Heather Walter is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, a former English teacher, and now works as a librarian in Austin, Texas. As an LGBTQ+ author, Heather is passionate about telling and championing queer stories, and loves writing about what-ifs, flawed protagonists, and re-imagined history. Her favourite characters are usually villains. MALICE is her debut novel.
The story grows deliciously darker at every turn . . . Fairy tale lovers of all ages will be thrilled * Publishers Weekly, Starred Review * Heather Walter writes about magic-and with magic. Her retelling of Sleeping Beauty remains true to the beloved classic, yet every page is completely new and unexpected. I spent a lot of late nights getting lost in this world of sorcery, intrigue, and-of course-true love. I'm sure I won't be the only one! * Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy series * A beautifully imaginative and feminist retelling of a fairytale so often swept into the dark. Walter's debut was engrossing from page one, with a vivid cast of characters, thrilling romance and a world so vivid it will wrap thorns around your dreams. * Roshani Chokshi, author of The Guilded Wolves * A truly original and clever retelling of a classic that had me racing to the end--you'll never look at Sleeping Beauty the same again. * S.A. Chakraborty, author of City of Brass * Malice is the dark and wicked heart of a fairytale carved into a book. This story is beautiful, vicious magic * Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand *