Happy Tuesday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE BACKUPS by Alex de Campi! I’m so excited because today I have my review and bookstagram photo to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to for you to find out more about it, PLUS enter for a chance to win a print copy!
I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Backups: A Summer of Stardom by Alex de Campi, Lara Margarida
Published on April 13, 2021 by Imprint
Genres: YA, Graphic Novels
Source: the Publisher
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Step into the spotlight with The Backups, a graphic novel from writer Alex de Campi and artist Lara Kane about crushes, confidence, and catchy choruses!
Spending an entire summer on tour as a backup singer for pop star Nika Nitro? What?! That's the DREAM, right? Especially for Jenni, Lauren, and Maggie, three misfit performing arts students with hopes of making it in the music world.
But being twenty feet from fame isn't easy. Between crushes, constant rehearsals, Nika's sky-high expectations, and their own insecurities, this dream is starting to feel more like a nightmare. And that's before they accidentally start a beef with a rival band threatening to reveal a secret that could end Nika's career.
Can this trio of new friends come together to save the tour, or will the Backups be kept out of the spotlight forever?
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DID I LIKE IT?
this is such a great book! I absolutely LOVED it!
okay listen I thought it was going to be Jenni, but then André just kind of swooped in and OH MY GOD HE IS SO SWEET I LOVE HIM SO MUCH protec the cinnamon roll!!!
WILL I RE-READ IT?
maybe? I …. don’t know that I’ve ever re-read a graphic novel?
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE BOOK
music, friendship, fun
I LOVE the cinnamon roll/badass friendship/relationship!!! and this has that!!! plus a fat girl who says fuck your diets I love me and dates a pop star!!!! so basically I love this book a whole lot!!!
I LOVE this cover!!! The neon lights! The fun colors! Nika’s larger than life face and all three girls! Fat girl on the cover! The stage lights! Basically just everything about this cover!!!!
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Alex de Campi is a New York-based writer with an extensive backlist of critically-acclaimed graphic novels including Eisner-nominated heist noir Bad Girls (Simon & Schuster) and Twisted Romance (Image Comics) and her debut prose novel The Scottish Boy (Unbound). She lives with her daughter, their cat, and a Deafblind pit bull named Tango.
Lara Kane is a freelance artist for animation and comics. She has worked as a storyboard artist for animation studios such as Tandem Films, HIT Entertainment and Brown Bag Films. Her previous comics work includes Flash Gordon and Semiautomagic.
Ted Brandt has worked as an inker on Raven: The Pirate Princess, Mighty Captain Marvel, Steve Rogers: Captain America, and the Eisner- and GLAAD-nominated series CROWDED.
Dee Cunniffe has colored The Dregs, Eternal, The Paybacks, Interceptor, Her Infernal Descent, The Replacer, Stronghold, Redneck, Marvel’s Runaways, and DC’s Lucifer.
What do you think about The Backups? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!