Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Title: Dangerous
Author: Shannon Hale
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Classification: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Release Date: March 1, 2014
Source: ARC (ARC Tour hosted by On The Same Page)
Read: April 2014
Maisie Danger Brown just wanted to get away from home for a bit, see something new. She never intended to fall in love. And she never imagined stumbling into a frightening plot that kills her friends and just might kill her, too. A plot that is already changing life on Earth as we know it. There's no going back. She is the only thing standing between danger and annihilation. 

*I borrowed an ARC of this book as part of an On The Same Page ARC Tour in exchange for my honest review*

First I want to thank Brittany, Alyssa, and Amy (On The Same Page) for hosting the ARC tour. It is fun to get to borrow a book that I am interested in reading.

I'm not sure why, but I had a bit of a hard time getting into the story at the beginning.
I found it to be interesting, but it didn't grab my attention and keep me hooked.
But as the story progressed, I became more interested in what was going to happen. And the book really grabbed my attention near the middle of the story.

The Story:

At the beginning of the story I felt like there was some insta-love happening between Maisie and one of the first boys that she meets away from home. (Then creating a sort of love-triangle since she already seems to have feelings for her best friend.)

I have trouble believing that this is something that could really happen, but I also except it because it is a work of fiction. I enjoy reading books that feel realistic, but I also enjoy reading things that wouldn't likely happen either.

There were some twists and turns that I didn't expect to happen though out the book. But there were also some that I did figure out before it happened. I did like that there were parts that I felt like I had figured out, but the author made me second guess my theories. And it made it interesting and hard to figure out which characters could be trusted and which couldn't. (Which I think was one of my favorite things about this book.)

The book was different from what I was expecting. I thought it was going to be set in space, when only small sections of the book actually did take place in space.
This book felt more like a Superhero type story to me.

The Characters:

Maisie is the main character. I liked her character the most, and she was pretty much one of the only characters that I felt stood out in the book.
The other characters that were part of the fireteam didn't really stand out to me. I don't really remember much about their characters. I felt like they weren't developed as well as Maisie and I didn't become attached to them.
I like the parts of the story that involved her parents and I was left interested in their lives.
I didn't really feel attached to any of the characters in particular and I wasn't emotionally involved in the relationships or the romance.

My Recommendation:

Give it a try. You might like it.
Overall, I enjoyed reading the book. And I am glad that I didn't give up and put it down. I don't think that this is a book that I will re-read. But I am glad that I read the book.
And I liked it enough to be interested in other books written by the author.

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