Sunday, April 4, 2010

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

Genre: YA Fiction

Publication Date: May 2006

One Word Review: Entertaining

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First Line: “I suppose a lot of teenage girls feel invisible sometimes, like they just disappear.”

GoodReads Synopsis: The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it's a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn't have a code name? 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.

Kathy’s Review: I had actually started this one a few months back and for some reason couldn’t get into it. This time around I couldn’t put it down. I guess the mood you’re in really makes a difference when it comes to reading. Anyway, this was a lot of fun; I enjoyed it from the first page to the last and I'm eager to read the rest of the series. Cammie was a very believable character and easy to relate to. I liked that she was this superspy yet vulnerable at the same time. When she meets Josh for the first time and he actually sees her I felt so happy for her. While I thought they had good chemistry and it was fun watching their relationship grow I felt things were a little off. Cammie felt she had to create a fake persona whenever she was around Josh, which is not a good way to build a relationship. It will be interesting to see what happens in later books. The supporting cast of characters were also a lot of fun. I love the setting and plot. The book is super clean and entertaining. I wish I could go to spy-school!

Bookworm Rating: 4.5

Reading Order
Book One: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
Book Two: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
Book Three: Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover
Book Four: Only the Good Spy Young


  1. This is such a good series. So much fun.

  2. I love this series. I just hate how long it takes for them to get in paperback >.>

  3. I love this series as well! I'm going to have to add them to my collection!:)

  4. This series is amazing for young girls! it takes you on such an adventure!

  5. I think this looks cute!! Thanks Kath!


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