January 05, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Rival


Description: (GR)

What if your worst enemy turned out to be the best friend you ever had?

Meet Brooke: Popular, powerful and hating every minute of it, she’s the “It” girl at Douglas High in Lake Champion, Minnesota. Her real ambition? Using her operatic mezzo as a ticket back to NYC, where her family lived before her dad ran off with an up and coming male movie star. 

Now meet Kathryn: An overachieving soprano with an underachieving savings account, she’s been a leper ever since Brooke punched her at a party junior year. For Kath, music is the key to a much-needed college scholarship. 

The stage is set for a high-stakes duet between the two seniors as they prepare for the prestigious Blackmore competition. Brooke and Kathryn work toward the Blackmore with eyes not just on first prize but on one another, each still stinging from a past that started with friendship and ended in betrayal. With competition day nearing, Brooke dreams of escaping the in-crowd for life as a professional singer, but her scheming BFF Chloe has other plans. And when Kathryn gets an unlikely invitation to Homecoming, she suspects Brooke of trying to sabotage her with one last public humiliation. 

As pressures mount, Brooke starts to sense that the person she hates most might just be the best friend she ever had. But Kathryn has a decision to make. Can she forgive? Or are some rivalries for life?

My Thoughts:
Uh... INTENSE! Right? This book just radiates competition and possibly friendship. I am a huge fan of the cover (I do judge them!! sad I know) . I love paranormal but sometimes I get bored with it and contemporary is the perfect solution so I am really excited for this one!

Rival will be published February 15th 2011 by HarperTeen.


  1. I've been wondering about this one. I love the cover, but I'm not sure it's for me. Great pick though! :)

  2. I'm really looking forward to Rival! Sounds really good and different. I like reading books about music. Great pick :)

  3. Just finished this one a few days ago. Trust me it is amazing. I donated the ARC to Different Area Codes Book Tours on Just another Book Blog. I know you are in the process of moving though so you might not be able to request it.

  4. Just saw this one on another blog and I just don't know if this book is for me. I'm putting it in the * different* list the one I keep a running tab on for when I have extra cash or for when I need something to mix up the pot a bit. I want to say it sounds awesome, because it does... but it just sounds like straight drama. lol.

    Great pick! I didn't do WOW this week but I posted a discussion post- drop by if you have a chance!

  5. You're not alone on judging covers, I do it too. It's hard not to! I totally love this cover too! The flower on the piano is just so pretty! I'll definitely be waiting on this one too! Great pick Kare! :)

  6. I can't wait to read this one either !! The cover is gorgeous !! I'm your latest follower =)
    Great pick ;)


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