Happy Friday and welcome to my review of one of my favorite audiobooks! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to share my review with you today, plus more info about the book and author! And now without any further ado, today’s post is all about…
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
Published by Swoon Reads on May 22, 2018
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
Source: Rochester Public Library
A teen rockstar has to navigate family, love, coming out, and life in the spotlight after being labeled the latest celebrity trainwreck in Jen Wilde's quirky and utterly relatable novel.
As a rock star drummer in the hit band The Brightsiders, Emmy King’s life should be perfect. But there’s nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital and her girlfriend in jail, she’s branded the latest tabloid train wreck.
Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing.
Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own?
Sometimes I don’t have a whole lot to say about books, so I’ve created Rapid Fire Reviews as a quick and fun way to get my opinion out without repeating myself and boring you! Here we go!
DID I LIKE IT?
Yes I did!
WILL I RE-READ IT?
Maybe? It was a little too allo for me, so probs not, but who knows?
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE BOOK
QUEER, MUSICAL, FUN
Katherine Littrell’s voice is absolutely amazing, I want her to narrate my life!!!
LOOK AT THE SUPER BI COVER I LOVE IT!!!
- The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spaulding
- Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan
- You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Jen Wilde is the YA author of QUEENS OF GEEK, THE BRIGHTSIDERS and GOING OFF SCRIPT.
She writes unapologetically queer stories about geeks, rockstars, and fangirls who smash the patriarchy in their own unique ways.
Her books have been praised in Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, Autostraddle, Vulture and Bustle.
Originally from Australia, Jen now lives in NYC where she spends her time writing, endlessly scrolling Instagram, and dancing to Harry Styles.
Have you read this wonderfully queer and musical book yet? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!