My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Publisher First Published: January 1st, 2000 Publisher: Puffin Books Recommended Age: 10+ Pacing: Normal Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Spies, Adventure
They said his uncle Ian died in a car accident. Alex Rider knows that’s a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle’s car confirm the truth. But nothing can prepare him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for Britain’s top-secret intelligence agency.
Enlisted to find his uncle’s killers and complete Ian’s final mission, Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse, with no way out. Continue reading →
My rating: 5 of 5 stars Received: Bought Publication Date: June 29th 2010 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 13+ Pacing: Fast Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Action
When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.
Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart. Continue reading →
My rating: 5 of 5 stars Received: Bought Publication Date: June 9th 2009 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 12+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Espionage, Boarding School, Mystery, Contemporary, Romance, Family, Secrets,
When Cammie “The Chameleon” Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she’s in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she’s there to watch Macey’s father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world’s best school (for spies), “exciting” and “deadly” are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnappers’ plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.Continue reading →
My rating: 5 of 5 stars Received: Bought Publication Date: October 2nd 2007 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 11+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Espionage, Boarding School, Mystery Contemporary, Romance, Family, Secrets,
Cammie Morgan is back, and it’s clear that her life hasn’t calmed down since the events of I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You. At first, giddy anticipation is in the air. Gallagher Academy, Cammie’s elite spy school, is hosting a visit from a covert training center for boys. Soon after the boys’ arrival, though, everything goes dangerously awry when a series of security breaches are discovered at the academy. Worse yet, teenage agent-in-training Cammie is being blamed for the penetration. With the school’s top-secret status at risk, the Gallagher Girls have to work quickly to save their beloved school.Continue reading →
My rating: 5 of 5 stars Received: Bought Publication Date: April 25th 2006 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 10+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Espionage, Boarding School, Friendship, Action
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. Continue reading →
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Bought Publicatio Date: February 26th 2013 Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers Point of View: 1st Person Feminine Recommended Age: 11+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, High School, Espionage
Which is more dangerous: being an international spy… or surviving high school?
Maggie Silver has never minded her unusual life. Cracking safes for the world’s premier spy organization and traveling the world with her insanely cool parents definitely beat high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. (If it’s three digits, why bother locking it at all?)
But when Maggie and her parents are sent to New York City for her first solo assignment, her world is transformed. Suddenly, she’s attending a private school with hundreds of “mean girl” wannabes, trying to avoid the temptation to hack the school’s elementary security system, and working to befriend the aggravatingly cute son of a potential national security threat… all while trying not to blow her cover. Continue reading →