pls read these books they re SO much fun re read on 1 18 15You can also read this review and others on my blog.Reading this brought back all of the memories of why I love this series so much Why despite having read this for the first time five years ago, I still push it up to the top of my favorite books list all the time This book is my comfort food, and without fail, it always make me smile and swoon and laugh and a tad sad at times Cammie is one of my favorite girls ever, perhaps because of her endearing awkwardness, something I relate to quite well, and her honestly entertaining commentary and thoughts She s natural, despite her impressive skills as a spy in training, and a normal teenage girl suffering from the lingering effects of The Subject to prevent spoilers She has her own loyal crew of her friends the charmer Bex, genius Liz, and versed in real world Macey who is one of my favorites surprisingly Plus introduce us to Preston soon please Friendships are a strong part of Ally Carter s books and I love that about her books From Bex with her kick butt attitude and fierce loyalty, to Liz with her sweet and optimistic outlook that never fails to make me smile, to Macey and her much needed boy translations and her grounded cool, they re the best friends a girl could ask for I started to protest, to hang back and buy a fewseonds, but Macey grasped my shoulders and spun me around to see Bex And Liz Both of them were smiling. And we can never forget the romance aka the first meeting between Cammie and my true love Zach, the kind of boy that makes you lose your cool and looks good doing it I m infinitely biased in saying this, but despite his smirky ness I ABSOLUTELY love this guy But then again, I may have been slightly irritated and frustrated by him at first when I read it before He s charming, handsome, and for Cammie, the girl who is still figuring out the mystery of boys, confusing He s not without his moments though, and I loved seeing the different faces he seems to haveYou re the Gallagher Girl You figure it outOne of the shining points in this series for me is the touch of serious, heartfelt moments that dot the pages of the books While they can be a bit fluffy at times, and charming andcutesy than you d expect from a spy book, the moments when a character drops their guard which rarely happens when you re a spy in training , and you see them Or maybe crying is like everything else we do it s best if you don t get caught. If you ve never read this series, I highly recommend it, for the wonderful experience that is sure to follow and you ll be wishing you were a Gallagher Girl along with the rest of us. Cammie Morgan Is Back, And It S Clear That Her Life Hasn T Calmed Down Since The Events Of I D Tell You I Love You, But Then I D Have To Kill You At First, Giddy Anticipation Is In The Air Gallagher Academy, Cammie S Elite Spy School, Is Hosting A Visit From A Covert Training Center For Boys Soon After The Boys Arrival, Though, Everything Goes Dangerously Awry When A Series Of Security Breaches Are Discovered At The Academy Worse Yet, Teenage Agent In Training Cammie Is Being Blamed For The Penetration With The School S Top Secret Status At Risk, The Gallagher Girls Have To Work Quickly To Save Their Beloved School REREAD July 26, 2015It will never be the same I m bumping up the rating to 4 stars.Initial read January 21, 2015Rating 3.8 starsOne thing you should know about me is, I have a short attention span I can t never get anything done without chirping a couple of nonsensical chores between my reading I was pleasantly surprised to find myself finishing Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy in one day Its genuinely short, but still my effort deserved to be applauded.Verdict I m not in love with this series yet, but so far its promising. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy is the second book in Ally Carter s Gallagher Girl series It is just as cute and well written as the first book.It s a new semester at Cammie s spy school But getting through the next part of her Covert Operations class isn t her only challenge the school is also keeping a secret from its students, a secret called Blackthorne Soon, it s up to Cammie and her genius friends to save the school.In my opinion, some parts of this story are predictable, but the storyline is cute, so I read it anyway In fact, this is one of the few series that I collect I was disappointed that the sequel to I d Tell You I Love You, But Then I d Have to Kill You wasn t longer, because I really enjoyed reading about a spy in training s love life The good news is, Gallagher Girls is not going to be limited to a two book series.This is a quick and light read I recommend this book for fans of action and romance novels.reposted from I read Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy s prequel I d Tell You I Love You But Then I d Have to Kill You last July at my mother s recommendation I enjoyed, but didn t love, the book, and it clearly made very little impression on me I honestly couldn t remember a majority of what took place in I d Tell You, including most of the characters This forgetfulness is either the fault of an aged brain entirely possible or a not so thrilling storyline also possible.Maybe it s because of my amnesia or since reading I ve overdosed on young adult novels, but I much prefer the sequel The hijinks of high school sopho Cammie Morgan and her best friends at an all girl spy school are delightfully fun And I also enjoyed the romance or was it just a cover between Cammie and another teen spy, Zach.This is not to say the book is perfect For someone trained to be a spy from birth, for someone who supposedly developed spy gear at age seven, and for someone who speaks fourteen languages fluently Carter repeats this fact about a thousand times in the book , Cammie sure does some stupid things Can she really be angsting at the same time she s scoping out how many bald males in a crowd are wearing watches The book is entirely fantastic and some descriptions of the CIA sponsored school and gadgets are just too much to handle but one aspect of the book was just too unreal to believe.SPOILER ALERT Fifteen male students from an all boy boarding school move into the all girl boarding school Talk about a recipe for disaster What could be worse hormonally speaking than throwing together teenagers who have been deprived of the opposite sex most of their lives Yet, the book makes no mention of the complications inherent in the situation surely to maintain its G rated tone but I was reminded of my uncle who invited a male foreign exchange student to live with him and his five daughters Was he really surprised when one ended up pregnant Overall, the book is entertaining and contains nothing offensive for a 12 year old girl or a 58 year old grandmother. book 6 completed for booktubeathon 2018 the epilogue THE EPILOGUE boooiiii let me tell you i am loving this series so far the characters are great the spy school setting is great I JUSTYES MORE PLS THX. Before I start, I have to start by saying something extremely vital to my review JOSH WHO Agter reading this book, I am infinitesimaly glad that Cammie isn t with Josh First of all, I ve never ever related to him I didn t like him as a character I ve always found him to be just a distraction to Cammie I m glad I didn t need to hear much from him here.Anyways, this book was great, even better than the first one I found myself passing the pages faster, because I wanted to discover all the secrets that were being kept Cammie, as usual, has to deal with being a spy in training as well as just being a teenage girl Reading her inner turmoil made me realize that although she speaks fourteen different languages and can probably kill you with nothing but a stapler, she is just a teenage girl It was fun seeing all the different new characters presented, as well as new situations where the spy aspect of the story could be developed I loveandthe idea of a school for spies, I d just love to be part of it. Who would have thought a sequel could be better than the first book Okay, not SUBSTAINTAILLY better, but noticeably better.I finished this book in less than 2 hours and im just grateful these books are short otherwise I would be encouraged to do other things laundry than read this bookThat s how bad they can get im not even exaggerating But book 2 was better and I think going in with 0.00 expectations made me enjoy itthan I thought it would Yes, there s stillTALK of being a bada s spy who is fluent in 17 languages than ACTUALLY being a bada s spy Itsof a rom com ft some spy related ish so keep that in mindBut hey, I was actually ENGAGED in this book, even if it was for 55 seconds but that s a step up from the first book which was a complete and utter tragedy Still lots of tropes like the beautifully, quirky, and hilarious MC that thinks shes so plain and boring which spoiler, she is and yet she somehow dazzles all the boys oh and hot boys tooTheres still the cringe that is the humour Like its not the worst I ve seen but its pretty close Its just v much trying too hard Also I really have to resist gagging after the girls refer to their teacher, on multiple occasions as sexy bc no plz noBut the ending was actually slightly thrilling even tho it was VERY predictable but definitely an improvementIm praying the next books also improve so I can stick around just a bit longer2 stars Review posted on Mundie Moms on August 20, 2011 I love discovering a series that has a number of books out already But the problem Well, I seem to be devouring them in one sitting I tried to slow down my reading of Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, but I couldn t seem to stop turning pages For starters, I wanted to know what Cammie s mother was hiding and what was that new construction in the school all about Then in a countersurveillance exercise with the always fun to read Mr Solomon, I smiled when a new character was introduced as he walked into an elevator with Cammie during that very exercise page 71 72 The elevator seemed to move slower and slower as the clock in my head ticked louder and louder, and I thought about how Mr Solomon might make us walk back to Roseville if no one achieved our mission objectives You in a hurry or something the boy asked Actually, I m supposed to meet my teacher at the ruby slipper exhibit I ve only got twenty minutes, and if I m late, he ll kill me Not a lie, but maybe an exaggeration I hoped How do you know Because he said, Meet me at the ruby slipper exhibit No The boy was smiling, shaking his head How do you know you only have twenty minutes You re not wearing a watch My friend just told me The lie was smooth and easy, and I was a little bit proud of it, happy that I didn t have to think about how in forty five seconds, this boy had noticed something that Josh hadn t seen in four months You fidget a lot, he said Make that two things Josh hadn t even seen I m sorry, I said, but I wasn t I have low blood sugar Lie number three I need to eat something Which wasn t really a lie, since well I was hungry And then the stranger boy totally knocked me for a loop, because he handed me a bag of MMs Here I ate most of them already And in that second, I forgot all about Josh I m not going to spoil this for you, Mundie Moms I will say this get the series Get all of them Trust me when I say, you will love the way Zach that s the boy in the quote says the word, Spy His snarky attitude and ability to best Cammie made for the best kind of reading The kind where there s a smile plastered on your face Just for the record, page 235 contained one of my favorite last lines ever If you haven t picked this series up yet, please do As for me, I m moving on to the third book, Don t Judge a Girl By Her Cover and yes, I m still grinning.
Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers She is the New York Times Best selling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series Her books have been published all over the world, in over twenty languages She encourages you to visit her online at allycarter.com and embassyrowbooks.com.
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