Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Laced In Malice by Riley Gray
Behind the creepy castle like exterior of Birchtree academy is the sound of gossip, back stabbing and malice. When Zara’s dad takes on the new principle job at the elite boarding school, Zara knows she’ll be an outsider. She dreams of true love and marriage instead of possible frenemies and secrets. Definitely not Birchtree material.
In the cusp of everything are the twins. Oliver and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Nixon are renowned for their different – yet equally effective – methods of torture. And both have their eyes set on goody, goody Zara. Oliver wants to date her and Lizzie wants to befriend her?
At first, Zara is caught in the Nixons spell, but it’s not long until cracks begin to show through their dazzling façade. An anonymous email account, which targets students with their own secrets, has focused its energy on Zara using weapons only the Nixon’s could have provided. But have they turned on her? Is there a hidden agenda behind Lizzie’s interest in Zara? It’ll take four months, three warnings, two released sex tapes, and one dead body for Zara to finally learn the truth. And the truth can either destroy the boy she’s fallen for – and his twin sister – or save them both.
This book is Cruel Intentions, Mean Girls, Gossip Girl, Heathers and any other movie/show you can think of that has evil malicious backstabbing girls in it! Oh and did I forget to mention hot guys?!
Zara never stood a chance from the moment she stepped foot on the campus of Birchtree Academy. It was pretty apparent from the beginning that Lizzie had it out for her. But you were never sure of why. And there are moments when you begin to question if maybe you have misjudged her. Then there is Oliver. It seemed from the moment he met Zara on the train he was intrigued by her. But there is no way "The Playboy of Birchtree" could be interested in her as anything more than another notch in his bedpost. Or could it be more? And lastly, I must mention Damien because any hot guy with a tattoo deserves mentioning! He was so sweet with Zara. I was honestly rooting for him from the moment he was introduced. But by the end, I was even questioning his motives for trying to get close to Zara. There is so much deceit and backstabbing in this book you will not know who to trust!!The storyline moves at a quick pace so it will suck you in from the beginning and you seriously will not be able to put it down because you are gonna have to know what happens next! Some secrets are revealed at the end but this is a series so of course we don't get all the loose ends tied up yet.
I don't want to say anymore because I do not want to give away anything. Trust me this is a book you HAVE to read! There is drama, mystery and even some pretty smokin' hot smexy scenes! I am dying to read more of this series!
I have been in contact with the author and she has informed me not only will there be a second book in the series but also one from Oliver's POV. It is called Written in Malice and is set to be released in March 2013. So be sure to add it to your TBR list over on Goodreads!
Until next time!