28 September 2013

{Blog Tour} Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

By: Me My Shelf And I | 28 September 2013 at 12:23 AM | | | | | | | | | |

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I am the last stop on the DANGEROUS GIRLS tour fro Abigail Haas and Simon Pulse! I hope that you enjoyed all the stops, and if you missed any just click thattour banner right up there to see the whole schedule with links!

about the book

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Dangerous Girls
Author: Abigail Haas
Pages: 388
Release Date: July 16th, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 5+ Birds

Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that’s ripped from the headlines and 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 ever imagined…

 

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review

“Abigail Haas does a magnificent job of the slow reveal, pulling you in and holding you captive until the very last word. “

To fully explain to you what I thought of this book, I think I should explain to you my reaction when I finished it. It went a little like this:

I was at my cabin, on vacation. It was evening and I had been reading for the better part of the day (Yea..this book will do that to you, do not pick it up unless you are ready to commit because it will haunt you if you so much as try to use the bathroom) I was on the patio with a few other family members who were also reading. It was quiet, except for the waves on the beach out the window and the occasional fish jumping, mocking my husband who had just come in from a night of fishing.

I turned the last page of the book and:

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Seriously. I closed the book and began talking in one worded questions. To myself. “I? How? Why? Seriously? But?” you get the point. This drew the attention of my Uncle, cousin and sister. I got blank, blinking stares (this is common in my family…it’s the normal look I get). I immediately stood up and thrust the book into my cousins arms and demand she start reading NOW because if I didn’t have someone to talk to about it in the next few hours I was going to go mad. You guys, this book. I can’t even. It’s the most amazing YA crime/murder mystery I think I have ever read. The best part is you are seeing it from Anna, the accused's, perspective. You will see everything play out first hand, like it happening to you.

Haas grabs us knowing the our obsession with crime stories, and court TV. How much we love seeing the horrible played out as long as it’s happening to someone other than our self, and sinking her claws into us knowing how we love to make our judgments about who is guilty and not guilty. Every single one of those items into play in DANGEROUS GIRLS.  We will see  how  the media twists things and makes it look like something is one way when really it’s another. We will be privy to what would normally be private conversations between client and lawyer, hear sides of the story that never made it to court and follow along with the detectives, hell bent on putting Anna away for good, even with no real evidence. Oh, and hey, don’t worry, never once will any legal talk be anything other than totally understandable, or overwhelming. For it’s heft in mystery, it’s still a really light read in that you don’t need a legal degree to make it through. I know that this might be a little bit of a concern for some so I want to get it out of the way. I want nothing to stop you from borrowing or buying this book!

Abigail Haas does a magnificent job of the slow reveal, pulling you in and holding you captive until the very last word. I can’t wait to read DANGEROUS GIRLS again so I can pay closer attention, see if I missed anything that would have helped me piece it together before the end. I feel almost silly not having figured it out before hand because it’s something I can always do. I always know. Finally someone has given me a real mystery, so twisted and real that I didn’t have time to figure it out before I turned that last page.

Well, what are you doing here – go get a copy!

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3 Winners will each get a signed finished copy of DANGEROUS GIRLS
Open to the US only | Must be 13+ to Enter

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2 comments:

  1. I hope I win this book. I really want to read it and have my mind blown!!!

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  2. I loved it all! Never saw the ending coming! Gave great point of views!! Wish there was a sequel. Great book.

    Cleo Rogers (Janitorial)

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