Books On Our Radar: The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde was one of those books that I added to my TBR as soon as I saw the announcement on twitter. Luckily for me it was already on Goodreads! I have been waiting for a synopsis in order to cast it as a BOOR post and finally I noticed that Amazon had one! Woot! So, no idea if this is the official synopsis, but it is good enough for me. I am so excited for more queer contemporary YA! Like beyond excitement! I swear next year I am going to read nothing but queer books…ok well maybe not all, but a whole damn lot! So queer coming out rockstar and a paparazzi scandal? Yes, please! I am seriously thrilled and absolutely can not wait for this to be released on May 22nd!
Category: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT
Publication: May 22nd, 2018; Swoon Reads
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?
Jen Wilde, author of Queens of Geek, which Seventeen called, “the geeky, queer book of our dreams” is back with a brand new cast of highly diverse and relatable characters for her fans to fall in love with.