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2nd Featured Author Giveaway – Rebecca James

3 May

Welcome to my second FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY, where I tell you about an author I love and give away a copy of her book!

I first came across Rebecca James last year when I read her YA psychological thriller BEAUTIFUL MALICE. Publisher’s Weekly sums the book up like this, ‘James, gifted with unusual insight into teenage agonies, probes Katherine’s raw-nerve guilt over her sister Rachel’s murder, Alice’s self-destructive narcissism, and the healing power of young love.’ Sounds intriguing? It is excellent! Beautiful Malice has been sold in over 20 countries. Here’s the blurb:

Book Description: Beautiful Malice

‘Truth or dare?’ She asks.

I hesitate. ‘Truth,’ I say finally. ‘I can imagine one of your dares, and I don’t fancy running down Oxford Street naked tonight.’

‘Truth,’ Alice says slowly, drawing out the vowel sound as if she’s savouring the word. ‘Are you sure? Are you sure you can be completely honest?’

‘I think so. Try me.’

‘Okay.’ And then she looks at me curiously. ‘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?’

Katherine has moved away from her shattered family to start afresh in Sydney. There she keeps her head down until she is befriended by the charismatic, party-loving Alice, who brings her out of her shell. But there is a dark side to Alice, something seductive yet threatening. And as Katherine learns the truth about Alice, their tangled destinies spiral to an explosive and devastating finale.

MY REACTION after reading BEAUTIFUL MALICE:

“Brilliant, awful, heart-breaking, powerful, tender… this book is all these things and more! I’m totally in awe. While I was reading, I couldn’t help but cringe as I remembered some of the stupid things we did as teenagers and got away with, and how life-shattering it is when you don’t. Don’t miss this book!”

Rebecca lives in Australia with her partner and their four sons. She is currently writing her second book “Little Deaths”, which I can’t wait to read!

ADD BEAUTIFUL MALICE TO YOUR GOODREADS LIST.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT REBECCA

To win a copy of BEAUTIFUL MALICE go to The Glimpse facebook page HERE and leave a question for Rebecca, or a comment letting me know you’d like to win the book. Rebecca will be dropping by the Glimpse facebook page over the next couple of days to answer your questions!

Right now you can also win a copy of THE GLIMPSE on Soumi’s blog Pages From My Thoughts.