Dangerous Girls – book review

Dangerous Girls

Dangerous Girls is a thrilling and addictive book, written by Abigail Haas.

It’s Spring Break of senior year and Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise and a few other close friends are off on an exciting trip to Aruba that promises to be the best time of their life. Instead, Elise is found brutally murdered one day and Anna finds herself trapped in a country that is not her own, fighting against life-destroying accusations.

As Anna desperately tries to determine who killed her best friend, she discovers terrible truths about her best friend and even the boyfriend she thought she knew. While Anna awaits the judge’s decree, it becomes frighteningly clear that people don’t just think she’s guilty, they think she’s dangerous. When the truth comes out, it’s more shocking that anyone could ever imagine…

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I thoroughly loved reading Dangerous Girls. I had first read Dangerous Boys, another book by Abigail Haas before even realising she had written more than just that one book. I loved Dangerous Boys so much and I wondered if this book would be as good as the last one I read. I went into Dangerous Girls with high expectations because if you’ve read Dangerous Boys – book review, you’ll know I loved that book so much. I was extremely happy to find that Dangerous Girls was just as good as Dangerous Boys. One thing I really love about these two books that they have in common is that I never knew how these two books would end and I was constantly guessing how everything would turn out. In both of these books, the ending has surprised me. My favourite thing about Dangerous Girls was the amount of twists in the story. I could never guess what was coming and this book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was hooked in right from the very first page and eager to know how things would play out. I loved watching the story unravel and learning more about each of the important characters. This book was fast paced and there wasn’t a dull moment in the entire book. This book had my heard beating faster in anticipation, sweating in the tense parts and then smiling like a crazy person just because the ending couldn’t have been more perfect. I loved it.

The characters in this book were really interesting to read about and get to know. The main character, Anna, was intriguing. I loved reading the flashbacks to when Anna and Elise first became friends. Their friendship seemed to be a really interesting one. They became such good friends so quickly and then were practically inseparable. Until the day Elise was murdered, that is. Elise was one of those reckless people who are always the life of the party. She was so confident and always looking for an adventure. But then there’s that questionability to their actions that ask whether this is all just a façade and that there might be a sadness or vulnerability under the mask they wear. Tate was another really interesting character. My opinion on him changed dramatically throughout the book. I went from believing he was the sweetest boyfriend in the world, but as I read more, I realised that perhaps he wasn’t only what he seemed to be. Towards the end of the book, I realised that all of the characters had secrets. This book was utterly irresistible and I never wanted to put this book down.

Like Dangerous Boys, this book is split up into different times. There were the parts in jail, at the trial, on spring break and then when Anna met Elise. Even though this book is told from all of these different parts, it never feels too jumpy or hard to follow. I always knew what was going on and I liked reading from the different points in time because it gave me more of an insight into what led up to Elise’s death and what came after. This book is incredibly well written and very intense. The entire book flows really smoothly and everything fits together in the end. I’ll definitely be rereading this book sometime soon! I’d give Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas a score of 10 out of 10. If you haven’t read Dangerous Girls or Dangerous Boys, I highly recommend both of them!

A huge thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!

8 thoughts on “Dangerous Girls – book review

  1. I loved this book! I won it in a giveaway earlier this year and devoured it and then immediately bought Dangerous Boys, which I also really enjoyed. I love the writing style in both books and how the timeline jumps around, but never in a confusing way.

  2. […] Maybe one of the downsides of reading a lot of these types of books — YA romance-thrillers — is that I can almost always guess how it’s going to end and who the real antagonist is. With The Devil You Know, I knew what was going to happen as soon as the two male love interests were introduced. While it didn’t completely spoil the novel for me, I do think the ending would have been more surprising, and thus enjoyable, if I remained completely clueless about the true nature of these characters. But I do think that a lot of people found this novel slightly disappointing because of this fact and that it definitely isn’t on the same level as our beloved romance-thrillers, such as Gone Girl, With Malice or Dangerous Girls. […]

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