 hours ago
- Sylas K Barrett Reading The Wheel of Time: Moiraine Makes a Run for It in Robert Jordan’s New Spring (Part 8) 21 hours ago
- Reading The Wheel of Time: Moiraine Makes a Run for It in Robert Jordan’s New Spring (Part 8) 44 mins ago on
- David Lynch’s Dune Kept Science Fiction Cinema Strange 1 hour ago on
- Dive Into the South Asian Fantastic: Tordotcom Publishing Acquires Three Novels by Vajra Chandrasekera 3 hours ago on
- Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Workforce, Part I” 4 hours ago on
- David Lynch’s Dune Kept Science Fiction Cinema Strange 4 hours ago on
- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Watch Anime 5 hours ago on
- Seven Things I Want to See in a Quantum Leap Reboot 6 hours ago on