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"Filled with music references, Hahn's fictional world is one in which love overcomes adversity. Luke and Vada are characters worth rooting for, and their parents (minus one) are supportive and appealing. Teens who love a swoony read with a backbeat will dig this book and its soundtrack." - BOOKLIST
"The slow unfolding of this love story will be relished by teens who favor swooning romances...A character-driven story of first love and family drama replete with its own soundtrack." - KIRKUS
"Vada and Luke’s struggles with family, fame, and exes are believable and relatable. Recommended for collections where readers enjoy music, romance, or both." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Like your favorite song, More Than Maybe burrows inside your heart and stays there. Vada and Luke's story of music, family, and first love will shoot to the top of your book playlist. A rich, sweet, rock and roll ride." - Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends With the Dark
"More Than Maybe is a love song to the 90s, mutual longing, and saving dive bars that feel like home. Vada and Luke's story speaks in songs like a mixtape from your crush." - Nina Moreno, author of Don't Date Rosa Santos
"A charming romance full of light and hope. Hahn has written a lyrical couple with substance that will make readers swoon." - Jenn Bennett, author of Alex, Approximately
"Like a perfect playlist, More Than Maybe shuffles from swoons to heartache and surprises to quiet joys. A wonderful, romantic mixtape of a novel." - Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I'm Being Honest
"With the spice and swagger of a Pogues ballad and the spiky charm of early Nick Hornby, More Than Maybe will hook you with its dreamers, its charmers, and its glowing wit. The pages practically hum." - Derek Milman, author of Swipe Right For Murder
PRAISE FOR YOU'D BE MINE:
"If you’re still obsessing over A Star Is Born (because, same) you’ll love this new romance novel by Erin Hahn." - Cosmopolitan
"The palpable endearment for its setting and characters makes for a warm read. [A] good ol' fashioned love story. There's something to be said for a song we all know being sung with tenderness and care. A solid romance buoyed by engaging protagonists and a charming backdrop." - Kirkus
"I loved every delicious page of Erin Hahn’s stunning debut! Reading like a country song blended with your favorite romance novel, You’d Be Mine packs an emotional punch while delivering plenty of sighs. For Fans of: Authors who blend music and sighs, like Katie Cotugno and Morgan Matson." - Paste Magazine
"Debut author Erin Hahn's You'd Be Mine is a YA romance that uses all the trappings of the genre to build an engrossing, moving story about addiction, emotional health and fame, with a whole lot of fun and romance thrown in. You'd Be Mine perfectly balances the brutal with a lot of beautiful and shines with good humor, Southern sensibilities, and a great love of music." - Shelf Awareness
"Teen country stars? Check. The bad boy and the good girl? Check. First love? Check. If A Star is Born and Nashville had a baby, it would be this book. All the swoony rockstar vibes with the innocence of remembering the first time you fell in love. Do yourself a favor and add this one to your list now – it was five stars for me!" - She Reads
"[A] layered and fun romance...Readers do not have to be fans of country music in order to root for Annie and Clay to find their way to love." - School Library Journal
"Unputdownable from page one, You'd Be Mine is a pitch perfect romance for fans of Kasie West and Katie McGarry. Hahn's writing is a shot of whiskey: warm, biting, and totally dangerous. This book is so good, it'll inspire even the staunchest Yanks to put on cowboy boots." - Lily Anderson, author of Indie Next pick, Not Now, Not Ever and The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You
"Brighten the spotlight on Erin Hahn's debut novel. You'd Be Mine will have you tapping your toes, swoonin' and hummin' along, all while plucking at your heartstrings." - Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Just Another Girl
"Witty and charming, with an off-the-charts, irresistible blend of romance, humor, and characters who steal your heart from page one. Erin Hahn is an author to watch." - Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying
"You'd Be Mine is one of the most touching, swoon worthy books I've read in ages. Hahn hits all the right notes: romance, friendship, family, and self-discovery." - Ali Novak, author of The Heartbreak Chronicles
Gr 9 Up—Music is the common thread that brings together Vada, a music events blogger, and Luke, a Brit who has put his musical talents aside, instead focusing on his vlog with his twin. Cullen and Luke record their vlog, "The Grass is Greenly," at The Loud Lizard, Vada's mom's boyfriend's club. Though Vada and Luke admired each other's work from afar, it takes until senior year for them to really interact with one another. As they work together, with Luke composing and Vada choreographing a piece for the school showcase, their respective challenges become clear: Vada's biological father is an alcoholic who forgets she exists until he needs a babysitter or a favor, while Luke's dad wants him to follow in his rock star footsteps. Each has dreams of their own they long to pursue. Woven through the story are texts and conversations filled with musical references, so all-encompassing that every music-loving reader will find something familiar and a new artist worth exploring. From the Rolling Stones to country and Counting Crows to Bastille, readers will undoubtedly be Googling frequently and developing an appreciation for the artists and their songwriting along the way. Vada and Luke's struggles with family, fame, and exes are believable and relatable. VERDICT Recommended for collections where readers enjoy music, romance, or both.—Kelly Jo Lasher, Middle Township High School, Cape May Court House, NJ
Love blooms between two independent, musically involved teens.
Vada and Luke have long admired one another from afar but finally begin talking during their senior year in high school in Ann Arbor. Each has family ties to the music world that both inspire and tether them, manifesting in their lives in different ways. Vada is determined to grow her music review writing into a career while British-born Luke has made a fierce decision to keep his talent and love for songwriting as something he only does for himself, which his former punk-rock-star dad can’t understand. Told in alternating first-person narration, the slow unfolding of this love story will be relished by teens who favor swooning romances. The palpable understanding of how music speaks to some people’s souls will ring true for serious music lovers—though references to various real-life artists both contemporary and older, from Demi Lovato to the duo’s reverence for Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, may not always resonate. Realistic and messy details about the complicated relationships imperfect adults have with their kids will likely ring true for a broader audience. All main characters are white. Luke’s twin brother, Cullen, is gay and happily coupled up with Luke’s best friend, Zack.
A character-driven story of first love and family drama replete with its own soundtrack. (Romance. 14-18)