Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it’s really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea 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, or track him through town with the skill of a real “pavement artist”-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?
Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she’s on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.
This book was amazingly entertaining. I found it effortless to emerge myself into the world where girls are able to kill, speak 15 different languages, and most of all aren’t ordinary yet were still relatable. I want my main characters to be different, but I don’t want super ultra fantastic girl.
Though it didn’t completely meet my expectations, I still loved it. My expectations were simply to high. I expected something more like Deadly Cool: being funny and tounge and cheek and less romance. The romance aspect sort of gobbled any plot. I knew there was a plot, but some things weren’t tied in well enough so I sort of got lost a long the way. But I still loved the book.
Cammie: Funny, able to take care of herself (she knows seven different ways to kill a guy!), awesome except for one flaw.
She. Won’t. Stop. Talking. About. “Her Boy”. She called him that after their first meeting. INSTA LOVE MAKES ME ANGRY. This definitely made me enjoy it less. The book seemed to revolve around their insta love without any real plot.
Josh. Josh. Josh. I don’t care about you. I don’t love you, nor do I hate you. You’re there so… like okay. He’s kind of cute sometimes but mostly it’s me banging my fists on the table screaming “WHERE IS THE PLOT?!?!”
Macey starts off as a complete dog. She’s rude and mean. Then slowly, and get this, her character develops. Yes! I really mean it. Her character has development. ::squeal:: I really loved her realistic teen character. She felt very real to me.
Plot and Writing:
Plot? What plot? There. Is. No. Plot.
I really loved Cammie’s voice. Most of the time. I have a small issue with exclamation marks. Sometimes, there necessary. I mean I use them often (I’ve used five already). But doing this !!! in a book is kind of awkward. I didn’t like it. Some people might find it ok, but I didn’t.
Anyway, I did really like the narration for the most part. Aside from the !!!, I only had one more problem. The writing at times seemed weird. I meant to get examples but I forgot to write notes and I’ve already returned the book. :(
What I liked and what I didn’t:
- Twist at the end (which I sort of saw)
- Overall fun tone
- Light reading
- Josh and his lack of personality
- The romance
- The lack of PLOT
Despite my rating, I really really enjoyed reading this. I picked it up for light reading in between Battle Royale which I find hard to read (I’ll write a review when I finish).
Favorite Character: Macey