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Valentine is the first in a smart and page-turning YA series with a paranormal twist.

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. Now Pearl and Finn must work together to protect themselves from the sinister forces that are seeking them out.

But there's one more problem: the explosive chemistry between them . . .


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

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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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    January 30, 2017


    400 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

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  • EBook


    January 30, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

    400 pages

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    • iBooks
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The Colour Of Magic
Turtles All the Way Down
Minecraft: The Island
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Hollow City
The Night Circus
The Toymakers
The Rains
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Everything, Everything
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Love, Simon
I Am Number Four
Magisterium: The Silver Mask
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Looking for Alibrandi
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You