Book Review: Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Title:  Dangerous

Author:  Shannon Hale

Publisher:  Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Release Date:  3/4/14


Book Summary:

How far would you go to save the world?

When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever.

And she definitely didn’t plan to fall in love.

But now there’s no going back—Maisie’s the only thing standing between the Earth and annihilation. She must become the hero the world needs. The only problem is: how does a regular girl from Salt Lake City do that, exactly? It’s not as though there’s a handbook for this sort of thing. It’s up to Maisie to come up with a plan—and find the courage to carry it out—before she loses her heart . . . and her life.

Equal parts romance and action-adventure, this explosive story is sure to leave both longtime Shannon Hale fans and avid science fiction readers completely breathless.

First of all:  Shannon Hale!  Squee!  There, I got my inner fan-girl out of the way.  (I highly recommend Goose Girl)
I think this is a great book for sci-fi fans.  Without giving too much away, I’d describe it as a super hero story with some interesting twists and romance.  It wasn’t what I was expecting based on the start of the novel but it was an interesting story with excitement, intrigue, and mysteries.  I like it when a book keeps me guessing about who the bad guys are and character’s motivations!
Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book
Sex – There was romance and kissing, sleeping in the same room, and at one point a boy wants to “go all the way” and the girl refuses and he accepts that fairly gracefully
Language – Clean, there was the use of euphemisms “bleeping-bleep” and “frak”
Violence -. There was sci-fi type violence.  I’d say it was comparable (a little less) to the level of Hunger Games
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  1. It’s good to know that this is a good one as I have it to review and haven’t gotten to it yet. 🙂