Spoiler-Free Review: Forever Geek (#6) by Holly Smale
Title - Forever Geek (Geek Girl #6)
Author - Holly Smale
Release Date - March 9th 2017
Synopsis: 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…
*I was sent an e-arc copy through Netgalley for review* *All opinions are honest and my own*
I'm going to try my best to keep this review as spoiler free (about the series on a whole) as I can, but if there are any spoilery parts, I will leave warnings!
As many of you will know, I'm a huge fan of the Geek Girl series, so when I heard that Forever Geek was on Netgalley for request, I instantly went and requested it. I really didn't think I'd be accepted for it, but luckily I was!
At the end of Head Over Heels, we are left with the knowledge that Harriet is going on a trip to the other side of the world (Australia) with her Grandmother, Bunty, and her bestfriend Nat. So it makes sense for Forever Geek to begin on their flight there.
It'd been quite a while since I'd read Head Over Heels and I couldn't remember as much of it as I hoped, but the beginning of Forever Geek made it easy for me to just jump straight back in and luckily there were some links back to the previous book(s), making it a lot easier for me to get into.
I feel that whenever I read these books, I almost forget I'm not there. The characters as always were so vivid and when starting Forever Geek, it felt like I was back with old friends. All the characters were as I remembered and this series is quite a comforting read for me.
I loved the different characters involved in this book, many of which I wasn't expecting to be involved. There was more of a focus on Harriet's and Nat's friendship which I enjoyed, and also a big feature on the growing bond between Harriet and her grandmother.
OId faces from previous books were reintroduced, many of whom haven't always got along with Harriet, but it was all a lot of fun! It felt like the perfect timing in the series to reintroduce old characters to end the series with and I was happy to see that Holly did relate back to how Harriet knew those characters and what had happened previously as I had forgotten about some of them.
It was nice to see some more of Nick and also of Yuka and to find out more about what had happened since Harriet had stopped speaking to them. It was really interesting to read and see how those experiences had changed the way they acted.
As this is the last book in the series, it was a sad read for me, but I honestly enjoyed it so much that I forgot that it was the last book until I'd finished it and realised that I was on the verge of tears. A lot happens in this book, some things sad and others good, but it was the perfect ending and I couldn't have wished for a better ending to to such a spectacular series.
Overall, it was an emotional read, but it was one that I loved and will continue to love. Though this series may be over, it will forever hold a place in my heart and I just want to thank Holly for giving us such real characters to love and for continually outdoing each book with the next. I hope to read more books by you in the future!
Rate - 5/5
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32288152-forever-geek?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Forever-Geek/9780007574698
Amazon (UK) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forever-Geek-Girl-Book-ebook/dp/B01LXDQRPG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487884725&sr=1-1&keywords=forever+geek
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