Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review of Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

Title: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls #2)
Author: Ally Carter
Published by: Hyperion Book
Pages: 236
Source: Audiobook borrowed from the Library
Rating: 4/5

Summary From Goodreads: Cammie Morgan is back, and it's clear that her life hasn't calmed down since the events of I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You. At first, giddy anticipation is in the air. Gallagher Academy, Cammie's elite spy school, is hosting a visit from the Ethan Frome Academy, a covert training center for boys. Soon after the boys' arrival, though, everything goes dangerously awry when a series of security breaches are discovered at the academy. Worse yet, teenage agent-in-training Cammie is being blamed for the penetration. With the school's top-secret status at risk, the Gallagher Girls have to work quickly to save their beloved school. Girl sleuths with nice asides on youthful crushes.

The more I read of Ally Carter the more impressed I am.  I love the thought of taking what is typically thought of as a male career and converting that not only into a women's career, but to train these women at a young age at an super secret school posing as an elite boarding school.  Who wouldn't want to go to spy school and learn everything from 14 different languages to how to pick a lock in under 5 seconds? 

Cammie and her friends are back on a covert operation.  They need to use everything they've learned in the past couple of years to figure who is threatening their school.  Is it possibly the cute boys from another elite boys spy school or is it a rouge CIA agent?  The girls seem to has as much trouble decoding the boys as they do their mission.   

This has to be one of the cutest series.  It's very sweet and innocent, yet packed with entertainment and heart-pounding adventure.  I really enjoyed this novel and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.


  1. Lisa,

    I've been wondering about some of Carter's other work because I love Heist Society so much. I think the premise sounds so cute. Glad to know it entertaining to read.

  2. I adore this series so much - I reread it whenever I need a pick me up or a feel good book. I simply cannot wait for the next one to come out next year!

  3. i've seen this book around but haven't been tempted to read it. however after hearing good things about the hiest society and your convincing review i might have to check it out. i like the idea of girls being trained to be spys (which is secretly what i've always wanted to do after watching too much charlies angels)
    anyway enough of my blabbering, great review!

  4. I love Ally Carter's writing too. I have just finished Uncommon Criminals and can't wait to start this series :)

  5. These books keep getting better. I like how the books have romance and romantic tension in them but it's not the focus of the books. I can't wait for her to write another.


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