Author: The beautiful, wonderful, soul-stealing Alley Carter
Synopsis: (of the first book – I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You)
Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn’t prepared her for 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, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she’s doing something riskier than ever—she’s falling in love.
My Thoughts: I love this series. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Ally Carter writes in a refreshing, deep POV prose that grabs you by the mini-skirt and pulls you along for a wild ride. I love the characters — Cammie, the MC, is hysterical, intelligent, special… and yet easy to relate to. And a spy. (Which makes her pretty darn awesome.) The other characters are diverse and funny and awesome – and also spies. As the series progresses, Cammie faces new challenges – like being kidnapped, meeting boy spies, and finding out that the truth can hurt. She has to rely on her training, her friends, and her instincts to make it out alive at the end of the day.
Anything objectionable? Nope! I mean, there’s action violence throughout the series, and there is certainly some romance, but there’s nothing objectionable for young audiences.
Rating: FIVE STARS!
Describe it in one sentence: It’s a series that you can’t put down, with awesome characters and epic plot lines… and have I mentioned, SPIES?!
More info: http://allycarter.com/books/
Bonus: I was introduced to this series through Ally’s amazing website for writers. It was uber helpful! Check it out here. Lots of fun stuff and amazing info, especially for young / beginner writers.
EDIT: I got to meet the author, Ally Carter! Read about it here.