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Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas - review

Our lives are made up of choices, you see. Big ones, small ones, strung together by the thin air of good intentions; a line of dominoes, ready to fall."  

Title: Dangerous Boys
Author: Abigail Haas

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Source: ARC via Netgalley
Available: August 14th 2014
Buy it: Here

Synopsis


One fire, two brothers, a very small town, and Chloe - the only one with any of the answers. Why was the Monroe estate burning? Whose blood covers her clothes? And, most importantly, just which body did she pull out of the flames?

Review

Wow, just let me take a minute to process all that just happened. Dangerous Boys is an absolute rollercoaster of excitement. Dark, intense and with streaks of crazy, the story switches from past to present in a frenzy of flashbacks, action and deceits. And. I. Loved. Every. Second.

I don't want to say too much about the plot, as I don't want to ruin the ride for anyone - but it has a great mix of teen angst, impulsive lust, romance, action, tension and mystery. I really got a feel for  small-town America in this book, and all the hardships and benefits it brings to teenagers wanting to get away. It was the perfect setting for the plot which matched it for claustrophobic pressure.

A slight drawback for some may be that I found myself disliking nearly all of the characters. Though I am a reader who doesn't need to like characters to enjoy a book, I know others may feel differently. There is not a lot going for the key figures in Dangerous Boys, I have to say. However, this made the decisions and happenings in this book seem more plausible, and the right side of melodrama!

This is the first book by Abigail Haas I have read, and I have been left desperate for more, thanks to Dangerous Boys!

Overall

A dark and delicious thrill ride that never stops for air! Dangerous Boys was engrossing from the first page and impressed me so much, I am heading right out to find and purchase Dangerous Girls, which I hear is even better!

Score 
★★

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