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.
This book was one that I have been waiting to read for a while because I love this author’s Razorland series so I was excited to see where she was going to take me next but I have to say some parts of this book didn’t live up to what I expected. I don’t want to put anyone off from reading the book because the concept was different and a fresh idea so I was all in from that aspect. We start this book out by meeting Edie who is a girl that is set on committing suicide because she thinks she has nothing to live for and she is bring bullied and made fun of all the time. I think that the main reason why I had issues with the book is because I couldn’t really connect to Edie and her character because she was so weak and wouldn’t stand up for herself. It made me not care for her and what happened to her along the way. We soon learn that Edie will get a chance at a second chance at life and for revenge in the form of Kian and the company he works for. Edie is given three wishes to use and of course the first one is for her appearance to be changed.
As the story continues I felt like this book was not at all that entertaining because most of it was about Edie adjusting to her new appearance and trying to get into the group of cool kids that used to make fun of her. I think the fact that she didn’t realize how she was changing and becoming like them was another thing that put me off. The book just started becoming too predictable and I could figure out where things were going pretty soon. We get further into the book and I started to not really care what was going to happen to Edie and how it all played out. I couldn’t even get behind the romance that was starting between Kian and Edie because it didn’t seem that realistic to me.
Overall I didn’t care for this book like I expected to and I was highly disappointed and shocked this was the same author as the other series that I loved. I am not going to say that others shouldn’t read this one because it might appeal to them but it’s been a while since a book didn’ t work for me and I am sad it was this book because I had such high hopes for it. I expected more than what I got out of it and I probably won’t continue with the series.