Sometime After Midnight

Sometime After Midnight

#AlexFromTarget meets queer Prince Charming in this glittering romcom following a teen music prodigy and the handsome socialite who unwittingly turns him into an internet sensation. In a dingy Los Angeles club late one night, Cameron and Nate meet and find they have much more in common than their love of an obscure indie band. But when Nate learns that Cameron is the heir t #AlexFromTarget meets queer Prince Charming in this glittering romcom following a teen music prodigy and the handsome...

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Title:Sometime After Midnight
Author:L. Philips
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Genres:Young Adult
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Sometime After Midnight Reviews

  • Melissa
    Feb 13, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

  • Jeremy
    Jun 30, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

    This has the potential to be an amazing story and instead fell flat for me. While I did like the concept, I felt as though the delivery was lack luster. I didn't love any of the characters and there needed to be more kissing. None of the plot lines ever truly felt like the got wrapped ...

    Delightful. A bit heavy on the technical music stuff, but I started skimming when the author got overly dramatic with it. I loved the fact that no one came out, no one struggled with their sexuality, no one hid, and their sexuality was never an issue in any way. That alone earned an ex...

    I?m a sucker for everything about this book, and it just happens to be well written, too. (I?m even happy to call this a 4.5, for me personally, though I can understand some of the criticism.) More complete thoughts to come, at Roof Beam Reader. ...

    Super cute and a quick read. Everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end, but it?s also a fairytale retelling so that didn?t bother me. Not quite sure how I feel about how it dealt with mental health. Otherwise, it was pretty adorable. More thoughts soon! ...

    3.5 ...

    Fellas, it's cute. ...

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  • Laura
    Jul 09, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

    This has the potential to be an amazing story and instead fell flat for me. While I did like the concept, I felt as though the delivery was lack luster. I didn't love any of the characters and there needed to be more kissing. None of the plot lines ever truly felt like the got wrapped ...

    Delightful. A bit heavy on the technical music stuff, but I started skimming when the author got overly dramatic with it. I loved the fact that no one came out, no one struggled with their sexuality, no one hid, and their sexuality was never an issue in any way. That alone earned an ex...

    I?m a sucker for everything about this book, and it just happens to be well written, too. (I?m even happy to call this a 4.5, for me personally, though I can understand some of the criticism.) More complete thoughts to come, at Roof Beam Reader. ...

    Super cute and a quick read. Everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end, but it?s also a fairytale retelling so that didn?t bother me. Not quite sure how I feel about how it dealt with mental health. Otherwise, it was pretty adorable. More thoughts soon! ...

  • Roof Beam Reader (Adam)
    Aug 12, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

    This has the potential to be an amazing story and instead fell flat for me. While I did like the concept, I felt as though the delivery was lack luster. I didn't love any of the characters and there needed to be more kissing. None of the plot lines ever truly felt like the got wrapped ...

    Delightful. A bit heavy on the technical music stuff, but I started skimming when the author got overly dramatic with it. I loved the fact that no one came out, no one struggled with their sexuality, no one hid, and their sexuality was never an issue in any way. That alone earned an ex...

    I?m a sucker for everything about this book, and it just happens to be well written, too. (I?m even happy to call this a 4.5, for me personally, though I can understand some of the criticism.) More complete thoughts to come, at Roof Beam Reader. ...

  • Colleen
    May 13, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

  • Yapha
    Jun 30, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

  • Kyle Kerr
    Jun 22, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

  • Chloe
    Aug 10, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

    This has the potential to be an amazing story and instead fell flat for me. While I did like the concept, I felt as though the delivery was lack luster. I didn't love any of the characters and there needed to be more kissing. None of the plot lines ever truly felt like the got wrapped ...

    Delightful. A bit heavy on the technical music stuff, but I started skimming when the author got overly dramatic with it. I loved the fact that no one came out, no one struggled with their sexuality, no one hid, and their sexuality was never an issue in any way. That alone earned an ex...

    I?m a sucker for everything about this book, and it just happens to be well written, too. (I?m even happy to call this a 4.5, for me personally, though I can understand some of the criticism.) More complete thoughts to come, at Roof Beam Reader. ...

    Super cute and a quick read. Everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end, but it?s also a fairytale retelling so that didn?t bother me. Not quite sure how I feel about how it dealt with mental health. Otherwise, it was pretty adorable. More thoughts soon! ...

    3.5 ...

    Fellas, it's cute. ...

  • Lauren
    Jun 08, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

  • Katie
    Jun 14, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

  • Bekah
    Aug 09, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

    This has the potential to be an amazing story and instead fell flat for me. While I did like the concept, I felt as though the delivery was lack luster. I didn't love any of the characters and there needed to be more kissing. None of the plot lines ever truly felt like the got wrapped ...

    Delightful. A bit heavy on the technical music stuff, but I started skimming when the author got overly dramatic with it. I loved the fact that no one came out, no one struggled with their sexuality, no one hid, and their sexuality was never an issue in any way. That alone earned an ex...

  • Danielle Chambers
    Feb 07, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

  • Brittany
    Jan 10, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

  • Lainey Klassen
    Mar 14, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

    This has the potential to be an amazing story and instead fell flat for me. While I did like the concept, I felt as though the delivery was lack luster. I didn't love any of the characters and there needed to be more kissing. None of the plot lines ever truly felt like the got wrapped ...

    Delightful. A bit heavy on the technical music stuff, but I started skimming when the author got overly dramatic with it. I loved the fact that no one came out, no one struggled with their sexuality, no one hid, and their sexuality was never an issue in any way. That alone earned an ex...

    I?m a sucker for everything about this book, and it just happens to be well written, too. (I?m even happy to call this a 4.5, for me personally, though I can understand some of the criticism.) More complete thoughts to come, at Roof Beam Reader. ...

    Super cute and a quick read. Everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end, but it?s also a fairytale retelling so that didn?t bother me. Not quite sure how I feel about how it dealt with mental health. Otherwise, it was pretty adorable. More thoughts soon! ...

    3.5 ...

  • Luke Reynolds
    Jun 03, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

  • JM Cabral
    Aug 09, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

  • Sam
    May 06, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

  • Kait(lyn) ✨
    Apr 24, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

  • Sam Barnes
    Jul 24, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Jun 13, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

  • Brent
    Feb 04, 2017

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

    This has the potential to be an amazing story and instead fell flat for me. While I did like the concept, I felt as though the delivery was lack luster. I didn't love any of the characters and there needed to be more kissing. None of the plot lines ever truly felt like the got wrapped ...

    Delightful. A bit heavy on the technical music stuff, but I started skimming when the author got overly dramatic with it. I loved the fact that no one came out, no one struggled with their sexuality, no one hid, and their sexuality was never an issue in any way. That alone earned an ex...

    I?m a sucker for everything about this book, and it just happens to be well written, too. (I?m even happy to call this a 4.5, for me personally, though I can understand some of the criticism.) More complete thoughts to come, at Roof Beam Reader. ...

    Super cute and a quick read. Everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end, but it?s also a fairytale retelling so that didn?t bother me. Not quite sure how I feel about how it dealt with mental health. Otherwise, it was pretty adorable. More thoughts soon! ...

    3.5 ...

    Fellas, it's cute. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Teresa
    Feb 21, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    May 17, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

  • Rachel Goldstein
    Jun 24, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

  • Zoe T
    Jul 22, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

  • barbara
    Aug 10, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

    This has the potential to be an amazing story and instead fell flat for me. While I did like the concept, I felt as though the delivery was lack luster. I didn't love any of the characters and there needed to be more kissing. None of the plot lines ever truly felt like the got wrapped ...

    Delightful. A bit heavy on the technical music stuff, but I started skimming when the author got overly dramatic with it. I loved the fact that no one came out, no one struggled with their sexuality, no one hid, and their sexuality was never an issue in any way. That alone earned an ex...

    I?m a sucker for everything about this book, and it just happens to be well written, too. (I?m even happy to call this a 4.5, for me personally, though I can understand some of the criticism.) More complete thoughts to come, at Roof Beam Reader. ...

    Super cute and a quick read. Everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end, but it?s also a fairytale retelling so that didn?t bother me. Not quite sure how I feel about how it dealt with mental health. Otherwise, it was pretty adorable. More thoughts soon! ...

    3.5 ...

    Fellas, it's cute. ...

    ...

  • Emily Therese
    Aug 07, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

  • Kaitie
    Jul 05, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

    I liked this book overall. What I especially appreciated was a gay book that had nothing to do with BEING GAY. No one had a problem with the main characters being gay, they had no anxiety about being gay themselves; it was just another aspect of their lives and nothing more. And that i...

    L. Philips does it again - the master of awkwardly cute dialogue and musical insight. Truly, I love Philips? voice and writing style to bits. It?s easy to get sucked in to, and the characters she creates are always vivid and poignant. She has a way of writing a happy-ending, li...

    Realistically probably a 2.5 or so - it?s essentially a competently written Disney Channel Original Movie with a little more rl serious aspects. I think my problem is that it didn?t actually feel like a book about music although that was ostensibly what it?s largely about - music...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 ? I buddy read this with my friend Miel from Bookish and Awesome and our collaborative review will be posted tomorrow. For now, all I can say is that this was such a cute read. It lacked in a few departments, but overall, the swoon factor and the way it was remi...

    I don't... even know... It was so fucking good (sorry for the language). I've been excited for this book to come out for several months and I just read the whole thing in a single sitting. Books with music can frustrate me sometimes because I just want to know how it sounds but I feel...

    This has the potential to be an amazing story and instead fell flat for me. While I did like the concept, I felt as though the delivery was lack luster. I didn't love any of the characters and there needed to be more kissing. None of the plot lines ever truly felt like the got wrapped ...

  • Dan
    Jul 21, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...

    Review to come, but that was delightful ...

    Actual rating 3.5 RTC! ...

    Ah what a cute book! I loved the relationship between Nate and Cam. And the plot was awesome. This is another perfect summer read. ...

    4.5 stars: Apart from the fact that their first conversation happens during a slow song at a concert (there's a special ring in hell for people who talk loudly during a ballad), this was super cute! A slow burn romance! So many music references! A fun cover and a great twist on Cindere...

    This was a cute, deeply music-loving book. I appreciate how none of the parents and step-parents in this Cinderella-type tale are wicked, or ill-intentioned at all, even when they're not great. And I like how there aren't fairy godmothers who show up to fix things and disappear, but co...

    ****3.5 Stars**** This book was exactly what I needed it to be; fun, some tears but overall a book that kept me smiling throughout. The music theme (and lyrics) in the book made it stand out a bit from the other YA books that I have been reading lately. Nate and Cameron's relationship...

    This was darling. I loved the music discussions, whether about great existing bands or the way playing makes you feel, and the characters are so darn loveable! Completely enjoyed this one. ...

    This book was SO CUTE. It was EVERYTHING I wanted and more. I read Perfect Ten, L. Philips's last book, and loved it. When I saw the summary of this new one a few months ago, I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows Nate-a small-town boy with a guitar who wants to be a musicia...

  • Melissa
    Jul 03, 2018

    This was the perfect "Cinderfella" novel that I didn't know I wanted! I didn't really know what to expect with this read and I'm happily pleased with it. This was a cute and fun read but actually incorporated quite a bit of heavy content. Prior to reading this novel, I had predicte...

    This book was exactly what I wanted it to be - sweet, funny, well-written, and full of music that made me want to plug in my headphones and fall into the melodies and lyrics that move me. It reminded me occasionally of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but it had a lovely Cinderella-...

    4.5 stars Hot damn. This book was great. It was wonderful. It was such a lovely twist on tropes that are nearing the end of their lifespan. I really enjoyed reading this one, and it was such a bundle of fun, I couldn't help but enjoy. It was like Nick and Norah's Infinite P...

    wow... this was everything i wanted. i loved how l philips explored deeper topics in this book, and i?m so incredibly excited for her next book. my only problem was that i feel like problems were resolved a bit too easily, but i?m happy too let that slide because the book was so go...

    Aw, this book was so cute. I really, really loved Nate and Cameron. They were both so adorable and geeky. The one problem I had with the book is a fault of my own. I have zero knowledge of music and there is a lot of music references and talk in this book. So, therefore, a lot of t...

    ARC Review (6/3/18, received courtesy of Sarah Prineas) There was this moment where Nate wanted to go into hiding because the paparazzi attention was too much after the show picture went viral, and I had to put the book down because that didn?t make sense to me at all. How does he...

    A super fun, modern retelling of Cinderella with a touch of Romeo and Juliet. When Nate meets the cute boy at the night club, he doesn't realize that it is Cameron Pierce, heir to the Pierce music dynasty. Nate always blamed Cameron's father for the destruction of his own father's musi...

    4 out of 5 stars Cute contemporary with a little bit of depth, I loved the idea of a "Cinderfella" story; a twist on the classic Cinderella story and an easy read. ...