Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer

This book looks awesome - been hearing a fair bit about it!!

Rival by Sara Bennett Wheeler
Published by Harper Teen 15th February




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?

7 comments:

Elodie said...

gREAT PICK !! I love this cover an I've read great reviews about this one !!

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

I've heard great things about this one, so I'm definitely intrigued! Great pick!

Here's what I'm waiting on!

Sally said...

I just put this on my wishlist the other day. Looking forward to it.
Sally.

~*~Jessica~*~ said...

This book is well worth the wait! I really liked it...check out my review here: http://bookjessicalover85.blogspot.com/2010/12/rival-is-first-book-i-received-to.html

ajmitchell said...

I wish in chorus all high school so this one really appeals to me too. Great WoW!

My WoW

BLHmistress said...

I been wanting this one too, Hope you enjoy it when you get it.

Our WOW

Sara said...

Hey there! Thanks so much for WOW-ing RIVAL - I hope you like it!