Saturday, December 22, 2012

Jenn's Review: Only the Good Spy Young

Summary:  When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.

Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart.

In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series, the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the truth.as they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie’s future may lie deep in the past.

Review:  I still have two books to finish before the end of the year to complete two different challenges, but somehow I just couldn't help picking up the fourth book of the Gallagher Girls series.  I just couldn't wait to find out what was going on with the girls.  I know I said that the third book was the best yet, but this definitely tops that.

Things are getting progressively more serious for Cammie on many levels, and it's becoming exceedingly less clear who she can trust, besides her Sisters.  I love that there are threads of the story from the beginning of the series that are starting to tie through and move into the bigger picture.  The premises are being questioned and suppositions disproved.  While that makes for fabulous, suspenseful reading, it makes for a rough time for Cammie.  For once, I was behind Cammie all the way, even when she had tough decisions to make it seemed that she was finally making them responsibly... and her maturity as a teen and a spy is getting some notice from the adults in her life too, which is nice to see.

The series started as frivolous fun for me, but has turned into serious intrigue.  Of course there is always Ally Carter's wit to lighten things up, but even the clever banter has taken on a more somber tone.  I'm anxious to read Out of Sight, Out of Time, but that means I will have run out of Gallagher Girl books and will have to wait for book six like everyone else.  I'm not quite sure I can handle the suspense...

Final Take:  4.75/5

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