Friday, August 20, 2010

Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

'Truth or dare?' she asks. I hesitate. I have so many secrets, so many things I don't want to reveal, but this is only a game, only a bit of fun. 'Truth,' I say finally. 'I can imagine one of your dares, and I don't fancy running down Oxford Street naked tonight.' Katherine has moved away from her shattered once-perfect family to start a new life in Sydney. There she keeps her head down until she is befriended by the charismatic Alice, and her life takes her in new directions. But there is a dark side to Alice, and as we learn the truth of Katherine's sister's death and Alice's background their story spirals to an explosive finale. A potent, intense and simply unputdownable psychological thriller from an exciting voice (from the publisher).
A great novel for young adults that reveals the story of Katherine and her secrets little by little, bit by bit, while Alice puts Katherine under her spell. Everything seems fine for a while before things start to unravel again in Katherine's life. Rebecca James is an Australian author who has been described as the new J.K Rowling as she went from rags to riches after a bidding war erupted over the rights to this book.
Rated 4.5/5 GREAT!!
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Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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