Undone is Cat Clarke's third book for teens and was published on January 31st in the UK. It has yet another brilliant cover (is Cat lucky or what?!) and sounds really, REALLY good. I'll be reading it soon! Here's an Amazon summary to tide me over until then:
Jem Halliday is in love with her gay best friend. Not exactly ideal, but she's learning to live with it. Then the unspeakable happens. Kai is outed online ... and he kills himself. Jem knows nothing she can say or do will bring him back. But she wants to know who was responsible. And she wants to take them down. A searing story of love, revenge and betrayal from a bestselling author.
Sounds good, yes? Read on for an equally good guest post about one of my very favourite subjects - TV shows! - and check back over the weekend for a giveaway of the book.
When I’m not writing, it’s a pretty good bet that I can be found curled up on the sofa, watching DVD box sets and drinking tea. I thought I’d share my current top 5 TV shows, and hopefully get some recommendations from you in return.
1. Game of Thrones
I’m a bit late to the party on this one. I haven’t seen season 2 yet and if it isn’t as good as the first season I may cry. There’s so much to love about this show – incredible world-building, characters you really care about (Tyrion FTW!), characters you hate (Joffrey! Gah!) and lots of fighting.
2. The West Wing
This is the only show I watch that makes me wish I had an actual job. Granted, that job would have to be something really high-powered in the White House, but I reckon I’d be really good at it. If you like watching people talking really fast about things you don’t quite understand (but wish you did), this is the show for you.
3. Friday Night Lights
I was skeptical: a show about American football? Er… no thanks. But one episode in I was a complete convert and it was only a matter of days before I was obsessed with Tim Riggins (Texas forever!) and hating stoopid Lyla Garrity. Coach Taylor and his wife are my favourite TV couple of all time.
4. Queer as Folk (US version)
I think I watched all five seasons of this in less than a month (while I was on a tight deadline for UNDONE, actually). Again, I wasn’t sure I’d like this – an American remake of a British show – but I was proved wrong yet again. Brian Kinney is one of my favourite characters ever, even though his hair is a bit silly. WARNING: there are A LOT of rude bits on this show (and on Game of Thrones, now that I think about it).
5. Buffy/Angel (please don’t make me choose!)
Who doesn’t love Buffy? I’m pretty sure no one I’d ever want to associate with. I’ve just recently started an Angel rewatch and I am LOVING it this time round. Maybe it’s something to do with me being older and wiser. I’ve sort of stalled in the middle of the Great Buffy Rewatch because I’m on season 5 and something BAD is about to happen.
This seems as good a time as any to wheel out the old Buffy vs Edward clip… just because.
So what are YOUR favourite TV shows? Are there any glaring omissions from my top 5?