Friday, 8 August 2014

Review: Dangerous Boys (OH.MY.GOD)

Dangerous Boys
Publication Date: August 14th 2014        
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

 Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate 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 together the story of how they got there-a story of jealousy, twisted passion, and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful of faces

Dangerous Girls was on my radar last year, and although it had all these amazing reviews I didn't think it was for me. When I saw Dangerous Boys and thought why not? Why not indeed, because oh damn. I just- NO WORDS. So this will probably be a rambling review because it's one of those that are hard to talk about without spoiling, but is so freaking mind blowing that I just want to spoil it. But, I won't. Because you seriously need to read it for yourself and get all the feelings because it is amazing and twisted with a heavy dose of psychology and is it bad to say how much I freaking love how twisted it was? It has some serious shit going on, and something like this you shouldn't really love but I did, because it was fascinating and  see? Rambling.

Since I hadn't read Dangerous Girls, I went into Dangerous Boys blind, and that's probably a good thing because even though Dangerous Boys is complex and completely original, I might have had an inkling of where it was going to go and that probably would have disappointed me. So going in blind leads you to just reading it and trying to work things out as you go along and leaves you helplessly in shatters when you finish and crash and burn. Because you will. Crash and burn, I mean.

The psychology behind it though, you guys, it's AHIDHNIENRFWEK. You literally see it happening. You don't see it at first, you don't see it right until the end where everything clicks and makes you go over everything you just read to see it in that light. It's like We Were Liars in that way, you know when everybody said by the end you'll want to reread it in that different light and pick up the little hints and pieces that led to that last sentence? Hello Dangerous Boys. It lures you in, makes you think it's going one way, then another way, then wait, it's going that way. Is it really going that way? What the hell is happening? And bam! It'll hit you in the face with a book hangover.
Since I can't say much about the plot or the whole story or anything, I'll talk a little about the characters, who obviously, play an important part (duh!). Okay, it's a little hard to talk about the characters too without spoiling it, so I'll say this. They are complicated, and from that first page it'll lead you to believe something about those characters, it's telling a story, right from that first page, a stories being told. The characters are relatable in the beginning, especially Chloe, she just wants out but since her Father left her and her Mother for another woman who's pregnant, Chloe's mother has sunk into a depressive state and is off in her own world while Chloe's left to pick up the pieces with a job that won't pay all the bills, and a dream of leaving the suffocating town she's grown up in, but it's looking unlikely, when she meets Ethan at the diner she works at. Simple Girl meets Boy, right? Nope.

That's all I'm saying, and no matter how much you think you've got it figured out, believe me, you haven't.
Dangerous Boys, is one of the best mind blown type of books that left me stunned in a while, they're the rare gems that show up once in a while that are totally underrated. It kept me guessing, it kept me on my feet, it was addicting and I couldn't put it down and you get all the feels for it and this is what you call a true psychological thriller.

Have any of you read it yet? If you have talk to me I NEED to talk to someone about it. :)

Rating: 5/5