What Connie Wanek does best in her third book, On Speaking Terms, is relate to her audience.
THE AERONAUTS has been described as "GRAVITY meets FREE SOLO," and though I haven't seen the latter, this seems to be a reasonable comparison. There's drama, love and loss, realism and historical significance, female empowerment and the championing of the underdog archetype, and just straight-up adventure, which I found highly entertaining.
Although Courtney's been signed to Virgin/Capitol Records, he has the indie-alternative past to fuel good, original music.
What was once an openly Christian pop-rock band now sounds more like an existential, new wave/electro-pop group that would fit right in on an episode of Stranger Things.
With all the #fangirling I've been doing over Jensen Ackles lately, it should come as no surprise to my friends and followers what I'm reviewing for Tuesday Tunes this week: Radio Company, the Supernatural star's genre-bending collaboration with fellow Texan Steve Carlson.