Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review:New GirL by Paige Harbison

New girl
by Paige Harbinson
Published by Harlequin teen
Date publication  January 31st 2012 by HarlequinTeen 
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis:They call me 'New Girl'... 
Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her. 
Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy. And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault. 
Except for Max Holloway—the boy whose name shouldn’t be spoken. At least, not by me. Everyone thinks of him as Becca’s boyfriend but she’s gone, and here I am, replacing her. I wish it were that easy. Sometimes, when I think of Max, I can imagine how Becca’s life was so much better than mine could ever be. 
And maybe she’s still out there, waiting to take it back.

My thoughts

Cover: Defenitely a cover-love of mine. Love underwater covers. I think it depicts a scene from the book. A disaster, a mystery will come to light.

Book: Honestly I only requested in on netgalley because of the cover[^_^]. Read my first Harlequin teen title not long ago so when not give this a shot. Totally worth my 8 hours reading this, in one setting.

A new girl is accepted to a Ivy league boarding school, Manderly.Arrives there and immediately all most of her peers dislike." She's trying to replace'' Rebecca, who went missing the summer before.What happened to her? Will she come back? a mystery! Denial, Vengeance,Lust,Hatred

This is an retelling of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.I've heard of it but have not read it. So i can't say which one is better, the retelling or the original.

This story takes place at the start of a new school year, senior year, high school.

The storytelling was fantastic.Told in two perspectives,Rebecca, missing,and the main character that remains nameless till the end.Yes she is mentioned as 'New Girl'.The past and 3th person pov of Rebecca's chapters and the present and 1st person pov of New Girl is beautifully interwoven

The focus of this retelling are the moments and experiences throughout the school year at Manderly from the past[Rebecca] and a year later, the present; New Girl's experiences.

Rebecca was manipulative, conifing and the puppeteer of her surroundings and 'friends'.You 'll love despising her. I almost felt pity towards her at the end.Almost

Other outstanding characters
the art professor
The academy

New girl the complete opposite.Caring and kind.Only thing i disliked that she she let people push her around. But she gets a backbone atthe very end.

There was scandal.[Scandalous]cheating,hatred,betrayed, humiliation.but true friendship around New Girl.Manipulated amor. The real thing with New Girl. Dude, Dude the ending lines, the revealed mystery was THA BOMB If you're into mysteries,standalones give it a try. A paranormal rut remedy

Thanks to netgalley and to Harlequin teen approving request

a song that fits perfectly with this book and does generate a atmosphere. 

The Title explains it all

virtual hangouts 

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  1. Oh, it sounds so good! I have seen so many reviews on this book and just need to get my hands on it!

  2. LOL!!! Scandalous! Awesome review, I've see some people talking about this and am curious to see if I will like it too!

    La Toya (La Toya, Literally)

  3. Glad you enjoyed it, Roro! i still need to read it. :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  4. I keep hearing so many cool things about this book and each one makes me even more intrigued to read it!! :) And I really want to know what the new girl's name is -- the whole mystery behind it is killing me! x)

    Awesome review, Roro! It always makes me happy to see another person love a book that I've been planning to read because it makes me even more excited!! :) Thanks so much for this!

  5. I've read some non-flattering reviews of this one. I really enjoyed reading a different opinion. Lovely review, roro.

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

  6. I didn't know this was a retelling of Rebecca! I hadn't paid it much attention and hadn't seen any reviews yet, but now I really want to read it! It sounds great!

  7. I don't have much luck with a lot of YA retellings, but REBECCA is one of my favorite books of all time, so this intrigues me...

  8. There are a lot of mixed reviews for this one, but I really enjoyed it myself. I am glad that you liked it.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

  9. Hi Roro!
    I didn't like this one very much :(
    I didn't really like the characters and Becca especially was awful!
    I read the original and I would recommend that one.
    It is always fun to compare reviews though!

  10. Awesome review! I can't wait to read this



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