22 Sep 2014

Book Review / Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Maisie ‘Danger’ Brown needs excitement. 

When she wins a harmless-sounding competition to go to astronaut boot camp, that’s exactly what she gets . . . 

But she never imagined it would feature stumbling into a terrifying plot that kills her friends and might just kill her too. 

Now there’s no going back. Maisie has to live by her middle name if she wants to survive – and she’ll need to be equally courageous to untangle the romance in her life too. 

A clever, suspenseful thriller-adventure by New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller Shannon Hale.

Published:     1st March 2014
Publisher:  Bloomsbury
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:   Stand Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   3 out of 5

My Review

What I loved about this book...
I hadn't heard a lot about this story before receiving it and reading it and it was really good that I went into this not knowing a lot about it.  What I loved the most in this story is the main character Maisie 'Danger' Brown and how she interacts with different characters throughout the story.  I found that she was a very strong character with a good sense of what is right.  There is a romance part to this story which turned out to be a bigger part of the story than I had expected and I loved it.  I know that you can get some romance in books and it just doesn't seem natural but in this story I liked how natural that aspect was. 

I really did enjoy Shannon Hale's writing style and I will definitely be looking into her other books. 

What I was not fond of with this story...
I did have a little bit of trouble getting into this story.  When reading the blurb, I expected a lot more of the 'top secret intergalactic conspiracy' than what I found at the beginning of the story. You do find out a lot more as the story goes on but I did find the beginning of the story a bit slow for me.

About the Author
(from Goodreads)

Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of six young adult novels: the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed Books of Bayern series. She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland (Jan. 2012), companion book to Austenland. She co-wrote the hit graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack with husband Dean Hale. They live near Salt Lake City, Utah with their four small children, and their pet, a small, plastic pig.
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