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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Review: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

Title: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Hyperion
Date published: 2007
Type of book: Teen fiction (romance and spies)
I received this book from/at: Walden Books
My interest in this book is: plot, sequel to I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You
Ideas expressed/message/plot: From book jacket: “After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants in 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 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 exists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? 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 learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests – code name: Blackthorne. Then she’s blamed for the security breach that leaves the school’s top secret status at risk.
Soon Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and 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 than ever.”
Favorite characters, quotes/lines: Cammie: she is hilarious!; Zach: very funny guy… he is good competition for Cammie, I hope he’s in the next book; Bex, Macey, and Liz: they come up with some pretty crazy ideas… very distinct personalities, even as minor characters
When I finished this book I felt: I can’t wait for the next one, Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover! It doesn’t come out for a few more months and I am very impatient! I laugh out loud sometimes when I’m reading these books…
Other books to read by this author: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Don’t Judge a Girl by her Cover
I would recommend this book to: young adult readers who like romance and espionage!


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