Book Review: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Book Blitz & Reviews: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Series: 2/2 (Dangerous Girls is the first in the thriller series)

Pages: 336 Pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

Summary:

Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate 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 together the story of how they got there-a story of jealousy, twisted passion, and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful of faces…

 Book Review: 

For those of you that are familiar with Abigail Haas, you will know that she has a tendency to play with your head and make you feel as though you need to constantly sleep with both eyes open. Dangerous Boys is perfect and just as creepy as its predecessor.

The story follow three protagonists- Chloe, Ethan and Oliver who are bound together by love, jealously and blood ties. The story is told through Chloe’s POV and takes place within the past and present. From contextual knowledge we know that Chloe and one of the boys have made it out of a fatal fire, except one. This drives the narrative throughout the story and leaves you with so many questions…Who died? What happened? And Why?

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I don’t want to give too much away because this is one of those books where you need to experience everything without any spoilers. But I will say that if you have read Dangerous Girls, Abigail does not go very far from this book as she delivers another psychological thriller that focuses on the twisted, naive mind of the teenage girl.

The worst thing is that I really didn’t have high expectations for Dangerous Boys as I loved Dangerous Girls so much and did not believe that Haas could live up to the bar she set so high for herself. However, I was wrong and for that I would like to publicly apologise to the mastermind that is Mrs. Abigail Haas.

I would definitely recommend this book to fans of suspense thrillers.

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Rating: 4 Stars

The three books to read if you are looking for peace of mind in 2016

Hey guys, I have been reading three amazing books that I think you will love if  like me,you are hoping for a better 2016 that will take you on a spiritual journey and ensure you achieve all that your heart desires.

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The little book of wisdom should be owned by everyone. This tiny little book has a simple, motivational message on every page and is perfect to dip into for a little inspiration.
This book suggests small and practical ways to change the way we think and interact with people to help us be happier in our every day life.

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A perfect little gem that speak to your heart through the writings of the Dalai Lama who teaches important lessons about life, death and love.

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I absolutely love this book, I think it provides a great insight into  leading and living a peaceful life.

I am sure that by now you guys will have noticed that all of the books I have recommended are focused on Buddhism. This is mainly because I believe that Buddhism is the perfect starting point for those beginning  to learn how to change their life for the better and will hopefully inspire  you to achieve all your goals for this year.

Please leave me a comment if you guys decide to read any of these books- I want to hear your opinions.

National Anti-Bullying Week

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So this week (16th November-20th November) is national anti-bullying week, children around the UK will likely be receiving sessions from their teachers about the implications of bullying, they may even hear from speakers who want to spread the message. But, can any of these things measure up to what it is really like to be bullied?

A bully is blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidatessmaller or weaker people. (definition as provided by Dictionary.com) However, the form of bullying can occur in many ways, these may vary from: cyber, emotional, physical and covert bullying. Being a victim of bullying can often be one of the hardest things to go through, it in many ways destroys a part of you, that you can never get back… take it from me who has suffered at the hands of bullies and never felt like I truly recovered.

During my earlier high school years, I dealt with a lot of bullying, much of it involved the criticism of my appearance and led to me being severely ill after taking drastic measures to become someone different. It’s funny because a lot of the time when I would go through this stuff, I wouldn’t tell anyone because it had got to a point where I felt like I deserved the stack of cards I was being dealt. Moreover, I spent much of the time hating my own reflection that I never really understood the complexity of these horrible people. Bullies seek to hurt you because it is easier than them admitting their flaws, they hurt you because their insecurities seem better on the back of someone else.

Recent years have seen so many teenagers commit suicide because of bullying. Take, for example, Amanda Todd who hanged herself after being a victim of severe school and cyber bullying. Before her suicide, Amanda uploaded a youtube video detailing all that she had been through, in hope that it could change someone’s else life. She was a hero.

But, why is it that people only listen to you once the worst case scenario happens. What is it about society that have made them so desensitised to other people’s feelings? We may never know, but word of advice… If you ever see someone being bullied, don’t take a backseat. You may just be the person that could change their life.