Saturday 24 July 2010


Cammie Morgan may be a spy-in-training with a genius IQ, but there are still a lot of things she doesn’t know. Like, does her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And why is her mother acting so strangely?

This semester at Gallgher Academy, Cammie just wants to lie low, but danger seems to follow her everywhere. When the principal plays host to some mysterious guests – code name: Blackthorne – she is blamed for a security breach that leaves the school at risk.

Cammie and her friends are determined to clear her name, but this time the targets are tougher (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie’s heart – and her beloved school – are even higher.

The titles in this series are very clever! Just like the books...

Cameron Morgan--aka Cammie, or Chameleon--has just finished up her winter break by being debriefed by the CIA in DC, which wasn't that much fun. Luckily, she's now back at school--the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women--which happens to be a secret boarding school for spy girls. She's still not completely over her ex-boyfriend, even if she knows she done the right thing by letting Josh go.

She's soon faced with a new rogue operation, one that might prove to be a good distraction.

Her mother is acting secretive, and so is the hottie teacher, Mr. Solomon. Not to mention that the East Wing has been sealed off. This gives Cammie, Bex, Liz and Macey a new mission--to find out exactly what's going on. When a little bit of spying turns up the name Blackthorne, they've got themselves a lead. Because they've just discovered that there might be a spy school for boys. OMG! And after one of their CoveOps assignments goes wrong because every girl is caught before getting to their destination, Cammie is devastated to be beaten by a boy! A boy who turns out to be one of the Blackthorne guys, Zach.

All of sudden, Cammie finds herself thrown in the path of Zach even though she doesn't want to get involved with him. Or at least, she doesn't think so. I mean, he's so mysterious and always seems to be amused, almost as if he's constantly making fun of her. But he's cute, and seems to be interested in her. But when she runs into Josh in Roseville and realises that she might not be as over him as she expected and Josh seems to have moved on, she can't help but feel confused.

It's just as well that Cammie can't waste time thinking about either guy, not when something really dangerous is going on at the school and a traitor might just be trying to take very valuable information from the Gallagher Academy.

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy is a fun, fun, fun book with a lot of nifty spy bits, some hilarious situations, and a lot of action. Once again, Cammie's voice grabs you by the neck and keeps you pinned to the spot until the book ends. It's interesting and unique, and full of surprises. I also love that even though Cammie went through her ordeal with Josh, she still doesn't know the first thing about how teenage boys really think.

I do believe I've become addicted to the Gallagher Girls!

Oh, and I'm going to end this review like I did last time, with a few of my favourite lines in this book:
"And I couldn't help but think that spy stuff is hard. Girl stuff is hard. But I doubt there's anything harder than spy-girl stuff"
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy: The Gallagher Girls #2, November 2008, ISBN 9780734410801, Lothian Children's Books

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