Spies, Lies, and Allies
My boss is running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. Then there’s Carlo ...more
I’ve read quite a few books this week that were dark and had very unlikable characters, so I needed a pallet cleanser and this was perfect... fun, filled with lovely characters, a positive message, romance, and friendship.... nothing makes me smile quite like a good contemporary YA even though I am no longer part of that target audience... nor have I been for a very long long time.... but I am still young at heart!
Laurel knows the only way she will get to see h ...more
Laurel is a huge Star Wars fan and has an overactive imagination. She's a super nerd with all the charms that go with it. She's funny, smart and desperate to spend more time with her dad. He is always busy and trying to run a successful business. He is missing the important milestones in her life and she's come up with a plan to get more time with him. Laurel convinces her dad to let her help out with the interns for the summer. ...more
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own
I've been on a huge contemporary kick ever since April started (read about 6 so far) and this is definitely one of my favorites!😍❤
High school senior Laurel Kristoff doesn’t want to spend her summer working for her father at his evil empire, but if she doesn’t, he’s yanking her future college tuition. Once on the job, Laurel is thrown for a loop when she’s assigned as personal assistant (AKA corporate ...more
I received this E-ARC via Entangled Publishing and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When I had initially head about Spies, Lies, and Allies there was a completely different synopsis. That synopsis drew me in. Naturally when I spotted Spies, Lies, and Allies on Netgalley I didn't hesitate to request it. I'm glad that I read it!
When I had first start reading, I was positive that I was going to DNF it. Laurel was utterly annoying. Her constant use of 'Dad Vader' made me uncom ...more
First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank you :)
Most importantly, I would like to thank NetGalley and publishers for allowing me to read this book. Thank you very much.
RELEASE DATE: MAY FIRST, 2018.
Summer comes early with this adorable contemporary!
I needed some fluffy contemporary and I am so happy publishers accepted my request. Don’t miss...more
Such a delightful (light and sweet) contemporary story about family, friendship, wrong first impressions and love. I stayed up late to finish reading it and I don’t regret one second of those sleepless hours.
Spies, Lies, and Allies had me a laughing, sighing swooning mess! This was such an adorable book and it almost had a Breakfast Club feel to it at times, which I absolutely loved! When I finished that last page, I realized that Lisa Brown Roberts has become one of my favorite authors. Each time I pick up a book by her, I not only fall in love with the characters and story line, but I always have the hugest smile on my face while I'm reading. I did just that with Spies, Lies and ...more
On the upside, there were some great relationships exhibited here. Usually, I'm all about the main couple in a YA contemporary - give me more! - but i the case of "Spies, Lies, and Allies", there were two, more secondary, relationships that I really enjoyed. The first was between Laurel and her father. It was obvious that Laurel adored her dad, even though he could be a bit s ...more
Like with all the other Entangled books I’ve read before, this one did not disappoint, and was a really fun contemporary story. In Spies, Lies, and Allies, Laurel is desperate to spend more time with her workaholic father, and the only way she can do, is by begging to be allowed to join the internships taking place at his company, Emergent Enterprises. When he finally relents, she finds herself ...more
There were so many lovable characters in this book, which is what made it such a fun book to read. Each character was unique and memorable in their own way. All of the characters were thrown together in the workplace, which meant their friendship was off to a rocky start. However, it was so heart-warming to watch the ch ...more
You’d probably have been able to guess how I was likely to feel about ...more
Laurel’s father is busy… he started his company from nothing and after 15 years it’s super successful and growing. This year he’s sponsoring a college scholarship competition for a handful of interns, and Laurel suggests she spend her summer working for Dad Vader assisting the interns wit ...more
Laurel wanted a position at her father's firm, because she missed him. She thought, if they worked together, they would have the drive into the city and back, and perhaps a lunch date here and there, to reconnect. She was looking to renew the bond between them, and that just tugged on my heartstrings. I liked Laurel's family a lot ...more
This book was so cute and entreating! I loved it a lot and found the storyline really realistic but still packed with humour, friendship and romance.
This book comes out May 4th, and you should totally check it out!!!
Summary: Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. I’ve got a job at my dad’s company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I’m supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for.
There’s a crazy guy running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. ...more
Although I’m no longer the demographic for them, (at least age-wise!), I’m a total sucker for sweet contemporary young adult novels like Spies, Lies, and Allies. Maybe because I can vicariously relive my youth through them? Maybe because I wish my teen years were as fun and entertaining as they’re made out to be in books? Maybe because I wish the hot jock had fallen for me???
All of the above could quite possibly be true! But I think it’s mostly because they offer a true escape from the real ...more
Laurel is a big nerd and loves Star Wars. There are a lot of references and since I'm not a big fan, I honestly didn't get them all. But I think Star Wars lovers will enjoy those throughout the book. There is a lot ...more
I loved Lisa Brown Robert’s Playing the Player and when I heard of this book, I knew I had check it out because it sounds so fun. Well, It did not disappoint me. I quite enjoyed the story. It was an adorable read filled with cute romance, humor, friendship, family and lots of geeky references. I liked the plot. The characters were totally fun and I enjoyed the friendly banters between them. The main characters Laurel and Carlos were super cute ...more
Wanting to spend more time with her workaholic father, Laurel comes up with a plan (and a lot of begging to get it approved!) to work with him at the office. Her job is to "assist the interns" but in actuality she will be a huge part of the selection process to choose who will be the winner of the full ride scholarship- the catch is that none of the interns know. Laurel gets to battle the lies, heartache, drama and crushes that come her way this s ...more
Young Adult age-range: 12+, includes kissing and cussing.
Laurel wants to spend time with her workaholic father, the geeky dad who used to spend a ton of time with her. She's willing to do anything, even be the assistant/spy to the new set of interns.
In this young adult novel, not only is the connection between a daughter and father explored, but also that between friends. How perception is reality and first impressions ...more
My English review
I did not know at all about this novel nor the author but I admit that I was immediately intrigued by the synopsis! I must say that I am very happy to have discovered this story because I really had a great time with it!
Laurel is a young girl who wants to go back to when she could spend time with her father. Since his company has grown up, she wants more than anything to spend time with him, but it is more difficult than expected. So here she has a plan, and ...more
As a whole, I thought Spies, Lies, and Allies was a strong 3 and a half stars which means I did like the book, but it didn't quite have the REALLY liked it star rating. I stuck around with the book because I appreciated all of the Star Wars references in the book, and some of the Harry Potter ones that were made. My favorite one was when all of the int ...more
Five stars and here's why:
Lisa Brown Roberts had me by the title! SPIES, LIES, AND ALLIES: A LOVE STORY - I love a good spy story full of conflict and teenage love angst! But seriously. Ms. Roberts wrote a hella-awesome story with just the right amount of steam and sass and diversity and geek references to keep me turning the pages for more.
When Laurel ...more
Laurel was a fascinating character to read about and had a realistic voice. The whole premise of the novel was wonderfully executed and all the characters were the perfect add into the mix.
I need to get hold of all the authors other books, I was thoroughly impressed.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for letting me review this title for my honest opinion.
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The characters start to come to life with a friendship ...more
Lisa's teenaged self tweezed off all her eyebrows, crashed a car into a tree while trying to impress a guy, and ...more