Saturday, February 16, 2013

BOOK BLURB: Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story (Heist Society #2.5, Gallagher Girls #5.5)

Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Number of Pages: 60
Date Published: January 22, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Mystery


Macey McHenry—Glamorous society girl or spy-in-training?

W.W. Hale V—Heir to an American dynasty or master thief?

There are two sides to every coin. Whether these two can work together is a tossup.

Born into privilege, Macey and Hale are experts at mingling with the upper class. But even if they’ve never raised an eyebrow at the glitz, neither teenager has ever felt at home with the glamour.

When Macey and Hale meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they’re at the center of a hostage situation, and it’s up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey’s spy skills and Hale’s con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help?

The worlds of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls collide in Ally Carter’s fast-paced, high-stakes and tantalizing new story. Get a behind the scenes glimpse as Ally delivers an irresistible thriller that is full of her signature style and savvy twists.

My Thoughts:
(Date Read: February 16, 2013)

What would happen if some of the well-loved characters from two of your favorite series meet? Well, Ally Carter’s Double Crossed would happen. A short yet satisfying novella about the high society lives of Macy McHenry and W. W. Hale V, plus a bit of Abby Cameron and Katarina Bishop.

Ally Carter never fails to amaze me with her work. She continually makes me want to read more of her books. And Double Crossed was no exception. It was very entertaining, fun, a little action packed and sweet. Seriously, who wouldn't love to read about the THIEVES and the SPIES meeting up? The question of whether both teams would ever find out each other’s secret keeps you reading until the end. Aside from that, the intelligently woven conversations about hydraulic compressors, C4s, and the Sterling Security System were definitely engaging. And Kat and Hale!? Kat just confessed something! *freaks out*. The ending was awesome! Enough said. Ally Carter is just pure genius when it comes to creating these kinds of things - espionage and heist scenes with a touch of sweet young love. Macey, Hale, Kat and Aunt Abby were as lovable as always.

You can download the eBook HERE.

I can’t wait to get my hands on the sixth Gallagher Girl book and Perfect Scoundrels.

February 2016 Update: This 2013 review has been somewhat updated to suit the format and the layout of the blog. No major change has been made with my review. The thought, and most of the words I used back when I wrote this review is still the same. Only some minor editing, like deleting unnecessary words, phrases, expressions and emoticons.

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