Sunday 9 March 2014

Weekly Highlights: the 'small' edition

Weekly Highlights is a feature borrowed from Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts, where I get to highlight my posts of the week, show you my new books and talk about bookish things! 

Another fairly quiet week - nothing to report on the personal front, just boring job-hunting stuff. Went shopping (dressed as the Tardis, picture on Twitter if interested) and showed amazing restraint in Waterstones, mostly because mother was being impatient! So yeah, only one new book this week but it's Sarra Manning and that's always good!

On The Blog
Review of Where the Rock Splits the Sky by Philip Webb (3 stars)
Review of The End of the World As We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer (4.5 stars)
Review of The Devil in the Corner by Patricia Elliott (4 stars)

Currently Reading
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - a re-read before I go see the movie this week. And let me tell you, it is a relief that I love it just as much as I did the first time, because it's been a while!

On My Bookshelf
The Worst Girlfriend In The World by Sarra Manning
Alice Jenkins is the worst girlfriend in the world according to the many, many boys who've shimmied up lampposts and shoplifted from New Look to impress her, only to be dumped when she gets bored of them. Alice has a very low boredom threshold.

But she never gets bored with Franny, her best friend since they met at nursery school. Friends are for ever. Ain't nothing going to come between them. Girls rule, boys drool is their motto. Well, it's Alice's motto, Franny doesn't have much time for boys; they're all totes immature and only interested in one thing. But then there's Louis Allen, lead singer of The Desperadoes, the best band in Merrycliffe-on-sea (though that could be because they're the only band in Merrycliffe-on-sea). He's a tousle-haired, skinny-jeaned, sultry-eyed manchild, the closest thing that Franny's ever seen to the hipsters that she's read about on the internet and she's been crushing on him HARD for the last three years.

She's never worked up the courage to actually speak to him but she's sure on some deeper level that goes beyond mere words, Louis absolutely knows that she's his soulmate. He just doesn't know that he knows it yet. It's why he cops off with so many other girls. So, when Alice, bored with callow youths, sets her sights on Louis it threatens to tear the girls' friendship apart, even though they're better than fighting over a boy. They strike a devil's deal - may the best girl win. Best friends become bitter rivals and everything comes to an explosive conclusion on their first trip to London.

Can true friendship conquer all?


  1. I'm so looking forward to this! I love Sarra's YA so much!

  2. I need to hurry up and read more of Sarra's books, and this one sounds awesome. Happy reading!