Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Posted August 17, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 11 Comments

Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Mortal Danger


by Ann Aguirre
Series: Immortal Game #1
Published on August 5th 2014
by Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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 heady 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 whoβ€”or what--she can trust. Not even her own mind...

DNF at 41%

I’m sorry. I just can’t anymore. This book started out so good! I felt so many feels for Edie because I’ve been there, about to end it all just to get rid of the pain that never stops. I’ve been at that exact same spot. But then Insta-love decided to come in for a visit and ruin the whole damn thing and everything just got stupid after that.

The premise was very interesting and I didn’t know much about this book when I started it. And that first chapter had me in tears because it’s so relatable to me. But then Kian came in with his deal and at first I bought it. So I kept reading. Edie made her first request out of three and it’s a predictable one, making her beautiful. So this strange guy that has been watching her secretly for years, that has marked her on her wrist as part of the deal, which was so painful she cried. This guy, who transformed her to miss perfect barbie, which was also extremely painful, so painful she passed out. Yeah, she’s obsessed with him. Seriously. And of course he is so beautiful it must be fake or something. And he’s strangely fascinated with her too and blablabla… After Kian transformed her, which was extremely painful, she decided that she wants him forever. And ask her to kiss him and it’s a done deal for her.

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As a cover she’s sent to a camp because obviously people don’t just transform like that in a matter of hours. There she hooks up with a random guy, and we’re constantly reminded that that guy is japanese, for a summer fling. that alone is not at all like the Edie I was introduced to. But she’s still obsessed with Rian and honestly I started to tune out after that. She goes back to school and acts like a bitch. And Rian shows up telling everyone she’s his girlfriend and then some guys want to kill her and the good guys aren’t really good and…

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If I’ve learned anything over the years, it is that revenge doesn’t solve a thing. The only thing it does, is bring you to their level. They ruined your life by bullying you so you return the favor and destroy them? Then you’re just as pathetic as they are.

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I don’t think I’ve ever had this much to say about a book I didn’t even finish and I’m sorry if I bored you with this rant. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews for this one so there are people that enjoyed it, but I didn’t. I’m sorry, but for me this just wasn’t good.

Bee

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11 responses to “Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

  1. I’m sorry this didn’t work for you, Bieke, but you’re not the only one who has struggled with it from the reviews.
    I knew just from reading the book that I would have issues with this book. Insta-love. Eugh! When will authors realize that insta-love just ruins books?

    “They ruined your life by bullying you so you return the favor and destroy them? Then you’re just as pathetic as they are”.

    THIS! This is exactly what I thought when I read the summary. I knew I would find Eddie intolerable for this even though I’ve also been bullied in my past and I would feel for her.

    Sorry this was a disappointment, but thanks for sharing your thoughts! Lovely review.

  2. This one really brings the emotions out for sure, Nelly! What I can say is, that the story (towards the last third or so) does move from revenge and actually explores how bitter and dangerous it really is. The same with beauty on the outside verses the inside, and the importance of friends and family. I’m sorry this one did not work out for you. Like Kimba mentioned, what really drew in was all the urban legends, mythology and the “game.”
    Wonderful, and thoughtful review! πŸ™‚

  3. *sigh* I’ve heard so many mixed things about this one on the blogosphere. It sucks that this one started out really great for you in the beginning and than it just went downhill. It sucks than a book disappoints like that. Hopefully you enjoy your next read better.

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