ARC Review + PH Giveaway: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

ARC Review + PH Giveaway: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
Dangerous Boys
by Abigail Haas

Genres: Psychological, Thriller, Young Adult
Publication date: August 14, 2014
by Simon and Schuster UK

Format: Paperback

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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…

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Upon finishing this book, I begged for mercy.

Why mercy, you ask? Because Dangerous Boys made me uneasy and scared. It made me anticipate, and dread, and look forward to what else will happen to our cast of complex characters. It would build up the momentum, tease me, let go, and then tease me again. It was intoxicating, addicting, and riveting in every sense of the word. Needless to say, it nearly drove me crazy with the well-placed suspense and well-built characterization, and all I could say was, “Have mercy, woman!”

Long story short: it blew me away. You need no other explanation than that.

I dived into this book with unbelievably high expectations. I read the author’s previous work, Dangerous Girls, not too long ago and absolutely loved it. It had the kind of stunning quality that you do not often see in Young Adult psychological/thriller books, the kind that take your breath away, leave your mind screaming, and make you go on Twitter to look for other readers who read the same so you could all act as each other’s support group. It was my first read from her and I knew then and there that Abigail Haas was a force to reckon with.

But did I expect this book to be like Dangerous Girls? No. And it wasn’t.

Yes, there were a lot of suspense. Yes, the narration and writing were absolutely impeccable and second to none in this genre. But while Dangerous Girls is known for its twists and thrills, Dangerous Boys took another route and went for characterization. And by characterization, I mean very dark character developments.

Twists-wise, once you’ve read DG you will have seen them coming here. However, when it came to what Oliver, Ethan, and Chloe became once everything has been said and done, it will seriously blow your socks off. I didn’t expect this one to take such a deeper and darker path, weaving the complex relationships among these three in such a raw, intense manner. Everything starts innocent – a girl depending on a guy to help her escape from her problems, only to meet someone else who would encourage her to unleash a side of her she has never encountered before. And it is that exposition, that build-up, to the final result that make this book so disturbing, unsettling, and fierce.

The way the story was presented only added to the thrilling touch, in my opinion. It’s told in Chloe’s eyes, telling us the story in the present and in the past; she lets us know first off that something bad has happened, and gives it to us little by little, unveiling gradually the train wreck her life will soon become. The eventual reveal of the darkness within, and how it makes us question whether or not we have our own kind of darkness within ourselves, will really set your mind going.

Overall


A well-written psychological thriller that bears the trademark of the usual excellent writing of Abigail Haas. This one really gets your adrenaline going as it unravels the darkness that reside in the characters, layer by layer, piece by piece, and you’ll be left barely breathing by the end of it.

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Overall: 4.9

Philippine Giveaway 


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Simon and Schuster UK was kind enough to send me a finished copy of this awesome book, and seeing as I bloody enjoyed it so much, I am giving away my one and only copy (still in pristine condition as you can see!) to a lucky Filipino/Philippine resident. I want to share the awesomeness of this book, and I want it to find a new home who will love it as much as I did.

Just a reminder, folks: THIS IS A PHILIPPINE GIVEAWAY! And it lasts for a week only, so limited time to join and increase your chances of winning so make sure to ready your buttons!

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A 21 years old Filipina who loves books, games, languages, and most especially, food. Secretly wishes to be an astronaut so she can explore the stars. Has a love-hate relationship with Philippine politics. To get in her good graces, offer her Foie Gras, Or shrimp. Or a JRPG. A YA sci-fi book works, too. You can follow her on twitter here: @kawaiileena

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    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, I’m not sure I’m cut out for a wild ride. I’m the type who’d rather trek on safe grounds. I’m too chicken to encoutner something larger than what I am capable of!

  1. says

    I definitely want a wild one. Wild ones do get quiet moments, too. I like spontaneity in life, so I’d choose that one.

    As for Dangerous Boys, it was definitely much darker. After reading the book, that’s when I thought about the things that I didn’t like, and decided that I had to detach my personal feelings towards what the characters are to truly appreciate the book as a whole. It’s definitely a must read psycho-thriller!
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    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, awesome, Dre! You’re far braver than what I can ever be ;) I like my life quiet at all times. That’s why I can never stand to be in a busy city. I like the province or the isolated subdivisions just fine.

      And yeah, this one really was darker. I was so surprised! But it worked for me.

    • FayeFaye says

      It’s not exactly a series, though! It’s a standalone, but I can understand why it’s seen as one, given the name and the similar themes haha. I can’t wait to see what you think of them! :)

    • FayeFaye says

      Me, too, Jasprit! Lately I’ve been getting really good reads and I’m so happy to consume such quality books :) And yes, definitely read Dangerous Girls! One of the best I’ve read from this genre.

  2. says

    I MUST read this book and this series!! These thrillers sound, well, thrilling ;) I love books like these!! Ahh you’re review has made me even more excited to read this!! I LOVE awesome characterization, and I’m glad it was different from DG. I love darkness and intensity. I can tell how much you enjoyed this book, and I hope to soon becoming a frantic tweeter who discusses these books with you! SPECTACULAR review as always, Faye !
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    • FayeFaye says

      Yay! Glad to see that you think so. The characterization here truly was well done, something that I loved seeing grow and mature and turn darker. I think stuff like that is hard to pull off, but Haas is talented to make it so :P

  3. says

    Oh yesss!! I’m so so dying to get my preorder of this one! I’m so gonna be DMing you on Twitter once I start reading this one!
    I loved Dangerous Girls and it was quite chilling itself, so I’m kinda worried about this one, but I’m sure I’m gonna love it as well!
    Thank you so much for keeping this spoiler free, Faye!
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    • FayeFaye says

      I can’t wait till you get yours, Pili! This was fantastic, and I will be looking forward to your barrage of DMs ;) I’ll be your support group, don’t worry!

      You need not worry, but it’s important not to compare the two, as they are highly different from each other. Some twists may be familiar, though.

    • FayeFaye says

      AND I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK. Haha. I do encourage ending your book ban for this ;) If you’re going to buy anything, let it be this one, and Dangerous Girls as well as that’s a good one too :D You’ll love them, I’m sure.

    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, indeed. I’m satisfied living a mundane life, and I don’t mind getting the while ones in the books I read :)

  4. says

    I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. And by loved I definitely mean absolutely freaked. I mean. WHAT. I went in all prepared and expecting everyone, but it was completely different to DG, with just that similar style of knowing the end and the beginning and having to figure out what happened in the middle. Frankly, Oliver freaked me out. FROM THE START. I think he was like a psychopath, right?? I was so worried though at the beginning about WHO was actually alive and dead and I noticed it wasn’t really said for aaages and I couldn’t put it down. I read it on kindle, and gosh, I was just flipping pages like a fiend. It was amazing and I think Abigail Haas is safely on my auto-want-all-her-books-of-ever list. xD
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    • FayeFaye says

      Wheeeeeee, I’m glad to know that you loved this one. You haven’t reviewed it yet, have you? I don’t remember seeing you review this yet. Haha. Oliver was intriguing in my case! I liked Ethan over him of course but I was able to see how Chloe thirsted for his unpredictable lifestyle. But yes, later on, once you notice some things, he becomes too creepy and crazy.

  5. says

    I want a wild one, of course! But please, I don’t want to be picked out as a Hunger Games tribute or something. I want a thrilling, exciting, fun life, but none of the wildness of YA dystopian books. :)

    I’ve been hearing so many good things about Dangerous Girls/Boys and I really hope I get copies soon. Great review, Faye! :)
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    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, no Hunger Games tribute for me as well! That stuff is so effed up and I doubt I’d survive for more than a few minutes. I’m not cut out for it at all!

    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, you’re a brave one! a bit of unpredictability would be nice, but I don’t think I could ever handle it. Yes, I’m a wuss. Haha.

  6. says

    “A wild one, full of thrills and unpredictability!” I love spontaneity ;)

    I’m really excited to read Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Boys. Got my copy of Dangerous Girls last week! I got a feeling I’m going to love it. Great review (as always).
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    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, good for you! The mundane life is for me. I mean, I don’t want it boring, of course… I’ll find a lot of ways to make it exciting, but yeah, I want it safe and familiar.

    • FayeFaye says

      No, I don’t think you boring at all! I want a safe and simple life as well :) I want to eat at my favorite restaurants regularly, read a book in an awesome nook in the house, and all that. There are these simple thrills in it too, doesn’t mean I have to trek to the top of a dangerous mountain to get it ! XD

  7. laila campos says

    sadly i’m so mundane…i’m not dauntless enough to seek thrills…i am such a chicken!
    i prefer to be comfortable with my surrounding that is familiar. But every once in a while i do enjoy something spontaneous and really fun.

    • FayeFaye says

      I’m hardly dauntless, too, so don’t sweat about it haha. I prefer to be somewhere safe, comfortable and familiar as well. I mean it doesn’t mean it will be boring, you can find something to do fun too if you’re creative enough, but yeah, the wild side with all the parties and whatever just isn’t for me.

  8. says

    Look at all of those stars! *_* I’ll definitely start this the second exams are over. So curious about this epicly dark characterization…

    I do love being taken to creepy, wild and insane worlds and stories through books, but in real life, I’d probably pick a simple life. I’m not one to take risks, so I always go towards the safer side of things. :)
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    • FayeFaye says

      When are your exams, Aimee? Haha, August must be such a busy month for you. I know it was when I was still in High School. All these activities… I think it was the Buwan of Wika, too. Haha.

      Same here! I want the simple life in real life and jsut read all about the awesome wild rides in books. I get the thrill there as well.

    • FayeFaye says

      Thank you, Jeann! I know what you mean! The ending is mind-blowing once you see the exposition to get there. It just all makes sense, you know? I loved how dark it was, and how she evolved into someone she didn’t know she was capable of becoming. So good!

  9. says

    I would want the mundane one. You didn’t specifically say it would be right? It’s nice and safe. I’m totally okay with that. If I’d choose the wild one, maybe I’d be sent on The Purge and my neighbors will kill me. Worst, I will kill them! So, no way! I’m okay with the mundane.

    • FayeFaye says

      Saaaame here! We are of the same brethen, Carmel. Haha. The wild one is cool, but I’d rather read about those adventures in the books I read. I’m satisfied with my simple life, thank you very much!

  10. Zaira F says

    I would definitely choose to live a wild life, one that is full of thrills and other unpredictable things. I’ve been living a mundane life which has been safe and familiar, only occasionally unpredictable to know that I would prefer the other option.

    Great review btw! I’ve been wanting to read the author’s books for so long and I can’t wait to be blown away by this book as well :)

    • FayeFaye says

      Thanks! I’m glad you like it, and I hope you find yourselves blown away by this masterpiece as well. Abigail Haas is truly a master in this genre! :D And I hope you find that wild life you’re craving for! I’m living a simple one as well with the occasional unpredictable, and I think that’s enough for me. Those were fun of course, I had a blast whenever those things happen, but having them all the time would really wear me out!

  11. Alyssa says

    Well that actually depends. If you’re talking about wild life as the kind that unexpectedly gives you lots of horrible incidents in the real world then, I’d absolutely decline living that life. But if it’s contrary to what I’ve previously said and instead it’s an adventurous one where I have magic and sh*t and I get to fight the villains, monsters, or any other forms of evil then who am I to not say yes? But in reality, I’d still prefer living a mundane life even though I know it gets kinda boring sometimes, I’d much prefer knowing I’m perfectly safe wherever I go.

    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, I don’t mean that! By wild life, I mean spontaneity – going to parties, trekking the mountains, jumping on a cliff hanging on to a rope or something like that, going skydiving. Don’t we all wish magic existed in our world? Unfortunately that doesn’t exist :( But yes, when I go on a trip, I go to those I know I will be safe. I don’t want to take any chances that would endanger my life!

    • FayeFaye says

      YES! I can’t believe you haven’t read Dangerous Girls yet. Have you been living in a cave, Jessica? Haha, just kidding! I understand if you don’t read from this genre often. I love this one though so I encounter gems like this and it’s bloody awesome :D I hope you love both!!!

  12. says

    I LOVED this book so much, Faye and I’m really really happy to see such a praising review from you! Wasn’t it the best kind of psychological thriller?
    Abigail Haas is a master at these kinds of stories and I hope she never ever stops writing these sort of wonderful books that we obviously need more of in YA.
    Her characters are so brilliant and watching them go through that downward spiral is fascinating! I love that you described as the characterizations in this as being dark. That’s the perfect description.
    Fabulous review, Faye!
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    • FayeFaye says

      Yes, I loved it a lot! That spiraling out of control towards the dark void was… enlightening, in a way. It was disturbing to see a first hand account of someone meeting and accepting a very dark part of her, and it only took two brothers to serve as a catalyst for that!

  13. says

    I haven’t explored the mystery/thriller books in YA. But based on everyone, I mean it, EVERYONE’s reviews of Dangerous Girls & Dangerous Boys, it feels like the blogging community all agreed to rave on two specific books all at the same time. I am so intrigued and eager to fling myself into these books! And those shining stars that you gave just….. *o* wow! Fantastic review, Faye && thanks for the giveaway! :D
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  14. Alyssa says

    I can’t wait to read this because of your review! Hopefully, This will be my first Abigail Haas book. Crossing my fingers!

  15. says

    That high rating is both surprising and not because all I’ve been seeing for this book are REALLY positive reviews — everyone seems to love it! Abigail Haas sounds like an awesomely cruel writer, too. Just how I like it. ;D I haven’t been having the best of luck with YA thrillers/mysteries, but I’m definitely interested in this one now.

    I have a strange love for dark characters. Like, evil ones. Creepy ones. But they have to be well-developed, so it’s such a relief to hear that the characters in Dangerous Boys were exactly that. Twists are of course always a plus (when they’re not done in the cheap kind of way), but yeah, characterization is so much more important. I’m also really intrigued by these dark and disturbing relationships the three teens had with each other. I love it when an author isn’t afraid to go down the disturbed path. :)

    I think it’s safe to say that I’m curious about this now! I wasn’t planning on checking it out, not even after reading other reviews, but I think I will. I’m just loving the sound of it more and more. Lovely review, Faye!
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    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, I don’t think I’ve met anyone yet who has given this book less than 4 stars. It’s seriously that good! And yes, she’s a cruel (BUT EXCELLENT) writer… she knows how to make you stop breathing and your heart beating. But do you see me complaining? Nope, nope, and nope. Keep them coming, baby!

      Me, too. I like dark characters – they’re so much more complex, and there’s so much more of their persona to explore, you know? Their evolution to become someone like that is even more fulfilling, so if you’re looking for that, you’ll definitely find it here and then some.

    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, I’m glad to know that I’ve a penchant for hooking you line and sinker :P Yes, do read about Dangerous Girls! I promise you it will be something unlike you’ve ever read before. If you like twisted stuff, even more incentive to get it!

  16. says

    AHHH i’m super excited to hear that you loved this one soo much! I’ve been waiting for the weekend when i’m all alone at home to read this one to get the full effect and get crazy scared LOL! Glad this one blew you away and that you were really caught up into it! I had no doubts it would be amazing :)
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    • FayeFaye says

      I know right? :D The weekend is soon and I’m predicting you will shower on Twitter all your feels because this one is bloody full of it.

  17. says

    Mundane. LOL, I’ve lived the wild life and I think I’ve had my fill. The uncertainties, the not-knowing-what-I’ll-end-up-doing-later mindset, the “No Regrets” motto… maybe I wasn’t doing it right but I know a simpler life is what would make me happy now.

    Great review, can’t wait to read it for myself. Since I’ve given up on the wild life, I would just have to live vicariously through the characters of a book. This book hopefully *wink*
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    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, you prefer the mundane life, eh? I don’t blame you, I feel the exact same way. I’ve had some unpredictable moments in my life and althought they were “interesting” in a certain way, I know for sure that I don’t think I can live it as a lifestyle. Carpe Diem, YOLO… definitely not for me, either.

      And oh, you will see a different kind of thrill here for sure ;)

    • FayeFaye says

      Have you been living under a rock, Kimberly? Haha. It certainly seems that way ;P Just kidding! And yes, I am totally saying that. Not that I encourage the thinning of wallets, mind you, but sometimes there are books that are just worth it. This is one of ’em.

  18. says

    I am SO glad to see you enjoyed this one as much as I did Faye! <3 I agree…it is definitely something! It's incredible how Haas is able to write two completely amazing thrillers that both manage to be mind-blowing.

    “But while Dangerous Girls is known for its twists and thrills, Dangerous Boys took another route and went for characterization.” I completely agree! These are two absolutely different books and they each have their different strengths, yet it’s impossible to compare them or decide between them. They both are pheonominal in their own rights.

    Thanks for sharing, and BRILLIANT review! <3

    P.S. Sorry I was so slack at reading your blog for the past few days! I was on vacation and wasn’t able to comment, but I’m back now! :D
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    • FayeFaye says

      Uh-huh! I read your review and it was beautiful and fabulous <3 I really don't know how she does it. I know for certain I wouldn't be able to think of something that suspenseful and amazing. Is it obvious I kiiiiiiiiinda want to know how her brain works? :P

      And don't worry about the comments, love <3

    • FayeFaye says

      If you keep seeing this book, and you haven’t read this book, it’s a surfire sign that, yes, you NEED to read this book! Haha.

  19. says

    Fantastic review, Faye! I love twisty books and dark characters. I don’t know what’s up with all these mindblowing books I’ve been seeing these days but why don’t they come my way. >.< I've only heard good things about Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Boys so they are definitely on top of my TBR.

    To answer your question, being emotionally stubborn, I'd rather have a mundane life than an exciting, unpredictable one. Besides, I'm too crazy enough as it is. Having a thrilling life everyday would really push me over to the edge and then I'd be like The Joker from Batman. Scary!
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    • FayeFaye says

      Thank you, Sarah! If you love them twisty and dark-y, then this definitely is the book for you! You’ll surely know of them more now, now that you’re in our hangout group where we let everyone in on the secret deals b/w author and reviewers ….. ;) ;) ;) haha! Just kidding! Don’t you wish there was actually something like that for real.

      Haha, glad to know! Reading the comments, it seems almost everyone is going for the mundane life over the exciting one. I’m actually pretty surprised, but happy anyway, since that’s what I choose, too.

  20. says

    This is the second brilliant review I’ve seen today and I’m so excited to get started on this series. It really does sound like the ultimate thriller. I don’t see you rate books so highly that often, so I know this one is truly phenomenal. This review is absolute perfection Faye. Bravo!
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    • FayeFaye says

      Thanks, Kelly! With the awesome praises this book’s getting, you know for certain that it’s a book that’s not to be missed :D I do think the ultimate thriller goes to Dangerous Girls, but this one is a very close second, but I still love it more for some reason!

  21. says

    I want to read both of these books badly. I have heard nothing but amazing things about it and now with your review for this one I really need this in my life. I must say that darkness here seems like something sublime. I’m scared, but I need it. I really hope to get to it soon. Amazing review, Faye :)
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    • FayeFaye says

      Yes, you really, really do, Tanja! I don’t know what’s keeping you, seriously ;P Don’t be scared of the darkness of this one! Embrace it and let it explode your mind O_O

  22. leah says

    that is one tough question, really. for me, i would really love to have a little bit of both worlds!
    i think in some point in our lives we’re all or we will all be craving for something thrilling and unpredictable to happen to us. something like a roller coaster ride of ups and downs where we might find ouselves wanting to puke our guts out (sorry if it’s gruesome) in some point or throw up our hands in the air and not care about anything else because of the exhilirating ride in another. we would want some kind of adventure, may it be the experience of falling in love, the quest of finding something we truly love and something we can live for, or the adventure of being the next best pokemon master!

    but then again, in some point in our adventurous life we would also want to take a break and just breathe. stay in the bathtub, drink tea, walk the dog, read a good book….. and repeat. after all, too much adventure also means too much danger! so we should know when to pull back and curl up in bed like a sleeping cat.

    so basically, i would really love to be like hannah montana and experience the best of both worlds! ;)

    (and i hope this answer is valid, since i didn’t really choose one answer lol)

    oh and of course, thank you for this giveaway! you rock and stay awesome gotham!! c:

    • FayeFaye says

      I completely agree with you, Leah! Especially with the young ones, they feel like to live life is to take risks. The Carpe Diem or YOLO thing, however they wanna call it. I’ve lived some of those moments, and while it was fun, it’s not the kind of lifestyle I want to lead. The mundane, simple life is for me, surrounded by loved ones, doing the things we love best :)

      And of course this is valid! You’ve given a very thoughtful answer :)

  23. says

    I’m seeing this one everywhere lately Faye and I’m thinking I really missed out on not reading Dangerous Girls!!! Must do that so I can get to this one. I love that Dangerous Boys is really character-driven, I’m all for twists and turns, but characters and their nuances are always what make a book a success for me. So looking forward to these two!
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    • FayeFaye says

      You seriously haven’t read it yet? I am quite surprised, Jenny! ;) And here I thought you had a penchant for following awesome books. Haha, just kidding. You don’t really need to read Dangerous Girls first before getting this one. They’re not connected at all and can be read as stand-alones :D

  24. isa says

    i want to say a mix of both. i don’t think predictability is a bad thing. the stability i’ve been living my life with has allowed me to do so many things i set my mind to. goals i set for myself are more easily achieved since there are fewer and fewer things that crop from out of nowhere. that said, surprises do amplify whatever it is one is feeling at that given time. isa

    • FayeFaye says

      Haha, I like your idea, Isa ;) I don’t think predictability is a bad thing either! I like the simple life, where I know what to expect :) And if ever I’m going to do something fun, I’ll have to make sure it’s not that dangerous, too haha.

  25. says

    I’m loving the new additions to the blog design girl! [:

    I need Dangerous Boys in my life so badly, and it comes out today so getting a copy may actually be possible. I really was considering moving to the Philippines to win your copy though [;

    I have read and utterly adored Dangerous Girls, it really had a impact on me. Even hours, days, months after finishing I can still look back and experience the feelings of “omg what was that ending?!!?”. To me that’s the sign of a killer book. Pun not intended [;

    Because I adored Dangerous Girls so much, I was a bit nervous for Dangerous Boys. Sometimes I tend to build things up so much, to the point where anything else then the amazingness I except disappoints me. It’s super comforting to hear that Dangerous Boys met and even exceeded your expectations though (: I’m excited to read Dangerous Boys and notice the similarities but also the differences between the two. Also, I’m a person who can really appreciate nicely done character development. In Dangerous Boys’ case it sounds so much more dark and sinister, and I can’t wait to read that and truly get a look at the insidious nature of some of the characters.

    This one sounds like another hit for Haas, and I can’t wait to experience it myself. Really it seems that is what Abigail’s books are: a psychological experience.

    Lovely review girl! (:
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    • FayeFaye says

      Thank you, Larissa! It’s all thanks to Amir for tweaking a few things. I made the picture up there! I’m a little proud of it, despite the owl looking like a bloody cactus haha.

      I so know what you mean. Dangerous Girls has that effet on its readers, and I echo your sentiments. I wish I had someone to talk about it with when I read it! My mind was mentally screaming over and over.

      Yes, Dangerous Girls is more thrill, while this one is more characterization, and the very dark kind. It was disturbing to watch the train wreck spiral out of control, but I loved it all the same.

  26. A says

    Def a wild one! Btw thanks for the giveaway! Too bad this book won’t get published anymore (just an e-book huhu no physical copy). So I’m totally looking forward to this! My only chance for a physical copy!!

    • FayeFaye says

      You’re welcome! It is still published, but only in the UK, unfortunately, unless a US publisher picks it up somehow.

  27. says

    I’m not cut out for a wild life. I’m more of a “playing safe” person. So I’d chose the mundane life.

    I’ve been hearing lots of good stuff about this book so this is really a must to-read book for me. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    • FayeFaye says

      Mehehe, same here. I don’t mind the predictability. I just want a simple life surrounded with the people I love :D

  28. says

    You’re so generous Faye! If I have that copy, I won’t even let anyone touch it! Mwahahaha. You’re also one of the reviewers who pushed me to read Dangerous Girls, so for that, I SAY THANK YOU. I loved it. Dangerous Boys is no different. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME AND FREAKY AND ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING!

    I agree with everything you said here. I don’t usually read books like this. It’s way too dark for me. :P But Haas’ writing don’t want me to let go. WE DON’T KNOW BUT MAYBE SHE’S PLANNING WORLD DOMINATIONG RIGHT NOW. I mean, that’s how genius she is! HAHA.

    Fab review, Faye! Thanks for the giveaway!!
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  29. says

    So many bloggers are raving about this book this week and I bought a copy. After reading it, all I can say is… WOW!! Characters with a dark side can be very hard to connect with but not Chloe. The ending rattled me somewhat – I guess I was hoping she’d embrace power in a slightly different manner. Lovely review as always, Faye!
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  30. says

    I want to live somewhere between those two extremes. The older I get, the more I think safe is nice. But I don’t want to give up excitement and adventure!

    I still haven’t read Dangerous Girls. It is on my list, and it means a lot to hear that these are two very strong psych thrillers that manage to wow people. I need to get on reading them.
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    • FayeFaye says

      Oooh, yeah. That would be the life to lead. Go home to a familiar, safe place and go out and do something fun for a change :D