Title: Dangerous Deception
Authors: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Sequel to: Dangerous Creatures
Date Read: July 13
Format: Hardcover from local library
It ended in fire. It starts in fire. At the end of Dangerous Creatures, Ridley, Link and the gang were running from Nox’s club Sirene that had gone up in flames. Nox had sacrificed himself so that they could get away from Silas Ravenwood. The sequel, starts right where the last left off, only this time, Ridley isn’t so lucky. The book begins with Link and Ridley getting into a car crash and the elusive Dark Caster going missing. Nox and Link know what that means. She’s been taken by Silas and he will stop at nothing from doing the worst to her. That is unless Nox and Link can stop him. But how can they, when they’re both in love with the same girl?
The thing that I love about the Dangerous books is that they are quick reads. Garcia and Stohl don’t waste time with frivolous facts or side stories. Everything they put into a book is somehow relevant to the plot line. As usual, Link provides some much needed comic relief considering Ridley and her bad ass, don’t mess with me attitude aren’t present in this book. While at the same time, you get a deeper look into the character of Nox, which is what I was hoping for in the last book. The friendship that Link has with these new characters – Floyd, Sampson, Neco – and the old – Liv and John – definitely makes for more fun considering the dire circumstances and it’s actually kind of cool to see Link branch out from his friendship with Ethan. Silas is still a nasty piece of work, and I really hope someone decides to blow him up soon. Maybe Ridley?
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Compared to the last book, much more fun, but not as dramatic. I’m not sure what to make of the love triangle in this book, I thought I was Team Nox, but with what happened to Ridley, I’m not so sure anymore… Speaking of, while I’m glad Garcia and Stohl didn’t leave me with a huge ass cliffhanger I’m still kind of curious about what happens next? Or is anything happening next?
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