I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

Wednesday, 15 February 2012
The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it’s a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn’t have a code name?
Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn’t prepared her for 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, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she’s doing something riskier than ever—she’s falling in love.

Author: Ally Carter
Publishing Company: Hyperion Book CH
Publication Date: 1st April, 2006
Recommended Age: 12+
Main Genre: Romance
Rating: 4/5

I can't believe it had taken me this long to read this series! I always had liked the sound of these books but never really got around to reading them but now I'm glad I did. What really drew me in was the fact that they were like the femal version of the Alex Rider novels, and in away they are similar, but not completely as I had hoped...

I had thought that there would be quite a lot of action in this book but unfortunetly not as much as I had hoped. The main storyline, I know, said that Cammie fell in love, but I expected some action because she went to a spy school. I still loved it all, the plot included, but just felt a little more action would make it a tad better.

I loved all the characters! The main character, Cammie, is so cool and I loved her personality on a whole. I also really liked her friends Bex, the butt-kicking one, and Liz, the super genuis! Perfect spy group, right? Enter Macey McHenry. A spoilt, rich and fiery addition to the Gallagher Academy. As the story progressed and you got to know Macey, I couldn't help but warm to her!

In conclusion, this book was quite a good read, with a great setting (I mean, a spy school?!) and great characters. If only a little more action were involved then this would be a perfect read, but I still recommend it!

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. I just got this off netgalley and like you I can't believe it took me this long to get round to it! I do hope I enjoy it though, it's a shame there's not as much action as you'd have liked. I hope if you read the sequel you enjoy it a bit more

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  2. It's still a very enjoyable read but I'm one of those readers that likes quite a bit of action if it's a spy novel - the Alex Rider novels being a good example :)


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