Dangerous

Dangerous

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Master storyteller Hale takes readers to dizzying new heights . . . A can't-miss adventure. --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

In this thrilling sci-fi adventure, New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale asks the question: 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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 147 x 218 x 37mm | 513g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1599901684
  • 9781599901688
  • 991,859

Review quote

"Master storyteller Hale takes readers to dizzying new heights. Layered with gritty action and heartfelt characters, Dangerous is a can't-miss adventure." --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy "Fast paced and action packed, bubbling over with ideas and full of heart, Dangerous is a dangerously addictive read." --Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author of the Leviathan and Uglies series "Maisie Danger Brown is Danny Dunn and Nelly Bly rolled into one. Hale mashes up her science and her superheroes with aliens and a terrestrial villain or two, then stirs in just the right amount of wonder and delight. I loved this book." --Megan Whalen Turner, Newbery-Honor winning author of The Thief "Dangerous is exactly that--you will not be able to put this book down, nor will you be able to get its fantastic heroine, Maisie Brown, out of your head." --Ally Condie, New York Times bestselling author of Matched "Shannon Hale's books blow me away. when I read them I get lost in the magic--her stories ARE magic." --Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight "Girl power abounds . . . A change of pace that largely succeeds, showing that Hale's range is wider than her readers might have expected." --Kirkus Reviews "An action-packed SF thriller with plenty of surprises and an intriguing premise." --Publishers Weekly "This adventure, sci-fi, romance novel will keep readers engrossed. Hale's audience will likely extend with this new dimension in her writing." --Library Media Connection "This fast-paced science fiction novel with echoes of the Fantastic Four comics doesn't let up for a moment . . . A must-read for fans of superhero adventures." --School Library Journal "Hale fans will easily find much to appreciate in the well-developed setting and sturdy girl characters in this new genre for the author." --BCCB "Maisie is an intelligent, self-aware hero, even when in the throes of romance." --Booklist "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." --VOYA
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About Shannon Hale

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
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Rating details

5,913 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 19% (1,129)
4 29% (1,741)
3 33% (1,926)
2 14% (801)
1 5% (316)

Our customer reviews

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.show more
by Brenna Staats
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