I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You

I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You 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 sopho year she's on her most dangerous mission—falling in love REREAD July 2015 Since I finished Gallagher Girls recently certain things has been bugging I simply have to read it All I can say is I love it so much better now And I could help but to chuckle darkly at what's about to come for them Oh my sweet summer children Initial reading date January 20 2015Gallagher Girls has been sitting in my kindle for a while and I actually tried reading it before but I wasn't impressed with the writingThe funny thing about it I talk like the protagonist online and offline I used a lot of exclamation points and unnecessary parenthesis I didn't realized how annoying that is until I'm not the one who's doing it The good thing is I got used to it and it eventually got better This is not a perfect book There were some snubbing other girls part but overall it is sweet and adventurous   I can't believe it had been four years since I last read this book It's a shock because four years ago my life was different than it is today and so was I I couldn't wait to reread this book not just because I had missed it but also to see how I would react to it now that I'm four years older and with experiences behind me It was different When I read this book for the first and second times I was like Cammie Well I had seen regular boys in my daily life and talked with some but I was spending time with female friends and I had little to no experience in the romantic department with boys But well this time around I had some of that So I did see Cammie's relationship with Josh to be juvenileDuring my other readings of this book I found their interactions to be oh so adorable and combined with the spy stuff it really made this book seem exciting original and memorable Now though I thought about Cammie's living a double life and creating herself a seemingly perfect and normal family She has a secret she can't tell this new person she wants to know better and cares about She lies to him continuously Four years ago I thought ''Well yeah she does lie and she is not being herself in this relationship but that doesn't mean it can't be real and last'' This time mature me thought ''Well they're having fun and making lovely memories but a relationship that starts with a lie and continues with lies cannot survive Someone will get hurt And someone will always be in the dark Josh since Cammie cannot tell him the truth They cannot have an open and honest relationship''Crazy isn't it how we can see something one way during a certain stage in our lives and see it another way during another one2016 reviewYesterday I was in a book slump I hadn’t been in a book slump for years To cure myself I decided to reread a favourite series of mine—The Gallagher Girls The key to loving this series is to not take it too seriously It’s a series that explores the idea of being a teenage spy going to a boarding school that teaches spies how to neutralize an enemy dozen of foreign languages to unravel a bomb and other kickass things necessary for teenage spies to knowIt’s up to the readers to decide if to believe or not all they’re reading about but it truly isn’t very hard to because Ally Carter created something amazing here She designed a world building like a real architect It’s almost as good as the world building in Harry Potter and I’m not even joking hereThis first book is packed with spy secrets and adventures but mostly it’s a fun story about a spy girl—Cammie—who has never interacted with a guy her age before encountering a hottie during her first mission No one was supposed to notice her but he didWhat I like most about this book is that the romance is not the most important part It’s not solely focused on Cammie and Josh Every chapter makes us learn new things about the school the students and the teachers And we haven’t learned everything yet; there’s still so much left to discoverReading this series makes the reader feel like they're part of something specialBD | Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’ I picked this book up because of all the media hyper surrounding it—the Disney option and the New York Times bestseller status not to mention the cute cover and interesting premise Who hasn’t found themselves imagining what it would be like to be a secret government operative during an especially boring Physics lecture? Behold the appeal of this book to me at leastWith all this in mind why oh why was I so disappointed upon finishing it?Because this book was subpar to its media attention The writing the characters and the subplot were average Boring I didn’t learn anything particularly new reading it I wasn’t entertained and I wasn’t blown away with Ally Carter’s prose What’s ironic is the elements that would’ve made this novel a winner—such as character development for starters—were all there The girls had interesting and heartbreaking backgrounds But those were for the most part ignored except for some scenes where Cammie feels the loss that her friend could be facing and feels the loss of her own father which I felt were the best parts in this entire novelBecause of all the superfluous jokes and one liners inserted in places that did not reuire the likes of them And usually in parentheses and followed by an exclamation point so the reader can feel the excitement The only comment I have of this is Uncooked spaghetti is not as clever a weapon choice as the author seems to think it isBecause of the underdeveloped relationship between Josh is that his name? I can’t be bothered to check and Cammie I would’ve liked to see the beginning stages of first love instead of being told after the fact that they went to such and such movie or something eually nondescript With a book based on the challenges of falling in love as a spy and having to lead a double life one would’ve thought such details of the romance would be shared from time to timeBecause of the main character No way in hell is she sixteen and no way in hell is someone that average intelligence wise would be ualified to go to such a pizzazz school like Gallagher Academy Oh and how was she able to fool the adults in that place even for a second? What does that say about the school we are led to believe is The Godsend of Security?I’m not understanding what makes this as popular as it is It’s not really funny and it’s not really bright What gives? The only redeeming uality it has in my opinion is that it’s making me re evaluate my verdict of The Suad Killer Spirit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes which I am coming to realize is infinitely betterIf I had to describe this book in a word it’d be Lifeless No real stakes and no stimulating ualities Get it from the library Yes I'm a full grown adult Yes I thought this was pretty freaking awesome Don't laugh at me scowlsThese are the kinds of books I turn to when I want something fun and silly; a change of pace A high school drama filled book that I can read and enjoy without the need to use my brain a whole lot It doesn't claim to be a deeply significant story that will blow your mind with its complexity It's a relatively straightforward plot but with all kinds of shameless fun plenty of humor an adorable romance and of course cool gadgets Welcome to spy school Every time I caught a glance at the world around us I saw another year of my life flash before my eyesCammie spy in training is witty smart independent yet clueless when it comes to boys She's the perfect protagonist for this story She got me laughing at her ridiculous antics and hilarious inner sometimes outer dialogue Obviously being a teenager she makes plenty of dumb decisions especially when it comes to a boy she likes However her own logic is intelligent enough to make it rather amusing instead of annoying Alongside Cammie we've got a truly fantastic cast of supporting characters who are well rendered with relevant roles and loud personalities Friends family teachers classmates outsiders; there's a big bunch of colorful characters which I think is the main reason why I enjoyed this rather fluffy plot so much The spy elements in the story are kept fairly simple We do see the characters in spy mode but it's nothing that got me taking notes yet Hey you never know I found this book to be of an introduction to the spy school We begin to uncover the secrets behind Gallagher Academy which is thought to be a school for privileged elites but instead brims with magical possibilities and secret passageways Oh and martial arts training Boarding school stories are a guilty pleasure of mine It's unfamiliar territory for me in my small town nowhere Canada; I find myself enchanted by their mystiue Since I know we've only just scratched the surface of this uncanny school I'm particularly looking forward to digging deeper inside its walls as well as its inhabitants This first book in the Gallagher Girls series has a plot that concentrates on the cute though predictable romance between the protagonist and an outsider who has no idea what he's getting intoStrangely with this said regardless of how different both series obviously are I kept being reminded of Harry Potter The magical secretive school the large cast of sparkling personalities; evidently this series is uite a bit frivolous and lighthearted at least so far but the vibe I get from it feels similar Fun and uirky immature at times implausible yet entertaining I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You which by the way I have to admit I love the titles in this series is a delightful escape from reality Yes it's written for young'uns but damn it I had fun too For of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads

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