Thursday, February 05, 2009

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

by Ally CarterI found this book suspenseful, intriguing, entertaining, and a wonderful book to read. Before reading this book, I would have never believed that some people could speak 14 languages, but I believe it now. And by the way, on that topic, Ally Carter responds to those people who criticize that specific aspect of her book here (thanks to Anilee). It's all very interesting.

Story Summary:
Cammie Morgan is a spy-in-training at Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. She can, as stated above, speak 14 languages, kill a man in 7 different ways, has a black belt in karate, and basically can take care of herself. However, all her years of training cannot prepare her when she meets a boy named Josh while on a spy mission. Cammie sneaks out of the Gallagher Academy several times a week to meet him, until she realizes that she has to decide between being a spy or living the rest of her life in the "outside world."

What I Thought:
Just like everyone else who's read the book, I really really wanted to go to Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women by the end of the story. I first thought that I wouldn't like this book as I thought it would be too cheesy (despite all the glowing reviews), but I ended up enjoying it a lot. The story was wonderful, and the characters were great too. Bex was the typical hurt-someone-and-you're-dead super-strong girl, Liz was the usual Hermione-ish bookworm, Macey was the stereotypical "bad girl" who actually ends up not being so bad at the end, and Cammie is just a kinda normal girl in the middle (sort of like Sarah if you've read Saffy's Angel and the rest). If you haven't read it yet, I order you to put down whatever you're reading and pick this up now. Seriously. It's that good. :)

10 comments:

Vivian said...

Honestly Priya, where do you find all these good books to read?

Priya said...

Vivian- mostly from other fantastic book blogs which always contain reviews on the newest books. But I do get a lot of recommendations from friends too. :)

cuileann said...

Ahh, this series is such a blast.

Q said...

Love these. Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy is just as awesome.

GirlwiththeBraids said...

I want to read it! I want to read it! *raising my hand up in the air*

I have to check it out sometime.

Em said...

Isn't it funny how completely ridiculous things (like speaking 14 languages and being able to kill someone with uncooked spaghetti)sounds soooo believable in these books? I love it! :)

Priya said...

Em- I know! If it was in any other book, I wouldn't have believed it. Somehow, Ally Carter just makes it sound realistic.

Bookworm said...

Friendly Reminder - Don't forget to bring it to school tomorrow.

Priya said...

Haha, thanks for reminding me, I completely forgot until now.

kamagra said...

This is what you call girl power. Spy's doesn't mean men only but women can do. She chooses to be a spy or fall in love for the rest of her life.