Sunday, June 6, 2010

Book Review: I'd tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Girls is seen by the locals as a place for the rich and spoiled but they could not be more wrong. The school is really a training school for spies. Yes, spies. The girls have classes on Covert Operations, Culture and Assimilation, etc. They are dangerous, smart and highly qualified to join the CIA once done with school.

Cameron, the headmistresses daughter, meets one of the local boys during a training mission in town and begins a secret relationship with him. It takes all her knowledge and skills that she has learned to keep her true identity a secret.

I was rather surprised to find that I really enjoyed this book. I haven't had the best of luck with my YA book choices lately for some reason, but this book was just what I needed. Smart, interesting girls, fun and mysterious setting, boy troubles. It was perfect.

I did notice some eerie similarities to a certain other book series set at a specialized and secret school for training young wizards, but the differences kept it interesting.


Source: purchased



  1. Good review! I'm not big on YA books, but once in awhile I hit on one that really sounds good.

    I gave you an award :)

  2. Oh, I'm glad you enjoyed ITYILYBTIHTKY! I already read the 2nd and am only waiting to finish up a few things before I'll get to the third in series. I have come to like it a lot and I am sad that I'll have to wait quite a while for the next one once I'm all up to date!


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