Valentine by Jodi McAlister   

Four teenagers – all born on the same Valentine’s Day – begin to disappear. As the bodies mount up, Pearl Linford has to work out what in the supernatural hell is going on, before it happens to her. 

Finn Blacklin is the boy with whom Pearl shares a birthday, the boy she has known all her life and disliked every second of it, the boy her subconscious has a totally annoying crush on. Finn is also the Valentine: a Seelie fairy changeling swapped for a human boy at birth. The Unseelie have come to kill the Valentine – except they don’t know who it is. And now both the Seelie and the Unseelie think Pearl is the Valentine, and if they find out she isn’t, she’ll disappear too. 
Pearl must use all her wits to protect herself. Finn must come to terms with his newfound heritage. And then there’s the explosive chemistry between them that neither of them know quite what to do about . . . 

Valentine is the debut novel by Australian Author Jodi McAlister. 

The story revolves around 4 teenagers who all share a birthday. But when strange animals begin to appear and the teenagers start to disappear there world will never be the same.

Disaster strikes when 2 of the 4  go missing Pearl and Finn have no choice but to put aside there differences and work together if they want to survive whatevers coming for them. 

Finn has something he’s been keeping a secret from everyone including his family but he will have to face the secret to save the ones he loves.

The thing that stands out the most for me in this book, is the relationship between Pearl and Finn. It would have been so easy to have a simple enemies-to-lovers relationship between the two and yet what McAlister has done is more than that. She has created a world were the 2 are thrown  together in a detective style with underlying romantic  tension.

Valentine by Jodi McAlister was an exciting mix of magic and reality . I cannot wait for the second book in the series, Ironheart, to be released

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