August 11, 2014

ARC Review: Dangerous Boys by: Abigail Haas

Dangerous Boys by: Abigail Haas (Aug. 14, 2014)
228 pages
Genre: Young Adult/Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review. Thanks Abigial!
Goodreads Summary: Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate one night; hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding; the other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Desperate self-defense? Or murder?

Chloe is the only one with the answers. As the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece together the story of how they got there-a story of jealousy, twisted passion, and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful of faces…

My Review

I was blown away by Haas’ other book, Dangerous Girls, which prompted me to want to read Dangerous Boys. See just how much I loved Dangerous Girls here.

Now, let’s talk Dangerous Boys. A good mystery/thriller it is, as good as Dangerous Girls it isn’t, BUT that didn’t stop me from immensely enjoying it.

Talk about some teens with problems, they are ever present in Dangerous Boys and Haas sure knows how to write them well. You probably aren’t going to be a fan of these characters, but you probably will find them very interesting like I did. I was carefully navigating through the book the whole time I was reading, always being cautious of who to trust, and never knowing if what I was reading were truths or lies. I loved the mind games.

Dangerous Boys can be a little slower at times, but not slow enough to bore you or anything. It’s dark, it can be depressing, and it definitely is intense, all in good ways. Now the last third of the book, it not only had me on the edge of my seat, but it was crazy. The reveal in this one may not have been as shocking as Dangerous Girls, but it was solid.

What are you waiting for? Try out a book by Haas. I did like Dangerous Girls a little more than Dangerous Boys, but they both bring a nice change to the young adult mystery/thriller genre. If Haas writes another one, I'll read it.


  1. I keep hearing good things about this book, and the one before it, I really need to read them :) Nice review today!

  2. Great review, I really loved this one as well! Haas definitely knows how to write a great thriller. I also enjoyed Dangerous Girls a bit more, but I thought they were both excellent. Have you joined the Thunderclap for Dangerous Boys? It could use a few more supporters or it won't go ahead.

    1. She is now officially my favorite young adult thriller wtier!

  3. I definitely plan on reading this pair and I'll probably knock them out back to back. I'm starting to wonder if I should read Dangerous Boys first now though, since it's good but doesn't seem AS good. Would that screw me up or it wouldn't matter since they are different enough?

    1. You can read them in whatever order you want! It won't screw you up. I can't wait to see what you think. :)


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