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  • Published: 30 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143574163
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $23.00

Valentine




Sarah J. Maas meets Holly Black with an OzYA twist. Valentine is the first book in Jodi McAlister's page-turning paranormal YA series featuring Pearl Linford and Finn Blacklin.

Sarah J. Maas meets Holly Black with an OzYA twist. Valentine is the first book in Jodi McAlister's page-turning paranormal YA series featuring Pearl Linford and Finn Blacklin.

Strange and terrible things begin to happen to four teenagers – all born on the same Valentine’s Day. One of these teenagers is the Valentine: a Seelie fairy changeling swapped for a human child at its birth. The Unseelie have come to kill the Valentine – except they don’t know who it is.

Pearl shares a birthday with Finn Blacklin. She’s known him all her life and disliked every second of it. But now Pearl and Finn must work together to protect themselves from the sinister forces that are seeking them out.

  • Pub date: 30 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143574163
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $23.00

About the Author

Jodi McAlister

Jodi is an author and academic from Kiama, a seaside holiday town on the south coast of New South Wales. Her PhD was awarded by Macquarie University in 2015, and she is currently a lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University in Melbourne. Her academic work focuses on the history of love, sex, women and girls, popular culture and fiction. It means that reading romance novels and watching The Bachelor is technically work for her.
You can find Jodi on Twitter at @JodiMcA, where she tweets regularly about her research, her writing, cool things she finds interesting, her hero worship of Kate Bush, and her slightly-too-intense passion for The Bold and the Beautiful. She is the author of Valentine, Ironheart and Misrule in the Valentine series.

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Praise for Valentine

“Fans of urban fantasy aged 13 years and up will find themselves quite at home with this debut novel from Jodi McAlister.”

Books + Publishing

“I read this book knowing nothing about it, I didn't even read the blurb because I like to read blind - I want to discover things as the writer intended - for me, this is the ultimate reading experience. Valentine delivered! I laughed, cried, gasped, fell in love, held my breath and sat on the edge of my seat. I read late into the night because I couldn't put it down. The only good thing about finishing this book is knowing that another follows it. Valentine is the first book of a series and I can't wait to read the next. I highly recommend this book.”

Fleur Ferris

“What can I say? That was a helluva ride! This is the first Urban Fantasy book I've ever read from an Australian young adult author, and I'm pleased to say that I thoroughly enjoy it! I spent the entire day reading this book and I was completely drawn in from the start.”

Grace, Goodreads


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