Inescapably romantic and brimming with New York Times bestselling author Emma Lord’s signature cheer, The Getaway List is an uplifting and romantic read that will settle into your heart and never leave.
Most Anticipated by Goodreads * The Nerd Daily * B&N Reads, and more!
An Amazon Best YA of the Month
The day of her high school graduation, Riley realizes two things: One, that she has spent the last four years trying so hard to be a Good Kid for her mom that she has no idea who she really is anymore, and two, she has no idea what she wants because of it. The solution? Pack her bags and move to New York for the summer, where her childhood best friend Tom and co-creator of The Getaway List — a list of all the adventures they’ve wanted to do together since he moved away — will hopefully help her get in touch with her old adventurous self, and pave the road to a new future.
Riley isn’t sure what to expect from Tom, who has been distant since his famous mom’s scriptwriting career pulled him away. But when Riley arrives in the city, their reconnection is as effortless as it was when they were young―except with one, unexpected complication that will pull Riley’s feelings in a direction she didn’t know they could take. As she, Tom, and their newfound friends work their way through the delightfully chaotic items on The Getaway List, Riley learns that sometimes the biggest adventure is not one you take, but one you feel in your heart.
About the Author
Emma Lord (she/her) is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn't writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, a whole lot of love, and copious amounts of grilled cheese. Her books include Tweet Cute, You Have a Match, and When You Get the Chance.
Praise for The Getaway List:
"Emma Lord is a rom-com goddess." - In Between Drafts
"Emma Lord knows her way around the romcom space." - B&N Reads
"Lord (Begin Again) enriches a familiar “bucket list” premise with leaps-off-the-page atmosphere...depictions of family, friend, and romantic relationships are riddled with humor and rambunctious energy in this inspired carpe diem romp through the city of dreams." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"An entertaining friends-to-lovers story that will have readers laughing and reflecting in equal measure." - Kirkus
"Lord continues to break and mend hearts." - Booklist
“Hopeful, inspiring and escapist in the most wonderful way, The Getaway List is the joyous coming-of-age story that is a must-read for fans of the friends-to-lovers trope and Taylor Swift’s Welcome to New York.” –The Nerd Daily
"Filled with unforgettably sweet moments and charming characters." - Woman's World
Praise for Begin Again:
"This grumpy-sunshine rom-com features a grouch with a secret heart of gold, an eternal optimist with plenty of depth beneath the surface, a healthy dose of banter, and a generous helping of Lord’s laugh-out-loud wit." - School Library Journal
"If you haven’t read a novel by Emma Lord before, you’ve been missing out on something spectacular." - Paste
Praise for When You Get the Chance:
"A shot of joy in book form." - Marie Claire
"Chock-full of musical theater references and humor, the novel includes high-stakes emotional drama that is balanced by supportive friendships and strong, deep family connections...An entertaining personal journey with plot twists galore." - Kirkus Reviews
" A fully joyful story...Readers who love the theater—musical or not—and anyone craving a happily ever after will want Millie to take a series of curtain calls." -Booklist
"With the perfect mix of a bubbly drama queen protagonist that will steal your heart and a delicious rivals-to-lovers romance with a Broadway twist on top, Lord proves herself to be a necessary staple in the YA contemporary genre with When You Get the Chance—a fresh, uplifting voice that invokes excitement of what’s yet to come!" -The Nerd Daily
"Brimming with energy, rapid-fire banter, and affectionate theater references, this memorable Mamma Mia! retelling by Lord (Tweet Cute) explores the meaning of family." -Publishers Weekly, starred
"An exuberant celebration...this gender-bent Mamma Mia! retelling is a touching exploration of what family really looks like, and a powerful reminder that sometimes everything we need is already right in front of us." - BookPage
"Full of Lord’s characteristic quick wit and delightful banter, and the rivals-to-romance development between Millie and Oliver is the stuff great rom-coms are made of." - School Library Journal
"Lord's stories are always bursting with charming characters and wit, against a backdrop of real life relatable issues." - The Young Folks
"Lord’s latest expertly and thoughtfully touches on what it means to be family, mental health, love and friendships, and, of course, musical theater. Trust me when I tell you that you’re going to want to rewatch Mamma Mia when you finish." - Buzzfeed
"A rich and rewarding experience for anyone looking for a light read that delivers dimension...if you’re looking for a new author obsession this year, look no further." - Fangirlish