Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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)

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women lives up to its name. Not only does this exclusive boarding school teach advanced language skills and correct deportment; its students also master the arts of tapping phones, hacking into computers, and spying in public places. At school, second-generation Gallagher Girl Cammie Morgan has impeccable credentials: She is fluent in 14 languages and able to kill an assailant in seven different ways. But recently life has dealt Cammie a card that she never anticipated: She has fallen in love with an ordinary boy who knows nothing about her exotic double life. A truly covert romance.

I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU (wow, that's a long title) is an amazing book.  It is witty, fun, and makes the life of a spy seem both fun and scary at the same time.

The way Carter writes this makes it seem like she has been a spy before becoming an author.  It is funny, witty and takes a unique spin on falling in love.

The characters were pretty good, I actually liked Cammie's friends better than her.  She didn't seem to have as unique a ersonality as all of her other friends.  However, she was a good character, and one a lot of girls (spy or not!) can relate to.

Since reading this, I have read all of the other books in the series that are currently out, and I must admit, this one is my least favorite.  In the series, it is definitel the least memorable, and Cammie's "fling" with Josh seems like it does not fit with the entire series.

Still, it was an enjoyable read that I'm sure most girls would enjoy.

I guve this book a 3/5 and would reccomend it to lovers of action, romance, and really cool spies.

Market: YA
Sensuality:  Mild; only some kissing
Violence: Mild; there's more violence as the series goes on
Language: None/Mild


Lindsay said...

Nice review! I have got this one on my to be read pile. Looking forward to it, and maybe the rest of the series.

Lulu (The Bookworm is Here!) said...

Its true, this was my least favourite too... I've only read the second and third one (darn library doesn't have the others!)but I enjoyed them more than the first :) Great review and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

I read the series too and actually started with the second book! I went back and read the first one later and it seemed to not completely fit other then to explain who's who and how they met.

Aimee said...

I just read the Heist books and liked them much better than this series. Great review. I really like how you put the content blurb at the bottom. Thanks!

Candace said...

I have the first couple books in this series and I'm happy to hear that if I don't love this one I should still try the next one since this was your least favorite. I like the Heist Society series so hopefully I'll like these ones too!