by Aurelia B. Rowl
Release date: September 3rd, 2014
Publish by Carina UK (Harlquin)
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…
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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 Malice, 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's mean girl persona...and it's not a pretty one. As much as I disliked Alice in the first book, I loved her in this one. To finally see the reason why Alice is so mean and who's the thorn in Alice's side. Even though Alice is wild and promiscuous, she is tough! I really do love a strong heroine and malice Alice is definitely my kind of bad girl heroine. Especially for what she has endure in her life. I loved getting inside Alice's head and being able to understand how she worked. Alice is also at a point in her life that she’s tired of being fake. She’s had to protect herself by being heartless, and uses the mean girl act to shield her heart from the hurt that turned her into somebody she does not want to be any longer. Now, she’s ready to become the real Alice. But can she?
I also met Zac in the first book. OMG, how I love this guy. He's gorgeous, swoon worthy and has the most beautiful and caring heart ever. And yes, it’s going to take a wonderful guy like Zac to see the good in Alice the malice. I will admit that the first book broke my heart for Zac. But now I get see my good guy Zac finish first. And truly, Alice is the right girl for Zac.
A Girl Called Malice is a companion book to Popping the Cherry, so it can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend you read the first book so you’ll get all of Alice and Zac's story. I do have to mention Alice and Zac's romance, it's intense, sizzling hot and a beautiful swoon worthy, happily ever after that had me saying, Oh, heck yeah, it's time Zac gets the girl. I highly recommend A Girl Called Malice in the Popping the Cherry series as a must read.
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