Love Songs & Other Lies

Love Songs & Other Lies

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

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Title:Love Songs & Other Lies
Author:Jessica Pennington
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Love Songs & Other Lies
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Love Songs & Other Lies Reviews

  • Mary (BookHounds)
    May 01, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

    I absolutely adore this book! Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries. I loved the dual perspective and how it went back and forth from present to past. I really enjoyed reading a story where the characters weren't perfect. They had their faults, but it helped to make them...

    COME FOR THE CUTE PREMISE, STAY FOR THE EMOTIONAL DEPTH When I first read the blurb on this book I really wanted to read it since it has all of the elements I adore in a good YA romance plus MUSIC. The first chapter didn?t do much for me, but by the time it split into the viewpo...

  • Lauren
    Jun 10, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

  • Katie McGarry
    Mar 29, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

  • Katy Upperman
    Nov 04, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    Oct 16, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

  • Maggie
    Oct 10, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

  • Kelli Spear
    Jan 29, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

    I absolutely adore this book! Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries. I loved the dual perspective and how it went back and forth from present to past. I really enjoyed reading a story where the characters weren't perfect. They had their faults, but it helped to make them...

    COME FOR THE CUTE PREMISE, STAY FOR THE EMOTIONAL DEPTH When I first read the blurb on this book I really wanted to read it since it has all of the elements I adore in a good YA romance plus MUSIC. The first chapter didn?t do much for me, but by the time it split into the viewpo...

    Loved this one. Full review to come. ...

    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy, and I loved this book! It's all about first love... and music... and touring with a band... and healing from tragedy. SO MANY FEEEEEEELS! For some reason, the whole storyline from both Cam and Vee's perspective made me think of the song Amnes...

    Love, music, heartbreak and reality tv come together in this absorbing story. Alternating between the past and present of both members of a fractured relationship, Love Songs & Other Lies is a sweet, funny and, at times, sad story about first love. ...

    - this book was written after the author listened to say something by a great big world and christina aguilera and therefore it?s a second chance romance. - you get the love-to-hate-to-love trope and it?s going to be quite painful. - there are many original songs in this one becau...

    I made a mistake when I chose this. Yes, you read that correctly. Let me explain. I was looking for something to read, something light and easy, in order to fall asleep. Joke was on me, because I was hooked after one chapter. And I didn't put the book down until I'd finished. The whole...

  • Jaime Arkin
    Jul 05, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

  • Erin Arkin
    Jan 08, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

    I absolutely adore this book! Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries. I loved the dual perspective and how it went back and forth from present to past. I really enjoyed reading a story where the characters weren't perfect. They had their faults, but it helped to make them...

    COME FOR THE CUTE PREMISE, STAY FOR THE EMOTIONAL DEPTH When I first read the blurb on this book I really wanted to read it since it has all of the elements I adore in a good YA romance plus MUSIC. The first chapter didn?t do much for me, but by the time it split into the viewpo...

    Loved this one. Full review to come. ...

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    May 21, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

  • Jennifer Shanahan
    Jul 03, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

    I absolutely adore this book! Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries. I loved the dual perspective and how it went back and forth from present to past. I really enjoyed reading a story where the characters weren't perfect. They had their faults, but it helped to make them...

    COME FOR THE CUTE PREMISE, STAY FOR THE EMOTIONAL DEPTH When I first read the blurb on this book I really wanted to read it since it has all of the elements I adore in a good YA romance plus MUSIC. The first chapter didn?t do much for me, but by the time it split into the viewpo...

    Loved this one. Full review to come. ...

    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy, and I loved this book! It's all about first love... and music... and touring with a band... and healing from tragedy. SO MANY FEEEEEEELS! For some reason, the whole storyline from both Cam and Vee's perspective made me think of the song Amnes...

    Love, music, heartbreak and reality tv come together in this absorbing story. Alternating between the past and present of both members of a fractured relationship, Love Songs & Other Lies is a sweet, funny and, at times, sad story about first love. ...

    - this book was written after the author listened to say something by a great big world and christina aguilera and therefore it?s a second chance romance. - you get the love-to-hate-to-love trope and it?s going to be quite painful. - there are many original songs in this one becau...

    I made a mistake when I chose this. Yes, you read that correctly. Let me explain. I was looking for something to read, something light and easy, in order to fall asleep. Joke was on me, because I was hooked after one chapter. And I didn't put the book down until I'd finished. The whole...

    I received an E-ARC of this book which will be released 4/2018. This book was great! I loved the two main characters and how they had their flaws...it made them much more endearing. I really enjoyed that it was a battle of the bands reality show and that they were on tour. I felt a ...

    I received an ARC sample of this book from NetGalley. I LOVED this sample and I can't wait to read the rest of the book. I don't know if I can hold out until next year! I love books written in first person alternating between the two main characters and this book was exactly that! Vee ...

  • Colleen
    Apr 08, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

  • Colleen
    Apr 09, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

  • Alyssa
    Apr 14, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

  • Stephanie
    Jun 10, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

  • Ashleigh
    Feb 09, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

    I absolutely adore this book! Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries. I loved the dual perspective and how it went back and forth from present to past. I really enjoyed reading a story where the characters weren't perfect. They had their faults, but it helped to make them...

    COME FOR THE CUTE PREMISE, STAY FOR THE EMOTIONAL DEPTH When I first read the blurb on this book I really wanted to read it since it has all of the elements I adore in a good YA romance plus MUSIC. The first chapter didn?t do much for me, but by the time it split into the viewpo...

    Loved this one. Full review to come. ...

    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy, and I loved this book! It's all about first love... and music... and touring with a band... and healing from tragedy. SO MANY FEEEEEEELS! For some reason, the whole storyline from both Cam and Vee's perspective made me think of the song Amnes...

    Love, music, heartbreak and reality tv come together in this absorbing story. Alternating between the past and present of both members of a fractured relationship, Love Songs & Other Lies is a sweet, funny and, at times, sad story about first love. ...

    - this book was written after the author listened to say something by a great big world and christina aguilera and therefore it?s a second chance romance. - you get the love-to-hate-to-love trope and it?s going to be quite painful. - there are many original songs in this one becau...

    I made a mistake when I chose this. Yes, you read that correctly. Let me explain. I was looking for something to read, something light and easy, in order to fall asleep. Joke was on me, because I was hooked after one chapter. And I didn't put the book down until I'd finished. The whole...

    I received an E-ARC of this book which will be released 4/2018. This book was great! I loved the two main characters and how they had their flaws...it made them much more endearing. I really enjoyed that it was a battle of the bands reality show and that they were on tour. I felt a ...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Aug 30, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    May 14, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

  • Amelia Brunskill
    Jul 05, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

    I absolutely adore this book! Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries. I loved the dual perspective and how it went back and forth from present to past. I really enjoyed reading a story where the characters weren't perfect. They had their faults, but it helped to make them...

    COME FOR THE CUTE PREMISE, STAY FOR THE EMOTIONAL DEPTH When I first read the blurb on this book I really wanted to read it since it has all of the elements I adore in a good YA romance plus MUSIC. The first chapter didn?t do much for me, but by the time it split into the viewpo...

    Loved this one. Full review to come. ...

    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy, and I loved this book! It's all about first love... and music... and touring with a band... and healing from tragedy. SO MANY FEEEEEEELS! For some reason, the whole storyline from both Cam and Vee's perspective made me think of the song Amnes...

    Love, music, heartbreak and reality tv come together in this absorbing story. Alternating between the past and present of both members of a fractured relationship, Love Songs & Other Lies is a sweet, funny and, at times, sad story about first love. ...

  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    May 01, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

    I absolutely adore this book! Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries. I loved the dual perspective and how it went back and forth from present to past. I really enjoyed reading a story where the characters weren't perfect. They had their faults, but it helped to make them...

    COME FOR THE CUTE PREMISE, STAY FOR THE EMOTIONAL DEPTH When I first read the blurb on this book I really wanted to read it since it has all of the elements I adore in a good YA romance plus MUSIC. The first chapter didn?t do much for me, but by the time it split into the viewpo...

    Loved this one. Full review to come. ...

    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy, and I loved this book! It's all about first love... and music... and touring with a band... and healing from tragedy. SO MANY FEEEEEEELS! For some reason, the whole storyline from both Cam and Vee's perspective made me think of the song Amnes...

    Love, music, heartbreak and reality tv come together in this absorbing story. Alternating between the past and present of both members of a fractured relationship, Love Songs & Other Lies is a sweet, funny and, at times, sad story about first love. ...

    - this book was written after the author listened to say something by a great big world and christina aguilera and therefore it?s a second chance romance. - you get the love-to-hate-to-love trope and it?s going to be quite painful. - there are many original songs in this one becau...

  • Chloe
    Apr 28, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

  • Taylor
    Mar 26, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

  • Jessica Pennington
    Aug 26, 2016

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Feb 22, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

  • Shaila
    Oct 20, 2016

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

  • Katerina Kondrenko
    Oct 07, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

  • Karlita
    Jul 25, 2017

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Apr 20, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

  • A.V. Geiger
    Jan 25, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

    I absolutely adore this book! Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries. I loved the dual perspective and how it went back and forth from present to past. I really enjoyed reading a story where the characters weren't perfect. They had their faults, but it helped to make them...

    COME FOR THE CUTE PREMISE, STAY FOR THE EMOTIONAL DEPTH When I first read the blurb on this book I really wanted to read it since it has all of the elements I adore in a good YA romance plus MUSIC. The first chapter didn?t do much for me, but by the time it split into the viewpo...

    Loved this one. Full review to come. ...

    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy, and I loved this book! It's all about first love... and music... and touring with a band... and healing from tragedy. SO MANY FEEEEEEELS! For some reason, the whole storyline from both Cam and Vee's perspective made me think of the song Amnes...

  • Felicia
    May 06, 2018

    All I can hear is her breathing and mine. It reminds me of the nursing home, listening to her through the curtain, sure she?d find me eavesdropping. Meet Cam, he is a stalker. What can possibly be so sexy about guys following girls around? I, for one, don?t want to have som...

    Updated mini review: I received this E-ARC via Macmillan-Tor/Forge and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Last year I read the excerpt from Netgalley and fell in love! This was one of my most highly anticipated contemporary release of 2018. I am utterly disappointed. I'l...

    If you loved Love Songs & Other Lies, be sure to add my next book When Summer Ends (April 2019) to your TBR! ************************** Sign up for my (sometimes) monthly newsletter, The EpistolarYAn here! You'll get giveaways, book recs, special playlists, and behind-the-scenes...

    Loved!!! ...

    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing. Both feeling alone, consumed by their guilt, fear and anger, Cameron Fuller and Virginia Miller found comfort and solace in each other. Music became ...

    Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington is a whirlwind of a story that combines drama and music in a unique reality show concept. The characters are super relatable and the use of dual timelines and dual points of view give lots of dimension to the plot. If you are a fan o...

    4 out of 10 Another book from work. I would love this story about 10 years ago, when I was into music-bands and such. The only thing which helped me through was Cam's mystery. And even this turned out to be a deal as big as it seemed to be. If you love music related stories mixed up...

    I loved everything about this book, and it?s honestly no surprise to me. It has all kinds of elements that I love? second chances, best friends, something of a summer road trip? and a little bit of drama. Vee?s best friends just landed a coveted spot on a battling bands rea...

    I've fallen in love with Cam. Yep. You can't have him! :D This was a beautifully written, romantic, and poignant second-chances love story, and it grabbed my heart from the start! The story unfolded in a way that drew me in and wouldn't let go well in to the night. Chapters alternat...

    "It's a tiny lie... ...Those never come back to haunt us, do they?" I am so invested in this music-infused storyline. Told in alternating POVs that flash between the past and the present, this contemporary left me feeling hooked. I was only able to read the first 5 chapters via a N...

    ***Review to come*** Dramaaaaaaaaaaaa ugh. ...

    Jessica Pennington?s Love Songs & Other Lies is a music-infused romance about a pair of perfectly imperfect teenagers who will have readers rooting for their happily ever after. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, contemporary young adult fans won?t be able to put this debut...

    So, this story is kind of post high school with flashbacks from before, but I'm still considering it YA because there was honestly nothing that really made it feel like it wavered into new adult territory. But it wasnearly unputdownable. I know a lot of readers don'tlike flashbacks...

    This book was all kinds of adorable! I loved the dual POV between Vee and Cam, and I loved the dual timelines that played throughout. Pennington did a wonderful job of having convincing and correlating character arcs separated by 2 years and 2 main characters. I highly recommend to...

    If I want lies, I'll get them from love songs. Okaaay. I'm not the biggest fan of the book cover - I think it looks more like a poster than a book cover. But after I finished reading the book, I looked at it once again and things started to make more sense - there's a hot pink guita...

    2.5 stars. The first few chapters definitely set up a fun summer story, but I quickly lost interest after that. Things just got rather boring and the way that the narration jumped back and forth between the past and present didn't help the weak storylines. I did like that the chara...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot more angsty and heavy at times than I was expecting, but it worked. I liked the alternating POVs and timelines and thought it was used effectively. I loved Cam. I liked Vee in the "Then", but found her kind of hard to like in the "Now" until tow...

    I have a thing for contemporaries with music in them. I just always pick them up, and the don?t usually disappoint. I liked Long Songs & Other Lies, but I know it?s going to be a forgettable read for me. While I did really enjoy the Then-Now format and the history it brought to...

    I received Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review but it has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. I absolutely LOVED Love Songs & Other Lies. It was one of those summer music tour type books with friends AN...

    This is a second chance romance that weaves the past into the present by alternating chapters of Then and Now. We also get both Vee and Cam's perspectives throughout, all of which just makes everything more intense and emotional and sweet and heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaaahhh. So...

    A review will be coming soon! ...

    I absolutely adore this book! Definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries. I loved the dual perspective and how it went back and forth from present to past. I really enjoyed reading a story where the characters weren't perfect. They had their faults, but it helped to make them...