Author: Robin Benway
Category: Young Adult
Release Date: 2-26-13
Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She’ll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school’s security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case . . . all while trying not to blow her cover. – Goodreads
“He stood back a little and showed me his tuxedo, his tumbler half-filled with ice and what looked like scotch, the toy gun tucked underneath his jacket. “I’m James Bond,” he said. This was all becoming a little too meta for me, but I guess Jesse took my surprise for disdain. “Sorry, that was really cheesy,” he grinned, and I was totally not admiring his smile and his nice dimples and, my God, it was really warm in this house.” – eGalley pg. 120
This book would be great for fans of The Heist Society series and for anyone that loves a good spy caper. What stood out to me was how funny some of the dialogue was. There were moments when I found myself laughing out loud, especially at Roux, who will go down in history as an outstanding sidekick. There is nothing better than a book that does a good job of paring smart, funny girls with international intrigue and a well paced story. Although it wasn’t the most realistic premise, I cannot deny that it was entertaining. If you’re looking for a fun book that will keep you turning pages, look no further than this one!
I received this galley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.