02 June 2011

Book Review: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
Release Date: May 1, 2006
Publisher: Hyperion
Series: Gallagher Girls #1
Rating: 4 out of 5
Recommended? Yes!
Buy the Book: Amazon US

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women lives up to its name. Not only does this exclusive boarding school teach advanced language skills and correct deportment; its students also master the arts of tapping phones, hacking into computers, and spying in public places. At school, second-generation Gallagher Girl Cammie Morgan has impeccable credentials: She is fluent in 14 languages and able to kill an assailant in seven different ways. But recently life has dealt Cammie a card that she never anticipated: She has fallen in love with an ordinary boy who knows nothing about her exotic double life. A truly covert romance. - Goodreads page
This book is hilarious. I loved reading about all of the spy gadgets that the Gallagher Girls have, and what goes on in Gallagher Academy! I’ve always loved books and movies about spies and assassins, and this book is exactly what I was looking for! The girls of the Academy study different kinds of subjects – all spy-related, of course – and they have to speak a different language at lunch every day. Each girl speaks over thirteen different languages, and can take down a fully grown man (probably).

The book focuses on Cammie Morgan, the headmistress’s daughter, as she decides that she wants to get to know Josh – an ordinary townie – better. This is obviously a big no-no, and could jeopardise both Cammie and the school’s cover. But, she goes along with it anyway!

I loved Cammie, although we don’t really get to see that much of her own personality, as she is constantly surrounded by her group of friends and/or Josh and/or teachers. There are other books in this series (I don’t think it’s ended yet, right?) and so I hope to see more of her character as the series progresses.

I loved this book, and thought it was such a fun, and light read – I definitely recommend it if you are looking for something that will make you laugh!


  1. I love this series I read the last 3 in about 2 days. I love all the characters voices in the books. Hope you enjoy the others jsut as much. :)

  2. I'm sure I will! I have the second book on my bookshelf, I just need to find the time to pick it up!

  3. I LOVE this series! Ally Carter is the best fluffy fun author. I suggest reading The Heist Society too. Its my favorite of hers. :)

  4. Sounds like a book I should read!! Added to my TBR list :)

  5. Sounds like a great book; I'll be adding it to my to read list too!

    PS I mentioned you on my blog, check it out :)


  6. Thanks for the review - I've seen these in the bookshop but have never felt compelled to pick them up - but I think I will give them a go after your review!


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