Monday, 15 October 2012

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

 Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 324
Publisher:Orchard Books
Released:  25th of April 2006

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 I Have To Say

This book was so good! I cannot wait to read the rest of the series because I just feel in love with it from the first sentence. I mean, it's spies! A high school of spies! What is there not to love?!

I was an interesting choice to have a main character who has already been at the school for some time, rather than a new student. Most authors would go for the latter – but it really worked! The entire way it was written meant that it felt fresh and the entire plot needed an already experienced character who knew something about what she was doing.

And the whole nature of Cammie's character makes it really interesting. As a girl raised from an early age by a spy. It adds well to the story, which is really just a normal teenage girl story about meeting a boy and falling in love, but it's made so much more interesting because they are trained spies and are coming to it from that perspective.

It's a really fun play on how semi- stalkerish teenagers can get with their first crushes because as spies they can do it more professionally. In the end, it's just a normal teenage- girl story contrasting he normality with the extra- ordinary setting.


  1. Thank you for the massive spoiler in the second to last paragraph!

    1. I'm sorry... but what spoiler? I don't see a spoiler... I'm pretty sure I've said nothing that can't be found on the back of the book anyway...