"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
"A vibrant mix of action, romance and YA wit, with lashings of faery lore transplanted into an Australian setting.
- Ellie Marney, acclaimed author of Every Breath and White Night
"Traditional fairy lore is transplanted into a small-town Australian location in Jodi McAlister’s debut novel, Valentine, and given a thoroughly contemporary spin… A fast-paced, high-energy story with romance, action, moderate amounts of gore and old-school scary fairy-folk.
- Leanne Hall, Readins
"Valentine was such a gripping, intense book that [it] was impossible to put down and I was constantly on the edge of my seat trying to work out how everything was going to piece together. The romance between our two main characters was adorable and swoon-worthy, and I loved how they worked together and made this adventure as intense and exciting as it was. If you’re a fan of urban fantasy and are looking for a new and unique Aussie YA series to sink your teeth into, I highly recommend reading Valentine!
"Valentine is fast-paced and witty… sprinkled with suspense and a touch of gore, and endearing characters. Fans of paranormal tales with a twist will enjoy this book and teens will appreciate the sassy, snappy dialogue… Pearl is an engaging, strong, brave, female…