Spring is upon us, which means one very important thing: it’s music festival season! If you’re feeling the end of Coachella even harder this year (#Beychella and that Destiny’s Child reunion, anyone?) or can’t wait for Governors Ball or Bonnaroo, we have a list of the perfect reads to tide you over until your next concert.
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, putting everything she’s been working towards at risk. When an accident brings her together with two strangers facing their own kinds of loss, the three realize that the way to find their way back is to help one another through it.
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev’s band The Disenchantments, and then spend the next year wandering around Europe. Moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: after the tour, she’s going to abandon their plans–and Colby–to go to college. Regardless, the show must go on!
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Remy is never one for getting too attached–her mother’s multiple walks down the aisle have left her with a jaded view of dating. When she meets Dexter, she quickly realizes that he goes against everything she thinks she wants–he’s messy, he’s impulsive, and worst of all, he’s in a band–and for some reason, he still has her breaking her no musicians rule.
The Falling Between Us by Ash Parsons
Million dollar record deals, international tours, and diehard fans became too much for pop sensation Joshua Blackbird. The pressure causes him to disappear without a trace, leaving his grieving girlfriend Roxie to wonder if it was suicide, a deadly accident, or something else entirely.
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
When sixteen-year-old Noah Oakman gets hypnotized, he begins to see changes in his life–subtle behaviors, bits of history, and plans for the future are all altered. One thing that never changes? Noah’s love for David Bowie, natch.
Sometime After Midnight by L. Phillips
Late one night at an LA club, musicians Nate and Cameron meet and discover they have more in common than their love of an obscure indie band. But when Nate learns that Cameron is the heir to the soul-sucking record label–the very record label that destroyed his father’s life–he runs away as fast as he can. Will this Cinderfella story lead to a happily ever after? Available 8/7, but you can listen to the author’s playlist here!
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
When Audrey Cutter’s ex-boyfriend releases the breakup song “Audrey, Wait!” her life is turned upside down–the paparazzi won’t leave her alone, the tabloids are trying to turn her into some sort of rock goddess, and the internet is documenting her every move. Will she ever be able to have a normal life–or even a normal date–again?
Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz
Okay, so this one is more about the epic American Revolution love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, but we dare you to try to stop singing Hamilton songs while you’re reading!
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