Tuesday, 14 March 2017

{Blog Tour} Forever Geek (Geek Girl #6) by Holly Smale

Forever Geek (Geek Girl #6) 
by Holly Smale
Release Date: March 9th, 2017
Publishers: HarperCollins
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 400
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US / The Book Depo 
 
My name is Harriet Manners and I’ll be a geek forever…

Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is.

Modelling isn’t a sure-fire route to popularity. Neither is making endless lists. The people you love don’t expect you to transform into someone else. Statistically, you are more likely to not meet your Australian ex-boyfriend in Australia than bump into him there.

So on the trip of a lifetime Down Under Harriet’s to-do lists are gone and it’s Nat’s time to shine! Yet with nearly-not-quite-boyfriend Jasper back home, Harriet’s completely unprepared to see supermodel ex Nick. Is the fashion world about to turn ugly for GEEK GIRL?

It’s time for Harriet to face the future. Time to work out where her heart lies. To learn how to let go…


32288152Holly Smale’s Soundtrack to the Geek Girl series 

Music is enormously important to me, and fundamental to my imagination: I can’t write at all without it. But I did tend to pick similar tracks while I was working on Geek Girl, which meant a lot of instrumental, Icelandic artists and piano or violin. Anything that I both loved and also felt like Harriet: optimistic, delicate and thoughtful, with a few fun and uplifting tracks thrown in for good measure. Although frankly I hadn’t realised until I made this list quite how many animals, insects and birds were involved. Perhaps Harriet’s impact on my subconscious was even stronger than I thought! 

When I was writing the final third of Forever Geek I played Jonsi, We Bought a Zoo, on loop, so it’s kind of secretly woven silently into the book. It’s amazing how powerful that connection is now for me. I can’t hear it without feeling both incredibly proud and incredibly sad at the same time: it feels like it sums up Harriet’s entire journey through Geek Girl, in one track, so whenever I miss her I’ll just need to play it really loudly. 

Dissolve Me - Alt-J
The Planets (Jupiter) - Holst
Fireflies - Owl City
Carried Away - Passion Pit
Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Einaudi
The Lark Ascending - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
Metamorphosis II - Philip Glass
Arrival of the birds - London Metropolitan Orchestra
Where’s My Love - Syml
We Bought a Zoo - Jonsi

AUTHOR BIO:  

Holly is the Number One bestselling, multi-award winning author of the GEEK GIRL series. She fell in love with writing at five years old, when she realised that books didn't grow on trees like apples. 
A passion for travel, adventure and wearing no shoes has since led her all over the world: she has visited 27 countries, spent two years working as an English teacher in Japan, volunteered in Nepal, been bartered for in Jamaica and had a number of ear-plugs stolen in Australia, Indonesia and India. 
Holly has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Shakespeare, and currently lives in London or at @holsmale. 

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