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11 October 2014

Review: A Girl Called Malice by Aurelia B Rowl

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…

Source: NetGalley Request | Purchase

5 Words: Mean-Girls, friendship, love, surprising, change.

If I had to describe this book in one word, I would fail. I would fail terribly.

When I read Popping the Cherry I have to admit that I pretty much hated Alice. She was a mainly peripheral character, she didn't really take up the limelight, but she was one nasty bitch. So when I heard about A Girl Called Malice, a chance to read the mean girl's story, I'm not sure what I expected.

I certainly didn't expect what I read.

A Girl Called Malice is one of those books that challenges your judgement. And I absolutely love it. It's a little different from the first book, more NA than YA, but it's still about growing and and finding out who you are.

Alice is a fantastically complex character. Just when you think you know her, BAM. Surprise! You learn something new.

The ending was just beautiful. I really liked how it played out.

THAT dress not only sounds exquisite, it is. Don't you just love authors who interact with their readers?

And... Hazelnut Lattes are delicious and addictive. Trust me, after reading this book I tried one.


  1. Thank you for reading and taking the time to review A Girl Called Malice. I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed Alice's story but now I *really* need to try a hazelnut latte!

  2. I'm not a big fan of mean girl themes, but it sounds like you enjoyed it! :)

    1. You should give this a go :) It takes the mean girl trope and completely turns it on its head. Bloody brilliant!

  3. I love seeing another side to a story. I like how people nowadays are blurring the lines between the good and the bad and show how some people could do the things they do.

  4. I would love to read a mean girls perspective. I don't think I've ever read a sort of redemption book for a mean girl. I would think I would have to read the first book to see how Alice was in the past versus who she is now, but you really liked this one so I'm sure it's good.


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