Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book Review: Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Book: Dangerous by Shannon Hale
Genre: YA SF
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ★
For: Review (and Supporting Local Authors!)
From: NetGalley (release date March 4, 2014)

If Shannon Hale wrote it, I'll read it. But I must say, I've come to expect a certain kind of story from her and this was so completely different that I was blown away. It's YA (I would guess most of her fairy tale stories are considered MG?) and it's science fiction. Like REAL SCIENCE-Y science fiction! Would you be surprised by that? I was surprised.

And I loved it. It starts off fast and stays fast through the whole book and just when you think it's over, then a whole new issue must be solved.

So we have our heroine, Maisie, who was born with one arm. She doesn't let that stop her, but her parents have protected her throughout her life especially by having her home schooled. She wants to see more of the world and is especially interested in being an astronaut, so one day she applies to a space camp contest and wins! And then when she goes there she excels and wins some more. She also meets a guy and there's romance. Or is there? She is so confused.

Well, so the prize for being the winning team is a ride on this awesome space elevator that takes you up to some asteroid. But what happens there is crazy beans! And then her whole life is changed, and now she must save the world!

Such a fun story, interesting romance, quirky characters, awesome heroine and fast-paced writing. It was a little bit Aliens meets X-men meets World War Z meets... oh, I don't know what else, but I'm sure there was something!

Bottom line: I loved it. So much fun! Go read it now!

Other Reviews: 

Dangerous by Shannon Hale is bursting with mystery, betrayal, love, and tragedy. It’s a great novel for science fiction lovers and fans of other space themed novels. From Dark Faerie Tales

Yeah, so if yer lookin’ for “cute” and “fluffy” and “tender”, keep walking. From Colorimetry

There were some pretty fun action scenes and I loved that at the beginning Maisie was disabled yet completely capable of taking care of herself. From My Friends Are Fiction

Dangerous is twisty and high on action, and I think it will appeal to a wide variety of girl and boy readers (perhaps younger YA), including reluctant readers. From Love is Not a Triangle


  1. Wow, that sounds really different. :) I wasn't planning on reading this but after you're review maybe I'll have to give it a look.

  2. I am really looking forward to getting around to reading this. :)

  3. So is it MG or YA? It sounds a little more like MG. I'll read it regardless. It's Shannon Hale!

  4. I love YA with good science :) I think it's awesome that you do so much supporting local authors too!



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