Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy

568645Summary: Cammie Morgan is back, and it’s clear that her life hasn’t calmed down since the events of I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You. At first, giddy anticipation is in the air. Gallagher Academy, Cammie’s elite spy school, is hosting a visit from a covert training center for boys. Soon after the boys’ arrival, though, everything goes dangerously awry when a series of security breaches are discovered at the academy. Worse yet, teenage agent-in-training Cammie is being blamed for the penetration. With the school’s top-secret status at risk, the Gallagher Girls have to work quickly to save their beloved school.

Review: 4 stars

I have had this book forever, but decided to finally pick it up because I recently read Heist Society by Ally Carter, and I’ve also been on a bit of the spy books kick lately. It’s been a very long time since I read the first novel in the series, but that was okay because this can definitely be red and standalone. Ally Carter’s books are at the top of my list for young adults spy novels. Etiquette and Espionage does not even come close to being as good as her books.

The pacing is fast and this is light, fun read. Perfect material if you’re into reading slump. The plot was good, but a lot of the book was filler and character development material. I ripped through this book in one sitting. It was a fun read and I wonder I have never read the rest of the series before.

The characters are all really awesome. I love reading from Cammie’s point of view because she is funny and her thoughts are amusing. I love all of her friends too, I can see myself following these characters for a whole series. Ally Carter is a great author and I’m kind of sad it took me this long to revisit her work. I was afraid that this would be more middle grade then young adult fiction, but it’s not. It doesn’t feel juvenile, just like a normal young adult novel. I’m planning on continuing the series and reading some other books by Ally Carter.

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