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Here’s what we know about FRANKLY IN LOVE so far

So we read a book recently. We fell in love with that book recently. We laughed out loud and we cried probably a lot louder and we’re lowkey really mad that we have to wait until SEPTEMBER to share this with you but we promise IT’S WORTH THE WAIT.

David Yoon’s debut novel Frankly in Love is coming September 10, 2019 and, to put it simply, we are talking contemporary of the year. We are talking freaking mark your TBRs ASAP.

We are talking this book left a bunch of us penguins in happy tears and already itching to re-read it.


But let’s start simple. Let’s just start with the cover.


High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy’s fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.


IKR WE’RE FRANKLY IN LOVE WITH IT (and yes we’re going to make that joke like a lot.)

What’s almost as great as a crazy amazing cover reveal? ALL THE TWITTER LOVE.

From the simple, elegant reply of Queen Sabaa Tahir,

To the uncontainable fellow author excitement of Adam Silvera

(and the sneaky arc dealings that followed)

Not to mention the ADORABLENESS that was anything and everything Nicola Yoon had to say on the matter.


Basically, we’re excited.

Authors are excited.


Ya’ll are excited.

So get ready for an stunning, diverse cast of characters you are going to fall head-over-heels IN LOVE with and a plot that will have you laughing, crying, and reaching to re-read it all over again.

It’s gonna be a good year.

P.S. We’ll talk about the literary power couple that is David and Nicola Yoon some other day because that deserves its own post altogether. But someone already summed a lot of it up right here.


Add Frankly in Love to your Goodreads shelf HERE!


Need to distract yourself from the contemporary category until you can get your hands on this one? Try out these royal fantasy MUST reads until then!

Penguin Teen