Malice is a novel about an openly lesbian high school student who must come to terms with her sexuality and navigate the tricky waters of teenage life. While trying to protect herself from bullies, she also finds herself drawn into a dark underworld where secrets are kept and violence rules. Along the way, she discovers that love can be both beautiful and deadly.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who enjoys a good LGBTQ+ mystery. It’s perfect for fans of books like The Gilda Stories or Weetzie Bat.
- This book is a great read for LGBTQ+ teens who are struggling to find themselves
- The author does a great job of creating complex, believable characters
- The story is full of suspense and intrigue
- The book might be too violent for some readers.
- It may not appeal to everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+.
- The love story in the novel could be seen as cliche or stereotypical.
Learn more about the author
Heather Walter is a queer writer and teacher from Philadelphia. Malice is her first novel.
“Malice is a powerful and engrossing novel that explores the dark side of teenage life. Heather Walter has created a richly drawn world, populated with compelling characters that draw you in and keep you guessing until the very end.”
“This book gave me all the feels! It’s a powerful and emotional story about self-acceptance, love, and overcoming tragedy. The characters feel real and three-dimensional, which makes for an intense read. I couldn’t put it down!”
“Malice explores the dark side of teenage life with unflinching honesty. Heather Walter’s debut novel is a powerful tale of love, loss and ultimately hope.”
“Malice is a riveting and dark new novel that sucked me in from the very first page. Heather Walter has created a wonderfully complex world populated with rich, believable characters that I quickly became invested in. This is an absolutely stunning debut and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.”