30 June 2015

Review: Dangerous Grirls by Abigail Haas

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: May 6, 2014 
Book Format: Paperback
# of Pages: 400
Synopsis: Paradise in Aruba quickly gets gruesome in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller (Kirkus Reviews) & with a twist that defies the imagination.

It's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.

But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend's killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.

Awaiting the judge's decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone could ever imagine...

Meet Abigail, (Taken From Goodreads)
Abigail Haas has written two adult novels and four young adult contemporary novels under the name Abby McDonald. Dangerous Girls is her first young adult thriller. She grew up in Sussex, England, and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She lives in Los Angeles.

My Review:   
I bought Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas with my own money and this is my honest review.

Dangerous Girls is about a group of friends who go to Aruba for a relaxing vacation. Near the end of this vacation, Elise one of the girls in the group gets brutally murdered. This rips through the group like a tornado. Nobody understands why this happened or who did it, until Anna, Elise’s best friend, and Tate, Anna’s boyfriend get arrested for the murder.

There were many aspects of this book that I enjoyed. The first was that throughout the book every chapter was different. Some were newspaper articles, some were before the murder, some were after, some were the trail, etc. I loved going back and forth between before, and after and all of the other things the chapters held. It made the book much more interesting, I was not able to put it down the whole time.

I have to say that Haas has the writer's craft. While reading, the WHOLE time I was reading I thought I knew exactly who did not do it, and possibly who might of. I spent the entire book being on this persons side whole heartedly thinking I knew they did not do it. By the end of the book I was sitting there with my jaw on the floor extremely confused about what had just happened. I only hope that someday I will have the ability to do that to readers with my writing someday.

She also did a great job of making me fall for the characters. I was in love with Anna and Tate they seemed like the cutest couple and I loved the two of them together. I hated what happened to them though. I kept hoping that they would be okay, but then the cheating came out and I knew it was over. Even though that killed it for me, the rest of the book was still amazing, and I would read anything by Haas in the future.  



  1. I'm currently reading this and enjoying it so far! It's thrilling and very engaging. I can't wait to know how it ends. :)

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

    1. I'm glad you're enjoying it! Let me know what you think once you do finish! I'd love to chat about it :)

  2. I REALLY want to read this book asap! I love how every chapter is different and that it stays interesting till the end. Great review!

    - Farah @MajiBookshelf

    1. Let me know when you do! It really is so interesting! I hope you enjoy it :)


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