* Paperback: 288 pages * Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (January 3, 2012) * ISBN-10: 9781423129738 * Author: Ally Carter * Cover art: My favorite of the...more * Paperback: 288 pages * Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (January 3, 2012) * ISBN-10: 9781423129738 * Author: Ally Carter * Cover art: My favorite of the series. * Obtained: My personal bookshelf * Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars
Only the good spy young by Ally Carter
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.
Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart.
In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series, the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the truth.as they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie’s future may lie deep in the past. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
This is the fourth book in the series. The fun hasn't stopped. Carter's characters get better with each new installment of the series. I love Cammie in this one!
Without spoiling anything I'll just put it this way. In this one, I didn't believe some of the things that were being said about a beloved character.
We did get to learn more about Cammie's father that has been missing and presumed dead since the series first started. Though I don't believe Carter ever stated if a body was recovered.
We got to learn more about Zach whom I still am not sure if I like very much. I do to a point, but on the other hand I don't fully trust him either. I think there is still a lot he is refusing to tell Cammie. Some of his secrets did come out in this one, but I still think he has a lot more.
I also think Rachel knows more then she is telling Cammie. I don't know why, I just get that vibe.
Macy and Liz were great in this one, Bex bugged me a little. but not too much. I loved Cammie's usual snark in this one as well. She is so much fun! I wish she was real so we could be friends.
Like the others this was fun and funny. It moved fast and was action-packed. With a cliff hanger ending I am eager to find out what adventures are around the corner for Cammie and company.
If you haven't yet, pick up the Gallagher Girls and become a sister of Gillian!
* Hardcover: 256 pages * Publisher: Simon Pulse (December 4, 2012) * ISBN-10: 1442440198 * Author: Eileen Cook * Cover art: Super cute! * Overall rat...more * Hardcover: 256 pages * Publisher: Simon Pulse (December 4, 2012) * ISBN-10: 1442440198 * Author: Eileen Cook * Cover art: Super cute! * Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars * Obtained: My personal bookshelf
The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
Teen con artist Sadie might be over her head. To escape her backwards small town, delusional mom, jailbird dad, and the tiny trailer where she was raised, she also must leave Brendan. Sadie wants a better life, and she has been working steadily toward it, one con at a time, until her mother wipes out her savings.
Brendan helps devise ultimate con. But the more lies Sadie spins, the more she starts falling for her own hoax, and perhaps for the wrong boy. Sadie wanted to change her life, but she wasn't prepared to have it flipped upside down by her own deception. With her future at stake and her heart on the line, she suddenly has more than just money to lose. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
This synopsis is different then one I remember originally reading before the book was published. I am glad they changed it though. It makes it a tad less predictable. (Until you start to read it that is.)
I found this title to be predictable, however, Cook made some slight plot twists that I didn't see coming to get to the final conclusion. I had the conclusion right, I just was wrong on a few details.
Even though it was predictable it didn't make it any less enjoyable. It was a fun read, rather quick. One that could easily be read on a lazy afternoon. Or even on the beach, I think this would be a great beach read or summer read!
I really liked Sadie's character, she wasn't the weak heroin that we see so much of in a lot of YA, she didn't need a man to save her and she wasn't falling for the bad boy. Her mother really bothered me though. Very thoughtless in a lot of ways. She was also very good at lying to herself, Sadie brings this point up multiple times in the book and she's right.
We don't see much of her Dad and to be honest, he comes across as a sympathetic "bad guy" but he's not really a bad guy even though we are meant to feel that way. He reminds me of Draco Malfoy in that way. You are meant to see him as the bad guy, but he really isn't. It's the circumstances he often finds himself him that make him appear as if he is the bad guy.
The dialog was good and it got right to the point. Cook didn't use a lot of filler which was great, she knew her story and she got right to it and told us the story quickly and clearly.
Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: HarperTeen (May 6, 2014) Language: English Author: Angie Stanton Cover art: Love it! However, the girl's legs are darker t...morePaperback: 336 pages Publisher: HarperTeen (May 6, 2014) Language: English Author: Angie Stanton Cover art: Love it! However, the girl's legs are darker then her hand and that looked weird to me. Overall rating: ***** out of 5 stars Obtained: Sent to me from HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review.
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton Reviewed by Moirae the Fates book reviews.
Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.
Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't have...is freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.
When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever? (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
I loved this book. I had so much fun reading it. I felt like I was on the streets of Europe with Becca and Nikolai. I loved the humor that Stanton provided in this novel. Nikolai is funny and the type of guy that I would love to tour Europe with.
I really liked how we get to see Becca grow and the different dynamics in her relationship with her stepmother. I know Becca doesn't want the reader to like her stepmother, but I couldn't help but like her. I felt sorry for her at times and I could really sympathize with her.
Becca's brother was one that I liked at times and other times he really bugged me. But in the end I think that actually added to his character.
Becca was far from a Mary-sue. She has her faults but nothing that makes me dislike her.
One thing we didn't get in the book that I wished we had was more information on Nikolai's sister. She was a lot of fun and I would love to see more of her. It would be cool if we got another book and could see more of her, or even a spin off book with her as the main character.
The descriptions of the cities they visit are very rich and they make you feel as if you are there. I could feel the warm breeze and smell the food.
This book is perfect for summer and would be a lot of fun on the beach or at the river. May 6th you should go out and pick up your copy!(less)