Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.
After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to t ...more
The main character in this book is a ...more
This is my 4th Becca Fitzpatrick book, and this is BY FAR my favourite. I have this thing where I quite love the ...more
“We made it,” Price said, turning off the engine. He popped the trunk, where my suitcase waited.I knew I had to get out of the car, but my legs wouldn’t move. I stared up at the house, unable to picture myself inside it. I thought of my real home.
In spectacular Fitzpatrick fashion, Stella is the most unlikeable character I’ve ever encountered in YA. She is self-centred, rude, judgemental and incredibly annoying. For the first half of the book, being in he ...more
Mentiras peligrosas es un thriller donde las mentiras son el centro de toda la historia. ...more
Los personajes, todos y cada uno de ellos tienen sus historias y al final todos mejoran en sentido que mejoran y ves por que toman es ...more
Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.
Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Neb ...more
There's something about this book that I just didn't like, and I can't quite put my finger on it. It wasn't a bad book, not really. It's just not for me.
Thinking back on it, I think a lot of my dislike stemmed from my general dislike of the main character. Stella was, simply put, a liar. In the circumstances she would have to be, WITSEC meant that she couldn't splay her past out for everyone to see, but it was the other lies she told that got to me ...more
“Forgiveness took time, I decided. It was a process. Better to start slowly than not at all.”
Dangerous Lies is one of those books that is enjoyable while you read it, but then you most likely will forget, nothing about it was special or memorable.
The plot was okay, however it did feel more like a contemporary teen-romance than anything else, the whole witness protection-thing was mostly a background noise and could’ve been better developed into the story. The mystery was way too pred ...more
I must confess that I’m one of maybe seven bloggers in the world who haven’t read the famous Hush Hush series, and I think it’s safe to say that for me, Becca Fitzpatrick’s switch to the YA mystery/thriller genre certainly paid off. I am a huge fan of thrillers, be it adult or YA, and this is an author who knows how to write true page-turners and give us so much to think about along the way. I considered Black Ice to be a huge success with its morally ambiguous characters, heart-stopping danger ...more
Voy a empezar por el personaje de Stella porque tiene una evolución increíble durante toda la historia, detrás de la típica niña rica tonta y cabezota, que es como se la conoce al principio... se esconde una chica que no tiene pelos en la lengua, valiente... muy valiente y que en el fondo tiene buen corazón. Y me ha gustado un montón esa evolución y en la Stella que se "convierte ...more
Estella Goodwinn has witnessed a terrible crime and upon agreeing to testify against the man who is sitting in jail, she must enter the witness protection program in order to keep her from the dangerous crime world the man is involved with. Because Danny Balando is pissed, and his connections in the cartel will want to find the girl who tossed him in jail.
I am completely stunned by this book, Becca Fitzpatrick really blew this one out of the water for me. She took the main character, made her ut...more
Mentiras Peligrosas nos cuenta la historia de Estella, una chica de Filadelfia que vive con su madre drogadicta hasta que un dí ...more
(view spoiler)[ At first I thought that Stella's character was quite bratty but I could understand where she was coming from. Even if it's in your best interests, no one would enjoy being moved into the middle of no where, with all you money frozen and away from everything / everyone you've ever known.
I loved Stella's character development from cold and bratty to a genuinely happy person. I really loved her relationship with Carmina and just knew they'd ...more
I thought Black Ice had an excellent premise, plus good suspense and plotting, but unlikeable characters and Stockholm-syndrome-creepily-masquerading-as-romance.
I thought Dangerous Lies had likeable characters (and okay, maybe this is relative because a lot of you were like what??? But I though the characters in BI were really detestable and Stella goes through a lot of growth) and a s ...more
Un thriller que entretiene, pero que me ha dejado algo frío. Al igual que me sucedió con "Pánico", esta historia me ha dejado con buen sabor de boca, pero me ha faltado mucho más. Quizá que sorprendiera e innovara más, ya que podemos considerar esta historia como una más, común dentro de las de género de suspense juvenil. Aun así, me ha gustado, pero ya os digo, no es muy original.
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Becca Fitzpatrick's second foray into the world of young adult thrillers was brilliant. It blends a wonderful contemporary romance with a heart pounding thriller that will no doubt earn the Hush Hush author a more mature audience. I loved it and it's by far her best release to date. Mixing a contemporary with a traditional thriller, the blend produces an engaging and enthralling read that will no doubt also lure readers in with it's slow burning romance an ...more
Kitabı bitirdiğimde, "Bu muydu yani?" demekten alamadım kendimi. Bütün olan bitenin varacağı bir nokta olması gerekiyormuş gibi hissettim ama öyle bir nokta yoktu ve bana çok boş bitt ...more
I wanted to read this book ever since Simon & Schuster first mentioned it in their upcoming releases. It sounded so intriguing to me and it was something different to the contemporary romance I normally read. So when I saw it sitting on the shelf in BIG W, I picked it up straight away.
Fast forward 2 weeks when I finally start reading it. I felt like the book was captivating. I wasn’t necessarily hooked on it, but I was really invested in the stor ...more
Becca sigue con esta línea de libros de temática más adulta, pero este libro no me convenció tanto como 'Hielo Negro'. El libro es entretenido, de buen ritmo, con varios personajes interesantes y mantiene el "secreto" de la trama hasta el último momento; PERO hay tres problemas que a Kyoko, perspicaz como siempre, no le dejaron disfrutar el libro 100%: adiviné el final (como siempre), la protagonista es insoportable (como siempre), el final es MUY precipitado. Aunque el ...more
To be honest, I don't remember requesting this book.
Stella is quite a bitch when the book starts. I struggled to care about what she was going through because she was so spoiled and hateful. Even her background and family history didn't do much to bring me to her side. Eventually there is some growth and by the end of the story, I liked her well enough.
The entire plot line with Trigger didn't make a lot of sense to me and I thought there would be a bigger explosion of an ending after ...more
Dangerous Lies have a few similarities with Fitzpatrick's standalone debut, Black Ice.
For one, they are both an entertaining read. It's proven, this author could write a mystery thriller novel, though they are a little bit predictable.
Second, the heroines are capable of handling themselves.
Third, it wouldn't be a Fitzpatrick novel, if there is no problematic aspect that would make you cringe and consider your rating.
This is a book that is filled with bad decisions and ...more
This was my first book by Becca Fitzpatrick. I’d heard a lot of good things about her Hush, Hush series and a lot of bad things about her book called Black Ice. But I wanted to read this one because of such a cool premise! It’s not every day you read a book which features the Witness Protection Program.
We first get to meet Stel ...more
'Eight o'clock. All eyes, er, lips will be on you.'
I dug into my purse for a tube of lip balm and tucked it into the front pocket of his tee. ' A friendly deed for a friend in need. Halfway through your shift, you'll thank me.'
He dug out the tube and read the label - creme de menthe flavored. 'For real? This is as close as I'm getting to touching your lips tonight?”