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Mortal Danger

(Immortal Game #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  4,451 ratings  ·  715 reviews
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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
“I read a novel where this hit man is supposed to assassinate a woman, but he ends up falling in love with her instead, just from watching her.”
Well, way to fall into your own cliché, book.

The message in this book? Beauty is everything! Want a better life? Become beautiful. You will instantly have everything you will ever want. With the exceptions of a few Evil People wanting to possess you because you have a Special Destiny, but, whatever, right?

- A hot boyfriend (or two)? Check! He's been
Emily May
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, 2014, arc
Could this really be by the same author who wrote Bronze Gods?

Admittedly, this is the first YA book I've read by Aguirre. But after she completely astounded me with her complex world-building, clever mystery and well-developed characters in her adult steampunk series, I did not hesitate to come at this book with eager grabby hands. How disappointing to discover that this book is a shallow and boring addition to the long list of paranormal YA novels with creeptastic love interests.

I haven't met a
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Well, I got all three of the books in the trilogy from BookOutlet and I hope the others get better.

I liked the book and didn't like the book and I don't even know what to say. It was confusing here and there. Sigh. . .

Edie has been picked on by bullies at her school for so long that she is on the verge of killing herself when a hot boy named Kian stops her and gives her a way out. He will grant her three wishes but she has to return three wishes to the company he works for and she takes it. I m
Mar 13, 2014 added it
Shelves: ebook, arc
DNF 54%

I'm sad because I was so looking forward to this but I'm sooo bored. I put it down to read something else after it felt like I'd been reading this one for a year, and I just can't motivate myself to pick this up and continue on with it.

It started out alright but then turned out to be all about these 2 paranormal/afterlife "companies" who are in competition with each other and all their political drama, and well bleh. Also the love interest is another of those stalker guys who has watched
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I'm trying to purge my room of its physical copies of books and that means a lot of YA I've stocked up over the years. MORTAL DANGER is a book I bought years ago but never read. 99% of the reason I bought it was because I love the author, Ann Aguirre: her Sirantha Jax series is my everything.

MORTAL DANGER is... a very strange book. Actually, a lot of my friends really didn't like it and I can sort of see why. It's like a weirder version
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Engrossing and disturbing, Mortal Danger combines revenge, horror, and the trials of high school. Edie was a sympathetic character, a victim of cruel school bullying. This pushes her to take a deal that ends up being too good to be true. The consequences are ugly and terrifying and Edie is caught up in a deadly supernatural game. While Edie’s back and forth with Kian was understandable, it was a little frustrating at times. Still, I was rooting for their romance because they had so much in commo ...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
In my experience, all the best books come from the most genuine of places. Of course, fiction is always fiction and I wouldn’t want it any other way, but the underlying emotion has to be honest. Authors don’t always draw from acquired knowledge and experience; after all, their characters can have a very different set of values, but the very best authors rely on emotions that are familiar and true.

Among such authors, Ann Aguirre is queen.

In the interest of full disclosure, I was a beta reader fo
It appears that I'm in the minority here, but this book really entertained me.

Meet Edith Kramer, a girl at the end of her rope. This brilliant, bullied girl has very logically planned her own death and is stopped the second before she tips over the edge.

Kian is unbelievably handsome, but he's not one of the cruel 'beautiful people'. He offers her a mysterious bargain that'll enable her to get the revenge she's so desperate for. Edie may have been about to end it all, but this girl's no fool. In
Here's something YA authors don't seem to get: You don't have to try so hard to make me like your main character. I don't need to like your main character in order to be invested in her story and enjoy the book. She doesn't have to be a freaking saint for me to like her and be interested in her either. Traditionally unlikable and morally ambiguous characters are perfectly fine with me as long as I find their story engaging.

If I picked up a book that's supposedly about a teen seeking revenge for
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
OH Ann, please make this as wonderful and badass as your Razorland series

My reaction to the synopsis?

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Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
So many girls are obsessed with their looks as if their self-worth is tied to how attractive they may be. And can you blame them? Our media is saturated with that message. Edie was a great character because of her complicated relationship with her looks. Even after she is turned "pretty" she struggles. Her feelings will resonate with those girls who don't think they are beautiful enough. I feel like this will be a good book to start a discussion about what beauty means, how we use it, and what i ...more
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
Book One of the Immortal Game series
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

In Ann Aguirre's Mortal Danger, Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong eno
Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Unique dark story weaved with mystery, romance, and action. To be honest, it took me by surprise on where the story went but I loved every minute of it!

Opening Sentence: I was suppose to die at 5:57 a.m.

The Review:

Edie Kramer just finished her junior year of high school at the prestigious Blackbriar. She has attended Blackbriar for three miserable years and there is no way she can go through another. She has been bullied to the brink of her sani
Kara Babcock
Trigger warnings for discussions of suicide and Faustian bargains with eldritch beings.

Mean Girls is one of my favourite movies of all time. It was the first movie I ever purchased for myself on DVD. (If you are reading this in the future, kids, DVDs were the optical media of choice for storing video, back before Netflix just decided to store everything directly in your brain.) It’s a scathing, fun, moving look at the harmful nature of high school hierarchies. While I was largely indifferent to
Lina (From the Verge)
"There's a pivotal moment just before death, when bargains can be made."

I chose to ignore this book’s synopsis, as I wanted that “jump blindly to the plot” experience. I’m so very glad I did. I am a long time fan of Ann Aguirre's books. Thus this was an immediate MUST read for me.

The book takes upon its shoulders a lot of complicated social issues and very craftily masters them. Allow me to pinpoint the precise moment this book hooked me: It begins with a suicide attempt. The main character
Michelle Wrona
This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more!

Ann Aguirre's books are a girl's best friend. Mortal Danger has been on my must-get TBR list for ages, and after reading her newest, The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things, I found that it was so relatable to me and that I needed more from Aguirre as soon as possible. This time around, the story was much more dark and eerie, but eerie in the sense that is totally satisfying. The concept of the Immortal Game trilogy is u
Paige  Bookdragon

"My name is Edie Kramer, and I'm afraid I made a deal with the devil.."

Ladies, gents and in-betweens, let us please pause for awhile and give this effing book a round of applause.


After a crappy series of depressing, happiness-sucking, let-me-slit-my-writ books, I finally found a book that puts me on edge.We have Edie Kramer, a geeky girl who decided to commit suicide when the bullying at her school become too much to handle. But before she could do anything drastic,she was saved by a young
Jessica Reigle
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Be warned, this is pretty dark book. A freaking fantastic book but dark.

Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

Actual rating: 4.5 stars

This cover is perfect. It’s creepy, it’s dark and it’s extremely fitting. Before reading the book, when I first saw this cover I was really excited. You could tell it was going to be dark but I had no idea how dark. I also wasn’t sure I liked the name change from Mortal Beauty to Mortal Danger but you know what? It works.

Now that that is out of the way
Colleen Houck
Scary! I remember hearing Ann talk about this book and warn readers that if you are afraid of things that go bump in the night, then this book isn't for you. She wasn't wrong. =) Having said that, I love Kian. He is all kinds of amazing and I really identify with Edie on a lot of levels though I wasn't teased nearly as badly as she was. Can't wait to move on to book two and find out what happens! ...more
Zemira Warner
What a strange book. It was a mix of horror, paranormal, and in a way, it was contemporary.
"Imagine a world where, if enough people believe in them, the nightmares come true."

...and with that single quote the whole intention of the book changes. I thought it was about revenge, but clearly it seems I was mistaken because there are other things that take precedence; like everything else. Let's just say that summary is a bit misleading.


There are so many interesting facets to Mortal Danger; the smart girl who was put down and rose from the ashes to take revenge on her enemies, the guy who
Apr 14, 2014 marked it as dnf
*tosses into giveaway pile*

DNF around 30something percent.

I can't even with this book. I think it's time for me to stop requesting paranormal romances and also start listening to my gut. But to be fair to myself: the plot isn't mentioned in the blurb at all.

Mortal Danger is NOT the story of a girl who has lost all hope and makes a bargain with the devil. Nooo. This is the story of two warring paranormal corporations that use time travel and other wacky shit to... do what? Alter history? I don't
♥ Ashleigh ♥  Contrary to popular belief I'm not actually mad!
I couldn't be bother writing a review so I'm posting my last status update cause I'm lazy.....

Have i ever mentioned how much i adore Ann Aguire and her incredible talent with words? no? well let me just inform you this women can do no wrong, i can say that no matter what i picked up of her work it will be brilliant and i will love it. Don't get me wrong there are small issues, but who cares! when you get so thoroughly swept away your living another life in another world! its astounding!!

This is
**I received this book directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Ann Aguirre's Mortal Danger (Immortal Game, #1) begins a new series that focuses on Edith (Edie) Kramer, and a game that is being played out between two separate presumably paranormal forces that use humans as their chess pieces.


Faye, la Patata
Apr 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Reminds me of Persona, the game on PS. Not the 3 and 4, mind you... those were fun but not creepy. Persona 1 and 2 WERE creepy.
After finishing this book last night I scrolled through the other ratings and reviews. I was surprised to see so many DNFs (did not finish) and low star ratings. In all honesty, I went into this book blind, which I often do; I didn't read the book's blurb before buying or reading it. While many have mentioned the blurb doesn't fairly represent the story, I feel it explains it well while trying to keep the mystery alive. The title and series name, however, are spot on, IMO.

That said, I believe E
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014

thought*Warning: This review may (and probably does) contain some minor spoilers from Mortal Danger. Sorry, it really couldn't be helped. Please continue reading at your own discretion.*
Ann Aguirre is one of those authors that pretty much anything YA that she comes up with, I will read. No questions. No debate. She is basically an auto-read author for me. When I first heard about Mortal Danger, there was no question. I had to have it. That very moment. I NEEDED it. But once I got it, I was very surpris

Merril Anil
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book
It’s like a zombie with no soul and Life

I felt like I was cheated with this book. Opening is completely different to what the actual book is.

This book is a triple threat. Threat of having no plot. Threat of being a disaster in narration and language and Threat in being a book without strong characters.

I could have coped with this book, had it come from some new writer but to think that this book has been a work of an established and popular author is actually baffling. I have not read the au
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
For three miserable years, Edie Kramer had to endured many pranks from her classmates. For three years, she had to go through non-stop humiliation. For three years, she was bullied - with no one to speak for her, with no one to call a friend. At the brink of her insanity, she thinks there is only one way out to end the torture. The only way for her to finally be at peace. Seconds before executing her plan, to jump to her death, a mysterious boy stops her. This mysterious boy offers her a deal; h ...more
Nasty Lady MJ
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When I saw this book in the bookstore I immediately thought of She Devil.

This book is no She Devil though. There’s no Roseanne Barr type character who gets revenge while not obsessing over her faults. What we get is a book with a very insecure main character who becomes instantly beautiful and confident at the same time. While moments before, being suicidal.

Look, suicide is a huge deal. And a complex subject matter that is impacted by a number of different factors. I
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ann Aguirre has been a clown, a clerk, a savior of stray kittens, and a voice actress, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in Mexico with her family. She writes all kinds of genre fiction, but she has an eternal soft spot for a happily ever after.

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