Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy by Ally Carter

For Review: Orchard Books. Published 5 August 2010
From Goodreads: 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 Morgan may have a genius IQ and attend the best school in the country, but as she starts the spring semester of her sophomore year there are a lot of things she doesn't know. Like will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble did she really get in last semester? And, most of all, exactly why is her mother acting so strangely?

All Cammie wants is a nice, normal semester, but she's about to learn her greatest lesson yet—that when you go to a school for spies, nothing is ever as it seems.


I officially love this series! The first book, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You felt like a guilty pleasure - a book I really enjoyed but felt I shouldn't. After reading this one I no longer feel guilty! I positively enjoyed it and can't wait for more.

Cam is back and exactly the same as before. I really like her and her witty observations. Her friends are ace as well - I love Bex and Macey's attitude, and Liz's clumsiness. She really makes me laugh! And of course I love all the spy stuff! I love the whole concept of a spy school and think it's a superb basis for a series of books.

There were some great actions scenes and the whole book felt exciting - with a mystery to solve and a romance. I enjoyed watching Cam and her friends try to work it all out - how they think they have the answers but just end up with more questions! I must admit I did twig what was going on but it didn't spoil my enjoyment one bit. I also liked the romance and felt there was some great chemistry this time. I guess sometimes 'bad boys' really are more appealing! I really hope we get to see much more of Zach.

There was also really good continuation here from the first book. We get more snippets about Cam's father and it is implied there is more to the story than she realises. I'm hoping this will be something we find out more about in future books. I also liked the way events in the previous book were alluded to and that it had a impact on events in this book. I was glad we got to see Josh again and Cam's reaction to it.

This is just such a fun, light read and I recommend it wholeheartedly. I hope the series continues to go from strength to strength and am really looking forward to Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover when it's released in the UK.

8 comments:

Chapter Chicks said...

What cover is that? It looks different from the ones I've seen.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Being a spy freak, I really should read this :)

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

I just read the first book and really liked it! I want to read the rest of the series.

And yes - where is that cover? I've seen what I think are the UK ones, but I didn't think this was one.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I loved the first book so I definitely need to get my hands on this according to your review!

I Want To Read That said...

Chapter Chicks & Jill - The cover is the UK one:) I love the UK covers for this series.

prophecygirl said...

Great review dude. I'm hoping I enjoy this more than the first one - I have a feeling I will. :)

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, this seems like a fun series! Great review!

Goon said...

I loved the first three books in this series, and I can't wait to read this book! Great review.

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