Want Books: Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now.

I try not to be wooed by new releases because I tend to give in to impulse buys. But there are some times when I want to give in just to cheer myself up, you know? It’s retail therapy in a different sense.

Hence this Want Books post.

I want this:

Rival by Sarah Bennett WealeRival by Sara Bennett Wealer

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?

This sounds absolutely positively contemporary yummy. I’ve read some good reviews about this, but I’m waiting for some of my trusted reviewers to read this and post reviews before I actually give in to getting it. I like the premise, and I’m a sucker for contemporary novels with all its high school controversies and non-paranormal love stories and discussions on weight, self-confidence and blackhead removers (I should make a post about this). I’m no music genius but I loved the idea of the rivalry, and the excerpts really got me curious to what really happened and will happen between Brooke and Kathryn. I read the Kindle sample earlier, and my interest was definitely piqued.

iWant. But I don’t think I have the time to read this yet. Or if I do get it, I will read it immediately, and the other books would be waiting again. The good thing is I don’t think this is available here yet, so no worries right?

Oh wait, there’s still the Kindle version.


3 Thoughts on “Want Books: Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer

  1. LOL at the last bit of your post. Looks like we feel the same way about book buying nowadays – we only buy books that we’ll read right away. So the books featured in my Want Books posts will just have to wait. :D

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