What I know: a boy in my school will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus.
What I don’t know: who he is.
In a race against the clock, I not only have to figure out his identity, but I’ll have to outwit a voice from the future telling me to kill him. Because I’m starting to realize no one is telling the truth. But how can I play chess with someone who already knows the outcome of my every move? Someone so filled with malice they’ve lost all hope in humanity? Well, I’ll just have to find a way—because now they’ve drawn a target on the only boy I’ve ever loved…
First of all, can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that I have found a YA novel that is a *standalone*? Isn’t such an amazing thing? *heart eyes*
Malice by Pintip Dunn is a science fiction story with a strong romantic foundation – and enough twists and turns to have me hooked right from the start of the book; and the interest didn’t let up until I actually finished the book.
Alice (Malice) is in high school with her home life in tatters – her mother abandoned her brother and her 6 years back and her father is merely a figure head; and one that has no actual interest in her life and is the epitome of an emotionally unavailable parent. In fact, her whole life revolves around her brother, Archie and her best friend Lalana and her strict rule to not date in high school.
When she experiences an anomaly – as much as being zapped by electricity and hearing the Voice of a woman claiming to be Alice of the future – can be considered an anomaly, puts her on the path of a gorgeous boy, Bandit and a journey that will test all her strength, her beliefs and faith in the very humanity!
This was my first book from Pintip Dunn and if you enjoy a dash of romance with your mystery and science fiction; then this is a book that you should not miss either! The writing style of the author reels you in with everything that she has so expertly weaved into the book and its plotline.
Within the pages of Malice, you will find a girl’s jounrye to understand how love and attention plays a significant role in a human being’s life and it will the love she has for her near and dear ones against the strong moral code – before the book ends, our protagonist will travel further than she had ever dreamed, find her illusions shattered and yet find strength in hope, against all odds!
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