Sunday, March 18, 2018

Review: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)Title: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Disney- Hyperion
Publishing Date: April 25th, 2006
Pages: 284
Audio Length: 6 Hours and 51 Minutes
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Series: Gallagher Girls
Source: Book

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.
What made me pick this book up: 
I first read this years ago, who knows why I did then. Probably because of the title and, of course, spies.

What did I like about the cover: 
I don't care for the cover I have now, but I love the new ones. The original is so boring and I feel like the new ones match better.

What made me read this book: 
I wanted to start the series again, so I could actually finish it this time, and it fit for a task.

What did I like the most: 
I really liked reading about the spy stuff, and thinking about going to spy school. Cammie is a great character and so is Josh. Actually all the characters are pretty great. It was nice reading such an... innocent book. Not a lot of whining, drama, or thrills. And it was a nice break from the horror books I usually read. It was just wholesome.

What didn't I like: 
I wish it had more spy stuff. Even just some more missions. I read the first three books, and I think I remember there being more spy stuff about them. Maybe it gets more... spyish?

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?
I'll finish the whole series, eventually.

Just as great, and cute as I remember.

“I suppose a lot of teenage girls feel invisible sometimes, like they just disappear. Well, that's me—Cammie the Chameleon. But I'm luckier than most because, at my school, that's considered cool. 
I go to a school for spies.” 
― Ally CarterI'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

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Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers. She is the New York Times Best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series. Her books have been published all over the world, in over twenty languages.

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1 comment:

  1. I've had this book forever but haven't gotten around to it. It sounds like such a fun read!


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