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This Is for Tonight

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  30 reviews
When Andi attends a music festival with one goal in mind - capture an interview with a famous band so she can pay for college - she gets more than she bargained for in this YA novel about family ties and finding your own way.

Andi Kennedy needs to make money for college, and fast. But her little YouTube crafting channel, while fun, isn't exactly a money maker. So she's head
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published May 4th 2021 by Swoon Reads
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May 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, netgalley2021, ya, romcom
I love a good YA rom-com and enemies-to-lovers is one of my favourite tropes, especially if the author includes lots of banter and makes the protagonists relatable! Jessica Patrick did and I can definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested not only in YA romance, but also in questions of identity, authenticity and social media, family dynamics, grief, forgiveness, and second chances. The setting of a music festival was such a bonus, as there is always something magical about lettin ...more
Larry H
Mar 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, blog-tour, netgalley
Jessica Patrick's upcoming This Is For Tonight is a cute YA rom-com which also explores grief, familial obligation, and even a little crafting.

Andi loves her little YouTube crafting channel, and she loves her loyal band of followers, but no one is going to mistake her for an influencer or an internet celebrity, and the biggest perk she's ever gotten was a few skeins of free yarn.

But when it becomes necessary to turn her channel into a moneymaker if she has any chance to go to her dream colle
Paula  Phillips
May 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
First off, I have to say that I am head over heels in love with this book cover. It is so simple yet with the colors - it just popped and worked brilliantly and stood out to me. In This is For Tonight by Jessica Patrick we meet Andi and her twin brother Jordan. Andi spends her time making a youtube channel featuring her love of crafting and DIY and her brother Jordan is the jock of the family. When her brother wins a basketball scholarship to college at SCU, he is covered but after their dad die ...more
Katy Upperman
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
ALL THE STARS. This was everything I wanted it to be: complex characters, a swoony romance, and a super fun setting, plus a quickly paced plot that had me immediately hooked. A new contemporary YA romance favorite! 💗💛
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tour, netgalley, ya
I have been missing music festivals and concerts for the past year and this book really filled that void for me. Plus, who can resist an enemies-to-lovers romance?

This book was a lot of fun. It takes place over one weekend spent at a music festival and follows a girl named Andi. Andi has a big problem. She needs money in order to attend her dream school and her side income, a craft-related YouTube channel, isn't cutting it. I thought it was great to see how Andi's problem lended to her character
Samantha (WLABB)
Apr 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Andi always saw herself following in her parents footsteps. She wanted to attend their alma mater along with her brother, but if she was to fulfill this dream, she needed to make some money, and fast. Her grand plan was to attend the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival and create some content that would catapult her channel to the next level. However, she never planned on one of her least favorite online people being there and being full of so many surprises.

I cannot tell you how exciting it
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. The book touches on family relationships, love, paying for college, misogyny, and loss. The author does a great job of weaving all these issues together without having the story feel weighed down. This is contemporary YA at its best.
Jessica Patrick
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-wrote-this
I'm so excited for you all to read about Andi's adventures at the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival and her run-in with the awful Jay Bankar.

I had a lot of fun writing this book...I hope you all enjoy reading it!
Julie Anna
Apr 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, contemporary, ya
This Is For Tonight

Thank you to Fierce Reads and NetGalley for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

This Is For Tonight follows Andi Kennedy, who’s trying to grow her YouTube channel so she can pay for college. Her goal is to head to the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival to film an interview with a famous band. But she finds herself competing for the spot with Jay Bankar, the annoying host of a popular prank channel. But as their competition grows, Andi fi
May 04, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways-arcs
I’d classify this as a very cute YA contemporary romance with a touch of inspiring coming of age. When vlogger, Andi, and her brother get the opportunity to go to the Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival it becomes an opportunity to not only push past the perceived bad luck of their father’s death date, but to also push her crafting channel to another level and potentially gain more followers and financial assistance to attend the college of her choice.

I liked how the author took a music fest
Katherine Paschal
May 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Andi dreads the anniversary of the death of her father, and to make it worse, it seems like something bad happens that day every year on top of the emotional sadness. When her twin brother Jordan gets tickets to their father's favorite music festival that happens to fall on the dreaded day, Andi looks forward to creating new positive memories. What she never expected when heading to the festival was how intense her 3 day weekend would be and all the truths she would discover about herself along ...more
Celia McMahon
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Andi has one goal-to get enough money to go to college with her twin brother after her scholarship falls through. Luck as it, Jordan has won tickets to a music festival and Andi begins to schema up ways to make her Youtube channel take off, and rake in the ad revenue for college. And Cabazon is just the place to do it. But our little hero has her plate full when a chance encounters with a viral prankster tied up in knots. But as the days go on, she realizes she may be falling for the jerk she on ...more
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who doesn’t love a rom-com? This book is fast-paced, funny and sweet. Andi is easy to root for, and I love how her festival experience unfolds. If you love music festivals, this is for you. If you love influencers, this is for you. If you can’t stand influencers, this is for you! Now, where can I get some good festival pizza?
May 06, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-2021
Two things drew me to Jessica Patrick’s This Is for Tonight: the cover which gave me the vibes of the great movie about a rockband and its groupies, Almost Famous, and the fact that it took place at a music and arts festival. Since I’m not one moved to read a book because of its cover, this was pretty significant! Great cover!

Andi Kennedy, a crafts vlogger, and her twin brother Jordan are going to the world-famous Cabazon Valley music festival after Jordan gets two tickets from a friend. In tand
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Patrick’s This Is For Tonight is a fun YA romance readers of all ages will be charmed by!

Andi Kennedy is desperate. She needs to make money for college, but sadly, funds are in very short supply. Andi had even launched a YouTube channel in the hope that she could monetize her videos and make a quick buck, but although she enjoys filming her crafting content, the much-hoped for injection of cash has failed to materialize. However, Andi refuses to be deterred. She has come up with a great
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read this book as an E-ARC. AND I'M SO GLAD I DID! It's a YA romance. First of all, I would definitely recommend this book to those with a soft spot for YA Romance and a hate-to-lovers story. I'm trying to avoid spoilers...but let me know if I need to put a warning.

I loved the entire vibe of the book. It totally captured my attention within the first few pages. It reminded of me when I was younger right away. Also, the MC, Andi, and her twin brother Jordan had gone through a trauma that I know
Ann Schwarz
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, young-adult
This is For Tonight is a fun and heartfelt teen romance. I sympathized with Andi the main character and her twin brother as they learn to negotiate the hard choices that come with being a high school senior, especially ones who have lost a parent fairly recently to cancer. Even though the majority of the story centers around a romance between Andi and Jay, a boy she's instantly attracted to even though he's a complete jerk on his YouTube channel, there are underlying themes within the story abou ...more
May 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Netgalley and MacMillan for providing access to this book in exchange for an honest review.

When Andi Kennedy’s twin brother receives free tickets to the Cabazon Music Festival, Andi sees the opportunity to both bring more attention to her Youtube channel and escape her grief on the anniversary of her Dad’s death. The night they arrive, a handsome stranger helps Andi set up her tent. Their chemistry is immediately apparent, but when Andi realizes the stranger is Jay Bankar, a fellow
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it
"I Grab Jay and kiss him, right on film, as the music of The Known surrounds us."

I thought picking up This is for Tonight would be a drug infested wild music festival that we all perceive Cochella to be. But this book is so much more and a perfect coming of age story about a girl and her brother setting off to set her social media on fire and also feel connected to their father on the anniversary of his passing.

Full of grief, laughter, new friendship, romance, scavenger hunts and music... th
Apr 05, 2021 added it
Shelves: teen
This was SO much fun to read! I've been in a reading slump lately, and this picked me up out of it. Very readable, with realistic dialogue and engaging characters- and such a cool setting... concert lovers are going to eat this up! I really liked the author's take on influencer/Youtuber culture, as well as the way she captured that transitional feeling at the end of high school-- life as you know it is about to change, and it's a lot to cope with. Amidst the comedy and romance of the hate-to-lov ...more
Jen Zingaro
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, enemies-to-lovers
Oh my gosh. I adored this story so much.
I enjoyed that this story takes place at a music festival. I've been to quite a few and it really brought back some nostalgia of fun times.
There are so many things that make this story so fun --
-Andi and her twin brother Jordan's relationship. I was sort of envious of the bond that they had. They are clearly each other's best friend and as college approaches, they need to come to terms with the idea that they need to start on their own paths. This felt li
Mandie Baxter
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
I really enjoy books set in a short amount of time. And this one was done perfectly to match a music featival. Oh man, I can’t wait for live music again. This made me long for it. Jessica’s writing pulled me in and made me feel like I was there - from dust and grime to pizza and dancing. I highly recommend this book!
Sam Taylor
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a delightful read! Packed with music festival fun, social media shenanigans, and relatable characters trying to hold true to themselves when audiences, fan bases, and even family members are tugging them in different directions. A fast and fun escape read. Now I'm just wishing I could get a slice of Spice Pie... ...more
B.R. Myers
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This madcap romp through a weekend rock festival is like escaping to a party of good music and food, complete with all the teenage drama of social media so you never get bored or want to leave. THIS IS FOR TONIGHT by Jessica Patrick is a fun escape but will also draw on the readers’ heartstrings with family themes and the importance of finding your own path.
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Cute story. It was a fast read, but also a little too quick for my liking. I didn't feel like I really got to know the characters or their motivations because it was so short. It was a fun story though. ...more
Love the cover! I can't wait to read!!! ...more
S Glynn
Crafting YouTuber Andi needs money to go to SCU (presumably the fictional USC) with her twin brother, the same school where her parents met. Unfortunately, she doesn’t win the scholarship and can’t afford the tuition since they’re still paying off her father’s medical bills 5 years after his death. (Universal healthcare, anyone?) So they come up with the idea of filming a video at the Cabazon Music Festival (Coachella in disguise) in the hopes it’ll go viral and raise the funds she needs. The pr ...more
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, romance, ya
It's been a long time since I've read such a good contemporary story. I giggled and cried and felt all the feels... it's just an awesome book!

Andi needs money. She wants to go to the same school as her twin, she feels like she needs to keep him in check, but for that, she needs money & fast. She has a small crafting youtube channel, that doesn't bring that much money. Andi and her brother go to the music festival, she hopes she can film some kind of video that will make her go viral, but nothing
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf, e-arcs
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Jessica Patrick runs a high school library by day, writes YA romance by night, and pets as many dogs as possible in between. She lives in Southern California with her cute family and she has an MFA from Spalding University, an annual passport to Disneyland, and about 75 tabs open on her internet browser. She is the author of THIS IS FOR TONIGHT.

She has also writes as Jessica Love and is the author

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