Summary from Goodreads
It all comes down to this. Oliver, Ethan, and I. Three teens venture into an abandoned lake house 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 the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece the story together – a story of jealousy, twisted passion and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful faces …
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 14th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
After being blown away by Dangerous Girls last year, I was thrilled to have this little beauty in my hands! My expectations were so high but I wasn’t disappointed! Dangerous Boys is yet again another knock-out, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride from Abigail Haas – who writes with gorgeous precision!
I loved this storyline – one girl who longs for more, a perfect good guy boyfriend and a dangerous bad-boy brother…sounds like trouble with a capital T, right? I sat riveted at the shocking events as they unraveled and I enjoyed each thrilling and sometimes chilling second. I loved how Haas pushed the storyline in places and pulled it back in others…it made for some racy and pacy reading.
The characters were really larger than life and had great depth. I had a soft spot for Oliver, who was a very complex game player with a very dark side that was quite unnerving. I also really liked Chloe, even if I didn’t agree with some of her choices.
The lead up to the ending was nail-bitingly brilliant and I just sat back and reveled in the fantastic writing and big bad shockers. I just loved how easily Haas could play with you and keep you right there on the edge along with the characters.
Dangerous Boys is a highly memorable read that will get people talking. It’s written to heightened perfection and I really think it’s one of the very best teen thrillers out there. Admittedly I enjoyed Dangerous Girls that smidgen more…but this was close. Haas is a very talented writer who I will be watching closely in the future!
4.5 / 5 Stars!
*Special thanks to Simon Schuster for providing the review copy in exchange for an honest review*