Thursday, April 14, 2016

Book Review: Dangerous, by Shannon Hale

Maisie has wanted to be an astronaut since she was little, but doesn’t have much hope since she was born without part of her arm.  But she decides to enter a sweepstakes anyway for an “astronaut boot camp,” and actually wins!  Astronaut camp is much different than she expected.  It is very intense, with high-stakes competitions.   When Maisie’s team wins a competition, they get to go on a ride on the space elevator!  When they get to the space station, everything changes. Maisie and the other members of her team unexpectedly receive supernatural abilities, and must work together to save the planet from an alien invasion.  Will they be able to work together?  Or will this be the end of mankind?

Dangerous, by Shannon Hale, is a great science fiction book that will stick with you long after you finish it.  Although it takes awhile to get to the plot-altering gifting of abilities, the story moves quickly and is full of action and adventure.  This book is a must-read for science fiction lovers, and readers of Shannon Hale will enjoy it as well, particularly the character development and the splash of romance.  Check out Dangerous today!