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Tuesday, March 5
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Perfect Scoundrels- Ally Carter
Perfect is an apt title word, since it is the ideal word to describe this book. I die over Kat and Hale. I JUST DIE. And if you loved them before, this book is heartbreaking. Poor Hale! Poor Kat! SO MANY FEELS. Putting the relationship aside, the plot is phenomenal. Ally Carter has a true gift of clever heist plots. She is always a step ahead and her twists are unrivaled. I revel in her writing style, the simplicity of her prose yields to such complex storytelling. If you haven’t read the first two books in the Heist Society series you will want to pick them up before reading Perfect Scoundrels but run, don’t walk, to get these! Lastly, I’m going to throw in a plug for Double Crossed (A Spies and Thieves Novella) in which the Gallagher Girl and Heist Society worlds collide. I swooned so hard reading that one that I pulled something. For fans of both series, it is perfection itself. Frankly, I demand more crossovers. A spin-off series that involves both! You hear me Ally? PLEASE?!?! MOAR, we need MOAR!
Overall: A+

Perfect Scoundrels- Ally Carter

Perfect is an apt title word, since it is the ideal word to describe this book. I die over Kat and Hale. I JUST DIE. And if you loved them before, this book is heartbreaking. Poor Hale! Poor Kat! SO MANY FEELS. Putting the relationship aside, the plot is phenomenal. Ally Carter has a true gift of clever heist plots. She is always a step ahead and her twists are unrivaled. I revel in her writing style, the simplicity of her prose yields to such complex storytelling. If you haven’t read the first two books in the Heist Society series you will want to pick them up before reading Perfect Scoundrels but run, don’t walk, to get these! Lastly, I’m going to throw in a plug for Double Crossed (A Spies and Thieves Novella) in which the Gallagher Girl and Heist Society worlds collide. I swooned so hard reading that one that I pulled something. For fans of both series, it is perfection itself. Frankly, I demand more crossovers. A spin-off series that involves both! You hear me Ally? PLEASE?!?! MOAR, we need MOAR!

Overall: A+

Tags:   #i read #ya #young adult #young adult fiction #ya lit #books #perfect scoundrels #ally carter #heist society #uncommon criminals #gallagher girls #double crossed


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Monday, April 16
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Why Didn’t I Get to Go to Spy School?

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls Academy Book 5)- Ally Carter

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, #5)

If there was a single series that I could actually live, it would be Gallagher Girls. Out of Sight, Out of Time is such an incredible story. I love that this book significantly advances the overall series plot and what’s more there’s an great twist. It differs from the previous series books in time construction; rather than living through the ordeal, we are forced to relive and remember as Cammie does.  There’s almost a secondary psychological trauma involved and it’s fascinating (and very Book of the Duchess IMO). Zachary Goode is even more perfect than I thought humanly possible and several friendships are tested. Cammie is the most relatable character I’ve ever read and I’m on her side through and through. The end of this book indicates a change of tactics and OH MAN am I looking forward to them!

Overall: A+

Out of Sight, Out of Time is out now. Get your copy here.

Tags:   #i read #ya #young adult #young adult fiction #ya lit #books #ally carter #gallagher girls #out of sight #out of time #disney



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Thursday, July 1
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Only the Good Spy Young

Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

Carter’s latest installment of the Gallagher Girl series is the best yet!  Seriously, if I could magically become a fictional teenager and go back to high school, I would want to be Cammie Morgan and a Gallagher Girl.  So much action is packed into so few pages here that it boggles the mind.  My biggest fear for this book was that Zach wouldn’t live up to his last name (Goode).  With as many great plot twists as this book had, the next book can’t come soon enough.

Overall: A+

Tags:   #gallagher girl, #i read, #spies, #only the good spy young. #ally carter #young adult fiction



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Wednesday, February 10
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You Can Steal My Heart Anyday

Heist Society- Ally Carter

The Characters- Our lead, Katarina, runs from her life as thief royalty, wanting only to be normal. Fortunately for her, the smexy (See! I told you I’d use it!) Hale is there to remind here who she is and where she belongs.

The Plot- A theft, someone wrongly accused, a re-theft to make all things right. In between, some romance, some family revelations, some friendships, and some serious bad guys. All in all I loved the plot and just as with all Ally Carter books, I did not see that coming. There are plenty of questions to be answered if there is (and I hope there is) a sequel.

Writing- Carter knows what she’s doing. The art, theft, and security details are wonderously accurate. I wish there was more magic in some of the dialogue between Hale and Kit, but the novel is full of pregnant moments of possibility.

Ending- VERY interesting indeed. Where will the job take them next?

On a last note, whoever did the cover, that spotgloss was a brilliant touch!

Soundtrack Song: For this one, I cheat, since Ally Carter already made her own playlist when she wrote the book, and I happened to listen to it before I read the book that is clearly what I thought of when reading. You can find it here: http://allycarter.abeedoo.com/blog/?s=playlist
Use the popout player.

Overall: A+

Tags:   #best cover, #i read, #art thieves, #ally carter #heist society #young adult #young adult fiction #europe


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Sunday, January 24
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Mark Your Calendars!

Here’s a list of books that I am DEFINITELY excited to read when they publish this Spring/Summer!  In fact, I have preordered three of them already on Amazon.  Most of them are the next book in a series, so make sure you read all the other ones before hand (the exception is Heist Society).

Heist Society- Ally Carter, February 9, 2010
Hourglass- Claudia Gray, March 9, 2010
The Reckoning- Kelly Armstrong, April 6, 2010
Radiant Shadows- Melissa Marr, April 20, 2010
Burned- PC and Kristin Cast, April 27, 2010
The Necromancer- Michael Scott, May 25, 2010
Only the Good Spy Young, Ally Carter June 15, 2009
Dark Flame- Alyson Noel, July 6, 2010
Linger- Maggie Stiefvater, July 20, 2010

Happy Reading!

Tags:   #i read, #gallagher girls, #claudia gray, #wicked lovely, #burned, #House of Night, #the necromancer, #linger, #maggie stiefvater, #heist society #ally carter #only the good spy young #hourglass #evernight series #the reckoning #kelley armstrong #radiant shadows #house of #melissa marr #pc cast #the immortal nicholas flamel #michael scott #dark flame #the immortals series #alyson noel #shiver #young adult fiction #new books #upcoming publications



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