We here at THP HQ are such suckers for bands and books, so when you put them together, you’ve clearly got our attention. That’s why we’re in love with Battle of the Bands edited by Lauren Gibaldi & Eric Smith – and we know you will too, which is why we’re giving away a copy for one of our lucky readers!
Blurb: 16 Stories, 16 Dreams, One Epic Night.
Fifteen young adult authors and one real-life rock star band together for one epic—and interconnected—take on a memorable high school rite of passage.
A daughter of rock ’n’ roll royalty has a secret crush. A lonely ticket taker worries about his sister. An almost-famous songwriter nurses old wounds. A stage manager tires of being behind the scenes. A singer-songwriter struggles to untangle her feelings for her best friend and his girlfriend. In this live-out-loud anthology, the disparate protagonists of sixteen stories are thrown together for one unforgettable event: their high school’s battle of the bands. Told in a harmonic blend of first- and third-person narrative voices, roughly chronological short stories offer a kaleidoscopic view of the same transformative night. Featuring an entry from Justin Courtney Pierre, lead vocalist of Motion City Soundtrack, Battle of the Bands is a celebration of youth, music, and meeting the challenges of life head-on.
With stories by Brittany Cavallaro, Preeti Chhibber, Jay Coles, Katie Cotugno, Lauren Gibaldi, Shaun David Hutchinson, Ashley Poston, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Sarah Nicole Smetana, Eric Smith, Jenn Marie Thorne, Sarvenaz Taghavian, Jasmine Warga, Ashley Woodfolk, and Jeff Zentner, and featuring Motion City Soundtrack’s Justin Courtney Pierre.
Battle of the Bands is a must-read for any band fanatic. Whether you stan 5SOS, are a longtime Jonas Brothers fan, vibe to Hey Violet or are in love with DAY6, this book will be one you fail to put down. And honestly, we wouldn’t be mad at you for reading it in the queue for your next concert. An enthralling series of stories that feels like fan fiction on another level, this is one book that deserves a place on your TBR list.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Battle of the Bands, simply enter using the form below. The more tasks you complete, the more chance you have of winning!
The giveaway closes 12 PM EST on Tuesday, November 30th and is open to the United States and Canada only.
Will you be entering the giveaway? Which band member do you think could be straight out of a fictional story? Let us know down below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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