Hey everyone and I am so so super excited to have Katie today on my Blog, talking about her Debut (YEAH) Hello, I Love You – which just came out! Congrats Katie! Some of you might still know Katie, as she is a former Book Blogger who then got published! I read her blog and remember the day she posted that she hit the “publishing jackpot” and found a home at St. Martins Press!
So in order to celebrate the release of Hello, I love You – I have Katie here today who shares her Dream Cast with us and … I have a Giveaway for you guys too!!
Hello, I Love You – Dreamcast by Katie M. Stout
I had a ton of fun fancasting my characters! Some of them were casted very early on in my brain while I was writing – I actually had two singers in mind while I was writing the rough draft of the book! While these are who the characters look like in my head, I love hearing other people’s thoughts. or I’d love to hear who you think Grace, Jason, Sophie, and everyone else looks like, so hit me up on Twitter or Tumblr with your picks!
Grace – Lily James
I’m a Lily James fan in general. (I mean, how can you not love her as Cinderella?!) Plus, I think she has the perfect hair for Grace. And girl’s got attitude, which totally fits my sassy, broken pro-tagonist.
Source 1 & Source 2
Jason – Jung Yonghwa
Yonghwa was actually the first character I casted in my head. I knew while I was still rough drafting that he was who Jason looked like. Actually, if you’ve ever seen the Korean drama Heartstrings, you may recognize some of the outfits I describe Jason wearing as ones he wore in that drama. I just loved those sweaters and colorful shoes so much!
Sophie – IU
Sophie is another character I knew early on who I would cast. IU has been one of my favorite KPOP singers since I saw her in the drama Dream High, and I think she perfectly embodies So-phie’s sweetness and charm.
Yoon Jae – Ok Taecyeon
I wanted Yoon Jae to be really striking, where you turn your head when he walks by. I also wanted him to have a little bit of a baby face. Really, there’s no one else I could choose for him besides Taecyeon, who’s both super hot and super cute. And really, he’s perfect for the charac-ter I would have chosen to date if I were Grace. 😉
Tae Hwa – Seungri
Seungri is one of the hottest guys in KPOP, I think (despite his scandals). And I had to choose someone great for Sophie, who’s probably my favorite character in the whole book. Really, I maybe had too much fun looking for good pictures of him…
Don’t they all look adorable??? I love these pictures and I wish I would have seen them before I read Hello, I Love You. I truly truly adored the book, it was intensely cute and wonderful and I found myself googling a few images while reading, so I’m excited to see these inspirational images now!Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on 2015-06-09
Genres: Contemporary, Friendship, Love & Romance, Music, Romance, Young Adult
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A teen escapes to a boarding school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star in this fun and fresh romantic novel in the vein of Anna and the French Kiss.
Grace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who’s topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother’s breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.
She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie’s twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can't stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can't deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol.
Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she'll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process.
Feel free to link to Katie’s Spotify playlist for HELLO, I LOVE YOU.
Thanks to St. Martins Press One Lucky Winner can get a copy of Hello, I Love You. Open for US/CAN only.
So, which of these cute adorably characters would you like to get to know the most? And, are you excited about Hello, I Love You? Because I truly really loved it so much! Watch for me review very soon:)
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OMG OK Taec! <3 I love ALL of these characters and I can't wait to read the book and see them all in my head <3
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All beautiful people–Grace Lily James is striking. Thanks for the giveaway!
When I first heard this book was coming out– I’m so excited!! I just got back from Korea and have been searching the shelves for something to fill my Korea-travelling-void. This book might be it. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
I love the dream cast! Jung YongHwa is my fav! I liked him in Heartstrings but You’re Beautiful was great too (though he’s not the lead). I haven’t seen Three Musketeers yet but I will have to. While reading, I’ll be on the lookout for his outfits.
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Danny I’m excited to read this book as I’d love to read more YA books set in Asia. I think that I can totally picture Grace as Lily James.
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All of these characters are wonderful.
So excited about this book!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!*hugs*
I’m so excited for this book! It seems like such a great summer read and I can’t wait to see how Korea & KPOP are portrayed (I don’t know much about either). I’m really looking forward to seeing how the relationship between Grace & Jason evolves! SO EXCITED! 🙂
not sure; they look interesting
I’m looking forward to reading this! It sounds like something I’d really enjoy. Thanks for the article!
Just a note- you have the pictures of Seungri and Taecyeon swapped. 🙂
As for the giveaway, I’d choose to get to know Jason. If he’s anything like Jung YongHwa, he’s approaching perfection! I am a fan of CN Blue and have really enjoyed Jung YongHwa’s work in dramas. 🙂
Sophie, since there are so many sarcastic characters around, sometimes it’s really refreshing to encounter a sweet one.