Don’t Judge a Girl by her Cover by Ally Carter

February 19th, 2009 by Brian Leave a reply »

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.



  1. ani says:

    can I have a copy? lol Is zach really the villan in the book I hope not!

  2. Brian says:

    Can’t give away too many details!

    Check Ally’s site. She’s great at leaving mini-excerpts, like this one:

  3. mel says:

    Hey! she better not have made Zach the villian! i fell in love with him! and i wasn’t even in the book! he better not be…even if he has a connection to the villian. he could be working undercover to save Cammie…sigh. well i’ll be very angry if he’s not!

  4. kay kay says:

    this books rocks

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