24 February 2013

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)
by Ally Carter

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.

So this book was awesome! This is the very first book I've ever read that was about spies and I absolutely loved it! I'd been hearing so many amazing things about this book and a lot of people were telling me that it was amazing and that I should read it, and I'm glad I did.

The book follows Cammie, Liz and Bex who all attened The Gallagher Girls Academy (which is marketed as a posh school, but is really an all-girls spy school).

Cammie was a brilliant main character. I love how even though she's a spy, she goes through all the troubles that normal teenage girls do which made her an extremely likable and relatable character. She was funny, awkward and intelligent, and I just absolutely loved her.

Bex and Liz were brilliant characters as well. They were amazing best friends and really understanding. They helped Cammie a lot through this book. I also liked seeing how Cammie would do anything to protect her best friends and that showed how close they all are.

Cammie, Liz and Bex are then thrown together with Macie - the new girl.

At first, I really didn't like Macie. She was kind of bitchy and I was hoping that she would give up with GGA and go back to regular school. But throughout the book, she really started to grow on me. She started showing a nicer side and she was helping the girls and by the end of the book, I really liked her. She became and important ally for Cammie (I wouldn't call them friends just yet).

And then we meet Josh when Cammie is out on a mission.

Josh was a really great character. He was just a normal boy and he's everything that Cammie wants and needs. We got to see a different side of Cammie when she was with Josh - she was just a normal girl and I really enjoyed seeing her like that.

The whole story line was exciting, with the different classes at the GGA and I was really interested in learning about them. The missions they went on were exciting to read about and I really enjoyed the end mission which was a test for one of their classes. It was exciting and there was also an unexpected twist that I didn't see coming and it just made it even more amazing!

I gave this book:
I definitely recommend this book, it was exciting and funny and I really really enjoyed it. I can't wait to read the second one!


  1. Snap! I just reviewed this book too :D I loveddd it and I just finished book 2 this morning which was awesome too :D I was more interested in Cammie herself than the actual plot but still loved it!

    Laura @ What's Hot?

    1. Ooh, I'm going to check it out your review just now! Yay! Glad to hear book 2 was good as well :)

  2. I'm glad Macie grew on you - she's my favorite character in this series! Great review! :)

    Lyra @ Defiantly Deviant

    1. I'm so excited to see how she develops through the rest of the series! :)