Sunday, July 18, 2010

Beautiful Malice

Book Name: Não Há Bela Sem Senão
Author/s:Rebecca James
Language Portuguese
Original Title: Beautiful Malice
Publisher, year:Suma de Letras , 2010
Page total: 312
Date Read: July 14 2010
Genre/s: YA, fiction, thriller, Mystery
First line of Book:"I didn't go to Alice's funeral."
"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?"
After her sister's murder, Katherine moves to another cityand changes schools. After Rachel's death, she got lots of attention from the media but now all she wants is not to be noticed. But then, she meets Alice. Alice is funny, joyous, nice, seductive and popular. And she can spread happiness wherever she goes. She and Katherine become best friends, but then Katherine notices Alice's erratic behavior: she's either a complete and utter bitch meanie or the nicest person you've ever met. She can be uber sweet and a great friend or she can be narcissistic and cruel. It all depends.

The thing is, Alice has a secret. A huge secret.

I loved this book. I've been reading a lot of unexpectedly good literary stuff lately, but this...whoa. I swear, I could feel exactly what Katherine was feeling, and I didn't want to keep reading, because I felt very frustrated but I couldn't! Don't you just hate when that happens? I don't.

I really liked that the narrative changed from present to past to longer past. It really gave me a complete view of the story, but without giving everything over at once - that's one of the causes of my frustration, by the way.

it was very well written, I really liked Robbie and Mick and Philippa and Katherine's parents and I really
hated Alice. With all my guts. Isn't that a magnificent show of characterization?
Rating:5/5 Kisses


Zakiya LadyWings said...

1. No Quotes?
2. Great reaview! It sounds like an awesome one! Another TBR! :D.

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Spelled review wrong, but y'all know what I
meant. LOL.

Dana Alma said...

Hey you, interesting review. I like foreign works.
Readaholics Anonymous

Anonymous said...

@ Zakiya: I couldn't find any except the one i put in the beginning

@ Dana: thanks

A Book Adventure said...

Sounds like a great good, I love your blog btw :)

Jen the bibliophile said...

This book sounds most definitely intriguing! Did it have a good ending though?

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