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A Girl Called Malice

(Facing the Music #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  38 reviews
It’s not easy being the Queen Bee. Alice Taylor should know.

You know that girl. The one that the whole school’s social life seems to revolve around. Alice used to be that girl until she decided to quit sixth form college. Suddenly her ‘friends’ aren’t so interested in following her around and her attention-grabbing behaviour is about to get her kicked out of home. With no
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Published October 3rd 2014 by Carina UK (Harlequin)
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I'm giving up on this one. I just am not in the mood for some boy/girl drama. I am skipping rating it because it's not that bad..I think it's just not my cup of tea.
I'm bored and need to move on.

I received an arc copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

ETA: Fangirls who want to comment and condemn me for not reading the books comments will be deleted and asses blocked. It's my frigging review...AND IT'S NOT A BAD REVIEW
Cora Tea Party Princess
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Words: Mean-Girls, friendship, love, surprising, change.

If I had to describe this book in one word, I would fail. I would fail terribly.

When I read Popping the Cherry I have to admit that I pretty much hated Alice. She was a mainly peripheral character, she didn't really take up the limelight, but she was one nasty bitch. So when I heard about A Girl Called Malice, a chance to read the mean girl's story, I'm not sure what I expected.

I certainly didn't expect what I read.

A Girl Called Malice is
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - For one night only, could the real Alice Taylor please step forward. Stars.

It has taken me a while to read this book, and that is not due to it being poorly written, far from it. I have struggled with the storyline itself. Having read and loved Popping the Cherry I was interested to see how Aurelia would tell Alice’s story, and it is a much darker and emotive tale.

In PtC, she was the character you hated, the bully, the belittler, the ring-leader, I didn’t have much sympathy for her when she
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

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When Aurelia Bowl contacted me if I wanted to read her book A Girl Called Malice, I was so eager to dive into this book after I read her first book Popping the Cherry. This book was an absolute breath of fresh air that allows us to see that never everything is black and white. This book was brilliant, heartbreaking, emotional, captivating and simply beautiful all in one.

Alice Taylor aka Malice was the Queen Bee. The girl that you
First, I would like to give a huge thank you to Aurelia B. Rowl. I was deeply honored to be asked to be a beta reader for A Girl Called Alice, and to be a part of Alice and Zac's story from the beginning.

I met Alice in the first book Popping the Cherry, which is Lena and Jake's story. Alice is the girl I and readers love to hate. Alice was the thorn in Lena's side, the mean girl of the school, and she had her mean girl sights on destroying Lena. But now we get to discover the truth behind Alice
Reet Singh
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Girl Called Malice.
What a roller coaster ride. Darker than dark to start with, and then about midway through things start to lighten up – then they darken, then lighten - as I said, an Aurelia B. Rowl roller coaster!

So many bumps on the road for Alice, horrid soul-breaking bumps, and she isn't even 18 years old yet. You wonder if the last bump will be her last – if it will break her. But that girl is a fighter. A survivor. She keeps coming back, and keeps getting slugged – seriously bla
Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
My thoughts in a nutshell: I read the first book in the series, Popping the Cherry, last year and mostly enjoyed it so when I saw this book, with that cover, on Netgalley, I thought I'd give it a try. But I didn't realise at the time that this book is about Lena's bully, Alice. If I'm honest, if I'd read the product description closer instead of requesting blindly, I might have skipped over it. I'm not the biggest fan of stories involving mean girls. But in the end, while I had some issues with ...more
Natalie TBGWP
Jan 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Queen Bee, Alice Taylor is losing her crown, her skivvies, and her castle. Bad times! She’s also losing her mind. Alice Taylor is the modern day Jekyll and Hyde. The good very rarely is seen, comes with her natural brown eyes and a calm, loving persona. The bad which just happens to be shown every day comes with blazing blue eyes, short skirts, a vile bullying personality and a reputation as a slut and the name Malice.
Trapped in a family made up of secrets, she is secretly working at a ne
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Girl Called Malice is the second book in this series. I read Popping the Cherry last year, and I'm not going to sugar coat it, Alice was a nasty piece of work. So going into A Girl Called Malice I knew what to expect, and straight off the bat we get to see 'Malice' in action, and let me tell you now she is a bitch, she is evil, nasty, selfish, and treats her 'boyfriends' (and I use the term loosely) like a doormat. She is a car crash waiting to happen, yet strangely enough I found myself drawn ...more
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for a honest review

**There may be spoilers**

You ever wonder why a bully is a bully? Why are they so mean? What makes them so mean? Well this book is about a bully, who doesn't really like to be a bully, but it's the mask that she built up, the wall she put in place to keep people away so she wouldn't be afraid of getting let down, getting hurt.

It's not the best way to go about life, but it's what worked for Alice. Alice grew up living a lie, a lie so big that it ate away at
Carmen Falcone
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!!!

Another fabulous offering by super talented Aurelia B. Rowl This time, we’re inside bad girl Alice’s mind! She’s the one who bullied Lena in Popping the Cherry.

There is a lot of angst, deep emotions, redemption and even romance in this book. Aurelia shows us she’s super versatile and can bring a completely different vibe from PtC, for instance.

My only issue was, I struggled a bit at first. Alice isn’t super likeable, and even though she’s neglected at home, I had a hard time connec
Julie (Bookish.Intoxication)
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, loved
I received this novel from NetGalley.

Don't read this book... It will make you cry...
No seriously, tears everywhere, this novel is so moving and emotional and raw that it left me with so many feelings I don't know what to do with them all!
This isn't my typical book to pick up, but wow, I am glad that I did. The growth of the protagonist is astounding, and it allows the reader to experience her hurt, her elation and her love. Rowl has written a masterpiece.

This novel is for anyone who likes a good
Aurelia Rowl
Nov 22, 2013 marked it as books-written-by-me  ·  (Review from the author)
This was a difficult story to write, and turned out far longer than I'd ever intended, but it needed to be written. There are always two sides to every story, and you cannot know what drives another person without walking a mile in their shoes. I hope you will give Alice a chance. You'll also get to catch up with all of the characters from Popping the Cherry and watch the sparks fly when Alice and Lena come face-to-face once more. ...more
Holly Martin
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant, moving, gripping story that had me laughing, crying, and unable to put it down. Aurelia has done a fantastic job making us fall in love with the most hated character in the first book Popping The Cherry. A Girl Called Malice showed us Alice's other, more gentle side, her real self and the side that only Charlie and then Zac gets to see. I loved this. It was incredibly well written, pacy and superbly delivered, even tackling some very difficult topics but this was done effort ...more
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, ya
The Story:

Not all people are exactly as they seem. Alice, otherwise known as Malice, is a prime example of this.

She has spent her whole school life convincing others that she was the Queen Bee, thus earning her (well-deserved) nickname. She has terrorised the school, pupils and teachers alike - has hopped from private school to private school, finally landing in her last - where she dropped out of college.

Alice just doesn't seem to have a lot going for her, but she is top of the school food ch
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
If any of you have read Popping The Cherry (I really hope you have), you’ll already be familiar with Alice, more popularly known as Malice. For those of you who aren’t, simply put, she’s that mean girl at school who makes your life miserable and she relishes every moment of it. Yeah, stay clear of this one! In Malice, this mean girl decides to leave school and her friends behind because she’s had enough of school life. That’s partly thanks to her role in the awful prank gone foul that she played ...more
Gemma Weir
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars

A girl called Malice is book #2 in the facing the music series by Aurelia B Rowl. This is the first book I have read by this author and I was gifted a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I had no idea that this was part of a series until a few seconds ago. I so can completed attest to the fact that this is a true standalone and you really don't have to had read the first book
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was looking forward to this book for ages, having read and loved Popping the Cherry, and let's just say I was not disappointed. While Popping the Cherry was brilliant Young Adult fodder, A Girl Called Malice takes us more into the realms of New Adult. Alice, 17 when the book starts, is a little young for your typical NA heroine, but in many ways she's older than her years - definitely when it comes to sexual experience. Rowl is not afraid to let her characters get down and dirty, so Malice isn ...more
Suze Lavender
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Girl Called Malice is the second book in the Popping the Cherry series. I highly recommend the first book, so I would advise you to read it before starting this one. A Girl Called Malice could be read as a stand alone story, but if you can have twice as much fun why wouldn't you?!

Alice is the mean girl who always tried to make Lena's life a living hell. She's definitely earned her nickname Malice by being vindictive and vicious. She decides to drop out of college and is working at a hotel inst
Jessica Alcazar
It has taken me a while to read this book, but not because it was badly written, far from it. It's because every single page of this book was emotional in one way or another! I must declare that Aurelia is the queen of emotions!!!! LOL – she makes her characters hurt, and love, and live. She makes her readers seethe, and laugh, and sniff. But best of all, she makes us HATE! – I didn't like the dark parts at all – nearly-18 year old girls should NOT have to go thru what Alice did, but life is lik ...more
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I am beyond speechless. I can't even think right now. I am indeed in love with this book!
A Girl Called Malice is about family, new friendships, and of course falling in love.
Alice and Zac's love story is definitely a roller coaster ride but I was amazed the whole time. I enjoyed reading this and so drawn to the characters that I didn't want it to end.
Zac is everything a boyfriend should be. He's perfect. Alice really broke me though. She suffered so much between friendships, family, and
Gwendolyn Kensinger
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm really having a hard time even thinking of words to include in this review to express how much I love this book. First I want to say a HUGE thank you to the author, Aurelia B. Rowl, Carina UK (the publisher), and Net Galley for providing this ARC.
This book was everything I needed. A little bit rock and roll and a bunch of love and devotion.
Alice is a girl who used to be the Queen Bee but after dropping out of college fights her inner demons to find out who she is and who she wants be.
Alaine Batty
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I ABSOLUTELY loved reading about Alice & Zac. I will admit after reading Popping the Cherry (the first book) I really hated Malice and I actually told Aurelia that I was finding it hard to connect with the story as I hated Malice soo much. I was dreading having to read the book and not really connecting with Alice... Oh boy was I wrong!!

Aurelia had me crying, laughing, screaming and cheering along with the story line... I'm on about full on ugly crying so much so my boyfriend asked me who had d
Charlotte Lynn
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Everyone knows that girl. The one who everyone loves to hate. Everyone wants to be friends with, even if they only want to be friends so they are safe from her claws. Even when I didn’t agree with what she did or how she reacted to something, I could understand her twisted logic and hope that it worked out for her. I enjoyed watching her realize that who she was is not who she wants to be. When she met Zac, her eyes were snapped wide open and she knew she had to change.

I love Zac. He knew who A
Two Nerds With Words
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Disclosure: This ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.

'A Girl Called Malice' is an orginal read, one which kept me gripped, made me laugh and made me unbelievably sad at times.

Alice is such a fabulous character. I was in awe of her sassy attitude. Discovering the history of this character, who was so easy to hate in book one, was a stroke of genius. The author developed a character who as was fresh as she wa
Brandy Roberts
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
i was giving a copy for my honest review i liked it i haven't read the first one but i think it was to a point were you didn't have to read it but i know im going to go back and read it . i liked how malice become alice im kinda afraid to read popping the cherry because i ended up liking alice the way she was with charilie and then
with zac and i really liked Valentina for giving her a chance to know the real alice. man i want my own zac he was amazing and didn't judge alice he stuck up for her
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Leane by: Received a free copy for an honest review
This book was an incredible read, extremely emotional and impossible to put down, finished it in 2 days. Alice is an extremely complex character, as you discover her history can easily understand her actions and Zac you immediately fall in love with. Their story and their friends remind you that you cannot pick your family, but your family of friends and what is most important. Michelle I hated and even though karma she got it in the end, was actually hoping she would get even more, but the auth ...more
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even begin??? This book is so well written and I absolutely loved it!! I could not put it down once I got started on it!! I love how we get to see Alice go through all the different stages that some young girls fight with on a daily basis. To see Alice overcome her obstacle and to have such a good guy stand by her and never give up on her was such a warm fuzzy feeling. I love the HEA that this book ends with. I was honestly sad to see this book end!! Hope that there are going to be mo ...more
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After meeting Alice in the first book, I was looking forward to reading her story.

Rowl portrayed the teenager very well and used her voice to aid character development. I was saddened by Alice's background and delighted by the way the story moved forwards.

The most marvellous thing I have found about both books is just when you think they could become a little predictable, Rowl throws in a curve ball or clever reference. A few times while reading I found myself gasping or nodding in appreciatio
Megan Neel
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I wasn't really sure what to expect with this book, but I was definitely happy to have the opportunity to read it.

Even though Alice was the typical mean girl, I was still drawn to her and intrigued by her character. I found myself wanting to know more about her and could barely put the book down. The author did a great job of developing her character and giving us a glimpse into her life.

Zac was such an amazing male character. I enjoyed reading about him and the growth of their friendship. We co
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Aurelia B. Rowl writes sweet yet sexy contemporary romance stories, as well as young adult and new adult romances.

She lives on the edge of the Peak District in the UK with her very understanding husband and their two fantastic children. When she’s not writing, you’ll often find her curled up with a book or out running, making the most of the trails and fells surrounding her home or legging it aro

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