Wednesday, 5 May 2010

I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

Review Copy. Orchard (6 May 2010)
From Goodreads: The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it's a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn't have a code name?

Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she's doing something riskier than ever—she's falling in love.


This one made me laugh. I liked the School and the whole idea behind it - and I really like the main characters. Cammie was fun and witty and I enjoyed having the story told from her point of view. Her friends Liz, Bex and Macey were great fun too! Especially Bex - she was my favourite and I loved her driving! Josh was interesting but the romance between him and Cammie only had my passing interest. I enjoyed the 'spy' stuff much more.

I admit it's a bit silly at times but I got the impression it wasn't supposed to be taken too seriously. The action scenes were my favourite part - and I liked how they were injected with humour. The final action scene had me laughing out loud.

This is going to be a guilty pleasure of mine. For some reason I feel as if I shouldn't have liked it but I did. I really did - and I can't wait for the next in the series!

9 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I much prefered the spying to the romance as well. Glad you enjoyed it!

LovesSam said...

I agree with you and Sophie. The spying was my favourite part. I thought it was such a light fun read, not too in depth and the school made me giggle. I would love to go to spy school, that would be hilarious!!

Luisa at Chicklish said...

I agree too! I thought the spying parts were really imaginative. Great review!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great review! I really like this version of the cover.

Audrey; (AyC) said...

i really want to read this one, it sounds like so much fun :) nice review

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Love this cover! I have several girls that have read this series and really enjoyed it. At first I wasn't sure what to make of it until I learned it was a spy school :)

Becky said...

This one sounds very tongue in cheek. Not sure it is my cup of tea but I can see how it would be worthy of a good chuckle.

Nayuleska said...

I also agree that the spying was the best bit! It's such a funny book, with some tissue needing moments. Is it bad that I've preodered the rest of the series?

Great review!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

I absolutely loved this book, and I agree: the spying was definately the best bit! And I know what you mean, about it being a guilty pleasure, and I can't wait to get the rest of the series! Your review was the main reason I got this book, so thank you!

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