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Dangerous

by Shannon Hale

Bloomsbury Press Agency | April 1, 2014 | Hardcover

Dangerous is rated 2 out of 5 by 1.

How far would you go to save the world?



When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever.



And she definitely didn''t plan to fall in love.



But now there''s no going back--Maisie''s the only thing standing between the Earth and annihilation. She must become the hero the world needs. The only problem is: how does a regular girl from Salt Lake City do that, exactly? It''s not as though there''s a handbook for this sort of thing. It''s up to Maisie to come up with a plan--and find the courage to carry it out--before she loses her heart . . . and her life.


Equal parts romance and action-adventure, this explosive story is sure to leave both longtime Shannon Hale fans and avid science fiction readers completely breathless.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.6 × 6 × 1.3 in

Published: April 1, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1599901684

ISBN - 13: 9781599901688

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After Dangerous is a book with incredible potential, and there were a number of elements I really enjoyed. But this book as a whole ended up being a hard sell for me, and I was left unconvinced by the story and its characters. Reason to Read: 1. Plenty of space, science, and superpowers: As soon as there is a book that has a description which mentions space, I jump all over that - it's almost a guaranteed way to get me to read a book. I loved that Dangerous had a space story heavily influenced by science, because that made Maisie stand out to me as a character I could readily envision as a real person. The fact that Maisie is also missing a hand made her a really great character, too - we don't see this very often in YA, and I think it's so important to read about different characters with their own life hurdles (although I wasn't a fan of how this was shown). The problem is that this sounds like a dream, right? The problem was that the story just didn't deliver for me. I had the absolute hardest time with the romance, and it seemed to completely take over the book. It was present on every page, and it felt too forced me to buy into it and care. But most importantly, the story was far too convoluted. I felt like I had whiplash trying to keep up with the fast pace and how quickly the story would change. It jumps around from one idea to another, and some characters seem to be stuck in the story for no apparent reason. I actually found some of the jokes to be funny (or "punny" hehe) because I sometimes share that cheesy sense of humour. It was quirky, rather than annoying to me, but it wasn't enough to save the book. And I found Maisie's relationship with her parents to be remarkably touching. Overall, Dangerous was a disappointing read for me because it felt like too much story in one little book, and I was completely unable to relate with the book or enjoy some of its most important plot points. ARC received from Penguin Canada for review; no other compensation was received.
Date published: 2014-05-01

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Dangerous

by Shannon Hale

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.6 × 6 × 1.3 in

Published: April 1, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1599901684

ISBN - 13: 9781599901688

From the Publisher

How far would you go to save the world?



When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever.



And she definitely didn''t plan to fall in love.



But now there''s no going back--Maisie''s the only thing standing between the Earth and annihilation. She must become the hero the world needs. The only problem is: how does a regular girl from Salt Lake City do that, exactly? It''s not as though there''s a handbook for this sort of thing. It''s up to Maisie to come up with a plan--and find the courage to carry it out--before she loses her heart . . . and her life.


Equal parts romance and action-adventure, this explosive story is sure to leave both longtime Shannon Hale fans and avid science fiction readers completely breathless.

About the Author

Shannon Hale is the Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Princess Academy and its sequel Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, The Books of Bayern, and the graphic novels Rapunzel''s Revenge and Calamity Jack--as well as three novels for adults, including Austenland, now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. She and her husband, the author Dean Hale, have four children and live near Salt Lake City, Utah.


www.shannonhale.com

Editorial Reviews

Hale writes her first suspenseful science fiction novel with great success. Maisie Danger Brown is a strong, smart, unique character. . . . Fans of Hale''s previous work, as well as those with no prior knowledge, will enjoy this new addition to the growing young adult science fiction field.