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Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Dangerous (2014)

by Shannon Hale

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Not the most memorable book by this author, which is a shame as I have really enjoyed some of her previous books. This is obviously a 'marmite' type of book and I quite like marmite in small doses. ( )
  MargaretPemberton | Feb 19, 2017 |
I was so excited to read this. Shannon Hale is the best, and now she writes a scifi novel? What could be better?

Well, a lot of things.

There were lots of parts I enjoyed. I do love Maisie, and the other characters aren't so bad either. The plot is interesting and action-packed and you've got the steamy romance and a love triangle that isn't freaking obnoxious, which is always a bonus.

But... it just... was difficult to get through. Everything seemed to happen either way too fast or way too slow. SO MUCH HAPPENED in just 400 pages, and it bothered me. The first half of the book is completely different than the second half, and I think it might've worked better if it had been more fleshed out over a few different installations.

But still, it was good. It was edgy and tragic and sweet and all those great things. But it took me so freaking long to get through because the pacing was just weird. It's weird that the pacing alone can make such an impact on how enjoyable the book is, but it's true. I really wish it had been better paced, because then it would've been awesome. ( )
  BrynDahlquis | Jan 25, 2017 |
It was ok. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
Dangerous is a superpower, alien, romance book.
I like the heroine, but she’s not the best one that I’ve met.
The book is a good influence on teenagers, and I can see why it is for young adults, even though the writing style and language is middle school level.
I like how it keeps you guessing about who is good and who is evil.
What makes it sort of addictive is that every ending of a chapter is a cliffhanger, even though sometimes it does not always have to be. On the bad side, this also makes it a bit overly dramatic, which can be entertaining, though.
I also like that it is funny, although some content was pretty crazy. The idea of a space elevator attached to an asteroid is pretty intriguing.
Finally, I think that the marketing is pretty good and relates well to the content of the book.
All in all, it was all right. ( )
  888Molly | Mar 26, 2016 |
I follow Shannon Hale's blog, so I've read a lot of her thoughts on this book. Such as her worry that a one-armed, part Latino who is home-schooled would be too different for any of her audience to relate to. Or that she's a woman embarking on territory female authors tend to stay away from. Or that she's genre hopping. I also read some pretty harsh reviews on the book.

So I went in skeptical, and a little afraid that this would be the Shannon Hale book that I wouldn't like.

But I did like it. A lot. Parts of the book were a little bit too Stephenie Meyers–like (this book might not work for people who are true sci-fi fans), but overall it was just entertaining. Well worth the time I spent reading it. ( )
  AngelClaw | Feb 2, 2016 |
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When aspiring astronaut Maisie Danger Brown, who was born without a right hand, and the other space camp students get the opportunity to do something amazing in space, Maisie must prove how dangerous she can be and how far she is willing to go to protect everything she has ever loved.… (more)

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