Sunday 22 May 2011

Review: Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

Bookish Details:
Pages: 272 Hardcover
Release Date: First pub May 1st 2010, this edition July 13th 2010

Goodreads Summary:
Who is Katherine Patterson? It is a question she hopes no one can answer. To erase her past, Katherine has moved to a new city, enrolled in a new school, and even changed her name. She’s done the next best thing to disappearing altogether. Now, wary and alone, she seeks nothing more than anonymity. What she finds instead is the last thing she expected: a friend.

Even more unlikely, Katherine’s new friend is the most popular and magnetic girl in school. Extroverted, gorgeous,
flirtatious, and unpredictable, she is everything that Katherine is not and doesn’t want to be: the center of attention. Yet Alice’s enthusiasm is infectious, her candor sometimes unsettling, and Katherine, in spite of her guarded caution, finds herself drawn into Alice’s private circle.

But Alice has secrets, too—darker than anyone can begin to imagine. And when she lets her guard down at last, Katherine discovers the darkest of them all. For there will be no escaping the past for Katherine Patterson—only a descent into a trap far more sinister . . . and infinitely more seductive.

My Review:
I loved all the twists and turns in this book. I was completely drawn into Katherine's story and I was kept guessing about her past throughout.

The story is, at times, heartbreaking and told exceptionally well. There are some tough issues to tackle and Rebecca managed to write it perfectly.

This is a story that both adults and teens alike will enjoy but be warned, it's not a fun story to read.

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