Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review: Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls #3) by Ally Carter

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, #3)
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls #3) by Ally Carter
Publication Date: June 9th 2009
Genre: YA Espionage
Pages: 263
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.

As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her friends struggle to answer the questions, Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe?

Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth.
~My Thoughts~
I read the first two books a couple years ago so it’s been awhile since I read the life of these characters. However with this author’s awesome writing she makes sure you would get bits of pieces of what has happened in the past at the right moments in this book, a great way to jog your memory if it’s been awhile but at the same time it’s not an overload on information. So even though it’s been a long time I was able to fall back into this world in no time and this world is action packed.
Though this series is fun I just think that Carter's heist series is so much stronger. I wished these girls were put more into the real world. I know they are still in spy school but I just wished more of the real world was in their lives. Yes, the real world does come more into play in this book as someone is trying to kidnap the girls but then they get shot right back into the school, get behind the protective walls of the school, and once again shielded away from the real world. It just bugs me a little which is why I like the heist series more, cause those characters are in the real world. Hopefully in the next book there will finally be more of the real world for the girls and I'm not just talking about more boys.
Overall this was a blast and the action held me in place. I will be continuing this series but when I'll get to the rest who knows. I mean there had to be a reason why it took me 2 to 3 years to get to this book haha. Like I said it’s a fun book. The girls get themselves into sticky situations and it's amazing to watch how they get out of them. I love all the characters but for some reason I don't really care much for Cam, the main gal. Though her and Zach scenes are always a pleasure to read haha.
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Sweet Readings Everybody!

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