Monday, March 26, 2012

Out of Sight, Out of Time: A Review

Ally Carter is my favorite YA author, and sometimes when you have a favorite author, you expect their books to be so amazing that the book is often a letdown.

That is NOT the case with the latest addition in the Gallagher Girls series.

Book five takes a darker twist than the earlier books as Cammie struggles to find out what happened to her the last four months, the time she spent on a mission to find out what the Circle wanted from her and what exactly happened to her father. The time she can no longer remember. The time that somehow changed her from a regular spy to one who can put together weapons she had not seen before and point a gun at someone without thinking twice. This book delves deeper into Cammie's character, and I enjoyed seeing a character I've liked for years grow up into a strong and resilient senior who is no longer a chameleon but a fighter.

The action in the book is more intense as secrets are revealed...secrets that go well beyond the characters in the book.

The romance is prevalent in this book. I don't want to give away too much, but it's there and readers will be happy with it.

This fifth installment will satisfy readers yet leave them wanting book six to come out tomorrow!

As I always say, there are two things I love about Carter's books. First, you can tell she takes her time writing and editing. Each little plot thread weaves together to make the overall book perfect. Second, the girls, while obviously fictional, are good examples of strong, intelligent girls. In my opinion as a librarian, today's YA needs more characters like them.

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