Monday, February 24, 2014

Dangerous by Shannon Hale, Book Review

Award-winning, bestselling author Shannon Hale's new teen science fiction novel, which New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner James Dashner calls, "One of the best books I've ever read. Ever."

How far would you go to save the ones you love? And how far would you go to save everyone else?

Maisie Danger Brown just wanted to get away from home for a bit and see something new. She never intended to fall in love with a boy at space camp. And she certainly never intended to stumble into a frightening plot that just might destroy everything and everyone she cares about. But now there's no going back—Maisie's the only thing standing between danger and annihilation. She must become the hero the world needs, before she loses her heart . . . and her life.

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

Since the publication of her first book, The Goose Girl, in 2003, Shannon Hale has become a beloved author to young readers as well as booksellers and educators. Her third novel, Princess Academy, earned her a Newbery Honor and was a New York Times, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. The sequel, Palace of Stone, was also a New York Times bestseller. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Shannon lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, Dean, and their four children.


My Review:

I was so excited when I saw that Shannon Hale had a new book coming out...and then I realized it was sci-fi and I am so not into sci-fi.  Generally I avoid it at all costs.  I think I have read one other sci-fi book period.  However, Shannon Hale has changed my mind with Dangerous!  I was immediately captivated by Maisie!  Born with a birth defect (no right hand) and home schooled by her scientist parents, all she has ever dreamed of is becoming an astronaut!  When she wins a sweepstakes contest to go to Astronaut Camp for three weeks so is ecstatic!  But camp isn't everything she thought it would be.....and now Maisie is faced with trying to save the world, literally.  Hale captivates the reader with her fluid writing style and a story that enthralls the reader from the beginning of the book.  Be warned that once you start reading you will find it hard to stop!  The book is four hundred pages and they will literally fly by!  For a reader who doesn't care for sci-fi I am least as far as Dangerous goes!  Bravo to Hale, a master story teller!
* I received an ARC of this group via Netgalley and was under no obligation to review it.

You can pick up your copy of Dangerous via Amazon.

Happy Reading!!!

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