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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  574 ratings  ·  230 reviews

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 alr

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Entangled: Teen
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It's still not related to Forget Tomorrow, though. Just wanted to clear up confusion!(less)
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Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Me: *Sees the word "virus" in the description.

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NAT.orious reads ☾
*reads about a release where a virus is the main plot drive just while a real-life virus makes people show their true faces*
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pintip Dunn is back and her words are just as addictive. This is a suspense novel with a dash of romance and a whole lot of mystery. To save the world you must sabotage your future.

Alice is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary brother. She doesn’t think she’s anything special, in fact, she can’t even cook. When a voice in her head starts telling her she needs to save the world her future path is about to take a new route. Malice is the only way to stop a virus wiping out millions. What if you

4.5 ✨ Stars!!

What I know: a boy in my school 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? Wel
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

YAY! I finally read Malice. Honestly, once I started to pick it up.. I just knew that I couldn't put it back down. No matter what.

In it, you will meet Alice. Now she seems to be the only real normal person at this STEM school for geniuses but that's because she kind of is. She only really got into the school because they thought she would be just like her older brother Archie. Turns out, she's a genius with a camera and ca
Buddy Read with Dragons & Tea Book Club!

First, I'd like to say that this book was picked for March before everything went crazy IRL. I think it's important to say this has some people could be offended by the poor taste in sending invites to the group member to read a book about a deadly virus in those times. It wasn't the case, this book was picked before and there was no reason to change it since it wasn't done on purpose.

Alice is an interesting heroine and the twists, while somehow predictabl
Wow what a great first book by this author! This wasn’t her debut novel but it was my first book that I read and I really enjoyed it!
Thanks to the dragons and tea book club for picking this as their buddy read this month!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
March pick for the Dragons & Tea bookclub 🐉

✨ 3 / 5 ✨

This was overall a fun and well-paced story and I was originally leaning towards a 3.5 or 3.75 rating but as I was writing this review I found myself writing down quite a few complaints.

This was picked for the D&T book club back in December but the timing couldn’t have been weirder. Sometimes, however, it’s those eerily specific stories that can help us through a tough time. This was especially true here as even though the basic premise seemed
☀ Kat Nova ☀
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: standalone
*4.5 Strars*
Yet another buddy read with the Dragons & Tea book club!
A visual representation of my brain while reading this:

There was not a single point in this book where I knew exactly what was going on or what was going to happen. There were some points where I THOUGHT I knew, but really I was just a fool. That whole ending was chaos. But I did not mind it in the slightest. I could not put this book down. No, seriously, I have absolutely ZERO self-control and I stayed up all night reading it…
I went into Malice with a slight bias, but I'm glad that this book only cemented the fact that Pintip Dunn is my favorite author.
If you're a fan of well executed plot twists with Malice you're in for a treat. I found myself guessing along the way, only to be absolutely mistaken for the most part.
Dunn's leading ladies are always stellar, so I knew not to expect anything less. Alice was well developed, executed in a way that it was impossible not to feel for her. Bandit was one hell of a love inte
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Check out my full review on my blog here!

“One step, one kindness, one moment at a time.”

Malice by Pintip Dunn follows Alice, our narrator, who attends a STEM school for geniuses like her older brother Archie and his best friend, Zeke. The reader soon discovers that Alice, who would rather be a photographer than any sort of science genius, is the key to saving the future of the human race. It all starts when she’s forced to tell a popular-yet-nerdy jock, B
Claude's Bookzone
2.5 Stars


In my last few reviews I have been a bit negative about romance in books. I am not going to do that in this review. I am not going to mention that the love interests called themselves something like ‘soulmates across different timelines’ (I have forgotten the exact words because I blocked it out). I am also not going to comment on the fact that at one point they started giggling, then tickled each other and rolled around on the ground laughing and staring goofily at each other.

On wi
“one step, one kindness, one moment at a time.”

I enjoyed this book so very much. so so so very much. yeah the timing is weird, yeah I've read this book during a worldwide pandemic, but it was actually helpful in making me feel less stressed out. this book is addicting to say the least, it's about a tough subject but it's also quite light at times. and it's so damn hopeful. the overall message of the book is having hope in humanity, and I think that's what I needed to read right now. also, I love
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*Genre* Young Adult / Syfy / Thriller
*Rating* 3.5


"One wrong move, one detail too many, and we could create ripples that will change the future in ways we never intended." Malice

Author Pintip Dunn's Malice is the first book in a new series, or so the author stated on Goodreads. What you need to know: 17-year old Alice Sherman dreams of one day taking pictures for National Geographic. She's quite good, actually. Her mother left 6 years ago without an explanation as to w
Ashlee Bree
Here's the thing: *blows out a wrenched breath and grips the bridge of my nose* I wanted so much to like this.

I tried so hard to like the wildly unrealistic, sometimes downright outlandish plot. I hoped and I waited for the timey wimey wibbly wobbly of it all to ground itself in something more scientifically plausible, or at least in something with sensical rules that made it seem like time travel could exist in Alice's world. After all, it was buzz words like "voice from the future" and "stop
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
2.5 stars rounded up.

It's been too long since I read this book to give a full-length review, but here are the basic:


17-year-old Alice is just living her life when out of the blue, she's psychically contacted by her older self. Older Self (OS) says that in the future, a madman has unleashed a deadly virus and killed millions. It's her job to stop him in the present - because he goes to her school. OS pushes her into the path of Bandit, a popular nerdy jock, in embarrassing ways.

Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight

This book was so freaking good. Like, unputdownable, full of twists and turns and characters and feels. When I started, I didn't know that it would take as much of a sci-fi turn as it did, but I was really excited that it did! So let us delve into all the phenomenal stuff I loved in this book!

What I Loved:

• So much gray morality! I mean, the grayest of gray, The 100-level gray. I
Laura (Bookie_mama_bear)
Thanks to @this_is_edelweiss @entangledteen and @pintip_dunn for my eARC of Malice. This book is due for release on 4 Feb 2020.
This is a YA sci-fi thriller and really does fill those mighty boots. It’s pacy, exciting and full of teenage angst. I was a little nervous when I discovered the ages of the characters but there really was no need. It’s mature without being too advanced for their years.
The sci-fi concept blended with the who done it element worked really well. The frien
Chelsea Anne
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Wow I’m quite impressed, starting off the year right with the first 5 star read of 2020.

Malice was a nice surprise, I didn’t know much about the storyline which made all the better. There was so many twists and turns, I was continuously waiting with anticipation for what was to happen next throughout the book, it kept me on my toes thats for sure.

The story itself was quite fascinating, I thought the way time travel was included in the story was done quite well.
I do believe this is the first boo
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-releases
April 15, 2020: A slow pacing that isn't my personal choice made this a little difficult to get hooked onto but once the ball started rolling at a considerable speed, it gave enough to keep me by the edge. From interesting themes like time=travel that can impress the right audience to likeable characters who you can't help but root for, this speculative science-fiction has factors to become a favorite even though it didn't meet all my expectations.

January 15, 2020: Thank you, Netgalley & Entangl
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss-2020
Please note: I will be stingy about giving specifics in this review because I really don’t want to inadvertently spoil the story for you.

Malice by Pintip Dunn is an amazing young adult thriller that I didn’t want to put down. From the very opening to the ending, it was a roller coaster ride of feeling and tension culminating in a satisfying ending.

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Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club, Netgalley, and Entangled Publishing for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

Okay seriously this book had me on the edge of my seat the entire night I was reading it. If I wasn’t out for three whole days last week – meetings and a super bad migraine day – then I wo
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
I'm also a book blogger: Vee_Bookish

The many twisted threads of this story that are constantly changing could have equalled a truly epic novel, instead it was just a complete mess. At times it read like a poorly written children's story, a lot of it didn't make sense and it had characters suddenly making dramatic announcements as if they had recently signed up for an Amateur Dramatics course in Stoke On Trent.

There was some strange choices for Alice's brother, Archie. I presume if they had a sib
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Once upon a time stream, *BLANK* invents a virus that will wipe out two-thirds of humanity.”

Malice by Pintip Dunn is a story about one girls’ love for her family, her friends and doing what’s right, no matter the cost to herself. It is an engaging story with page-turning twists, turns, and just enough red-herrings to keep me turning pages. It has a captivating story-line and a strong science fiction element that I found fascinating.

Alice is a wonderful main character; she is extremely likeabl
Isabel ✰
This was actually a pretty promising start but now (in the middle of COVID insanity) is not the time to be reading books about an epidemic for me. Hopefully, I'll give this another try in a few months but right now, it's going to the DNF shelf. ...more
Sheila Goicea
I'm excited to be a part of the MALICE blog tour with The Fantastic Flying Book Club, from February 4th - February 10th, 2020!

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher EntangledTeen via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! In no way does this affect my rating or review.


All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication.

Content Warning: Attempted Murder, Virus Epidemic, Discussion of Suicide, Profanity, borderline Child neglect, D
selina ☾
⚡️ 2020 OWLs Readathon ⚡️
Herbology, Mimbulus mimbletonia: title starts with an M

I'm going to be honest and say that I didn't expect to like this as much I did. I guess you could say it's been a hot minute since I've read anything (to completion) in the high school setting and I might have had my very small prejudices against it, but that's discussion for another time.

This was so much fun to read! Despite the fact that it's way too current (like way too relevant right now) and I should have been
Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
A Malice Driven Virus and the Girl Who Must Stop It

I saw several positive reviews for Malice and decided to jump in and try to have fun with it. I enjoy time travel premises when it’s creative and doesn’t stretch its credibility too far. The title is kind of stupid though? It really was shoehorned into the story and I was puzzled why.

Did Malice hit this Fangirl’s creative sweet spot?
Many young adult books have a great premise… that is then smothered by contrived teen romance. It ruins what story
Mar 18, 2020 rated it liked it
buddy read with the Dragons & Tea book club. ...more
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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 nominate

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