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Malice

Sophie Harris Young Adult Heat Rating: 4

After three years in prison, Emma has nearly given up. She’s been accused of a crime that she didn’t commit, but no one believes her. Her best friend was murdered, and Emma took the fall. But much to her surprise, she is granted a second chance to prove herself to the world. She sets out, determined to prove her innocence and catch her friend’s killer. Who was behind this setup? What forces were working against her? Unfortunately for Emma, nothing could prepare her for the events that are about to unfold. Review: Malice by Sophie Harris is an excitement laden introspective read. Emma is in the psych ward for killing her best friend... only she didn’t do it. Every convict says that right? Except she really didn’t do it. Her best friend Lily was fighting cancer and she left her alone for only a few minutes to come back and find her dead body. Emma’s psychologist Ms. Rand readily recognizes Emma’s innocence but is powerless to do anything about it. The consequences of saying she is sane might place her in a jail cell instead of psych ward. Ms. Rand adores Emma and can’t stand by and watch her convicted of a crime she didn’t do. She takes it upon herself to break her out and assist her in solving the mystery of who really killed Lily. Along the journey of solving the crime a jumble of plot and character twists invade the story making Malice a truly compelling novel. Every detail of the story leads to the unexpected climax. While in the institution, Ema gets weekly letter, no name, no address from an individual who believes she is innocent. The town she grew up in is full of adopted children, including Emma. The author finds a way to tie the adopted, the institution and Emma’s biological mom into a chilling page turner. Masterful, gripping, suspenseful!!

The Watcher Lisa Voisin Young Adult Heat Rating: 3

TMillennia ago, he fell from heaven for her. Can he face her without falling again? Mia Crawford is drawn to a mysterious new guy at her school and discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both? Ancient history is only the beginning. Review: The Watcher by Lisa Voisin was thrilling, achingly beautiful and heart pounding! Filled with Angels and Demons, The Watcher takes the reader on an action packed thrill ride from beginning to end. The leading female of this novel, Mia, finds herself caught between today and past lives. When she meets Michael, he evokes feelings in her that over the course of the novel, Mia realizes go very deep. When Michael is conflicted between doing what is right and wrong, Mia is kind of driven into the arms of the “bad boy”. Ah….a love triangle. It makes for an intense read and keeps readers cheering long into the night. The author did an incredible job with the descriptive writing in The Watcher. I felt like I was there, that I could see what was transpiring right in front of me. Overall, I thought The Watcher was an intense, age-old love story with twisted myths turned into a fresh and thrilling read. | Reviewer: Sasha Hibbs |

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