The Brightsiders

The Brightsiders

A teen rockstar has to navigate family, love, coming out, and life in the spotlight after being labeled the latest celebrity trainwreck in Jen Wilde's quirky and utterly relatable novel.

As a rock star drummer in the hit band The Brightsiders, Emmy King’s life should be perfect. But there’s nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital and her girlfriend in jail, she’s branded the latest tabloid train wreck.

Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing.

Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own?

Title:The Brightsiders
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250189714
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About Jen Wilde

Jen Wilde is a writer, geek and fangirl with a penchant for coffee, books and pugs. She writes YA stories about zombies (AS THEY RISE), witches (ECHO OF THE WITCH) and fangirls (QUEENS OF GEEK). Her debut series reached over three million reads online and became an Amazon bestseller.


    The Brightsiders Reviews

  • emma

    Oh, boy.I know this is my unending refrain, but I really wanted to like this book. Even though I didn’t expect to. Unfortunately, I was prevented. By exciting stuff, like drama so unrelenting and pa...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    This is the kind of queer book I was waiting for. If you’re still looking for something super diverse to read during Pride Month.. THIS IS IT! Please pick it up 🌈💜I've been thinking about some...

  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)

    Trigger warnings: Emotional manipulation, alcoholism, parental abuseJen Wilde does best when she writes wonderfully diverse characters who are the norm - The Brightsiders features characters who are b...

  • Kav (xreadingsolacex)

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.TRIGGER WARNING: BOTH THE NOVEL AND THIS REVIEW CONTAINS TALK OF ABUSIVE PARENTS AN...

  • Trevor

    3.5 starsI'm not sure if I actually liked this more than Queens of Geek, but it comes pretty close. The Brightsiders is unapologetically queer & if you're looking for great LGBTQIAP+ rep, this has it....

  • ambsreads

    Trigger Warnings: biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, emotional manipulation, abuse, underage drinking, drug mentionsI POSTED THIS REVIEW IN A MINI REVIEW COLLECTION ON MY BLOGThe Brightsiders was anot...

  • Dahlia

    THAT WAS SO FUN. AND ALFIE IS SO GENDERQUEER....

  • Megan

    1.5 stars.Pros:✔ The cover✔ The premise✔ The diversity- seriously, there's an incredible amount of gender, sexual and racial diversity in these characters✔ It's short Cons:✖ The writing ✖ ...

  • Laura (bbliophile)

    I really, really loved this. Not sure if I loved it as much as Queens of Geek, but who cares. It's good, y'all.Tw: abuse, gaslighting, alcohol abuse, car accident...

  • Kathy - Books & Munches

    RTCBut:+ LOVE THE QUEERNESS- way too much drama in barely 300 pages....