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Tuesday 24 September 2013

Geek Girl | Model Misfit | The Geek Is Back

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well! Since being back from LA i have been non stop busy and have so much going on. I cannot wait to jet of to sunny Spain on Wednesday and get away again to top off my LA tan and also for some needed relaxation before i start University on Monday! It is my dissertation year so i literally need all of the relaxation i can get now as i feel the next few months are going to be pretty insane. 

Even though it takes me a while to choose a book i like, there is nothing i love more then diving into a good book that i literally cannot put down. I have read a variety of books from Harry Potter, 50 Shades of Grey *cough*, Twilight, and an array of teen novels and books i read through studying English Literature during Sixth Form at my Upper School. When i was asked to take a read through Holly Smale's new Geek Girl sequel i jumped at the chance as i love how the book sounded and i felt i could relate to the character in a few ways. There will be some spoilers in this post so if you want to read to book without reading *too* into the story i would either click out of this review or scroll right down to the bottom where there is something interesting waiting for you. So sit back, relax, grab a cup of tea and lets get readingggg :)

What the Blurb says...

Harriet Manners is back and she is still a geek. Harriet Manners knows a lot of facts. She knows that humans have 70,000 thoughts per day. She knows that Geek + Model = a whole new set of graffiti on your belongings. She knows that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this. But Harriet doesn't know where she's going to fit in once the new baby arrives. And with her summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get away. Can Harriet cope with the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmothers 'chaperoning'. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she does?

Harriet is a fabulous character and in a way has aspects within her that reminds me of myself when i was at school. She is your average 'Geek Girl' next door with a twist, complete with a fashion crazy best friend and a geeky stalker. She is constantly sprouting random snippets of information throughout both books which i personally think it absolutely will be surprised at how much you will learn from these books. 

Since the first book life has not changed dramatically for Harriet, she is still a Geek and unpopular at school. She is however now a model but this doesn't seem to be impressing her classmates at school - not sure why as it would have been super impressive at my High School haha. When her plans for what is supposed to be the 'best summer ever!' fail, she is devastated until the opportunity to go to Japan arises. Harriet sees this as a chance to start a new and actually make a go for things and maybe even grasp the whole modelling career *thing*. However, like per usual things are never as simple as they are made out to be and things start to unravel throughout the book. There are also the three 'main' characters around her; the best friend who is a bit of an air head but really cares about Harriet and they have an amazing friendship - then Toby who is Harriet's 'stalker' yes i said stalker haha, he is not the most convincing stalker as he is so sweet, completely obvious and doesn't really know what he is doing. Then lastly, Nick, Nick, Nick...the love interest (ish) guy...the Nick Jonas to the novel as i would say :P. Nick causes many ups and downs for Harriet throughout the book and you kind of cant decide whether or not to like him as a character, you really feel where Harriett is coming from as she has no idea what to do also. 

So far i am really enjoying reading this book series by Holly Smale and am looking forward to her next instalment. Whilst reading through i was imagining who i would like to play each role if the book ever became a do let me know if you have any suggestions after what i have told you in regards to the characters. The first book has had some great reviews by other authors, books for keeps and the Guardian. I know they say never judge a book by its cover but i must say this one looks really fun, unique and quirky - it just adds to the overall experience when reading the book. For example, there are cute little glasses on every other pay which have the page numbers in which i really liked - although something small it does have a great impact.

I feel so lucky to be able to read and review the book before it has hit the stores. If you would like to get your hands on one, the book officially launches Thursday 26th September 2013 and is available online on Amazon! Not only was i lucky enough to receive and review the book myself but i am also able to give one away to one of my lovely followers. So take a peek at the rafflecopter widget below to find out how you could be in a chance of winning!

Rule: You MUST be following my Blog & Holly Smale to qualify for this giveaway! This giveaway will be running from 24th September - 22nd October, so you have a good few weeks to get all of your entries in! :D

Good Luck Everyone!

Lots of Love


  1. I'd like to see more book reviews like this one :D
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  2. I would love to see hauls and book reviews


  3. I would like to see more hauls! :)
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  4. Wow I hven't seen many posts like this! I ;love how you're doing more diverse posts but also keeping to your roots :)
    I'd love to see more lifestyle posts :)


  5. Ohh what a lovely little read!
    Love all your beauty related reviews they are so helpful! keep them coming

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  6. I would love to see more post about product review, swatch and product comparison

  7. more haul posts!

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  8. haul posts!

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  9. i like to see more make up products reviews.

  10. I would like to see your favorite books eveeeeeer! :D

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