Saturday, May 8, 2010

Book time! But oh, the title is a mouthful!

Oooohohkay, haven't been posting on here. I know! I'm a terrible blogging person!


Plus, I've been out of it with all kinds of things. Overwhelmed at school; one month before exams, and in every class we've been "wrapping things up."

I don't know if I'm even making any sense...

So I recently finished The first book in the Gallagher Girls series. I guess I'll write a review...

I'd Tell You I Love You, but then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter.

Wow, what a mouthful. I got this book from a friend, only because she started to read it, but decided a few chapters in that it wasn't quite for her. But I had heard from a few different people that this book was so good, so I'd thought I'd give it a try.

Summary (my own words):

Cammie has been raised knowing all the secrets of the trade, everything that her parents could teach her at a young age, Cammie knew, and some things she could figure out by herself. But these weren't just any trade techniques; these were top secrets government things of high importance. And so from seventh grade on, Cammie definitely knew her fate and the way her life was headed. It was something that was always known, but Cammie finally starts to realize exactly what she's giving up when, on a mission, she meets Josh. Average town boy, an encounter like this shouldn't have the affect on Cammie that it does. Cammie starts living a double life, torn between her cover and who she really is, until everything comes crashing down on her in one swift motion. What's a spy to do?

This book for me, was actually pretty good. It would have been a great beach read. The writing was okay, (not terrible like another hard core, unrealistic chick-lit series) and the plot was good. The characters were a little cliche, but that didn't stop me from enjoying them. Humor was abundant, which made for a very light hearted read. It was a great read for just sitting around the house. I never really had to concentrate on what I was reading; there was nothing I had to go back and reread because of a confusing situation. It was very straight forward. Almost a nice change in pace. But if you don't like chick-lit, then there really isn't anything in this book for you.

I started the second, having gotten it super cheap at the LB. I'm about fifty pages in, but so far it's not grabbing my attention. We'll have to wait and see.