• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Saturday, February 18, 2012

{Review} I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter
Series:  Gallagher Girls (#1)
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages: 284
Source:  Self Purchased
Available as of April 25, 2006 

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea 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, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.


I was in love with this book from page one. Ally Carter provides the reader with a witty, well written take on teenage spies. 

As Cammie and her friends begin their sophomore year at The Gallagher Academy of Exceptional Young Women, they are required to take Into to Covert Operations. While professors suggest taking part in out-of-class learning experiences for extra credit, Cammie takes on her own Covert Operation with the help of her two best friends. 

Meet Cameron Morgan, AKA Cammie the Chameleon.  She is a CIA legacy and daughter of the headmistress.  Cammie is a pavement artist who is used to never being seen until she catches the eye of one boy.  Next, we have Rebecca (Bex) Baxter.  She is extremely stubborn, finds rules to be optional, and is the only non-US citizen to ever be admitted to The Gallagher Academy. Then we have Elizabeth (Liz) Sutton. Liz is the epitome of genius. She holds the highest score ever on the nationwide 3rd grade achievement test, needs to say in labs with computers because she does better with research, and she loves extra credit. Finally, Macey McHenry, the daughter of Senator McHenry. She has been kicked out of a lot of prep schools and The Gallagher Academy is her last resort. Cammie, Bex, and Liz learn to get along with Macey when it comes to clothes and boys.

The thing I loved most throughout this book was Cammie's way of throwing in comments about what the Gallagher Girls created, like Velcro. She provided background information about the school and her friends from page one providing a very believable community of people.

Overall, this is one of my favorite book series to this day. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to read a really good book about spies. 


RIN said...

Oh, this sounds absolutely adorable. I love books that mix humor and fun with intrigue and deadly hobbies. Very much looking forward to reading it.

Holly Anne said...

I loved the Gallagher Girl series. I totally agree with you. It definitely is witty. I can't wait for the last book, United We Spy.

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