Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion

Someday, Somewhere

"That's the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it consumes you, and then it ends."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 ...

Details Someday, Somewhere

TitleSomeday, Somewhere
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherKids Can Press
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews Someday, Somewhere

  • Lola Reviewer
    I am stunned. I was not at all supposed to enjoy this one. I gave it a shot, since I received the physical copy of the book without my requesting it, but quite frankly my expectations were extremely low – for once. After all, it contains 1. insta-love, as well as quite a huge amount of 2. lying. But it’s also very… romantic, and normally I tend to be bored when books focus on romantic relationships almost alone, but love and music mixed so ...
  • C.G. Drews
    Omg this was an absolute excellent and heart shredding book. All I knew going in was it's about MUSIC, and being a musician who writes about music and also spent my entire teenagerdom listening to Beethoven on repeat...oh hello there book. You are mine. It absolutely didn't disappoint and I was so teary at the end.(Also random fun fact but as I was reading the acknowledgements I realised this author is with the same literary agency as meeee and o...
  • Roobie
    ⭐4 stars⭐ That's the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it consumes you and then it ends. A lovely debut novel by Lindsay Champion. I loved her writing and even though there were parts in the story I'm not usually a fan of, I still enjoyed the book much more than I expected to.It was sweet, fast paced and filled with music and I'm one of those who actually liked how it all ended.★Thank you to Netgalley for an ARC of this book★
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    I have always been drawn to books about music, so it’s no wonder that I enjoyed Someday, Somewhere so much. This book is absolutely heartbreaking, but beautiful at the same time. The main characters are realistic and easy to root for, and the dual perspectives add so much emotion to the story. I would definitely recommend this one, especially to those with an interest in music.Full review on The Candid Cover
  • Stacee
    Between that cover and the synopsis, there wasn’t a reason for me to not devour this book. Dominique and Ben are both interesting characters. They’re both struggling with something and even though their backgrounds are wildly different, they’re both yearning. I really enjoyed the scenes with them together. Dom’s BFF, Cass, was a fantastic secondary and I wish we would have gotten something more of substance. I wasn’t a fan of how Dom tr...
  • Kylie
    ** I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher KCP Loft in exchange for my honest review**This book was a very cute and quick read that dealt with important topics throughout the novel.Trigger Warning:(view spoiler)[ Bipolar Disorder (hide spoiler)]Pros: - I LOVED THE SETTING. I really could relate to where this book was set, NYC and NJ. Because I live in one, and I dream to live in the other. So you can imagine how happy I was to read so much...
  • Audrey
    When I first received this book and read the synopsis, I didn't think I would enjoy this book. The concept of music and such just didn't captivate me even though I am a music fan myself. Once I started reading this, however, all those thoughts disappeared and I will definitely pick this book up when it is released. This story reminded me of "The Sun Is Also A Star" by Nicola Yoon. The romance and the instalove were pretty similar, but the additio...
  • Cassandra
    When I requested this, it was the wee hours of the morning and I was requesting anything with buzz words I like. “New York” and “music” are some of those.I had no idea how much I was going to enjoy this. I had no idea I would enjoy it at all.This stunned me.Full thoughts coming soon.
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Someday, Somewhere is a novel that I have very conflicting feelings about. I just really can't say I had a good time while reading it and while writing this review I realized, I don't think the issues raised in this novel were handled very well.This book was an incredibly uncomfortable read for me. I definitely think the cover gives off a wrong vibe. Going into this novel I simply didn't expect it to deal with so many serious issues and it was ho...
  • Ally (book__ventures)
    By the end of this book, I was finding it hard to believe that Someday, Somewhere is Lindsay Champion’s debut novel. What a fantastic start to a writing career!The story itself is about two young adults trying to make it. Dominique is faced with the challenge of being extremely poor and living on the wrong side of the river. While, Ben is faced with an overwhelming sensation to be the best and will not stop at nothing to achieve that. Dominique...
  • Mimi
    "Ben was music. And that’s the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it consumes you and then it ends."If this book were a person, I'd squish their cheeks right about now. This was just such an enthralling YA contemporary.So, this story is told in dual POV - Ben, who's a musical prodigy living on the Upper East Side, studying at this prestige conservatory and who cares about almost nothing besides music. Then we have Dominique, who lives in a ...
  • Samantha - WLABB
    This love-at-first-sight story had me instantly hooked, and I kept reading because I was so invested in the outcome for these two.•Pro: I was instantly in love with Dom and cheering for her the whole time. I wanted more for her, and was beyond happy with where Champion took her story. •Pro: Ben was so intense. I have a certain admiration for the dedication those who perform at an elite level have, and that intensity came through ten-fold with...
  • Colleen
    I recieved Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I don't remember when I requested this book, but I wasn't expecting to get it because it was sooooooo close to the publication date, but I got the eARC the day before the book was about to be published. I was happy about the fact that this book was mobi/epub file so they could go on both my Nook and Kindle. (I do read on both.)That cover was what dr...
  • Mariah Bowman
    *I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Dominique lives in a small town in New Jersey and has always dreamed of going to New York with her best friend, Cass. Ben is a violinist who dreams of being the best in the world. One night on a school fieldtrip, Dominique sees Ben and can't stop thinking about him. Always there to help, Cass encourages Dominique to go back and talk to him, so she does. Now that she's "met" Ben,...
  • Jessica
    All my reviews can be found at:, Somewhere is Lindsay Champion’s debut novel, and it is quite the debut! She takes what she knows of music in life and brings it to us on the page. I was in band in high school, so I was looking forward to the musical aspect of the novel to ‘bring me back’ to that time. And let me say this about the cover: It is beautiful!We have two alternati...
  • Lia
    Someday, Somewhere is not just the cute contemporary romance story it seems it is. It starts off with some insta-love, which was a little too much for me but it was also kinda cute in a way. Ben and Dominique are drawn to each other and what follows is a whirlwind romance, but there are also other things going on. The story is also about mental illness, poverty and race.“Ben was music. And that’s the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it ...
  • Novelly Blissful
    {ARC was provided for an honest review}Review Scale out of 10: Cover/Illustration Quality: 8/10Writing Quality: 9/10Character Development: 8/10“Couldn’t Put it Down” scale: 8/10Originality: 9/10Overall Rating: 8/10First off, I’d like to give a shoutout to LINDSAY CHAMPION – this is her debut novel! The quality of the writing and originality was superb; the character depth and story progression had me hooked from the get go, and the hear...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Someday, Somewhere is so much more than a love story. Dominique is a poor junior living with her mom in New Jersey. They can barely get by and Dom's dad hasn't helped out since he left years before. Dom loves dance, but she had to give it up to help her mom at their laundry business. Dom has the most amazing best friend, Cass. I loved him so much. Cass isn't his real name, but he has a great love of musicals and old movies. So his nickname is per...
  • Derek Milman
    Lovely doesn't begin to describe Lindsay Champion's enchanting YA debut, SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE.The novel is a magnetic, meticulously crafted romance, set against the backdrop of New York City. Experienced through two very different sets of eyes, the novel follows, through dual perspectives, the burgeoning relationship between a violin prodigy trying to survive (and find his voice) in a hardcore conservatory program, and a wannabe dancer from Trenton...
  • Marie
    Okay. I probably shouldn’t have gone into this expecting it to be a light, upbeat, music-based contemporary. That was probably my biggest mistake. Had I read the entirety of the blurb, I would’ve been able to figure it out. This is probably a life lesson for me, honestly. Because those of you who’ve read the book know this is not a light, fluffy, read-in-one-sitting contemporary. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, and I didn’t rate it do...
  • Cindy
    I was having trouble sleeping last night, but hardly even minded because I was so completely engrossed by the last half of Lindsay Champion's SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE. Ever since I read that it was about a violin prodigy and structured after Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata, I knew I had to get my hands on this book! I absolutely couldn't put this down. Champion does a phenomenal job of capturing the heightened emotion and sense that all your actions and ex...
  • Suleika Santana -All About Books
    NetGalley ecopy *I voluntarily read and reviewed this book*I’m not going to lie, this book was almost perfect but I wanted a different ending. I wanted more!!! It really killed me and made me so sad. But the story was sooooo good!First of all, I loved the characters, all of them, even the moms. Also Cass was a super awesome best friend. Then we have Ben, oh Ben! My poor Ben! I was so sad when I finally understood him and I have to say I was als...
  • JC
    I loved the music aspect of the story. The characters were great, and they made me smile and worried all at the same time. I wish we could have gotten to know Cass more because he was awesome in the few chapters he was in. Dom was wonderful as well even owning her flaws. Ben, my dear, made me super stressed about his health. The part I did not like most was the ending. Maybe it's parshly because Dom and Ben were not together, but I just wanted to...
  • T.M. Hall
    What a refreshing change this YA novel was - a violin prodigy and a dreamer who can't have her dreams because of where she was born. I loved 'Violin Boy' and 'A train' as characters, and found the pace to be really quick. The best part was that these characters made mistakes and bad choices, just like real teens. So they felt authentic. We need more imperfect teen characters in YA. And I have to say - no spoilers - but I dreaded turning the last ...
  • Tara Weiss
    Dear fact checkers of the world: A round trip train ticket to NY Penn from Trenton would cost over $30 roundtrip. Also, Trenton is more of a Philly suburb. Also, it takes time to walk from Penn to 96th street. And a Metro Card costs more $$$$.Look, I like the premise of an unreliable narrator, but let's not ignore reality entirely. Loved the cover.Like the characters.But it is all in the details.
  • Olivia Cakarun
    I swooned, I sighed, I laughed and I definitely did cry.For a quick 2-3 hour read, this was gorgeous! The main characters had amazing development emotionally and mentally - whilst diving into important social and mental health issues. The writing really drew me in and I found myself flying through the story. THAT ENDING - so beautiful but it also really pulled at my heartstrings! I was unsure whether I wanted to cry or smile when I finished that ...
  • Jess (The Cozy Reader) Kennedy
    A very intense book.I loved Dom's character but did not understand her need to lie about herself to Ben. Her best friend was a hoot and I wish I knew his story.Ben was incredibly intense. I felt so bad for him and his friends and family. I was super glad about the ending. Not what one would think would happen but it just worked so well.I would read more by this author.
  • Lisa Mandina
    Maybe more of a 3.5, but I like to round up. Full review to come on Lisa Loves Literature soon.