What I know: a boy in my class will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus.
What I dont 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...more
It's still not related to…moreUpdate: On Twitter, Pintip has clarified that this book is a standalone for now (https://twitter.com/pintipdunn/status...).
It's still not related to Forget Tomorrow, though. Just wanted to clear up confusion!(less)
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 dont know: who he is.
In a race against the clock, I not only have to figure out his identity, but Ill have to outwit a voice from the future telling me to kill him. Because Im 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 theyve lost all hope in humanity? Well, I ...more
Alice is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary brother. She doesnt think shes anything special, in fact, she cant 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 saw ...more
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 shes forced to tell a popular-yet-nerdy jock, ...more
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 ...more
✨ 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 couldnt have been weirder. Sometimes, however, its those eerily specific stories that can help us through a tough time. This was especially true here as even though the basic premise ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
*Genre* Young Adult / Syfy / Thriller
"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 ...more
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 love ...more
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 ...more
Malice by Pintip Dunn is a story about one girls love for her family, her friends and doing whats 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 likeable ...more
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. Its 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. Its mature without being too advanced for their years.
The sci-fi concept blended with the who done it element worked really well. The ...more
Malice was a nice surprise, I didnt 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 book ...more
Time travel plays a big role in this book in the most unique way. I don't think I've ever read a book that approached time travel in this way. Our heroine Alice gets news from the future that someone she attends school with goes on to create a deadly virus in the future that ...more
Malice by Pintip Dunn is an amazing young adult thriller that I didnt 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.
read more: https://saschadarlington.me/2020/02/0... ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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 its creative and doesnt 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 Fangirls creative sweet spot?
Many young adult books have a great premise that is then smothered by contrived teen romance. It ruins what story ...more
More like a 3.5
When I started reading Malice I did not expect it to be a science fiction thriller. There's so much manipulation, mystery, and danger. Sure the world hangs in the balance, but I found myself questioning everything - and with good reason! It's a story about love, siblings, and the influence of our actions. Does one person's life always outweigh the good of many? The ...more
A twisty time travel tale! This is one of those books that keeps you on your toes---Alice's future self has contacted her because she needs current-Alice to stop a classmate from creating a virus that will decimate the population. You're left not only wondering who will be a future evil genius, but also trying to piece together how future-Alice's instructions will possibly stop the upcoming apocalypse. I love stories ...more
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 ...more
Okay seriously this book had me on the edge of my seat the entire night I was reading it. If I wasnt out for three whole days last week meetings and a super bad migraine day then I would ...more
Going with a 3.75 star rating for this book. This was a pretty good sci-fi novel with futuristic aspects blended with a slight mystery. The writing was great, the characters were cool, I just didn't connect with them 100% so that's why I couldn't give it a full 4 star rating.
Alice was such a confusing girl. She seemed to be easily swayed by her future self into doing things that were morally wrong. She did seem to have a good head on her shoulder, ...more
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 ...more