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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Among such authors, Ann Aguirre is queen.
In the interest of full disclosure, I was a beta reader fo ...more
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 ...more
If I picked up a book that's supposedly about a teen seeking revenge for ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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 ...more
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 ...more
...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 ...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more
This makes it two books in a row in one week that I DNF-ed. D: YOU KNOW HOW HARD THAT HITS ME?? I NEVER DNF!!! *deep breathes*
I appreciate Ann Aguirre's message. I really do. Her point is never to let bullies get to you so deeply that you'd want to kill yourself. It's a good lesson.
The only thing is she unintentionally gave the message that the only way out is to make yourself outwardly beautiful and everything will be okay. You'll get your revenge. Your confidence. Eve ...more
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 ...more
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.
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A story of a girl who gets a second chance with a boy that finally gets light in his day, but with second chances, there is always a twist. Questioning the unbelievable is the first step into NOT mistakingly signing your life to beings that make no logical sense.
That said, I believe E ...more
*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
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 ...more
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