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Maurene Goo

Maurene Goo was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she navigated her childhood by practicing extreme bossy lord-dom over her many cousins. She studied communication at the University of California, San Diego, and received a masters degree in publishing and writing at Emerson College. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a very old cat.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Romance
New Books
April 2023

Maurene Goo recommends
Stars and Smoke (2023)
(Stars and Smoke, book 1)
Marie Lu
"Marie Lu has done it again with an unputdownable, gorgeously written spy caper that will have you rooting for the spies to just kiss already."
Beating Heart Baby (2022)
Lio Min
"A stunning heartbreak of a novel that will mean so much to so many. I couldn't put it down--following the always tender and often romantic journeys of these beautiful boys. A story about how love can shape you and open up the entire world. Lio Min is a superstar to watch."
Funny You Should Ask (2022)
Elissa Sussman
"Elissa Sussman's adult debut promises a glamorous celeb romp, but offers a double-whammy with thoughtful, emotional depth. As the narrative jumps back and forth in time, the truth of what happened between Gabe and Chani unfolds and a romance blooms--cautious, sweet, and sizzling with tension. . . . A beautiful, fun, heartfelt love story that I couldn't put down."
XOXO (2021)
Axie Oh
"A dreamy dose of K-pop idols and secret romances."
The Project (2021)
Courtney Summers
"Courtney Summers has done it again: Broke my heart and pieced it back together in unexpected ways. The Project is a beautiful, thrilling testament to love. It takes a compelling deep dive into what makes people want to belong and you'll leave it gasping for air. This book is a baptism for your soul."
Look (2020)
Zan Romanoff
"A beautiful, intimate novel. I loved it so much."

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