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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

Released: October 2, 2007
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Rated: YA
Series: Gallagher Girls, Book 2
Buy: Amazon
After the excitement of the fall, all Cammie Morgan wants is peaceful semester at school. But that’s easier said than done when you’re a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world...for spies.

Despite Cammie's best intentions, trouble crops up quickly.  Cammie, Bex, and Liz learn that the Gallagher Academy is hosting guests from another spy school -- a school that is known to the world as the Ethan Frome Academy--a secret spy school for boys.    After her fiasco with Josh last fall, Cammie isn't sure she's ready for daily encounters with boy spies – especially after she meets Zach -- an incorrigibe cutie who everyone thinks is just perfect. 

Cammie is right to be worried about their new guests.  Soon after the boys’ arrival, she's blamed for a series of security breaches that leave the school's top-secret status at risk.  And the perfectly crushable Zach is her prime suspect. 

The Gallagher Girls will need to use all their skills to investigate the Frome Boys. Even though they're confident about their guy-spying (as if they haven't done it before!), the playing field is level this time, and the stakes for Cammie’s heart—and her beloved school— are higher than ever.   

What I thought

I loved adding the boys to this one. The Gallagher Girls, save one, haven't really had any contact with the male persuasion their own age. As Cammie learned in the last book, it isn't so easy to assimilate when you have no idea what to do when it comes to something you've never dealt with before.

Zach was great. He's a great character. I really enjoyed Cammie and Zach and their very interesting dealings with each other. And not just them, but the other girls as they fight for the attentions of the other boys. What I liked about this was we don't really get the full picture when it comes to the boys. There was a few lingering questions (at least for me) even after the book was done about the boys.

So far, this series has been fun. I love how while this isn't a typical young adult series, there isn't anything in here that could never happen. I love paranormal romance, a lot, but there is just something about a book/series that takes place in our world that I could actually imagine happening.

My Rating

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Giselle said...

I'm really intrigued by this series it sounds so much fun and I've heard nothing but good things about it. I'd have to get going and read book 1 soon! :)

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Aimee said...

I'm really enjoying the series Giselle! You will have to try book 1!

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