Thursday, August 13, 2009
Review of Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
Product Description from Amazon.com
After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world . . . for spies.
Cammie may have a genius I.Q., but there are still a lot of things she doesn't know. Like, will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely?
Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. She and her friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests--code name: Blackthorne. Then she's blamed for a security breach that leaves the school's top secret status at risk.
Soon, Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie's name. Even though they have confidence in their spy skills, this time the targets are tougher (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart--and her beloved school--are higher than ever.
Camy is a likeable but sometimes annoying character. I found myself wanting to throw the book sometimes when she repeatedly started mentioning her classes. We know she is in spy school and taking spy classes but do we constantly have to be reminded about what classes she is taking.
Zach is a secretive but interesting character and I hope to see more of him in forthcoming novels. He did not talk much about being a spy he was more normal. He seemed like he could function in normal society without the paranoia of Camy.
I really like series despite myself finidng Camy somewhat annoying.The story started out slow in the beginning and towards the middle picked up till exciting actioned filled conclusion. I will definitely keep reading this series.
I give this book a 4/5.