Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Review: Dangerous By Shannon Hale

Book Description:
How far would you go to save the ones you love? And how far would you go to save everyone else?

Maisie Danger Brown just wanted to get away from home for a bit and see something new. She never intended to fall in love with a boy at space camp. And she certainly never intended to stumble into a frightening plot that just might destroy everything and everyone she cares about. But now there's no going back—Maisie's the only thing standing between danger and annihilation. She must become the hero the world needs, before she loses her heart . . . and her life.

Equal parts romance and action-adventure, this explosive story is sure to leave both longtime Shannon fans and avid sci-fi readers completely breathless.
My Thoughts:
Many people have read Shannon Hale and I am no exception. I was really interested to read her YA Sci-fi book that even has a hero twist! Plus its sounded fun and just awesome!  

What is great about this book is that it's fast paced, and keeps you guessing! I was shocked several times during the book because things happened that I did not see coming and the whole time Shannon Hale had me going, "what??? WHAAAAT?! no....way" I'm series?! it was that crazy fun!

Another thing I liked about this book is the main character is "flawed" and what I mean by that is she is not just some gorgeous girl who is automatically the hero and has to save the world! Nope, Maisie has only one arm! Plus she isn't BORN into the hero seat, she is created and there is character development INTO the hero. You know what I mean? Anyway...

I enjoyed the romance. The romance wasn't over whelming it was a nice under tone through out the whole book and part of the reason I was going... " WAY!"

I liked that this was action packed with some humor. I enjoyed that there was no language, or sex, or anything like unto it so I was able to enjoy it without worry of whom I could recommend this to.

I liked that there are different characters brought together and are each their own character. How they are thrown together in this twist of fate and now have to deal with it and the consequences and how power can change someone and affect the rest.

There were times when I felt the book was rushed so Hale could get to a certain point and then she slowed down the pace didn't flow. I also felt that there were times when it was choppy (and this could've been my uncorrected advanced reader copy). Other than that it was fabulous.

Overall this was great and I would recommend it to anybody!

Language: none (although Maisie injects "bleep" whenever another character curses and I'm pretty sure you can figure out what the other character was saying."
Sexual Content: moderate (PG-some kissing that leads one character to want to go further while the other character stops him/her)
Violence: moderate (PG/PG-13 people getting killed, fighting, shooting)
Drugs/Alcohol: none

Meet the Author:
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.

1 comment:

  1. I really like Shannon I am very happy to know...that this will be worth my time to read sometime in the future...I have read a few books lately, that I would NOT recommend to anyone for one reason or another...My time is getting more concentrated...and when I need some "down time" I want it to be uplifting and just a good old fashion fun book...Thanks for the review...