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Dangerous Boys

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  4,106 ratings  ·  830 reviews
Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate one night; hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding; the other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Desperate self-defense? Or murder?

Chloe is the only one with the answers. As
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published August 14th 2014 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Emily May
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Our lives are made up of choices, you see. Big ones, small ones, strung together by the thin air of good intentions; a line of dominoes, ready to fall.

Well, holy shit. I want to invite Abigail Haas over to my house so we can be best friends and plot world domination together. But possibly not before I hide all sharp objects first. Honestly, I cannot imagine what it must be like living inside her head, but I do know she writes some of the best psychological thrillers I have ever picke
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

2015 reads : Give me fucked-up characters, 'kay?

DISPATCH : Nine one one, what's your emergency?

CALLER : Please, I... I think - I think I have to review this and -

DISPATCH : OK, we'll send help. Just calm down, and tell me where you are.

CALLER : I don't fucking know! I mean, yes, it was unputdownable and gritty as hell but in a good way, you know? All these emotions we fought every once in a while, discarding them because bad, bad, bad us to think such things, see? Abigail Haas magnifies
Jan 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, young-adult
3 1/2 stars.

Not as good as Dangerous Girls and didn't really blow my mind. I was expecting this to be a painful pleasure of mind fuckery, but sadly, it wasn't.

It was definitely a remarkable read and I admit, I did enjoy this quite a lot, but (view spoiler)
Aj the Ravenous Reader
3.5 stars

“You can be a part of someone’s life for years, your parent or brother or friend, and then one day they turn around and do something unconscionable, a crime so great, that suddenly, they’re a stranger to you. You think that their goodness is innate, embedded in their DNA, so you take it for granted, right up until the terrible moment when everything changes. You can never know anyone at all.”

I promise this will be quick. Not as mind-blowing as Dangerous Girls but still very well-
L A i N E Y ~back in a bit~
Creepy and brainwashing-ly and all.

For me there was something missing when I turned the last page... I don't know what I was thinking or even hoping would happen next but... it just felt weirdly unfinished to me. It's totally a personal thing since I really liked (view spoiler) and that ending... (view spoiler)
That made me sad, I mean it seemed like he still wanted her and that boy really deserve
the burning dreamer.
“Some pieces couldn’t be glued back together. Some people weren’t for fixing. Sometimes, the only thing to do was burn the whole fucking world down and start again.”

I made a mistake.

I went into this expecting to be shocked beyond measure over what unfolds by the end when really, that's the kind of mindset I should've held for Dangerous Girls.

So about 75% in and I'm starting to wonder: it's quite clear by now who the guilty party is so what could the author possibly have in store for me that

If you didn't know, Celine and I did a discussion review on this way back in August and we spent pretty much the entire time fangirling and flailing about Abigail Haas' amazing skills. You can check that out here. Many thanks to Abigail herself for offering us the review copies!

Run down on what we discussed (if you cannot be stuffed clicking on that link)

- Despite how high our expectations were, Haas still managed to blow us off our feet
- We were hooked from page one
Faye, la Patata
Philippine readers!! I am giving away a finished copy of this book on the blog. Check it out here: Dangerous Boys Giveaway

Upon finishing this book, I begged for mercy.

Why mercy, you ask? Because Dangerous Boys made me uneasy and scared. It made me anticipate, and dread, and look forward to what else will happen to our cast of complex characters. It would build up the momentum, tease me, let go, and then tease me again. It was intoxicating, addicting, and riveting in every sense of the word. Need
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of reading.
Shelves: favorites

**Look at the end of this!**

Well, well, well, looks like we have a winner on our hands, folks! Abigail Hass has delivered another nail bitingly suspenseful book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and tips of your toes. And, mercifully, this cover isn't horrifyingly terrible.

The story is about two boys- brothers, and one girl. The girl, Chloe, is counting down the days till she's free from her small town and off to college where she can lose herself in the crowds and fin
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
Buddy Read with my malicious and perilistic equal, Anna

Our lives are made up of choices. Big ones, small ones, strung together by the thin air of good intentions; a line of dominoes, ready to fall.

Dangerous boys , dangerous boys who won’t share their toys…..Yeah, okay, that was weird but…yeah. Anyway. It felt right! Lol. I think that kind of sums it up, though, wouldn’t you agree?? After reading Dangerous Girls a week or two ago, I’ve been enraptured in the simplicity of it’s severity-th
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: you, you and YOU
“What would you do if nobody was watching? If nobody would ever know?”

Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas is one sick story and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It’s impossible for me to write this review without comparing it to Dangerous Girls, just in terms of the style and type of story. (No Spoilers!)
They’re different, as they should be, but equally brilliant. Whereas DG left me with that OMG WTF moment, here everything moves slowly, towards that inevitable end. It’s like a train wreck, you
Me while reading the book:

Me at the end of the story:

Abigail Haas has written a thrilling, dark and twisty book, which left me shocked and satisfied at the end of the story.

After Dangerous Girls, which is one of the best YA novels out there, and I hate the fact that this book is underrated (GUYS! READ THIS BOOK! PLEASE! IT IS FUCKING BRILLIANT), I had high expectations. But I trusted Haas to provide me another twisty and dark tale of the psyche of human beings.

Dangerous Boys is a dark, compe
C.G. Drews
I was freakishly excited to get onboard with this blitz because a) I loved Dangerous Girls and it messed with my head so badly and of course I need more trauma like that in my life, and b) I definitely want to support this author. Abigail Haas is a genius. SHE IS. Her thrillers absolutely smack my brain around. I still...

Nope. Still can't even.

I'll attempt a sensible review, but just warning you fairly: this book was all kinds of freaky awesome. My thoughts are basically still like this:

How do
Aly (In Wonderland)
Nobody's told you how to say those things. Nobody said you ever could. So you stay silent, and restless, and guilty.
Bad, for wanting so much more.
Bad, for not appreciating everything they give.
Bad, for all the dark places inside your soul you try so hard to hide.

I hate being the person who takes a raving 5-star wielding book and seeing it only as 'okay.' Abigail Haas blew me away with Dangerous Girls and I expected no less with Dangerous Boys. I suspect that's where the problem lay, for me.
Elle (ellexamines)
From the moment you're born, people start folding you into neat pieces and tucking you inside a box of their own design. No, it starts even before then, the moment the sonogram shows a faded blur. Blue for a boy, tractors and race-cars, big and strong and brave. Pink for a little princess, pretty and sweet. They dress you up in their own expectations, before you even have a chance to understand the constrictions of your fate. That box becomes so cozy and warm, you never really notice that you
Natalie Monroe

"Oliver always wanted what Ethan had, even when they were kids, he'd steal his toys just to spite him."

Remember that episode in Supernatural when Dean got zapped by a djinn and he woke up in an alternate universe where his mom had never died and his brother Sam was little more than a courteous stranger?

Shoot it up on steroids and you got Oliver and Ethan's relationship.

"I think you fucked [Ethan] and thought of me. I think you imagined me, every minute he was inside you."

Yeah, it is.
this book in a nutshell
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I loved Dangerous Girls, but this one... *flushes book down the toilet*...not so much.

Dangerous Boys? More like Dangerous Pricks.
Where was the gut-wrenching feeling Mrs McDonald has got me used to? Where were the pathos and the thrill? Hint: they were nowhere.
A mess of nonexistent plot twists and incoherent character analysis, took their place.
Even the writing was somewhat dull and repetitive. Not to mention the characters...
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I'm looking at you, Chloe Bennett (re
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not as good as Dangerous Girls, but the ending still fucked me
Dec 28, 2013 added it
"Our lives are made up of choices. Big ones, small ones, strung together by the thin air of good intentions; a line of dominos, ready to fall. They blur into an endless stream, leading seamlessly to the next question, the next decision – yes, no, no, yes. The line of dominos falling one by one. Click, click, click, they tumble faster until you can only see the two that really mattered:

The beginning, and this, the end."

A story of who, why and how. Albeit not intriguing as Dangerous Girls and les
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always

3.5 stars

Now is the time to put away childish things...

Listen to our narrator Chloe, dear readers! Put away all childish things such as work, homework and chores--and PICK UP ANY ABIGAIL HAAS BOOK, NOW. Okay, maybe I wasn't the biggest fan of Dangerous Boys, but I can't deny that it is a fantastic book. I just didn't love it as much as I loved Dangerous Girls (my review here).

How can I convince you to read Dangerous Boys?

Chloe, Ethan and Oliver will leave you grasping at the edge of your sea
Jan 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-read, 3-stars
It shocked me, just how easily he tore apart under that blade: skin slicing open, the fibres of his form splitting apart, gaping red and angry inside. He was always so solid to me, from the moment he sauntered into my life: every limb and sinew flowing together in an indivisible whole; the smile and the walk and the absent-minded gestures. He was a presence, complete.

3.5 stars

That was some seriously fucked up shit. Wow. I think Dangerous Girls is more shocking but this one is definitely just
Dangerous Squirrels. Dangerous Babies. Dangerous Half-Eaten Corn on the Cob. I do not care what the hell Abigail Haas writes next - if it has her name on it, I'll be reading it. I'm already evangelical about Dangerous Girls, and beyond excited that her newest psychological thriller maintains the same thoughtful, slow-building creepiness combined with intriguing character development told through creative non-linear structure.

Chloe is a girl caught between two brothers, both of whom ultimately wa
Amanda (.---.--.-...-)

Okay, so I got to about 50% and said fck it. I don't really give a shit.

Minor spoilers ahead. Beware.

I should have realized that it was more of a love triangle. I hate those bitches. Then it was between brothers and that is just gross. So, there is a scene where she shoots a deer, on her first attempt ever, and kills the doe. Riiiight. I mean who kills a deer on their first shotgun attempt? NO ONE. That's who. She then immediately cheats with the brother after he swipes deer blood on her lip and
Mel (Daily Prophecy)
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mel by: Ellis
So messed up. I LOVE IT. 4.5 stars.


I heard a lot about Dangerous girls, so I added the books on my wish list and didn’t look at it again. Luckily, Ellis send me a copy and right after finishing Dangerous boys I ordered Dangerous girls. What a mind-fuck! I was very satisfied how this story was told and how it tied together in the end.

This story is told in a ‘then’ and ‘now’ perspective. The story starts in the ‘now’ where Chloe is in the hospital. One
Beatrice Masaluñga
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I sort of put this down for a while, when I get back in the mood... I find it more fast paced and it put me on the edge of my seat and after finishing it....

Holy. Crap. Abigail Haas did it again!

Goodness, this is BLOODY GENIUS.
The woman who wrote this book is FREAKING GENIUS. I can't believe this.
Dangerous Boys may not be as unpredictable as Dangerous Girls but the story is way darker than I thought. I sort of got it right.. I knew there was something off with one of the characters but I got
Kathe L

Jesus Christ. I don't even know how to rate this. I feel like this deserves 5 stars because of the originality and the way my mind is right now, the way when it appeared 'the end' at the last page of this book I checked my window to see if I was safe even if this isn't a terror book, the way I am confused right now. But I can't give it 5 stars. I wasn't into it in the beginning and I was pretty confused, as well. Man, I'm shaking. I'm only doing this review right now because I won't be able to s
Paige  Bookdragon
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I first read Dangerous Girls and although it's not as mind blowing as the other book, this one WILL ABSOLUTELY MIND-FUCK with your brain and emotions.

If you've ever read Sidney Sheldon's Tell Me Your Dreams, you'll feel exactly the same way with ending with both books. Abigail Haas is the type of author that will make you rip your hair out and gnash your teeth just because she can.

Toast Madam.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
That was fucked up, legit bat shit crazy.
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
A mystery that had all the cards. It just put them to waste, laid them in an unclimatic order.

For months and months after being becoming smitten with Haas and her addition to the somewhat lacking psychological thriller branch of YA, I’ve been wording and rewording the same phrase: I can’t wait to get my hands on Dangerous Boys, but I just haven’t had time. Which is, in part, true. But mostly crap if we’re being perfectly honest here. Perhaps it was fear, if we really dig it up. Fear that I’
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Abigail Haas has written two adult novels and four young adult contemporary novels under the name Abby McDonald. Dangerous Girls is her first young adult thriller. She grew up in Sussex, England, and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Sometimes, the only thing to do was burn the whole fucking world down and start again.”
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