Sunday, 14 December 2014

DISCUSSION REVIEW: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas BUDDY READ

Dangerous Girls
Behind 388 Pages
Released: 1 August 2013
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Mystery
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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At the Other End:
Elise is dead.
And someone must pay.

Anna, her boyfriend Tate, best friend Elise and a group of close friends set off on a debaucherous Spring Break trip to Aruba. But paradise soon turns into a living nightmare when Elise is brutally murdered.

Soon Anna finds herself trapped in a foreign country and fighting for her freedom. As she awaits the judge's decree, it becomes clear that everyone is questioning her innocence. To the rest of the world, Anna isn't just guilty, but dangerous. As the court case unfolds the truth is about to come out, and it's more shocking than you could ever imagine..

Other books by Abigail Haas:

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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Welcome to the second part of our discussion review of Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas!
View the first part of the discussion with Kelly at Diva Booknerd.
Gina:  I think it was on both parts, not just Elise's with the emotional attachment. Elise was more into the physical of their relationship and started all of that while Anna went along with it, but loved it anyway. These two were just unhealthy overall haha sharing everything, and Elise's reason to want to sleep with Tate as well just emphasized it more.

I agree with you there, she just let Elise go off and didn't worry about what might happen to her. Melanie was good to worry about her, but she was one-sided obsessed with Elise. Seriously, I don't get why everyone just LOVES Elise. Anna just pushed herself and Elise too far over the edge and Elise's death was all in the cards for the way that they were acting.

Ahhh ok, I see what you mean about the similarities between the two.

I suspected Juan or Nik. Sometimes I questioned Anna, but that was only for a few minutes and dismissed it completely because of how close the two were, I never actually thought that she was the murderer, or could be.

What about you? did you have any other suspects or even suspect the real murderer at any stage?

kelly:  Apart from

Like the detective trialling the case, I was pretty narrow minded and convinced myself that's who killed her. It just didn't seem possible that it could have been anyone else.

What about Tate and

I didn't like his character to begin with, just a pathetic teenage boy only wanted to please his parents and keep a perfect, squeaky clean image. His relationship with Anna really was one sided, she was just a warm body to him, but she was addicted. But I think she did genuinely feel for him.

I still can't get over that ending!


Yeah, the detective was very narrow minded. But he didn't once come across to me as if he killed her. Whenever I thought about why he had a grudge against Anna, I was convinced that it was only because this kind of serious crime never happens on their island, and it would be a bad rep for the island if someone from the island actually murdered Elise, yet if it was one of her friends, then it would just be a coincidence and no harm done to his home. Did you get that vibe from him as well?

Oh I absolutely hated it, that was another reason why I hated him

I don't know why Anna couldn't see through him, like, look at his past relationships, they never lasted more than a few weeks, he always had girls to screw around with and he was KNOWN for just the one offs. Do you need big flashing warning lights? Seriously, it's all right there.

Definitely just one sided, especially the way that she was always talking about him and what she was thinking about when it came to him.

I KNOW!! I'm still reeling over the ending of this book!!!!

kelly:  The ending left me reeling. I had to reread it quite a few times to actually grasp what had happened. I was shocked, but then found myself skimming back through to see what I'd missed. It felt so left field. What was your initial reaction, and am I the only one who can't stop thinking about it?
Gina:  You're definitely not the only one. I still can't stop thinking about it even now. Yep, I re-read the last chapter and skimmed the last few to make sure I read it all right. I still can't believe it all though. I'm just.... I don't even have words to properly explain this ending. It was mind blowing. When I first read it, I was stunned. I didn't know what to do with myself and I swear, I was sitting on that last page just staring at the end of the book for about 15 minutes.
kelly:  It was brilliant to say the least.

Seeing it was so good, do you have the same expectations for Dangerous Boys? Which is apparently good, but not as great as this one.

Gina:  Exactly. Hmm, I'm trying not to I guess. But when you have a book like Dangerous Girls, you just can't really help to expect to be blown away and torn apart by another book by the same author. What about you?​
kelly:  I'm hesitant, especially since I know what Abigail Haas is capable of.

But on the flip side, super excited.

There's still a few people out there that event read Dangerous Girls

though, can you believe it? What would you say to convince them to

pick up a copy? Besides screaming READ IT of course.

Gina:  hahaha that makes complete sense!

WHAT!! Definitely unbelievable, yet a sad truth.

I convinced Kristy (Book Nerd Reviews) to read it, and have told Joy (Thoughts by J) to read it as well!

Hmmm, maybe throw it in their faces? I know it was free on iTunes a while ago, so if it's free or on sale then we can promo the shit out of it and force people to read it :D This sounds like an evil plan in the works *shifty eyes*

Thanks for tuning in! Let us know what you think in the comments!

What's our next Buddy Read?

Dangerous Boys
Released: 14 August 2014
Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Mystery

Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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At the Other End:

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 ...

This review/discussion is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review/discussion or change my personal opinion of the novel.


  1. Wonderful discussion, I'm so glad you both enjoyed it! The girls' relationship was definitely a bit too close for comfort and everyone seemed to have issues you know? Which made it all the more difficult to predict. The ending definitely stayed in my mind for weeks - even months and I'm glad you guys are interested in Dangerous Boys now!

    I think there were a few issues with the "View Spoiler" button though, it only seemed to work for the first spoiler but not the rest.

    1. Thanks! Yes, we really really enjoyed it. It seemed like everyone was starting to question the girls relationship and find out how weird it was to be that close while Anna was on trial.
      We have read DB and we liked it, but not as much as DG. It was still really good though.

      Hmmm, I'm not sure what went wrong there?? I'll try to fix it up when I get home :)


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