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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ally Carter: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

The Gallagher Girls series has become very popular at my local library. After being the first person to check one out in July, I now have to put myself on a waiting list for each book. Luckily, the wait for Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter wasn't that long.


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.

It's a new semester at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, but something isn't right.

Cammie's Mom seems distracted and upset. Even worse, she's keeping secrets.

The East Wing is locked and the girls aren't allowed to access it.

On top of that, Cammie and her friends are forced to attend classes with boys. Boys are confusing enough, but boy spies are worse.

And if that's not enough, the school keeps going on lock-down under "code black" alerts.

Despite promising her Mom, who is also the Headmistress of the Gallagher Academy, that she won't sneak around, tell lies, and take part in private covert operations, Cammie and her friends start investigating and fire up their "boy-to-English translator."

I'm usually not a fan of sequels, but this was a fun, fast-paced follow-up to I'd Tell You I'd Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You I couldn't wait to find out what happened next!

Ally Carter has a real talent for crafting edge-of-your-seat mysteries that keep you guessing and wondering who you should trust.

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