Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James
Genre: young adult
A devastating secret
A life torn apart
A new friend to help you forget
But what if she isnt’t who she seems?
So.Were you glad,deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister?were you secretly glad when she was killed?
Following a horrific tradedy that leaves her once-perfect family devastated, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and begins a new life of quiet anonymity.
But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her plan to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable to resist the flattering attention that Alicr pays her snd is so charmed by her contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon becone firm friends.
But being friends with Alice is complicated; and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice csn be charming she can also be selfish,Sometimed,even,Alice is cruel.
And when Katherinr starts to wonder if Alice is really the kind if person she wants as a friend, she discovets something else: Alicia doesn’t like being cast off…
This book is one of the best books ive ever read! I found this little gem in the poundshop can you believe it? The p o u n d s h o p. If anyone that is not from the UK doesn’t know what the poundshop is its literally a shop and you guessed it everythings a pound! As a huge bookworm i was on the hunt for something new to read not being bothered if the book came out yesterday or ten years ago, and this caught my eye. With just reading the first few pages i got totally hooked and when i got home i read it within three hours! I couldnt put it down!
With out giving it all away to much im going to explain why i love this book! I could sit for hours and write page after page explaining the whole story but whats the point in that? When you could go out and by the book yourself and have your own judgement!
Anyway the main character in this book is a girl called Katherine Patterson and basicly she becomes friends with a girl called Alice and they become bestfriends but this isnt your normal everyday friendship. They do what your normal teenage self does goes to partys, has a drink, talks boys. Well anyway Katherine becomes friends with Alices friend Robbie which they all hit it off and they start to go around together. Rebecca James ( the person who wrote the book) keeps dropping hints that Katherine has a terrible secret which you dont find out properly untill the end.
The story is basicly in three parts and you have to read it all for it to make sense. One part is about when she meets Alice and the stuff they get up to. Part two is about her secret. part three is when shes in her twentys and she has a baby. I know what your thinking Alicia why are you telling us to read this confusing book? Its not as confusing as it may seem, even though it flips between past and present in nearly every chapter.
This book isnt your normal goodie and baddie book its so suprising in a good way and Rebecca James makes you rethink your theory about the book like a hundred times.
Anyway back to the story, Katherine starts to realise that Alice is a bit odd,very controlling. When i first started reading this book i though oh god Alice is a vampire or something and its going to be one of them books.Trust me its not. You would never guess the ending from the first few chapters which again you can with some books.
Alice and Robbie have a ‘thing’ but its totally one sided on Robbies behalf. Later on in the book you find out Robbies dad has a new girlfriend (Robbies mother has died) which turns out to be Alice! I know what your thinking Alice is 18 and Robbies dad will be in his fiftys or fortys thats so messed up!! The story goes on and you start to learn more and more about Katherines deadly secret im saying deadly because its not something little like shes born a princess and has been kept locked in a tower her whole life ( dont get me wrong that would be great) its something much worse as it could actually happen in real life its quite scary.
Alice tries to use Katherines secret againest her and you find out what a total bitch she is and it makes you question why Alice became friends with her in the first place. Alice does die at the end of the book now you are all thinking why did you tell us all? I have told you as this isnt the only tragic thing in the book that will shock you.
So if you like quite creepy and young adult type books then you will love this book! Let me know in the comments if you have read or are thinking about reading this book and if there are any other books that i should do a review on! Peace out:)