Friday, October 10, 2014

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

It's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. 

As Anna sets out to find her friend's killer; she discovers hard truths about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.

As she awaits the judge's decree, it becomes clear that everyone around her thinks she is not just guilty, but dangerous. When the truth comes out, it is more shocking than one could ever imagine...

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas.
My Rating: ★★★★
Current Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.16
Stand Alone. (I think.. there's another book called Dangerous Boys but it isn't connected to this story)
Recommended For: People looking for a good, creepy, more mature YA mystery/thriller novel.
Genres: YA, Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary

Dispatcher: Miss? Are you there? Miss?
Female 1: (sobbing) She's dead. There's a knife and... Oh God, I can't ... She's dead! 
Dangerous Girls, Abigail Haas.

This book started off with a BANG. Straight into the story in the most intriguing way possible.
The best thing?
It ended with a bang as well.

A group of teenagers go to an island to celebrate spring break.
But one fine normal day?
They find Elise dead in her room. 
Her best friend Anna is the leading suspect.
Is she innocent? Or is she actually GUILTY?!
This is.... the Dangerous Girls. *insert theme song here*

I loved how the writing was paced. It kept alternating from BEFORE Elise's death, and AFTER (The trial and that stuff). It was quite awesome to read!

I loved how it was a thriller too, since I haven't really read that many of YA thriller books. This was definitely in that genre though. Maybe not a 'omg I can't sleep: NIGHTMARE' kind of scary but it was honestly creepy. That slow chill you get after reading a shocking sentence or something 0.o Loved it mwahahahah!! I had noooo idea what this book was going to be like before I picked it up. I didn't even bother reading the synopsis and just plunged in blind after hearing one or two good opinions on it (my fav way heh). Awesomeness.

Now I didn't really like the characters, to be honest.. They sucked. Weell maybe not sucked but they were those 'party all night and let's get stoned' kind of teenagers who are "free." Notice the quotations.. *cough* I don't think getting drunk and flirting and getting on with bunch of random dudes in bars count as free but meh. -.- It was like the group of perfect stereotypical rebel rich kids you see in TV shows.

The relationships between the characters were okay.. I got really frustrated with some people at a few points but overall it wasn't too overbearing that I threw the ipad or anything.. Not that I would, because then the screen would go all kazoo (yes I know that's an instrument but I like making up my own meanings. *sticks out tongue*) and it costs too much to repair.

But OMG DEKKER I WANTED TO STRANGLE HIM TO DEATH! He got on my nerves SO much. irsghdufbzru. He is like the worst executer evahhh. Don't know why the judge was so stupid she didn't notice. *dies of unletout anger issues*

That ending tho 0.o I did not expect that! You know I read a bunch of other reviews and they were all like "Oh yeahhh, I totally called that. It was just soooo predictable."
Me: ._.
Anyways, it's because I don't read enough mystery books, yeah? Okay. Not my fault at all. ;)

Basically, If you want a refreshing YA novel, I am advising you to give this a try.

That is all I need to say.

Bye bye *waves*

—MissOddball™ Over and Out.

Upcoming in my new personal sitcom 'Cassie Will Find Something Awesome For You (Eventually)', is The Giver! Stay tuned.


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