Friday, September 9, 2011

Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy

 "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."

Plot: I really enjoyed this plot, it brought a whole new fresh and exciting feel to the book, while still remaining young and appropriate. Although, I would have like the ideas to have been switched between the 1st book and this one, but you can't help and swoon at Spies in Training Boys and Spies in Training girls, getting together and challenging each other.

Characters: The wasn't too much character development. In general, everyone is the same but you do see an even more vunerable side of Cammie and her life as a spy in training, as well as having Spy friends and family members. Trust takes on a whole new meaning.

Pros: Age Appropriate, fun, girly, quirky.

Cons: There is this one point in the book where they are at a dance and I felt in this moment which was rather embarrassing for Cammie that the writing just fell through.

Final Thoughts: Like I said the plot is very exciting and eventful, but what I REALLY love about this series is it verges on being middle grade and Young adult and I feel it is a prefect series to give my 11 year old cousin who doesn't really enjoy reading, because it isn't a difficult book, it is easy to read and easy to like and even with the spy element it is relate-able to girls. I also like that you don't HAVE to read book 1 cause it is shortly summarized in this book. (although you should read the 1st book). I am not dying the read the next book in the series, but I will enjoy reading it when I get around to it.

1 comment:

  1. My oldest daughter has read the first book in this series, and really enjoyed it! I'm definitely going to have to get this one for her as well. :) Glad you enjoyed it!