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Learning to Spy

(Behind the Stars #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Episode 2 (Ch. 6-9) in a serialized novel
Alone in her mission, Prentiss has to figure out a new approach if she plans to escape the prison camp alive. She does not expect to find an ally among her captors.
Strategies change and secrets are revealed in "Learning to Spy."
Red Dawn meets LOST in this action-adventure/paranormal romance.
"Learning to Spy" is Episode
Published November 9th 2014 by Leigh T. Moore
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Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

Part 2 continues right where Captive left off. We continue to catch peeks into the past, and the story begins to delve into more of the character development. It's really interesting to get to know the characters both as they were, and as they are now, at the same time. And strangely enough, I find myself most curious about her captors. We're given just enough information to keep a small (teeny tiny) amount of hope that they aren't all as bad as they first seemed.

The pace in this one
Alina Syed
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*I received an eBook copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.*

‘Learning to Spy’ is the second episode of the novel ‘Behind the Stars’. It continues where ‘Captive’ ended. Prentiss is still searching for a way out. Now she knows that she can’t just run away, so she will have to find another way. A new character, Gallatin, is introduced. He is the brother of Cato, who is in charge of the camp. Prentiss agrees to do some extra work with the cows, so that she can befriend Gallatin, who
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of YA/NA Paranormal/Romantic suspense
I was eager to continue this serial and very happy to already have this installment at my fingertips. In Learning To Spy, Prentiss uncovers more clues about who the captors are and discovers two new unlikely allies. I liked that we get more background on Prentiss’s life with Jackson before the invasion through the occasional flashbacks that are a source of comfort to her. Those memories fuel her fortitude as she takes on a leadership role in the dairy at the prison camp.

POV: Prent
Blondies Little Book Life
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*This review may contain spoilers*

I was given an ARC for an honest review

My own eyes grew warm and my thoughts flooded with memories of Jackson and the way things used to be. I missed my hope, my one-time chance at a better life that now felt far, far away. I was tired of being strong, tired of being the only one fighting.

This is one of those stories where it keeps getting better and better the more I read. It starts right off from where Captive left off. Prentiss is stuck in a situation where s
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Learning to Spy (Behind the Stars 2) by Leigh Talbert Moore
Released November 9, 2014
Spoiler Free review by Krystal

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

"Prentiss Puckett is certain of three things:
-Graduation is two weeks away.
-Summer only gets hotter in south Mississippi.
-She’s getting a job with air-conditioning.

She did not expect to be kidnapped walking to work.
And she never expected to become a hero."

When we meet back up with Prentiss in part two, not much has changed. She stil
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Learning to Spy is the second installment of a serial, Behind the Stars. I didn't know too much about it going in, which was probably a good thing, because that's really helped the suspense!

In the first part, Captive, Prentiss is a fairly ordinary hick type girl. She has a boyfriend, Jackson, knows all about farming (Jackson's supposed to inherit his Dad's farm eventually, so all their plans include that) and also works part time with the town vet. Its these skills that become very important lat
Lauren Jones
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is classified as Episode 2 because it continues on chapter six where Captive ended and concludes on chapter nine. Prentiss is still on this mysterious farm with her brother and friends but unable to find her boyfriend Jackson. What catches my attention is the way that the captors, Cato and her younger brother Gallatin, act around Prentiss. They seem to be intrigued by her skills as a farm hand and seek her out for direction in the barn with their cows. This leaves Prentiss confused abo ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was the first time reading Leigh Moore. I am reviewing both Behind the Stars #1 Captive and #2 Learning to Spy

The first in the series, "Behind the Stars: Captive" I found slow and confusing at times. There were many flashbacks to previous events.
Prentiss Puckett is from an obscure town in south Mississippi. She will be graduation High school soon and looking forward to marrying her high school boyfriend.
She finds herself kidnapped and taken to a farm with other people from her hometown.
Karen Russell
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Now I am getting the hang of the whole mini-series thing! It didn't hurt either that I was able to read "Captive" first, then jump right into "Learning to Spy". And I mean it flowed right into each other as if it were the ending of an episode from a t.v. show into the next weeks episode, without missing a beat.

As for the memories Prentiss keeps having, I'm beginning to see what kind of world she lived in before her kidnapping and what the social ladder was like. She is also establishing the rel
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Leigh Moore has captured our hearts with a new series Behind the Stars. It is light and suspenseful keeping the reader unsure of what is real.

The suspense in Learning to Spy is building leaving reader at the edge of their seat. It is full of memories from Prentsis hard young life. It is heartbreaking but uplifting.

Learning to Spy is the second part to Behind the Sky by Leigh Moore. Learning to Spy is once again full of suspense and intrigue leaving the reader questioning who is who and what is
Jessica Bronder
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After the demonstration of what happens to those that want to fight back, Prentiss has to change her tactics for escape. With some issues with the cows, Prentiss decides to agree to extra work to learn more about Gallatin, but the more she is around him the weirder things seem to be.

I really like how this series is going. You don’t officially know if it is another country or possibly aliens that kidnapped the teens. And if it’s aliens, why kidnap the teens and what are they doing with the whole
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Learning to Spy is the second volume in the Behind the Stars book. It isn't a whole book and must be read in order. As of this writing, the first 3 volumes are available, but you may want to wait to get them all if you don't like to be left hanging.

This one was better than the first. I feel like we get a lot more character development and can get a better feel for what is possibly going on in the story. I have a feeling that one of the characters is not who he or she (no spoilers) appears to be
Kelly Mccurdy
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
~~I received this in exchange for an honest review~~

OK this is the second book of the Behind the Stars series, and it has the arrival of a new person, Gallatin. This person seems like he really doesn't want to be there. Prentiss still is trying to figure out how to get out of there and save her friends and get back to Jackson. But there is a problem, they could have tracking monitors on them. And if they escape, there is a chance that they could be killed remotely.

Man, this book goes a little
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2014
** I received a copy of this book on exchange for my honest opinion. This has no bearing on my review in any way **

Learning to spy book 2

This one picks up right up where book ends, and thankfully I was able to jump right in after reading Captive.

We are still confused as to what the captors are about, where they are from and just what do they mean when it will all be over soon?

Prentiss is set on escaping and wants to grow close to two of the captors whilst working in the dairy barn. This episode
Lisa Foster
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This section follows immediately after the first part of the book as Prentiss is given more responsibility with the cows. She gets to be with Gallatin, the leader's brother- who seems just like her but in his early 20's. He states he was in school. She is having trouble believing that they are 'aliens' like what the other captives are saying but she is also upset and confused as she is told about mass graves and seen one of her friends killed. She just wants to escape and find Jackson and go on ...more
Heather Carver
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

OMG this book is amazing. I can't get enough of Prentiss. I have so many questions I need answered.

Prentiss is finally in a position to get some answers. Or so she hopes. She is still trying to find a way to save her friends and brother. The people she expects to help her aren't willing to. She makes some friends with the least likely people, but can they help her. Finally she thinks she can get answers from Gallarin, the brother of the head person who is in charge. They get stuck work
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is my first time reading a series like this so it's a bit different for me to just read part of a story.

Episode 2 picks up where Episode 1 ended. Prentiss is now spending more time with Cato's brother, Gallatin. They are helping each other out and Prentiss is hoping that as she draws closer to him, she will be able to find out more about why they are being held captive and if there is any hope of escape. She now knows it isn't as simple as busting themselves out. She needs to find out more
Shelly Wygant
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
In the second installment there is another character added, Gallatin. There is still a lot of mystery around the captors. Some of them are nice to Prentiss and ask her to help with the cows. She agrees to try and get to know Gallatin better. She feels this is her way out. It has been proven that what can happen to those that try to fight back or flee so Prentiss needs to find another way out. She feels that Gallatin is her ticket to freedom.

This story moves at a nice study pace. Just enough to
Christianna Marks
This book is just as exciting as the first installment (Captive) and it might even be more so. Moore sure knows how to tell a story and this serial novel gains a lot of momentum in Learning to Spy.

Prentiss still has no clue what is going on around her. Her captures aren't trying to hurt her. There's a new mysterious bad guy? floating around and her friends are finally starting to see how strange everything around them is.

There is still a sense of having no clue what is going on, but it works so
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
As I began this second episode I was slowly getting sucked into the story. This book is again just a short 4 chapters long but a lot takes place in those 4 chapters. I really started to enjoy the main character and I liked to see the beginnings of her relationship with her captors. Is that what they really are?? This episode makes you start to wonder exactly where the relationships are going to go. I am still fuzzy as to what exactly these people will have to read it and come to your ...more
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cato, the woman in charge, has singled Prentiss out to help in the dairy. She ends up working next to Gallatin, Cato’s brother. She strikes up a friendship with him in order to try to find out what exactly is going on. Gallatin isn’t thrilled to be at this camp and seems like a nice guy, so she’s hoping to get some answers from him.

Prentiss is still wanting to find a way out but she’s learning the rules to make her stay more pleasant. Just as things seem to be going well, though, something happ
Michelle Crumbly
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
What an interesting book! It grabbed me right away. Just like the story. :) This is the first serial book I've read and I'm loving the concept. It's dosed out perfectly for one siting. However since I just want more and more of the story I don't want to wait. This story rings too close to one of my biggest fears. I have this theory that things things can and do happen. ( No spoilers!). I'm in love with the authors writing style and how the story is starting to unfold. I can't get enough and want ...more
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is the next 5 chapters in the series. If you haven't read the first book, I suggest you go back and read it or you will be lost. This book delves a little deeper into Prentiss being in captivity. She is trying to get to know her captors and get on their good side so they may divulge some secrets that will be beneficial to her escaping. This left on quite the cliff hanger and I can't wait to read the third episode. ...more
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
~Received For An Honest Review~

I strongly recommend that you read this series in order. This is the second book in this series and it just keeps getting better and better. After being kidnapped, Prentiss is still seeking ways to escape. But can she figure this all out on her own or will there be more to the whole situation? This has been a thrill this far and I can't wait to get the next in the series!
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed
Another heart pounding, throat closing, edge of your seat addition to the series! Prentiss is learning more about where she is and what is going on but she isn't sure who she can trust or who is on her side. Couldn't put it down! This series is quickly pulling me and keeping me there! I can't wait to read the next installment!! ...more
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
These are short reads that contain a lot of information. They are the start of a good series and I cannot wait to see what happens next. She is a great person who is going to lead her friends to safety no matter what it seems. The books leave off on a cliff hanger, which is annoying and keeps you coming back for the rest. Each book gives you a little more insight and wanting more.
Tori (Book Chick)
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
** I received this in exchange for an honest review.

I cannot wait to read the next part! I have no idea what's going on, which is perfect because neither do the characters in the book. I'm right there with Prentiss trying to understand the situation.
Debra Wagenecht
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book #2 took a nice twist, I got hooked! Can't wait to read #3! ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
I like how passionate Prentiss is about working with animals. Her boyfriend Jackson is really starting to show his true colours as well.
Kirsty Bicknell
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Learning To Spy is Volume 2 in the Behind the Stars serial and immediately we are dragged into one of Prentiss’ flashbacks. Finding relief in her life pre-camp has quickly become a coping mechanism for Prentiss and whilst it helps the reader understand more about her character, it also provides a relief from the confusion about her current situation.
Prentiss is still intent on escaping, despite Braxton’s discovery that,
‘ ” The guard said once they discover you’re gone, they press a button and se
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