Dangerous Boys

 

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Simon and Schuster UK

Previously read by the same author:
Dangerous Girls
The Anti-Prom (writing as Abby McDonald)

Synopsis:

It all comes down to this.

Oliver, Ethan, and I.

Three teens venture into an abandoned lake house 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 the story together – a story of jealousy, twisted passion and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful faces . . .

Thoughts:

I was beyond excited to be approved for Dangerous Boys after lapping up Dangerous Girls. Abigail Haas is a fantastic writer. With both Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Boys, I was immediately drawn in. She tells the reader the end right from the beginning and then flashes back to the beginning. What we have to slowly draw out is what happened in-between. I think that this could be potentially quite annoying for some readers, but for me it kept me completely engaged and it made me turn the pages as fast as I could.

Dangerous Boys is about Chloe, Ethan and Oliver. Chloe wants to go to college and get out of her small town, but her mother has severe depression and Chloe feels obligated to stay at home to look after her. Chloe meets Ethan who is a lovely, kind considerate boyfriend. She later meets Oliver, who is a complete ass, but Chloe finds him appealing and is immediately drawn to him. So, you might guess, there’s a love triangle, but it’s not like your regular YA love triangle. It’s messy and disturbing. I don’t want to say too much about the plot of Dangerous Boys, because I think it’s a book that you really need to step inside and read. It’s best to go in blind and let the story unfold and have fun trying to guess what’s going to happen. I kept on changing my mind throughout. I was sure I had it sussed and whilst it didn’t overly surprise me, I didn’t see the ending coming.

I wish more readers were reading Dangerous Boys and Dangerous Girls because they really are fantastic thrillers. They mess with your head, they engage you and they incense you!  If I was pressed to pick a favourite out of Dangerous Boys and Dangerous Girls, it would be Dangerous Girls but that’s mainly because there wasn’t such a romance element within it and that’s just me being ultra picky because I don’t mind reading romantic stories!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course! 4.5 stars! (4.5 stars just because I didn’t enjoy it as much as Dangerous Girls, but it’s still awesome enough to give a high rating!)

A fantastic, engaging thriller. Fast-paced and action packed, highly recommended to thriller fans!

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