Jun 8, 2012

Crazy Dangerous Blog Tour, Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan Review (giveaway)

Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 330 pages

"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder and how I found out about it—you're definitely going to want to hear about that. But first, I have to tell you about the stupidest thing I ever did . . ."

Sam Hopkins is bored with his status as a preacher's kid. So when a group of guys notorious for being in trouble offers him friendship, he accepts. Before long, he has several new skills—including hot-wiring cars.

At school, there's an eccentric loner named Jennifer. When Sam defends her from being bullied, she begins to seek him out as her only friend. Her ramblings often seem illogical . . . but then start to contain grains of truth. One leads Sam to discover that one of his new friends has been killed. And then she tells him, "I'm looking for the devil." Sam doesn't know what that means, but he knows it's a matter of life and death that he figure it out.

Everyone else thinks Jennifer is suffering from schizophrenia. But Sam is starting to wonder if there could be something prophetic in her words. Discovering the truth is going to be both crazy and dangerous.

I have to say starting out I really enjoyed the writing style of this author. I love how he wrote the way that a normal teenage boy would speak. His random thoughts, getting off course a little bit but still getting to the point and making his story interesting. That wrapped me up in the book right away.

I could not put this book down. I was sucked into everything about it. I need to know what happened next. First when Sam got into the bad crowd, which are extremely hardcore guys if you ask me. I often wondered if they would turn on Sam, even though they previously were pretty rough with him. My heart grew for Sam when he stuck up for Jennifer though. No one likes to see anyone get picked on, but knowing the type of guys this bad crowd was and how sick Jennifer was, it was awesome when he stood up for her.

When Sam starts to believe Jennifer’s “visions” are actually future events and he figures them out, that’s where it got a little bit creepy. The whole barn scene was downright creepy and I was scared for Sam. I won’t say anymore, for I don’t want to ruin anything, but after this, or leading up to this event and future ones in the book, it gets fast paced and you will not be able to set this book down.

The ending to this book threw me for a loop. I did not see that coming at all. Some people may have suspected it, but not me. And I loved that. I was reading it and I was like, no way this is what’s happening. Bu tit was, and it was awesome!! Check out this book!!!

About the Author:

Award winning author, screenwriter and media commentator Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas. Andrew has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice. His books have been translated around the world. His latest novel for adults, The Identity Man, has been praised by Nelson Demille as “fast paced, intelligent and thought-provoking; a great read!” Television and radio host Glenn Beck says “Andrew Klavan never disappoints…one of the best illustrations of the power of redemption that I’ve ever read.” His last novel Empire of Lies was about media bias in the age of terror, and topped Amazon.com’s thriller list. Andrew has also published a series of thrillers for young adults, The Homelanders, which follows a patriotic teenager’s battle against jihadists. The books have been optioned to be made into movies by Summit Entertainment, the team behind the mega-successful Twilight film series.

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