Monday, 25 January 2016

Review - Geek Girl (Geek Girl #1) by Holly Smale


Geek Girl

By Holly Smale

Book 1 in the Geek Girl series | Young Adult Contemporary | Published 28 February 2013 | 

My rating: A new favourite


Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.

She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a "jiffy" lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn't quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she's spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend's dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of the impossibly handsome supermodel Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.

As Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn't seem to like her any more than the real world did.

And as her old life starts to fall apart, the question is: will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?

My best friend had recommended this book to me quite a while ago and she raved about it and I cannot believe I only picked it up now BUT I'm super duper glad that I did. I started this book in the middle of a 3 day dance show that I was doing. Bad decision, you can't put this book down! 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Top Ten Tuesday # I Don't Know Cause I haven't Blogged in so Long - Books I've Recently Added to my TBR

Hosted by the lovely people at Broke and Bookish
This weeks topic: Ten books I've recently added to my TBR (But I'm editing it to books that I'm planning to read soon and also recently added. This is sort of like the previous TTT, it's basically a mix of last week and this weeks)

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Did I Mention I Need You (DIMILY #2) by Estelle Maskame

26857520Title: Did I Mention I Need You 
Series: Did I Mention I Love You #2
Author: Estelle Maskame
Genre: Young adult, contemporary
Published: 19 October 2015
Format: Paperback, 387 pages 
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Source: Black & White publishing (In exchange for an honest review)

It's been a year since eighteen-year-old Eden Munro last saw Tyler Bruce: her stepbrother…and her secret love. Although they called time on their forbidden relationship for the sake of their family, Eden can't help but feel excited when Tyler invites her to join him in New York City for the summer. 

Anyway, Eden is happy with her boyfriend Dean, and surely Tyler has moved on too. But as they spend a long, hot summer in the excitement of the city that never sleeps, it soon becomes obvious that they aren’t over each other. But can they resist temptation?

In Did I Mention I Need You?, the second volume of Estelle Maskame’s phenomenal DIMILY trilogy, Tyler and Eden must face up to their feelings and decide what to do next. Is their love strong enough to face the challenges that lie ahead?