New Release Blog Tour: Malice by Pintip Dunn
Today we have a blog tour for Pintip Dunn’s new YA fantasy thriller Malice! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!
Maliceby Pintip Dunn
on February 4, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Thriller, Sci-Fi
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What I know: a boy in my school will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus.
What I don’t know: who he is.
In a race against the clock, I not only have to figure out his identity, but I’ll have to outwit a voice from the future telling me to kill him. Because I’m starting to realize no one is telling the truth. But how can I play chess with someone who already knows the outcome of my every move? Someone so filled with malice they’ve lost all hope in humanity? Well, I’ll just have to find a way—because now they’ve drawn a target on the only boy I’ve ever loved...
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: Black flannel shirt, sleeves rolled up. Black jeans. White canvas sneakers
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: Ur imagining what I’m wearing, amirite? Don’t lovesick girls fantasize bout this every morning?
Me: Hate to break it to you, Bandit, but the only “sick” I’m about to be is all over my phone.
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: Could u plz not call me that?
Me: What? Bandit? But it’s your name.
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: Yea, but when u say it, w all ur proper spelling, it sounds like ur scolding me
Me: What should I call you, then?
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: How bout babycakes?
Me: How about Most Obnoxious Boy Alive? That’s how you’re listed under my Contacts.
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: Ur giving me pet names already? Aww, honey oats, that’s sweet. Not sure I’m ready 4 this level of commitment tho
Me: You started it!
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: Ur rite. I did. Ok fine. 2 eggs over easy. Bacon. Toast. What I’m having 4 breakfast
Me: Told you already. Utterly uninterested.
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: Chrysanthemum tea too. Cuz it reminds me of my khun yai. She used to make it 4 me every morning w loads of brown sugar
My fingers hover over my cell phone. I can’t bring myself to shut him down. Not now. Because I know from Lalana that “khun yai” means “grandmother.” And…he spoke about her in the past tense.
I remember, too, that Lalana attended a funeral last year. And I’m pretty sure it was for Bandit’s grandmother.
Me: Of course you would like your tea super sweet.
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: I don’t. but that’s how my khun yai liked it, so that’s how I drank it
Me: And that’s how you still make your tea?
Dots appear. And then disappear. And then appear again, as though he can’t decide how to respond. I meant the question as a throwaway, but now I’m gripping my phone like our very future depends on the answer. Finally, his response pops up.
Most Obnoxious Boy Alive: yea. that’s how I still make my tea