Tuesday 31 August 2010


When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. She just didn t know that life would start during her junior year of high school. But that's exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against a mysterious organisation called the Circle of Cavan.

Now even Cammie ‘The Chameleon’ can't hide. Danger has followed her to London where she discovers one of her most trusted allies has been labelled a double agent. The Gallagher Girls quickly realise that the Circle's agents are closer than they d feared—maybe even within the Gallagher Academy's own walls. Cammie and her roomates must call upon old friends if they want to find the traitor at their beloved school before it’s too late…

This is the fourth (and latest) book in the fantastic Gallagher Girls series. Yes, I'm now up to date with the series. And as happy as that makes me because I'm loving it, it also makes me a little anxious... because I really want to read the next book. Now. Seriously.

Cammie's on winter break with one of her best friends, Bex. They happen to be in London with Bex's (MI6) spy parents, but it's not the ideal vacation the two friends might have hoped for. Nope. See, it's more like hiding out. Since they found out that the Circle of Cavan have their sights set on Cammie, she's been under constant guard. So it's no different when they're in London.

Yet, when her teacher Mr. Solomon appears out of nowhere and everyone acts as though he's a threat, Cammie's totally confused. And telling her to 'follow the pigeons' only confuses her more. She has no idea what he's talking about, or what's going on.

Agents are now saying that Mr. Solomon, the man she's trusted and respected so much, is a traitor. A double agent, who is part of the Circle and has been for years. All of a sudden, Cammie doesn't know what to think. She doesn't know who to trust, but at least her best friends are always there to help.

Returning to school only makes things worse. Now they've got a new CoveOps teacher, a man called Agent Townsend. Who happens to want to get his hands on Mr. Solomon at any cost. And he'll stop at nothing to do so, including using Cammie as bait.

This book got my heart racing and adrenaline pumping from the very beginning. I was exhausted just a few chapters in, and so hooked that I couldn't shake the story from my head. That's why I finished it in under 24 hours, because I couldn't put it down. It was a fun and very intense ride, following Cammie, Bex, Liz, Macey, and Zach as they race to find out the truth about their teacher. Actually, we get a lot of answers in this installment. But of course, for every answer, there are a new set of questions.

I really liked finding out a little bit more about Cammie's father. As well as what type of institution Blackthorne really is. Oh, and I can't forget to mention Zach. We get to see a lot deeper into his life, what he's been trained to become and why he keeps so many secrets from Cammie. All I can say to that is: Wow!

Only the Good Spy Young is totally outstanding! This series just gets better and better. Cammie's life gets more complicated with every new book. I just love the way the story, action, personality, and the dark world of spies is slowly unravelling until Cammie is pushed into an extreme decision that I'm really looking forward to reading more about. This is one excellent series!

BTW, I love this:

"There always has to be some truth among the scraps. Covert Operatives call it chicken feed. But in that room on that day, my mother simply called it hope." 

Only the Good Spy Young: The Gallagher Girls #4, June 2010, ISBN 9780734411143, Lothian Children's Books

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