Review: Dangerous Boys

by Abigail Haas

Pages: 336 (paperback)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Books
Publication Date: August 14th 2014
ISBN: 9781471119163
Received From:  The author, Abigail Haas.


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 ...


I don't even know where to start with this book. I mean, usually I write my reviews straight after I finish reading but with this one I've needed some time to gather up my thoughts. I had heard good things about Dangerous Boys, although with words like 'sociopath' and 'disturbing' being thrown around in reviews I was a little dubious to read it. However, I have now had time to put together my feels and I'm now ready to tell you why you NEED to be reading this book.

Yes, the capitals were necessary.

Dangerous Boys is a thriller packed full of twists and surprises. It starts at the end, with a kind of 'who done it' theme but it slowly takes us back and unravels the parts of the story that lead up to the moment Chloe drags one of the Reznick brothers out of a burning building. Throughout the book it looses said 'who done it' feel and becomes more about the darkness within one girls identity. It becomes a story of twisted discovery and a family’s sordid secret. It's a story about choice and the disturbing depths of human nature.

I really don't know what I can say without giving too much away because I found the beauty of this book was that I had NO idea what was coming. The changes within these characters are pathological and the scenes depicting these changes made my skin crawl. There is a sexy darkness to this book at times that had me hooked and holding my breath. The air of suspense doesn't ever let up and by the end you're practically twitching with anticipation.

I don't feel like I can say anymore. Just that Dangerous Boys is one of the more exciting and thrilling books I've EVER read. It's a book that you all need to read, even if this isn't your usual genre. And I'm not just saying that because I need someone to talk to about all these feels… although that would be nice too.

Time to delve into the twisted realities that is, Dangerous Boys.

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**I received this book as an ARC from the author to read & review. This is a 100% honest review.**

Being as I couldn't tell you too much about this one I thought I would share some gifs that show MY reactions while reading Dangerous Boys. 
Helllllllo Ethan!
no no no no no no no
I can't cope much longer...

Also I felt a little bad that I couldn't go into quite as much detail as usual so here's my dream cast to help you picture these character's while reading. 
No need to thank me.
Enjoy! x

Alex Pettyfer as Oliver
Steven R. McQueen as Ethan


Imogen Poots as Chloe

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