Friday, May 18, 2012

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls #5)

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls #5) by Ally Carter

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, #5)

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan--an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie’s summer vacation are the bruises on her body and the dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home.

Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must face their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It’s a race against time. The Circle is hot on their trail and willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

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I picked up I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Book #1) from the library a few years ago because I thought it looked like a fun, cute and quick read.  Well, I was right!  I really enjoyed it, along with the rest of the series.  The adventures that these friends go on are so much fun.  I mean, come on, who hasn't wished they lead the life of a spy!?  If you haven't read any of this series and you enjoy a good YA/Chick Lit/Mystery/Spy novel (yes, they really fit all of those genres!) you should try them.  I gave the first four books in the series 3 & 4 stars.

*Spoilers Ahead if you haven't read Books 1-4!*

Out of Sight, Out of Time begins with Cammie waking up in a convent in the middle of the Alps.  She's confused because she's told it's October 1st and the last thing she remembers is leaving Gallagher Academy to protect her friends from the Circle of Cavan---in June.  She's been missing for four months and she has no idea where she has been, what she did or why she's injured and has lost so much weight.  All she wants is to go home, back to her school, her family and her friends, but when she gets there things aren't exactly as they were when she left.  Her friends are angry with her for leaving without them, her boyfriend Zach is now going to school at Gallagher Academy with them.  She's no closer to remembering what happened over the summer, but she knows it's not an accident that her memory is missing.  And, she's determined to figure out what she spent her summer doing and what the clues her father left behind mean.

This book was much more fast paced and action packed than previous books in this series.  It's darker, it's deeper and the situations are much more dangerous.  The girls have grown up a lot throughout the books, and the maturity level of the story has grown with them.  One of the things I like the best about these books is the loyalty between Cammie, Liz, Bex and Macey.  Every girl needs strong girlfriends in her life, and these girls have that in each other.  This book was really very good, the best in the series by far, and I look forward to seeing where the Gallagher Girls curiosity leads them.

4 Stars ****



 
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