Friday, July 12, 2013

I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You - Ally Carter Review

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)
Series: Gallagher Girls
Book: I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You
Author: Ally Carter
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Mystery, Spy Thriller, Adventure

Book Synopsis:
Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her? 

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.

Book Review:
What is a little espionage among friends? Nothing but a strengthening among friends, and building new friendships and even making way for a new love. In book one in what is sure to be an amazing series, Ally Carter has outdone herself in creating a world of laughs, secrets, love, and young spies with forces to be reckoned with. Characters display their wit and humor on several occasions, possessing traits that makes you love them. No matter how hard you try to cover it up though, there is always someone who will be one step ahead of you.

Romance sprung up from the depths of a black van from a bottle of soda (just bear with me here), and even though it was based on lies it was some serious true love. You can learn from this book that love doesn't end up dying with the person, and everyone deserves a second chance and more credit than we end up giving them. In this fast paced story of love, humor and espionage, Ally Carter shows us that the collision of worlds isn't such a bad thing.

Favorite Quotes:
"Dad always said the most lethal thing about her was her cooking."

"If the Communists and Capitalists could fight together to take down the Nazis... I told myself. If Spike could fight alongside Buffy to rid the world of demons... If lemon could join forces with lime to create something as delicious and refreshing as Sprite, then surely I can work alongside Macey McHenry for the cause of true love!"

"Wars have been won and lost, assassinations have been thwarted, and women have avoided showing up at the same event in the same dress - all because of really good intel."

All In All:
Hope into the world of espionage, love and laughter in this fast paced novel that all started being formulated in the mind of one by the name of Ally Carter. I laughed, broke my heart, and smiled as I progressed through this book as I learned a little bit more about the spy world and that no matter how much training you have it won't help you in the world of love.

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