Valentine by Jodi McAlister

A advanced review copy I rated 4.5 Stars – Due for release: February 2017

Valentine is the debut novel for YA author, Jodi McAlister. It is the first installment of a new series with a paranormal twist that is highly recommended to fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas.

I found this to be a really good and gripping read that honestly had me creeped me out at times and purposely reading this during daylight hours. Valentine is about 4 teenagers who happened to have share the same birthday – they were born on Valentine’s Day. During their senior year, each of the four teens start to go missing one by one and evil cats are following the protagonist, Pearl Linford, everywhere she goes. However, in trying to work out what on earth is going on, she forms the most unlikely alliance and has confused feelings for someone she once called her nemesis – who is just as part of the saga and is also discovering himself. As the plot continues, so does Pearl’s investigation into the mysterious disappearances and her ally’s background which brings her to question the trust she once had with friends who appear to become the enemy.
The dialogue is quite funny and witty, though sometimes I felt like hitting Pearl to make her focus on the task at hand and not go on a tangent about irrelevant things lol it was a cool read and I would love to see a sequel to this!!!

Special thanks to Penguin Teen Publishers for sending me an Advanced Review Copy in exchange for my honest review.

-Annie

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