Monday, 17 October 2011

Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover - Ally Carter

When Cammie "the Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept a nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnapper's dangerous plot, with only their espionage skills to save them. 

As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her friends struggle to answer the questions, Who is after Macey? And how can they keep her safe?

Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth..


 Yet another Gallagher Girl's review!! I have to say it took me till this book to realise the little things on each cover, including the insignia...and the spaghetti on the first one! 

With the third book there was a lot less of classes and school routine mentioned, which I was a bit upset about at first, but then thinking about it most of it has already been covered in the other two books! 

One thing that was mentioned in this book that wasn't in the other one was Cammie's family!! (yey!) Still no more mention of her father (boo....) but there were more hints that keep me waiting and wishing for the next book to appear! 

This edition of the saga is more focused on Macey, which at first I was apprehensive. As I stated in my review of I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You I didn't really like Macey as a character as one minute she is a snob, the next they are all close friends and it was like we missed a massive chunk of them all getting to know each other. However finally getting to see another side to Macey was brilliant! She really grew on me as a character when you get to see a different side to her and the whole idea of what cover does she actually have! (Big reference to the title which I only realised once I had finished the book...woops?)

As this series progresses I can really see a difference in the characters and that they are developing and not a stand alone point in their lives, which in comparison to other boarding school books (The Twins at St Clare's and Malory Towers) in which they get older age wise, but not really in how they speak or the topics they discuss.

The next book in the series is already on my shelf and I can't wait till I get to read it and be all excited. It is a book that I can read in one sitting and then an hour later wish I had another 4 hours to read it all over again. It is also a very nice light series which after some of the heavier dystopian and thought provoking books I've been reading it is lovely to just sit down and read about teenage girls who are spys....!

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