Published by Simon Pulse Genres: Young Adult
The wonderful ladies at Simon Pulse just get me, so when the opportunity to participate in a blog tour for Rachel Lynn Solomon’s, Today Tonight Tomorrow came up, I immediately took the chance and said yes. And once Lauren at Simon Children’s told me more? DEFINITELY YES. (Psst, look at that cover!) Before I gush more, let’s talk about Rachel Lynn Solomon and Today Tonight Tomorrow.
About Rachel Lynn Solomon: RACHEL LYNN SOLOMON writes, tap dances, and collects red lipstick in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of the YA novels You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, Our Year of Maybe, and the forthcoming Today Tonight Tomorrow. Her debut adult romantic comedy, The Ex Talk, will be published in spring 2021.
In high school, Rachel sang and played keyboard in an all-girl band, and she was once part of a group of people who broke a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place.
She has written for newspapers, produced a radio show that aired in the middle of the night, and worked for NPR. Currently she works as a freelance editor. Rachel has been a Pitch Wars mentor since 2014 and currently serves on the Pitch Wars leadership committee.
These days, she writes books about ambitious, messy, sometimes unlikable girls and women who are trying their best and often falling in love along the way.
Learn more at RachelSolomonBooks.com.
Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publish Date: July 28, 2020
Synopsis: The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours.
Today, she hates him.
It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time.
Tonight, she puts up with him.
When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other.
As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.
Tomorrow…maybe she’s already fallen for him.
I have found a new respect for enemies to lovers. And when the two main characters are high school rivals that compete over test scores, electives, and contests? I am all for it! Heart eyes with an A+.
Rachel Lynn Solomon’s Today Tonight Tomorrow takes place in one day, a day filled with swoon, heart pangs, and anticipation. A whirlwind of a day, Rowan Roth and Neil McNair are bitter rivals until the end. But could they stand to be nemesis’ all the way through graduation?
Maybe that’s the definition of nostalgia: getting sappy about things that are supposed to be insignificant.
Today Tonight Tomorrow is a great story to quickly get lost in. Rowan instantly grabs your attention, allowing for the reader to slowly get to know her as a main character. Before I finished the first chapter, I already wanted to know her in real life. The fact that she wants to be a romance author AND wrote a paper about one of my favorite Nora Robert’s books? Yes, girl!
As I read through the pages, and effectively lived through Rowan and Neil’s day, I felt this connection slowly taking root. It was easy to become invested in both Rowan and Neil, and this wonderful enemies-to-lovers duo.
”Was that your impression of Leia Organa in the first twenty-five minutes of A New Hope, before she realized she wasn’t actually British?”he asks. When I give him a puzzled look, he clucks his tongue, like me not getting the reference pains him on a molecular level. “I keep forgetting my great vintage Star Wars lines are wasted on you, Artoo.”
I found myself enjoying Rowan’s inner monologue, but really appreciated her voice. It was true and realistic, but also relatable to someone my age. It was simple to to place myself in Rowan’s shoes, to transport myself to high school and grasp what she wanted.
It was easy to fall into the story, lose time, and just wish that I never had to stop reading. Solomon’s writing was a breath of fresh air, and a much welcome one at that. I enjoyed my time with this story. Solomon gave me heart pangs and butterflies, how could I not enjoy that?
After all the time that I spent this year reading and looking for that “something,” I think I finally found it.
Huge, HUGE thanks to great team at Simon Pulse for letting me read Today Tonight Tomorrow. I highly urge you to preorder or reserve your copy today.
“Westview taught you better than that.”
It doesn’t make him laugh the way I hoped. Instead, he gives me this look that’s half-amused and half-serious, one that turns me electric. His gaze is steady, and I have a view of the gorgeous angles of his throat as he swallows hard.
”No,” he says, so close to me that I can almost hear his heart beat in time with mine. “You did.”
Sounds amazing, right? You’re going to need this book next week!