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A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this darkly magical retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” true love is more than a simple fairy tale.

Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss.

You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily-ever-after.

Utter nonsense.

Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn’t care, either.

Until I met her.

Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar’s throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn’t bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she . . . cares for me. Even though it was a power like mine that was responsible for her curse.

But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating—and she can’t stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it’s what can lift it. Perhaps, together, we could forge a new world.

Nonsense again.

Because we all know how this story ends, don’t we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I—

I am the villain.

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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Who needs Prince Phillip to break her curse when she has a misjudged, quite lovable evil sorcerer! Yes, my friends, this is creative, sappy, angsty, intriguing, captivating retelling of Sleeping Beaut...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Holy Wickedness!!!!!!! Alyce - Malyce - The Dark Grace - Part Vila ....... and other things. This is the ya fantasy book that should be like all ya a fantasy books. Oh, and before I forget, let’s ta...

  • Lex Kent

    3.50 Stars. This was a quality book that I loved in some parts but struggled with some others. I just adore fairytale retellings, especially if they are sapphic. This was a book that I was dying to re...

  • FireLily

    Trigger Warnings: verbal abuse, mentions of suicide, some homophobia. Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an ARC! LMAO so apparently I missed the publication date for this3.5 stars because I'm ...

  • megs_bookrack

    Once upon a time, an evil fairy cursed a line of Princesses to die. The only way to break the curse is with true love's kiss.You've heard this story before, right?Well, not quite like this. In Malice,...

  • ????? ?? ??

    Malyce in fairytale land!The following ratings are out of 5:Romance: ❤️💙💜💛💘Heat/Steam: N/AStory/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏Character development: ...

  • theresa

    It has been a long time since a book has left me as utterly speechless as Malice did. I couldn’t read the final pages fast enough and when I did finish the book, I sat in a state of shock for a good...

  • Melcaroni

    Thank you to Netgalley and Random House Publishing for providing me an arc of this book in exchange for a review.DNF at 20%I'm disappointed to say that my first arc was a DNF. I really wanted to like ...

  • Chloe Gong

    Viciously satisfying. Malice takes Sleeping Beauty and turns everything on its head, cutting right to the core of this bejewelled world. Heather Walter has given us a villain to adore. ...

  • mishi

    I love retellings and reinterpretations of fairytales and Malice for the most part delivers. The worldbuilding is flawlessly executed, The story itself is a blend of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Be...