Jul 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (171)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

So, like, here's the deal. I picked up this author's debut novel a bajillion years ago just to read a chapter and ended up reading several chapters. I love that book. Then I read her second book, and though it was hard to love because of what it was about, I'm still a fan of that book. And every time this author has a new book I scream the same damn thing: NEW KATIE COTUGNO NEW KATIE COTUGNO NEW KATIE COTUGNO.

Authors: Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publishing Date: April 18, 2017
Pages: 336
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From Katie Cotugno, bestselling author of 99 Days, comes Fireworks—about a girl who is competing with her best friend to become the new pop star of the moment—and all the drama and romance that comes with it—set in Orlando during the late-'90s boy-and-girl-band craze.

It was always meant to be Olivia. She was the talented one, the one who had been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, was the level-headed one, always on the sidelines, cheering her best friend along. 

But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who’s never sung more than Olivia’s backup. Dana, who wasn’t even looking for fame. Next thing she knows, she and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, the earnest, endlessly talented boy who’s destined to be the next big thing. 

It should be a dream come true, but as the days of grueling practice and constant competition take their toll, things between Olivia and Dana start to shift . . . and there’s only room at the top for one girl. For Olivia, it’s her chance at her dream. For Dana, it’s a chance to escape a future that seems to be closing in on her. And for these lifelong best friends, it’s the adventure of a lifetime—if they can make it through. 

Set in evocative 1990s Orlando, New York Times bestselling author Katie Cotugno’s Fireworks brings to life the complexity of friendship, the excitement of first love, and the feeling of being on the verge of greatness.

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  1. I have not read any Katie Cotugno books but this one definitely sounds fantastic. I totally want to check it out because of the synopsis and the fact that I've heard nothing but good things about the author.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  2. This book looks so fun! I own 99 Days but haven't picked it up yet. I really should read it before this one releases though. Thanks for putting this book on my radar =)


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