The Brightsiders Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

A very Happy Book-Birthday to The Brightsiders, a lovely and captivating book by Jen Wilde. The Brightsiders is a very diverse and fun read and I feel really happy to be launching my review for it on it’s publishing day!

This review is a part of a blog tour organised by Xpresso Book Tours and even though I received an e-arc of the book this has in no way affected my review, all of my words are honest and straight from the heart.



Official Goodreads Summary:

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?


You know we all say ‘Never judge a book by it’s cover’ but when I first laid my eyes on this gorgeous beauty I knew I absolutely had to read it! And now that I have I’m really itching to get my hands on a purple lipstick XD


I absolutely loved the diverse characters this book had. We get to read about

Emmy: a bisexual girl

Chloe: a non binary femme who is black and bisexual

Albie:  pansexual and genderqueer

Ryan: the Korean cutie

and many more that I’m itching to disclose but that would mean spoilers which I’m strictly against!

I like how the book talks about family relationships and how your parents are not always your best role models. We explore Emmy’s toxic relationships with her family, friends and lovers and how she fails to see that they’re mentally abusing her. I feel this is a very important topic since we’re quick to catch on to any kind of physical abuse but when it comes to mental and emotional illnesses and abuse it’s very difficult to see through the mist. It’s important to realize when a relationship turns toxic and to cut off all ties at that very moment.

I also loved the band ‘Brightsiders’ and everything they stood for and the beautiful songs with lyrics that seep through your soul. We get a glimpse into the struggles that a rising celebrity teenager may face. It’s interesting to see Emmy go through all the tough times but still rise with the help of her ever supportive friends.

Overall this was a short and fun read, a book you definitely want to devour while lazing under the summer sun.

I’m giving it a rating of 3.5/5





And now that you’ve heard(read?) me babble over the gloriousness of this book you can win your own glossy copy of this beauty simply by entering in this giveaway here!

Go on and try your luck 🙂


You can also go read the lovely reviews by other bloggers participating in this blog tour via the links down below.



May 21st
Tale Out Loud >> Guest post
Stories That Make You Smile >> Interview
Jill’s Book Blog >> Review
Living a Hundred Lives >> Review
The Book Dutchesses >> Review

May 22nd
Book Stacks Amber >> Excerpt
Books of a Shy Girl >> Review
Not Just Fiction >> Review

May 23rd
Butterfly-o-Meter Books >> Interview
Book-Keeping >> Review
A Book Addict’s Bookshelves >> Guest post
The Bibliophagist >> Review
The Book Maiden >> Review

May 24th
Abooktropolis >> Review
BookCrushin >> Review
A Dream Within A Dream >> Excerpt
Quite The Novel Idea >> Review

May 25th
Belle’s Book Blog >> Review
The Heart of a Book Blogger >> Review
Here’s to Happy Endings >> Review
Bookcheshirecat >> Review
The Inked In Book Blog >> Review

Do you have this book on your TBR yet? If not then go add it now! What are your views on problematic families? And do you like reading diverse books? If yes then the Brightsiders is definitely for you! Let me know your thoughts about this book in the comments below!

12 thoughts on “The Brightsiders Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

  1. Oh I do want to read this one a lot!! And I think reading (and writing!) about problematic families is pretty important, because I think a lot of people go through that, so it can be comforting?! It’s so sad to read about though, gah. But anyway, this is on my TBR because I loved Queens of Geek last year so much!

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    • Yeah, exactly. Every family has their own problems and I guess reading about them can really help someone.
      Ah yes I’ve been meaning to get onto Queens of Geek as well. Soon, hopefully.


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