Hello My Lovelies,
I hope you are all doing well and are having a great week so far. Like I have mentioned in a few of my previous post, one of my new years resolutions this year was to be more diverse when it comes to my blog - I thought today I would bring you something that is at the other end of the spectrum; a book review. Back in 2013 I was given the opportunity to collaborate with Holly Smale, the author of the Geek Girl series and now I have been given another fabulous opportunity with a little surprise at the end of this post. If you would like to read my previous post you can do so my clicking here. Even though it takes me a while to choose a book I really like, there is nothing I love more than diving into a good book that I just can't put down. When I was asked to take a read through Holly Smale's newest Geek Girl addition I jumped at the chase as I have loved the series to date. 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 reading.
Firstly, a little bit behind the author. Holly Smale was spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen. By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer. Even though Holly is still quite new to the literature scene her Geek Girl was the no.1 bestselling young adult fiction in the UK in 2013 - such an amazing achievement! Originally meant to be a trilogy, the Geek Girl series will now become a six book completion and I am very much looking forward to see what else is in store for Harriet Manners; the humorous fictitious 15-year-old who tries out modelling.
All That Glitters is the fourth instalment to the Geek Girl series and it is such a great read that will keep you wanting to read more. A littl detail I really like with this edition is the fact that it is hardback - don't get me wrong I do love the other books I have but I think hardback adds a little something. In this book Harriet Manners has high hopes for her new school year. She's a sixth former now and things are set to be different (Ohh how I remmeber my sixth form years!). But with Nat busy falling in love at college (the best friend) and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project (the stalker), Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing. It is very clear that Harriet's story progresses in this edition and she grows into an even more loveable character that I think a lot of girls can relate to. Even thought the title may suggest everything is going to be super sparkly it turns out to be not exactly how it seems. Of course there are handfuls of fun moments, however, there is an emotional side that you can't help but get stuck in to. Harriet deals with a range of different experiences with popularity, modelling and friendship and you can't help but feel for her.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading the next instalment to the Geek Girl series and knowing there is a fifth and sixth instalment makes me rather excited. It is such an uplifting book that offers some great advise along the way. If you would like to give the latest edition or any of the editions a read for yourself you can purchase them from any good book store and also online at Amazon. Not only was I lucky enough to receive and review the book myself but I am also able to give a selection of goodies away to 12 of my lovely readers. I have 10 pairs of sparkly glasses to giveaway and also 2 full sets of the Geek Girl series (1-4). So take a peek at the rafflecopter widget below to find out how you could be in a chance of winning! All 12 winners will be chosen randomly through the rafflecopter widget.
The Giveaway Rules
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2. This Giveaway will run from 25th March 2015 until 12th April 2015
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Lots of Love