Many people have seen me reading this book; many want a copy of it. A funny thing that has happened is that as I’ve been answering questions about the book, people are saying, “Sounds like a great book. I just don’t like the cover.”
I have an advanced reading copy. There are only words on the cover. So… people were judging…based on the cover. I found it funny.
Fans of the series will be happy. More questions are answered, but just like any good spy story, more questions arise as you delve deeper.
We see more of Macey as her dad is on the campaign trail for vice president. We’re no longer just in training, though, since the book starts out with a helicopter and a kidnapping attempt.
We see more of Zach, but he may have some connections to the villains. Intriguing.
We learn more about Gilly Gallagher, the sword, and spy heritage. Very cool.
The best part for me? Sure, there’s great character interactions, funny dialogue (I was glad that Ally fulfilled a promise by putting in a “boys do make passes at girls who…” line from Liz), and all of that. But the spies confront lethal situations. I liked Cross My Heart, but I wished that there was more spy combat. Just like any good series, it’s building progressively as they become more proficient pavement artists.
It’s always good to know that a series continues in quality and what made it successful in the first place. Definitely pick this one up when it comes out this June.