Wednesday, July 24, 2013

There's a new spy in town

There's a new spy in town, and her name is Maggie...

Here's the lowdown:
Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations.
Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case…all while trying not to blow her cover.
I am a fan of the Gallagher Girls and the Heist Society books, and to be honest that's why I picked up this book, because it sounded like a similar type of book.  There's plenty of 'spy' activity in the book, but it's also a book about a very sheltered teenage girl, finding her way in the world.  Yes Maggie may have travelled the world, lived in exotic cities and be a much sought after safe cracker, but, she has never been to a party, had a best friend let alone a boyfriend,  in fact, Maggie has never even been to school!  
The US edition of the book is called Also Known As
While Maggie is working on her first assignment she's also figuring out how to be a regular teenager...making friends, going to parties, flirting and even doing homework. So, while you Ally Carter fans are anxiously waiting for a new book to hit the shelves, why not give his one a go.
Here's a link to the authors website, to see what else she has written.

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