June 18, 2014

Review: Dangerous Girls by: Abigail Haas

Dangerous Girls by: Abigail Haas (2013)
388 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Young Adult
Source: The Library
Purchase: Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository 
Goodreads Summary: 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...

My Review

Ladies and Gentlemen, after what feels like an extremely long and slightly painful time I have finally found a young adult thriller that managed to truly blow my mind. With that being said, Dangerous Girls is a book worth reading this summer.

Dangerous Girls is crazy, crazy good. I could actually feel the tension among all of the characters grow and grow as the story unfolded. I could feel the emotions Anna was feeling. I felt the coldness of the media. I had so many feels for everyone and everything. Haas did such an amazing job at really putting you right in the story as Anna tells us how her fun trip with her friends turned deadly. Now, I wasn't a fan of the group of kids so much because they seemed young and reckless and occasionally annoying. They were so ridiculous at times that I just...

Although the characters weren't necessarily likable that didn't mean they were not well written or that I didn't enjoy reading about them, but they were not the reason why I gave Dangerous Girls a 4.5 star rating. This book deserves that rating because it managed to make be believe I was figuring out the mystery of who killed Elise, when in all reality I really wasn't. Haas did such an amazing job at weaving this complex story, every time I thought I was maybe figuring out a little piece of the puzzle, I was not even close. Sure I got some things figured out here and there, or at least I thought I did, until I got to the ending and well my reaction looked a little exactly like this...

and this

and then I did something along the lines of

and then I got even more crazy

and well I just couldn't...

my mind was blow. I just didn't see that twist coming. Therefore, Dangerous Girls is worth reading this summer.

It is guaranteed to shock you. It is guaranteed to entertain you. It is guaranteed to give you so many feels. I didn't think there were a lot of really good thrillers in the young adult category, until now. I'm going to say it one last time, Dangerous Girls is worth reading this summer. I know I will be reading Dangerous Boys by Haas the second it comes out in August.


  1. Great review! I really loved this book! I just read Dangerous Boys by the same author and it was dark and crazy too!

    1. I can't wait to read Dangerous Boys! Glad to hear it's good as well!

  2. I absolutely love when I twist totally shocks me -- that always earns major bonus points in my book!

    1. Since it seems to be pretty rare for a young adult mystery novel to shock me I was more then pleasantly surprised with this book! Major bonus points.

  3. My friends have been nagging me to read this and then eventually Dangerous Boys, and I think that mainly because of your hilarious GIFs, I'll be doing just that.


    1. I really hope you like it! Thanks for visiting. :)

  4. I really don't like this cover but as the saying goes "don't judge a book by its cover". This sounds like a perfect summer read. Thanks for the review!

  5. I know I need to read this one it's just a matter of when. I had no idea there was a sequel (or is it a companion) until just recently. I'm afraid I might know the twist though. Or I could be completely misguided but it will still impact how I read the book. SO i'm kind of in a bad situation and I don't know what to do... But i've been hearing nothing but amazing things about it, so I want to read it...

    1. It's not a sequel it's just the same type of book. I don't even think it is really a companion. That would suck if you know the twist...the book wouldn't' be as good. Maybe try it if you get a chance or just skip this one and read Dangerous Boys instead.

  6. The gifs had me cracking up lol!

  7. I absolutely LOVED Dangerous Girls! And those gifs...exactly everything I was feeling!

  8. HAHAHA! you're killing me with those gifs!
    ... and I'm gonna stop promising to stop commenting cause it just won't happen.

    Love this post!!!

    The Book Bluff


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