Review: Dangerous Boys
on 14 August 2014
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.
To be honest, I didn’t think this book was as amazing as Dangerous Girls was. With that book, the ending left me BAFFLED and made me want to know what was going to happen next, but I didn’t really have that with Dangerous Boys.
The book was very exciting, I loved the story and the difference between this book and DG (while Dangerous Girls was about a group of teenagers partying their asses off on Aruba, Dangerous Boys was about a mundane town where everyone knows everyone), and I also really liked how they were also a bit the same View Spoiler »okay I wasn’t really a fan of how both stories were about someone cheating on someone else and people ending up dead because of that, but hey what can you do about it? « Hide Spoiler
The writing of this book was just as good as Dangerous Girls, and it made me want to read on and on and on and on. But it was also a bit of a letdown. I had been expecting the police interrogations and interviews that were in Dangerous Girls, but this story was more like a story. Divided into two parts, ‘Then’, and ‘Now’. The Then was telling the story of Chloe and the brothers, and how they met – and the Now was after the fire had happened.
I did find it very nerve wracking at some points, and I really did want to find out what had really happened, but I have to say I wasn’t that surprised when I found out the truth. But yeah, even though the ending didn’t leave me as baffled as DG’s ending, it did make me want to know what was going to happen now – it made me do the ‘OH DAMN’ thing though. Because OH DAMN.
In the end, I enjoyed Dangerous Boys a lot, but nothing will really top the way I felt after finishing Dangerous Girls. Nothing.
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