Review: Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy- Ally Carter

Monday, January 19, 2009

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Here it is what you've all been waiting for...drumroll, please... my first review. Now keep in mind that I've never done this before so this may not be extremely critical. This is a learning process.

Title: Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy

Author: Ally Carter

Summary (from back of book 'cause I'm too lazy to make my own hehe): After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world...for spies.
Cammie may have a genius IQ , but there are still a lot of things she doesn't know. Like, will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely?Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. She and her best friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests--code name: "Blackthorne. Then she's blamed for a security breach that leaves the school's top-secret status at risk.
Soon Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie's name. Even though they have confidence in their spy skills, this time the targets are tougher (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart--and her beloved school--are higher than ever

My Review: I think that if you've read the first book in the Gallagher Girl series (I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You) you're going to think this book rocks. It's got even more spy action than the first and a couple more cool guys. It's a fast read, just perfect for a rainy/snowy day. Girls will love the spies spying on their new crushes and guys will love all the spy action that Cammie and her friends get up to. The idea of a girl spy boarding school is so original, I didn't want to put it down. The story flowed perfectly until the ending. It came on rather abruptly if you ask me. Other than that it's a superb novel. I can't wait until GG3: Don't Judge a Girl By her Cover, Due in bookstores everywhere June 9, 2009!
You can read an excerpt from both Ally Carter's books at her website:

So what do you think? Did this help? Did it give you the urge to run to your nearest bookstore/library? Tell me all about it.

~Read More,
Talk Less,

(Edit as of 1-2-14: I've been going through each of my reviews and editing them for typos and changing the wacky colors that I had to use when my blog was black, but THIS one my FIRST one will remain the same save for this edit!)