Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls #2) by Ally Carter

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2)

Paperback, 264 pages
Published 2010 by Orchard Books (first published October 2nd 2007)
1408309521 (ISBN13: 9781408309520)
edition language
original title
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2)
Roseville, Virginia (United States)

Cammie Morgan may have a genius IQ and attend the best school in the country, but as she starts the spring semester of her sophomore year there are a lot of things she doesn't know. Like will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble did she really get in last semester? And, most of all, exactly why is her mother acting so strangely?

All Cammie wants is a nice, normal semester, but she's about to learn her greatest lesson yet—that when you go to a school for spies, nothing is ever as it seems.

 My Review

Now this was much better than the first one because it seemed to have a lot more room for anticiaption and mystery within its lines that just meant that you were hooked to the book, rather than getting bored with it. In many ways the book does actually make you think of a more modern styled harry potter, but instead of wizards and witches, we have spies, both female and male. This book seemed to have a lot more depth and edge to it in many ways because there was a lot more in the way of page turners. You never really seemed to know what was actually occuring, where it was occuring and what was going to happen next because the characters seemed to have this new sense of mystery to them. For example, throughout the whole book you were made to believe that Zach was a bad boy, the guy who was up to no good what so ever, and yet at the end your left feeling and thinking that actually there is a lot more to him than that, that there is something much stronger and more personal about who he is and what he is.

I loved the four main female characters that are developed here within the book, but I would love to know more about her mum because I get the feeling that there is more than meets the eyes with her, that she is hiding her own story that she perhaps does not want to share with others and instead wants to hide them and keep them to herself. For example, in both book one and two, there have been hints about her mum hiding her things, like being at the dance with mr solomon, the picture of her dad in the desk draw. Its obvious and clear that the books are building upto something, except your not allowed to know what it is that they are building upto and that the only way to clearly find out is to read on and discover it for yourself. so yes you can see why there is an addictive nature there, because there is a story within a story, something that keeps that life and passion going in some senses.

So although I was a little disappointed by the first book, I was picked back up by the second book and I know that I will be happy to read on because I want to now figure out what is occuring. what I really like about this book is the fact that it makes you feel like you are a spy yourself, because your always trying to figure out what is happening next, always tracing the girls footsteps and you get that sense of being followed as well. its a book that just comes to life as your reading it and that always makes a great read! 

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing  

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