WoW: Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: Love songs & Other Lies

Love Songs and Other LiesTitle: Love Songs & Other Lies
Author: Jessica Pennington
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s summer romance and second chances, the songs that stay in your head, and the boy you’ll never forget.

Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she’ll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam’s determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she’ll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she’s brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam’s under wraps.

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I have been loving books about bands and music lately, so I am very excited for Love Songs & Other Lies. I am excited about the battle of the bands reality show and the road trip aspects. What is interesting about this book is the fact that the main character isn’t in the band, but an intern. This story sounds like it’s going to be super cute yet super angsty, and I can’t wait until the spring to give it a read!

About Jessica Pennington

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Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other lies is her debut novel.

9 thoughts on “WoW: Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington

  1. sydneyeditor1 says:

    I like the band angle in this — and you’re right, it is interesting that the MC isn’t a main character. I’m curious to hear how the author pulls this all together.

  2. Aneta says:

    This is the first time I’m hearing about this book, its definitely interesting. Thanks for introducing me to this one, definitely adding it to my TBR 🙂

  3. Marie says:

    Ohh, I’m so glad you featured this book today. It’s the first time I’m seeing it around and it sounds really, really good 🙂 Adding it to my TBR for sure 🙂

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