Monday, 21 December 2015

{Review + Christmas Special} All Wrapped Up (Geek Girl #1.5) by Holly Smale

All Wrapped Up (Geek Girl, #1.5)Posted by Donna
Release Date: November 5th, 2015
Finished Date: December 6th, 2015
Publishers: HarperCollins Children's Books
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Source: For Review
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 220
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US / Book Depo 
 
All I want for Christmas is… a new GEEK GIRL story!

Harriet Manners knows a lot about Christmas.

She knows that every year Santa climbs down 91.8 million chimneys.

She knows that Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was almost definitely a girl.

She knows that the first artificial Christmas trees were made out of goose feathers.

But this Christmas is extra special for Harriet, because four days ago she had her First Ever Kiss.

Now she just needs to work out what's supposed to happen next…

A romantic festive treat from the internationally bestselling award-winning author of the GEEK GIRL series. Also includes a BONUS previously unpublished GEEK GIRL short story TEAM GEEK!

The Review: All Wrapped Up is the perfect holiday novella to get you in the festive mood and it's also an added bonus for all of the Geek Girl fans!

Could we love Harriet and Nick any more? Well this special novella gives some special insight to the their first ever date along with their first kiss. I did wonder why we missed it in between Geek Girl ending and Model Misfit starting but this was a fab way to flash back in time, but also if you're all up to date with the series and are Team Lion Boy then this could be a little bit heart-breaking too. 

All Wrapped Up has a little bit of everything for the festive holidays and it's full of swoon-worthy moments and not only that, it felt real. Harriet's personality shone throughout this novella more than ever and it just made me love her even more. If you're a fan of this beautiful couple then it's definitely a must-read this year.

Thank you to HarperCollins for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 
 
 THE GEEK GIRL GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS
by Harriet Manners  

 
The word mistletoe comes from the Old English word mistletan, which means poo twig, because it spreads itself through seeds in bird droppings that land on tree branches
 
The biggest Christmas tree in the world is in Rio de Janeiro – it is 278 feet tall, and floats on the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
 
In the Ukraine, Christmas trees are decorated with spider’s webs
 
In Scandinavia, they leave porridge out for Santa instead of cookies
 
The First Ever Christmas stamp was issued in 1962 and featured a wreath and two candles
 
The First Ever Christmas card was sold in 1843 and depicted a family drinking wine
 
The First Ever Christmas song sung in space was Jingle Bells
 
Ice skating is the oldest human-powered means of transportation on earth, invented 3,000 years ago in Finland where skates were made from animal bones and leather
 
The most romantic Christmas fact ever - in 1913, a couple were fined fifteen dollars for kissing in the streets of New York City on Christmas Day
 
All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 separate presents 
 
The World’s biggest stocking is 106 feet and nine inches long and holds a thousand presents 
 
Approximately three billion Christmas cards are sent every year in the US alone
 
The average age of a Christmas tree is fifteen years old 
 
For more Festive Geek Girl facts, check out All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale, published by HarperCollins Children’s £9.99,  out now
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