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  1. Vinaya Vinaya says:

    Have you ever read a book and thought, I wishIhad written that For me, that usually happens only with two kinds of books Firstly, the ones that are so fabulous, you have a serious case of writer s envy On my list, the top spot there is occupied by The Kingkiller Chronicles , or the ones that take a truly fabulous idea and ruin it so horrifically, you can hear the Muses scream in pain Tiger s Curse, I m looking at you But for the first time ever, I found a book that I thought was p Have you ever read a book and thought, I wishIhad written that For me, that usually happens only with two kinds of books Firstly, the ones that are so fabulous, you have a serious case of writer s envy On my list, the top spot there is occupied by The Kingkiller Chronicles , or the ones that take a truly fabulous idea and ruin it so horrifically, you can hear the Muses scream in pain Tiger s Curse, I m looking at you But for the first time ever, I found a book that I thought was pretty damn decent and enjoyable, even, and still felt a sense of incompletetion, and a longing to go back and retell the story my way Beautiful Malice feels like someone handed you one of those mini cupcakes Just one It s great in that one small mouthful, but after you re done, you re SO dissatisfied So yes, I DID enjoy Beautiful Malice while I was reading it, but now that it s over, I can t really say it fulfilled any literary dreams I ve heard this book being called a psychological thriller If that s what the author intended, she is so far off the mark, she might as well be in Africa But if you treat it as simple YA contemporary fiction, I think James does a pretty damn decent job Katherine Patterson has been living in a self enclosed bubble of isolation ever since her sister died Her life is a pattern of gray, until she s pulled out of the slump and forced into actually living by the advent of Alice into her life But her new friend may not be everything she seems to be, and slowly, Katherine begins to realize that maybe Alice isn t the best thing to happen to her after all The best character in this book is, of course, Alice Alice steals the show on Page 1, and holds it firmly right up to the very end She s a very real person I ve met someone like her before, a narcissistic sociopath, and reading Beautiful Malice brought back some very vivid memories The thing that really made Beautiful Malice for me was how understandable Alice felt It s not so much that she s evil, even though the main character tries to demonize her several times, as a reader, I felt the conflict in her character her desperate longing for attention, her inability to look beyond the circumstances of her own life, her need to be everything to everyone in her life these are the classic traits of someone with abandonment issues, and when you think about it like that, she feels less evil, anddisturbed The friendship between Alice and Katherine was interesting, but it was the one between Katherine and Robbie that was the most fleshed out, and had the most heart Robbie reminded me of Dick from I ll Never Be Young Again, so desperately in love with a woman who s all wrong for him I really liked the way the author developed the bond between these two lost characters, not a hint of sexual feeling, not right until the last few chapters, when Katherine is dating Mick and maybe, just maybe, Robbie realizes what he s lost, even while he s struggling to accept the truth about Alice The thing that struck me most about this book was how very understated the emotions were It was an interesting way to approach a psychological thriller , but not a very effective one Even as I admired the approach, and the setting and the way the story played out, I felt like something was missing I wanted ,emotion,chills down my spine,evidence of the fact that Alice was disturbed and unstable and potentially dangerous I felt like she faded away in those parts, after her true colours were exposed to Katherine Instead of becomingthreatening and invasive, her character becomes secondary to the drama of Katherine s pregnancy And so, in the end, I don t feel like Alice was responsible for what happened to Mick at all I mean, sure, she initiated the events that led to tragedy, but it was a choice he made, that resulted in an unforeseen accident There is no hint that she was, in fact, planning for what happened to happen All in all, this was a quick, easy read and quite enjoyable I ll give it the Aussie YA stamp of approval, but not whole heartedly I feel like the post reading experience was nowhere close to as fulfilling as it would have been if the author had been less restrained with the drama I think this might actually be the first time I ve called for a book to bedramatic So, worth a read, definitely, but nowhere close to the top of the Aussie YA food book chain


  2. Karagan Karagan says:

    After the murder of her younger sister, Katherine Patterson starts a new life at a new school as she attempts to escape the media, her parents depression, and her own guilt There, she meets Alice and quickly begins a friendship with the clearly narcissistic sociopath Eventually, she also bonds with fellow victims of Alice s rancorous personality, finding love and peace despite her friend s antics.For the entire first half of this book, I felt dragged through a world of mostly text book, one d After the murder of her younger sister, Katherine Patterson starts a new life at a new school as she attempts to escape the media, her parents depression, and her own guilt There, she meets Alice and quickly begins a friendship with the clearly narcissistic sociopath Eventually, she also bonds with fellow victims of Alice s rancorous personality, finding love and peace despite her friend s antics.For the entire first half of this book, I felt dragged through a world of mostly text book, one dimensional characters With the second half offering slight surprises here and there, I was only mildly interested enough to keep reading The deaths were dull and unimaginative The constant time jumping, likely written to arouse suspense and curiosity, left me in a state of annoyance and frustration as it completely disrupted the flow of what, from my understanding, was meant to be a thriller Quite honestly, the only thrill I got was in the anti climactic end as Katherine got her chance at what I stretch to call a happily ever after The only character who held an inkling of appeal to me was Robbie, a young man who has lost his mother and who finds no support or comfort from his emotionally wrecked father One who is willing to succumb to the poison that is Alice so as to feel even an iota of happiness that she able to give him despite the destruction she brings to his heart and mind Won through the Goodreads first reads giveaway


  3. Sharon Sharon says:

    Katherine Patterson is sitting under a tree reading a book when Alice Parrie comes along inviting her to her eighteenth birthday Katherine is taken aback as she s not evens friends with Alice and has never associated with her Although Katherine declines her offer, Alice is persistent and won t take no for an answer.It s been awhile since Katherine s been anywhere to socialise as she prefers her own company Katherine is hiding a dark and very deep secret which she s carried with her since her Katherine Patterson is sitting under a tree reading a book when Alice Parrie comes along inviting her to her eighteenth birthday Katherine is taken aback as she s not evens friends with Alice and has never associated with her Although Katherine declines her offer, Alice is persistent and won t take no for an answer.It s been awhile since Katherine s been anywhere to socialise as she prefers her own company Katherine is hiding a dark and very deep secret which she s carried with her since her sister, Rachel was murdered Since that day her life changed completely After being at the party a short time Katherine starts to relax and mix with some of the guests Katherine also meets Alice s boyfriend, Robbie who seems to be quite a nice guy considering the way Alice treats him sometimes The way Alice acts seems a little strange and Katherine wonders if there isn t something not quite right with her.Katherine finds herself being friends with Alice and Robbie and together the three of them will share fun times, but at times Alice can be mean and cruel which makes Katherine believe there isto her than meets the eye Robbie and Katherine get along really well and he starts confide in her and she wishes she could do the same Knowing that if people find out her deep, dark secret it could affect those around her and is she ready to turn their lives upside down as well as her own.I really enjoyed this book which had me hooked from the first page If enjoy psychological thrillers then look no further because this book is for you A story about betrayal and revenge that will leave you wantingHighly recommended


  4. Beth Beth says:

    Another massive disappointment The good stuff, first, so that you guys can bear in mind that I m not just a jealous bitch giving it a poor rating because it was sold in a bidding war But honestly I couldn t see what the fuss was all about.It was, I guess, a compelling read Although I m not quite sure why I can t say that I cared very much about the plot and, although I love YA thrillers, especially of the psychological variety, I couldn t say that there was any massive driving questions t Another massive disappointment The good stuff, first, so that you guys can bear in mind that I m not just a jealous bitch giving it a poor rating because it was sold in a bidding war But honestly I couldn t see what the fuss was all about.It was, I guess, a compelling read Although I m not quite sure why I can t say that I cared very much about the plot and, although I love YA thrillers, especially of the psychological variety, I couldn t say that there was any massive driving questions that had me chewing my nails I read it in a couple of hours and, considering the reading funk I ve been in lately, that was quite an achievement I loved the Australian setting, as I do love Australian settings in general, but there was no real sense of place Okay, she name drops Australian places, e.g Coffs Harbour, and distinctly Aussie stuff like the HSQ, but there s no description of the place that could make me go NOM NOM NOM AUSTRALIA It was just a generic setting with a few individual names thrown in.The best parts of the novel were the characters of Alice and Philippa whose name I kept reading as Pippa, for no apparent reason , which is funny because they couldn t have been further apart on the personality spectrum While Philippa is endearing, sweet and believable, Alice is toxic, evil and manipulative However, Philippa is written realistically, although I did wonder what she was doing hanging out with much younger people More on that later Her relationship with Mick is sweet and I guess Mick is sweet There are a few funny lines, but nothing particularly earth shattering.Katherine s memories of how her family were presented in the press after her sister s mother got to me but made perfect sense Sometimes I think about my own family, if someone let a journalist in now and they transcribed all of this, we would sound like the worst dysfunction junction out there but because it s your own family, insider s perspective tells you that none of that stuff means what it would appear to mean to an outsider if that makes sense The only part of the novel that James handled with any subtlety was Katherine defending her parent, saying that they weren t pushy, just ambitious this was the only part where Katherine s voice really came off for me, because I felt, as a reader, that she didn t sound like she was in denial She sounded like she meant it, and I could relate to that.The very best part of the novel, and really the only part that pushed it out of the one and a half star rating for me, was how realistic Alice felt There have been a number of notorious bitches in YA fiction However, most of these antagonists are never developed past she s a bitch becaue SHE IS Alice is given a better treatment in that she s actually given a mental illness Alice is the classic absolute narcissist, not just in the sense that the whole world exists as Alice s mirror which shows her as she would like to see herself, but in the sense that she is an exhibitionist, cruel and calculating without any reason to be yet James times these pretty perfectly, so it doesn t leave the reader going, Why is she being so crazy with no apparent motivation but her intended, That bitch has PROBLEMS Alice was actually given a few creepy details that I enjoyed, such as her leaving the cubicle door open This makes me sound weird, and I hated reading about it it made me feel squirmy and uncomfortable but that was James s intention Alice is the only character that came off at all.However, this is where I have to bridge the gap between praise and criticism I relished the Alice parts because James showed elements of Alice s character, and the depth of her narcissism, with fairly subtle stuff like Alice not wanting to travel because no one would know her abroad However, James isn t satisfied until she has beaten that horse to a bloody pulp James, you are wrtiing for a YA adult, but YAs are not morons We know a narcissist when we see one, even if some of us wouldn t know what to call them We don t need a psychology master s student Philippa running around telling us that Alice has issues We understand how badly Alice s mother abandoning her must have screwed her up and that it s probably the reason behind her actions we don t need that vomit inducing, sanctimonious paragraph that Katherine delivered to view spoiler Robbie hide spoiler at the end We get that Alice is not 100% monster We don t need Katherine laying out all of Alice s problems and giving us a mini justification.Even worse, we didn t see nearly enough of Alice s charm Katherine kept telling us that she had it, but being hot pretty and having charm and charisma are two different things When Alice s sanity starts to slip, she doesn t seem charming she just seems loud and obnoxious Maybe that is the point, but the only scene yes, one scene in the 300 page novel that I felt any sense of Alice s charismatic presence was in the morning after scene where she sobs all over Katherine with her bullshit apologies That was a great scene, by the way I finished this book in less than a day Given the plot, I thought I would love it I love books that are about mentally unstable antagonists, creepy friends, darkness and real life horror So I thought I would love this book It didn t bother me that it was dark, and that s not why I m marking this down.I hated the writing It wasn t bad , per se It was justblah Average And I actually think thriller is one of those genres where you can t get away with even average writing you have to be right there, all the time, with the protaganist Else the plot just falls down dead in the water, which Beautiful Malice did for me Katherine wasn t an unlikeable narrator, but she was incredibly cardboard She was just average , too James didn t seem to have any grasp of the most basic writing rule show, don t tell I am not a huge rules person and I think a good balance of showing and telling is the way to go But seriously James never showed us anything She only ever told us Case in point I don t want to leave Mick Alice could be so charming sometimes I was Rachel s number one fan We never really see any of Mick or Alice sendearing qualities Katherine just sort of tells us that they have them, and we re supposed to believe it Alice is not a character that we re supposed to feel sympathy for, but she never felt like a character at all just a collection of volatile traits This makes moments that are supposed to show the characters changing their minds or showing hidden depths e.g view spoiler Katherine admitting to Philippa that she had been angry at Rachel on the night she died hide spoiler Also, the writing felt incredibly stilted to me I was never there with Katherine, not once James is a writer with absolutely zero subtlety and practically no talent for writing dialogue The characters don t speak realistically instead of spending time building up relationships and awww moments, James givesx us exposition heavy clunkiness, such as Philippa saying, You seem so much older than seventeen to Katherine as a reason why the 24ish woman would hang out with a high schooler on a regular basis Robbie s guilt about his mother is given the handwave treatment I almost think I would have liked this bookif it had focused on the relationship between Robbie and Alice, because Robbie was actually a great character a guy whose mother s death had left him in such a guilty mess that he almost felt like he deserved the monstrous treatment Alice gave him There s a startling lack of direct dialogue in this novel Direct dialogue is not James s strong point, but it is odd how little of it she uses For example when describing her relationship with Robbie and Alice who the reader has only just met , she says, We had a lot of conversations about the music we liked Well, how about showing us some of those conversations, James The lack of character relationships totally undermined the rest of the novel.An odd thing to complain about, but a thing nonetheless I had no idea of time frame It s true that Beautiful Malice is non linear, with HORRIBLE flash forwards to an adult Katherine I m all for trying new things in YA, but that had no place in it and I ve got no idea what that was even in it to start with, because arguably it spoiled the best not twist of the novel view spoiler Katherine s pregnancy hide spoiler However, for example, the book opens with Katherine and Alice s first real meeting and blabs through that for a while, then skips forward to Katherine and Robbie s first meeting, then skips forward again, with no indication of how long, to when Katherine and Robbie and Alice are all BFFs That was jsut very odd to me.The climax was also the most badly written part of the story Sorry, the hypocrisy that sentence was horribly written, too It was vague, confusing, uninteresting and just muddled Why is it that James could write about rape admittedly in a vague way , pregnancy, sociopathy, abduction, guilt, sex and nudity, but she couldn t write a good scene of violence I m not an overly gory person, but I felt that the whole view spoiler Mick jumped into the water and, oh well, that was the end of him and Alice hide spoiler thing was just such a cop out My blood was not pounding My heart was not racing More than anything I was scanning the pages going, what the hell is going on The plot twists had such little setup and failed to see their relevance that I was just underwhelmed by most of them For example, the big one about view spoiler Rachel s murder hide spoiler just elicited a so reaction from me Alice hasd already done so many horrible things by that point that I couldn t say onebetrayal made it any worse The view spoiler Alice Rachel hide spoiler thing was quite good, I guess, but the betrayal lost its impact as James telegraphed that Alice had no genuine feelings for Robbie from the very beginning, and it just felt so disconnected I think that was the main problem I love drama, and even melodrama, but James s plot was very poorly structured as well There seemed to be no driving tension even when Alice went mad there were a lot of view spoiler bunny boiler cliches hide spoiler a lot of it seemed to have on real connection, so even though it was interesting, it felt like it was lurching from one inevitable obstacle to another.There is probably , but on the whole, Beautiful Malice was just a half baked, inconsistent disappointmnent There are no relationships, no tension and no real mystery Next time, maybe show what your characters are thinking feeling and what their intentions are, rather than infodumping them through blocks of boring text Generous 2 stars


  5. Wendy Darling Wendy Darling says:

    I am amazed at these glowing reviews I found this book far fetched, melodramatic, and lacking in any sense of genuine emotion None of the characters are fully developed and they serve mainly as plot devices for a poorly structured, ludicrous story.


  6. Leanna (daisychainbooks) Leanna (daisychainbooks) says:

    Let me start by saying that I haven t been so impressed by a book in quite a while I was lucky enough to receive a copy for review and picked it up one day last week intending to read just a few chapters Two hours later I was totally engrossed in the story and couldn t put it down This rarely happens to me, but here James has written a psychological thriller that will grab you from page one Seriously, the start of the book is excellent What an opener When we are introduced to Katherine, she Let me start by saying that I haven t been so impressed by a book in quite a while I was lucky enough to receive a copy for review and picked it up one day last week intending to read just a few chapters Two hours later I was totally engrossed in the story and couldn t put it down This rarely happens to me, but here James has written a psychological thriller that will grab you from page one Seriously, the start of the book is excellent What an opener When we are introduced to Katherine, she has suffered a great trauma in her life, and so when the beautiful and popular Alice insists on befriending her, she doesn t resist, despite her reservations and the warning signs right from the start that Alice may come withthan a few problems of her own Having experienced a few toxic friendships myself, I found the depiction and the dynamics of their friendship fascinating and very believable Of course, this is not just a friendship gone wrong This case is extreme and there are very dark elements at work here Both girls have their secrets Alice made me uncomfortable right from the start of the book I guessed her darkest secret about half way through the book, and when I did I knew she would stop at nothing to get revenge on Katherine She s unpredictable and downright scary at times This is a friendship which never sits comfortably with the reader, and an ominous feeling pervades from the start of the book Alice is very menacing, unhinged, and some of her actions from stalking to downright horror will give you chills I read an article about this book a while back in which it was said to contain elements of Single White Female, and having read it I thoroughly agree.For me the book revolves around the concept that one bad decision can change your life, cost you the thing you love the most, and define you forever if you let it Katherine has the courage to overcome this, while Alice doesn t, with disastrous consequences The writing is fast paced and addictive, jumping between different points in Katherine s life Sometimes I find this style hard to follow, but that didn t happen here I was so engaged with the characters and the relationships in the book that I just wanted to find outI connected with a lot of the relationships in the book, and I have to say the story evoked quite an emotional response from me I loved Robbie and Katherine s friendship, and was pleased for her when Mick and Philippa entered her life, and she finally saw Alice s true colours.I generally review books without giving spoilers, but I had to try extra hard here as I know most people won t have read the book yet, and I really wouldn t want to spoil the surprises for anyone Overall I thought this was an excellent read I felt sad when I finished the book because even though it s brilliantly concluded, I was still left wantingI can t wait to read the next book from Rebecca James


  7. Rob Rob says:

    This is a rather sick, twisted tale of guilt and repression but mostly guilt.Four principal characters, Katherine, Alice, Robbie and Mick There is an other character Rachel, Katherine s sister, she not there a lot but without her there wouldn t be a story.Rachel, 13 years old, gets raped and murdered whilst in Katherine s care, who is only 15 years old herself.Katherine is so full of guilt, over the death of her sister, that she withdraws from the world.Katherine leaves Melbourne and goes to Sy This is a rather sick, twisted tale of guilt and repression but mostly guilt.Four principal characters, Katherine, Alice, Robbie and Mick There is an other character Rachel, Katherine s sister, she not there a lot but without her there wouldn t be a story.Rachel, 13 years old, gets raped and murdered whilst in Katherine s care, who is only 15 years old herself.Katherine is so full of guilt, over the death of her sister, that she withdraws from the world.Katherine leaves Melbourne and goes to Sydney to finnish her schooling.Along comes Alice who befriends Katherine Alice s bright vivacious personality soon gets Katherine feeling much better about herself.But there s a dark side to Alice Alice s behaviour is Bipolar like, super highs and vindictive lows Robbie, Alice and Katherine are a threesome, with Alice and Robbie a supposed couple and Katherine an Robbie strictly platonic But Alice treats Robbie like a doormat and Robbie just eats it up.Alice s behaviour becomes increasingly vindictive and cruel and Katherine would like to break away but can t.Katherine meets Mick and falls head over heels in love with him.Now Alice is out of control vicious.There is no shades of grey in this book The characters are either unbelievably nice and caring or just putrid.The only character that lit up the pages was Alice, who was so full of hatred and anger and wasn t backwards in showing it The rest were just beige This is a YA book and I am no YA That s probably why the book felt a little under done to me Recommended for YA 3 stars was the best I could do


  8. MaryG2E MaryG2E says:

    4.5 sThis book is a real page turner I couldn t put it down and read it from cover to cover in one day The story is well structured and flows very well Although it is not a new concept, it is given a fresh perspective, being centred around a group of Australian young adults as they finish their final year of school and take the first steps into a new life.The central character, Katherine Patterson, has suffered a terrible tragedy a few years earlier, with the murder of her younger sister, Rac 4.5 sThis book is a real page turner I couldn t put it down and read it from cover to cover in one day The story is well structured and flows very well Although it is not a new concept, it is given a fresh perspective, being centred around a group of Australian young adults as they finish their final year of school and take the first steps into a new life.The central character, Katherine Patterson, has suffered a terrible tragedy a few years earlier, with the murder of her younger sister, Rachel Katherine s involvement in the circumstances surrounding Rachel s death has both immediate and long term repercussions for both herself, her parents and her relationships in the school and broader communities From the moment Alice lobs into lonely Katherine s life, things will never be the same again Beautiful, charming, funny Alice seems to be the perfect bestie for Katherine, but gradually the darker side of Alice s nature emerges, plunging Katherine and her mates into a sea of trouble Eventually Alice s grim secret is revealedwith an interesting twist in the tail which I did not see coming


  9. Megan Megan says:

    Beautiful Malice is the literary version of a Lifetime Movie Ya know, the bad people are really bad and the good people are simply too nice to be true It s heavy on the drama, slightly predictable, and mostly forgettable But you still find yourself completely hooked Really, I intended to write a review of this book weeks ago when I finished, but now I m glad I didn t It s not that great of a book and just not worth the time I would have put into the review Don t get me wrong, I loved it wh Beautiful Malice is the literary version of a Lifetime Movie Ya know, the bad people are really bad and the good people are simply too nice to be true It s heavy on the drama, slightly predictable, and mostly forgettable But you still find yourself completely hooked Really, I intended to write a review of this book weeks ago when I finished, but now I m glad I didn t It s not that great of a book and just not worth the time I would have put into the review Don t get me wrong, I loved it while reading it and found it to be incredibly entertaining But it s not the most original Or best written Or surprising So YA readers enjoy Adult readers of YA, save this one for a day you re feeling light and fluffy


  10. Rhiannon Ryder Rhiannon Ryder says:

    About this time last year you may remember a crazy amount of hoopla about debut author Rebecca James After a large quantity of rejection letters from agents, her manuscript was pulled from a unsolicited slush pile and started a crazy world wide bidding war for the publishing rights While on one of my google hunts for new info, I typed in J.K Rowling and ended up looking at a bevy of articles about the pandemonium surrounding Ms James, many of which were questioning if she would be the next J About this time last year you may remember a crazy amount of hoopla about debut author Rebecca James After a large quantity of rejection letters from agents, her manuscript was pulled from a unsolicited slush pile and started a crazy world wide bidding war for the publishing rights While on one of my google hunts for new info, I typed in J.K Rowling and ended up looking at a bevy of articles about the pandemonium surrounding Ms James, many of which were questioning if she would be the next J.K Rowling, the author of the last books to have created such a phenomena I immediately started following her blog, spending several months reading back posts and waiting to hearabout the Y.A thriller she d sold.Like J.K Rowling she was bordering on bankruptcy when the book finally took off, she had children four sons and she d written the book on her off time Her blog was amusing and down to earth, I was totally intrigued and dying to get my hands on her book after it had caused so much excitement Shortly after the news went wide though, she dropped her blog and had an under construction website that no matter when I clicked on it, seemed to go nowhere I eventually stopped checking up on what the progress was and forgot her name, only to be reminded about her while flipping through the confirmed guest list for the IFOA international festival of authors in Toronto in early October I was thrilled she was coming and surprised her book, Beautiful Malice, had been released at long last in July Why hadn t I caught this sooner I quickly ordered my copy through , and decided to head down to her reading and interview this past Friday morning.The synopsis going around was roughly this Katherine and her family have moved and started a new life after a devastating tragedy, leading her to befriend Alice, a seemingly perfect start to a new life Except friendship with Alice is not what it seems, and could quite possibly have lead her into a whole new web of danger.Beautiful Malice was a very quick read, but completely unimpressive I absolutely cannot imagine what caused all the excitement in the first place The first person, present tense, narrative is awkward and lead me to my first ever instance of noticing the narrative while reading Normally I m so caught up that unless I m asked the hubby generally loathes first person, so it comes up I don t tend to take note of the type of narrative at all Jarring and unpolished sounding, Beautiful Malice s narrative is immediately noticeable, which took me out of the thread of the story repeatedly The story jumps back and forth from two years in the past, gradually revealing what exactly has happened to her sister, to present time with Alice, to five years in the future Each told in present tense I m supposing this is meant to create the tension of the story, each component only revealing tiny little bits at any given time, so you find yourself deep into the book before much is revealed But so many of the characters are unlikable or participating in situations I find unbelievable that it kills a lot of the tension for me Especially the main thriller component, Alice Why any of the other characters are supposed to like her, the charisma she is supposed to exude, it s all lost on me She s odd, unlikable, and so obviously psychotic, the idea Katherine is supposed to be so enad of her makes me quickly dislike Katherine too Totally beyond all of these issues is the fact this book so often strays into totally adult material and in such a way I feel like the publishers are trying to purposefully make it a cross over book Neither totally Adult nor totally Y.A., but some weird middle ground Maybe if they d focused on one, they could have weeded out some of the problems and come out with a well written book, because lets face it, the only books that appeal to adults and kids teens alike are the well written ones I was repeatedly reminded of that terrible movie Wild Things, not a flattering comparison.In the end I was badly disappointed, and I m not even remotely interested in the supposed sexy, psychological thriller series Her publishers envisage her carrying on with Needless to say I didn t go to her interview, no need trying to pretend interest when I was so under impressed by the book


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Schitterend kwaad [Read] ➳ Schitterend kwaad ➻ Rebecca James – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Het kwaad keert altijd terug Iedereen kent de naam Rachel Boydell, van het meisje dat in Melbourne is vermoord Haar zuster Katherine was er getuige van en voelt zich sindsdien schuldig dat ze niet hee Het kwaad keert altijd terug Iedereen kent de naam Rachel Boydell, van het meisje dat in Melbourne is vermoord Haar zuster Katherine was er getuige van en voelt zich sindsdien schuldig dat ze niet heeft ingegrepen Ze gaat naar een tante in Sydney en leeft verder onder een nieuwe naam Tot Katherines verbazing wil het populairste meisje van haar nieuwe school, Alice, haar beste vriendin worden Maar Alice heeft een schaduwzijde, en naarmate zij zich verder in het leven van Katherine dringt, komt deze zijde meer naar voren en blijkt dat ze met haar vriendschap duistere bedoelingen heeft.

  • Paperback
  • 287 pages
  • Schitterend kwaad
  • Rebecca James
  • Dutch
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9045801973

About the Author: Rebecca James

Rebecca James is the author of BEAUTIFUL MALICE, SWEET DAMAGE and the forthcoming COOPER BARTHOLOMEW IS DEAD She has worked as a waitress, a kitchen designer, an English teacher in both Indonesia and Japan, a barmaid, and most memorably a mini cab telephone operator in London Rebecca lives in Canberra, Australia, with her partner and their four sons.