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Mortal Danger (The Immortal Game) Hardcover – August 5, 2014
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“Bullied and humiliated, Edie is set to exit this life when Kian, a preternaturally attractive stranger, appears with an offer that is more appealing than jumping off a bridge . . . her inner dialogue keeps readers on track with her persisting insecurities, ensuring that readers will be fully on board as she prepares to do battle in the promised sequel.” ―BCCB
“This will be a popular, fun, and fast-read series that can encourage discussion about true beauty, friendship, popularity, loyalty, and choices.” ―VOYA
“Aguirre has crafted a sophisticated novel that combines science, horror, and romance amid the realities of high-school cultures. Readers will eagerly anticipate sequels to this frightening, exciting, and erudite celebration of smart teens.” ―Booklist
“*The story has a freshness and intelligence that puts it at the top of the grenre . . . A standout trilogy opener.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“An interesting premise . . . For teens with a penchant for fantasy/horror mash-ups.” ―School Library Journal
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This story is largely not about revenge. Edie is seeking revenge when she makes her first request and it's the seed as to why she accepts Kian's offer, but before long, Edie begins to realize revenge won't give her the happiness she wants. I do find it problematic that she's able to shirk a lifetime of problems rather too quickly, but I also don't think Mortal Danger endorses the idea that being beautiful makes you happier, even though it might feel like it at times. Edie thinks time and time again about how she dislikes how people treat her and how she misses who she was before. Kian expresses the same ideas. Looking good may have offered them temporary relief, but it can't change everything.
So if we're not talking about revenge all the way through, what exactly is happening in Mortal Danger?Read more ›
The main character, Edie grows so much in this book. And actually, that first kind of shallow impression is a huge theme in the book. I think the author does a fantastic job of blowing all of those stereotypes out of the water. Watching Edie get to know the people beneath the meanness was a great way to handle the plot, in my opinion. Plus, the world that Ann Aguirre created was so dark and sinister and utterly riveting. I am dying to learn more about the "players" in the "game". The whole book had such a dark and mysterious vibe. I loved it.
I felt so bad for Edie. This girl has had it really rough. I can't believe the lengths that some of these bullies went to, to get to her. It was hard to reconcile some of how they treated her in the past with some of the awful things that happened to them in the later parts of the book. I didn't know whether to be happy or sad about it. But I will say one thing, this book really made me think. What would I have done in Edie's situation? I really am not sure.Read more ›
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
Book One of the Immortal Game series
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
In Ann Aguirre's Mortal Danger, 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.
What I Liked:
Um. In general? I don't think I was expecting this book to be what it turned out to be. At all. The summary isn't entirely indicative of the book, but in hindsight, this is a GOOD thing. I was a bit surprised when I reached some parts of the book, and discovered some things. Also, I didn't expect this book to be so... dark. Creepy.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started reading Ann Aguirre's books from the beginning with "Grimspace". What a mind! Her creativity and imagination continue to surprise me and I've been reading literature for... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Avid Reader
I loved the book. Every time I had free time I would read it. Every time I read it, it felt like I was living it.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Love your series wish there was more fighting less drama lol but I don't have room to criticise you write great books the I will keep buying so keep employees comeingPublished 4 months ago by Logan Martinez
The story starts off with a girl thinking about suicide. In fact she is just about to do it when Kian comes into her life and gives her the opportunity to change things. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Melissa Books and Things
This was not what I expected it to be. I read quite a bit of YA, and Eddie's dilemma as a depressed teenager was treated with respect. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jacque Engelbrecht
Depression, whether from bullying or from other causes, is a horrible disease, but help is available. Please get help if you are thinking about hurting yourself. Read morePublished 5 months ago by dr susan
This book is a good mix between thriller/ scifi/ teen love story/ and a little dystopian flare. With scary monsters, a hot guy and school bullies. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Listen to run by snow patrol after reading this book it goes perfectly! I Loved this book. I actually decided to read through this author's books after reading the Razerland... Read morePublished 6 months ago by sgmaxx
Honestly this book was a huge disappointment to me. Going into it I thought it was going to be a story about revenge.. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer