Sunday, September 11, 2016

Review : Mortal Danger

Mortal Danger
Ann Aguirre
Square Fish

From Goodreads: Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She's not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he's impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly . . . bad things are happening. It's a head rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil's bargains, she isn't sure who—or what—she can trust. Not even her own mind.

My Review: I really enjoyed the story in this book. Engrossing and at points quite disturbing. The only problem I had with it really is the whole transformation thing. I think in a time where we tell our young people it is okay to be you and look the way you do its message was a little harsh. Don't get me wrong I know kids are still bullied by other for stupid reasons and we want nothing more than revenge on them. This book deals with that and as  Edie gets her revenge,  at what consequences to her. This book keeps you guessing and begs the question is it worth it? This is a series I am going to continue.

Review: Black Ice


Black Ice
Becca Fitzpatrick
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

From Goodreads: Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late.

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

My Review: This was a fact paced thrilling book. Intended for older mature young adults but still good for the older reader too. I enjoy a good mystery of who done it and this book provided that with just the right amount of doubt mixed in. Keeps you guessing and cheering for each little victory Britt has against her captors. My first Becca Fitzpatrick book but looking forward to more.