books and reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea Seigel & Brent Bradshaw

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea Seigel & Brent Bradshaw

Expected Release Date: March 10, 2015

Meet Magnolia.

Her father’s dead, her boyfriend’s ditched her to commit himself more fully to surfing, and her mother’s depressed because she can’t get cast on The Real Housewives of Orange County. All Magnolia wants is to reinvent herself.

Meet Ford.

Half his family is in jail, the other half probably should be, he shoplifted his way into a job at a record store, and his brother pawned his 1953 Telecaster for a quick buck. All Ford wants is to reinvent himself.

Ford, meet Magnolia.

When the two teens are cast in Spotlight, a reality TV singing competition, both see it as their chance to start anew. With each episode, as they live together in a Hollywood Hills mansion and sing their hearts out, Ford and Magnolia fall in love. But how genuine can that love be when a television audience is watching their every move—and when their pasts are catching up them so much faster than they can run?

(summary via Goodreads)

I mean, this looks like totally ridiculous fluffy fun.  Right now, it’s like 3 degrees outside and all I want is to escape into a book, so this fits the bill perfectly.  It helps that I’ve loved Andera Seigel’s other works (The Kid Table and Like the Red Panda are both excellent, and I even watched–and liked–her movie Laggies), and will pretty much check out any creative work she does.  I’m generally wary of any book that has more than one author (unless we’re talking about a graphic novel or anthology, obviously), but it might work really well here with two distinct characters.

What are you waiting on this week?


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