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Friday, July 16, 2010

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

Title: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
Author: Ally Carter
Release Date: Already out
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Summary: 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 then done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world...for spies.

Cammie may have a genius I.Q., but there are still a lot of things she doesn't know. Like, will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exsists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semeseter? And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely?

Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. She and her friends learnthat their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests--code name: Blackthorne. Then she's blamed for a security breach that leaves the school's top secret status at risk.

Soon Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie's name. Even though they have confidence in their spy skills, this time the targets are tougher (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart--and her beloved school--are higher then ever.

Chapter One is a pretty good kick off for the story. It tells you about Cammie and what she does. It introduces a lot of the main characters right off the bat, which is good, their personalities will take shape through out the book.

One of the parts I liked was the part where it states:

"Headmistress Morgan had ten different lipsticks (only three of which were for purely cosmetic uses)."

I thought it was pretty funny to see that over half of the lipsticks in her drawer are actually not for what it seems.

During the book there were a lot of spots where it was kind of dragging or too fast. Still, as you read it still kept you asking questions. Is Blackthorne a rouge opperation or was it a school for boy spies? Answers are revealed, but then more questions arise to take their place. Are the boys against them?

I must say though that Zach is amazing even though that he could sometimes be kind of bi-polar, but hey that's just what I think.

It wasn't the BEST thing in the world, but it was still pretty good. I liked the plot.


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