#BookReview- Malice by @PintipDunn #YAFantasy


What I know: a boy in my class 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…

Biography

Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B., and received her J.D. at Yale Law School.

Her novel FORGET TOMORROW won the 2016 RWA RITA® for Best First Book, and SEIZE TODAY won the 2018 RITA for Best Young Adult Romance. Her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for the following awards: the Grand Prix del’Imaginaire; the Japanese Sakura Medal; the MASL Truman Award; the TomeSociety It list; and the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award.

Her other titles include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, THE DARKEST LIE, GIRL ON THE VERGE, STAR-CROSSED, and MALICE.

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My Review

Riveting! Time travel meets end of world prophecies in this spellbinding #fantasy by Pintip Dunn.

Alice is a normal teenage girl going about her life until one day, a voice from the future informs her that she’s been chosen to save the world from a deadly virus.

Farcical?

The voice has a way of insisting that’s hard to ignore. Before long, Alice is on a life and death mission where every person is a suspect and murdering someone she cares about may be the only answer to solving a global annihilation.

There are so many elements to this story. The author does such a magnificent job of juggling them all into believable theories that she left me guessing to the very end how it would all turn out.

Favorite Lines

“Try.” The word is wrapped around a smile. “Reach for me. I’m waiting.”

Malice- Pintip Dunn

“I trust you because I noticed you long before you ever approached me on that basketball court,” he says quietly. “Because you bring two lunches to school every day, one for you and one for your brother. Because when I talk to you, sometimes you forget to blink. And so help me, that makes me feel like the most important person on the planet.”

Malice- Pintip Dunn

I love the depth and breadth of these characters. It’s impossible not to get caught up in their desperate fight to survive, and yet, it’s those quiet, intense moments like the one above that made my heart flutter.

I give Malice 5+ lovely kisses- Poignant and heart wrenching!

bursting with love

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27 thoughts on “#BookReview- Malice by @PintipDunn #YAFantasy

  1. Wow sounds really good Jacquie. Fantastic review ❤️

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    1. Thanks, Shalini. I love Pintip’s books!

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      1. I have just placed it in my wishlist on Amazon…

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  2. Awesome review, Jacquie! I almost requested this one on NetGalley, and I may still after reading your review.

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    1. It’s so worth the read, Teri! Have you tried her books before?

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      1. I haven’t, but it looks like I’m going to.

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  3. I’ve see some great buzz on this book. It sounds like a candidate for my TBR. Excellent review, Jacquie!

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    1. I’ve read all of her books and haven’t been disappointed, Mae. She puts a lot of heart and soul into her characters.

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  4. This sounds great. I love when mankind has a difficult puzzle to solve.

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    1. She’s a wonderful writer, Jacqui!

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author February 7, 2020 — 10:15 am

    Great review, Jacquie:) This book keeps tempting me.

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    1. Oh, you have to read it, Denise! It’s so good 🙂

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  6. Anything virus related terrifies me right now! I’ve always wanted to try this author and this sounds like a great read, Jacquie! Loved your review!

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    1. All of her books are excellent, Jennifer. Keep her on your radar 🙂

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  7. Thanks for the heads-up about “poignant and heartwarming.” Even one of those would be a fire alarm for me. I admit that I just want to be entertained. I can cry for free. LOL. Best to the author nonetheless. Hugs all around.

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  8. Awesome review, Jacquie!

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    1. This book is so good! Have you read it or any of Pintip’s other work?

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  9. Beware Of The Reader February 9, 2020 — 8:02 am

    OMG Jacquie that last quote is so romantic!!!

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  10. Nice review and a perfect draw to our current world crisis.🤔

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  11. If I only knew your secret to writing , reading, reviewing, blogging and more.🤔. You are amazing!

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