Thursday, May 10, 2012

Book Review: Out of Sight, Out of Time

Out of Sight, Out of Time
by Ally Carter
294 pages
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: March 13th 2012
Source: Library
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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 that 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 dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home.

Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that 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 will stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

If you are a fan of the Gallagher Girl's series by Ally Carter (which I totally am!) then you will NOT be disappointed by Out of Sight, Out of Time. Like previous installments this book will keep you on the edge of your seat and on top of that it will completely blow your mind. In fact the last 30 pages are absolutely insane and in the best kind of way! I cannot even fathom how Ally Carter comes up with this stuff. She is ingenious.

Out of Sight, Out of Time starts out with Cammie Morgan waking up in a convent in the middle of the alps. Her hair is died black, she has scrapes and bruises from unknown sources, and worst of all: she has absolutely no recollection of her summer vacation. None. Zip. Nada. This is what makes Out of Sight, Out of Time so unique. Unlike every other Gallagher Girl's book this one does not pick up where the last one left off so as a reader I was is just as lost and confused as Cammie which made me doubly eager to turn the pages and piece together the clues of her lost memory.

I will say that even though this book read at a breakneck speed and was full of twists and turns it isn't one of my favorites in the Gallagher Girls series. Don't get me wrong: It's amazing. I loved it. It's just that it read a bit like a filler novel. Like it was just written to fill the gap between all the craziness that was revealed in Only the Good Spy Young and then set up the final Gallagher Girls book. On top of that it read a bit like one of Ally Carter's Heist Society novels because the characters spent a lot of the book jet setting to exotic locales. Not that this is a bad thing but there wasn't a whole lot of spying in Out of Sight, Out of Time. It had more of a mystery feel to it (what with uncovering the clue's of Cammie's missing memory and all) than a spy feel which was a bit of a bummer. The spy elements are why I love the Gallagher Girls books!

But regardless of these few flaws Out of Sight, Out of Time is still a great read. If you're a Gallagher Girl's fan you will not be disappointed. And if you aren't a Gallagher Girl's fan what are you doing reading this review? GO READ THESE BOOKS NOW!

I give Out of Sight, Out of Time 4 out of 5 ice cream cones.

Julia :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great series, I'll have to pick the first one up sometime. Thanks for sharing.


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