Friday, July 10, 2009

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

by Ally Carter

When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.

As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her friends struggle to answer the questions: Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe?

Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth...

(snatched from Amazon)

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover definitely matched up to the first two books in this series, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You and Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, wanting to know what would happen next. The story was suspenseful with lots of action while still incorporating humor and sarcastic dialogue. New, interesting characters were introduced, but I also got to know more about the older characters (like Cammie and Macey). And the twisted ending was awesome (but abrupt). I totally did NOT see it coming.

Definitely suggested. I can't wait for the next one!!!

(Ally Carter is hosting a chat this coming Sunday. It's focused mainly on Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover-- go check out her blog for more information.)

7 comments:

Q said...

Are you going to the chat? I hope I'll be able to make it.

Priya said...

Most probably, I'm going to be there.

Bookworm said...

Need...to...read...it...

Madison said...

I think the first two books are so-so; they're too cutesy with not enough danger for my taste, so I really loved this one. And it will take forever for the fourth book to come out, but I'm looking forward to Heist Society a lot. (Me? Like reading/watching stuff about illegal-ish things? Maybe...)

Priya said...

I'm really looking forward to Heist Society too. (I like reading about illegal stuff too.)

Judi said...

Must need to read it...Do you like Ted Dekker? I just checked out his Boneman's Daughter from the library...I don't know if it'll be any good, though...I've read some great ones by him, but I don't know how this one will be...so..have you read it?

Priya said...

I haven't heard of Ted Dekker. What types of books does he write? YA fantasy?