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...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)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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 predictabl ...more
Thanks to the dragons and tea book club for picking this as their buddy read this month!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✨ 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 ...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 it… ...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 inte ...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 she’s forced to tell a popular-yet-nerdy jock, B ...more
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 ...more
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 w ...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
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.
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 ...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. 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 ...more
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 ...more
January 15, 2020: Thank you, Netgalley & Entangl ...more
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.
read more: https://saschadarlington.me/2020/02/0... ...more
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 ...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 sib ...more
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 ...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, D ...more
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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 ...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 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 ...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 nominate ...more