Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Girl Called Malice by Aurelia B. Rowl

Published October 3, 2014 by Carina UK
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 nowhere to go and no one to turn to, her world starts spiralling seriously out of control. Only new friend Zac Newton seems to believe in her. Lifeguard and poolside hottie, Zac is quite literally her lifesaver. But then, he’s never met ‘Malice’, her mean-girl alter ego, and Alice wants to keep it that way. She knows this is her last chance for a fresh start until her sordid past catches up with her at the worst possible moment. As everything Alice has worked towards comes crashing down around her, she realises that the hardest thing of all is being yourself… My Thoughts… 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 Alice was and how she was. He also knew that she could be a better person than she was. His patience and understand was beyond that of any normal man. He knew that if he rushed her or pushed her she would fall back into Malice and he would lose her forever. I did not read the first book in this series but did not feel that I was missing out on anything. The story was fun to read and relatable. While not everyone wants to change who they are, it shows that it is possible. I will recommend this book. This is not the story of young love and happy ever afters. This is the story of a young woman working to become a better person and finding the person who can make her better.

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