Monday, March 2

Early Review: All That Glitters (Geek Girl #4)

All That Glitters (Geek Girl #4)
Holly Smale

Published By: Harper Collins
Publication Date: February 26, 2015
Date Read: February 21, 2015
Genre: YA - Contemporary
Source: eARC from Harper Collins and Netgalley
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing...

Please Note: Contains spoilers from the previous books in the series.

Harriet Manners is back with more hilarious antics from her Geeky and Modelling world... and I could not have been more excited. Geek Girl is fast becoming one of my favourite series so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this come up in my auto-approved Netgalley feed. I absolutely adore this series. I know this series is not for everyone but I for one adore it. When you just need a cute, fun and easy read this is the series that I love to go to because that's exactly what I've come to expect from this series. A book that will make you laugh-out-loud and will satisfy my inner-Geek.

Harriet Manners' year is going to be different. She is a sophisticated Sixth-Former now and she is ready to make new friends and forget all about her Geeky past... but things don't always go as planned. Nat, her best friend is off at another college and Toby, her other friend is off working on a very secret-project and doesn't have time for her so Harriet finds herself all alone. That's not always a good thing. When the whole sixth-form suddenly finds out about Harriet's modelling she is surrounded by new friends... but are they really wanting to be friends with Harriet or friends with her new star status?

One thing I absolutely adored about All That Glitters is that we finally get to see a different side to Harriet... a POPULAR side to Harriet. She is surrounded by friends and it was so awesome to see our favourite Geek to react to that and it really brought some hilarity to the book. There were times when I just wanted to hug Harriet so hard I felt so sorry for her and then within a few pages I just laughed so much at her. I just adore her and this book definitely brought me out of my reading slump. Even though these books are around 400+ pages long I can easily get through them in a couple of hours because they are just so enjoyable to read.

Harriet is going through something that she has never gone through before... A heartbreak. Harriet is still dealing with her breakup with Nick, her Lion Boy. She never thought it would be so hard to move on but everything reminds her of her time spent with Nick.

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I absolutely adored this book. I thought Holly Smale couldn't get better than Picture Perfect but she utterly blew me away. All That Glitters really ups the stakes in the Geek Girl world. It's without a doubt the best book in the series. It had absolutely everything that I could have wanted from a Harriet Manners book. Geeky facts, hilarious antics and a cute and fun fast-paced read. But Holly brought something else to the table that I wasn't expecting. The emotion of this book is unreal! This beautiful funny book with the quirky cover and hilarious blurb brought me one of the biggest heartbreak that I may have ever endured at the hands of a book. The last 50-100 pages had me in tears. TEARS! I have truly never cried at a Geek Girl book before now but Holly really upped the emotion of the series in this book. I am so utterly heartbroken it's unreal! Evil Holly!!!

All That Glitters was without a doubt the best book in teh series so far. It had everything I wanted in it plus it upped the emotion so much. This book will make your sides hurt from laughing so much and make your heart hurt from crying so much. I loved every single second of it and I cannot wait for the next book. It's a must-read. Go buy it now.

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