- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Hyperion Books; 1st edition (June 9, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 1423116380
- Author: Ally Carter
- Cover art: I like it.
- Over all rating: **** out of 5 stars
- Obtained: My local library
Don't Judge a girl by her cover by Ally Carter
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
Okay, I want to start this review by saying THANK YOU to all the bloggers and friends who told me I had to read these books and follow that up with WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO READ THIS?
I am reading these out of order (Oops) however, I wasn't confused by anything, Carter did a good job of giving new readers a quick overview of what the series is about.
I really liked this book, Cammie is hysterical! I loved the descriptions of her school and her friends. I thought the premise of the book was very original. A school for spies? Like a female James Bond? Yes please! I love kick-ass female characters in YA, it's getting really hard to find them. It's also hard to find ones that aren't Mary-Sue I am so glad that Cammie is far from Mary-Sue.
After reading this one, I ran to the library and picked up all of the other books in the series, if you haven't read these books before, go pick them up! This one was awesome!
So say we all!