Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pint-Size Review: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter (#1)

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter (#1)
Pages:  284
Release Date:  April 25th, 2006
Date Read:  2012, April 8th-14th
Received:  Finish Copy via NetGalley
Rating:  4/5 stars
Recommended to:  12+

Cammie Morgan is totally normal.  Except, she's a genius.  Okay, and she goes to a private all-girl's boarding school.  Okay, and she's a spy, too.  But that doesn't stop her from at least trying.  (Trust Cammie when she tells you it's harder than it looks!)  When adorable Josh Abrams befriends Cammie during a CoveOps mission, Cammie must go undercover and live a normal life if she wants to see Josh again - and she might even find he's her soul mate.

Yep, this book was radical.  A little slow at first, but it picked up the pace like crazy and swept me away.  I'm love struck, for sure!

So, can I have Cammie for a BFF?  Oh, wait, I think I already do.  Seriously, she reminds me of one of my dearest friends (you really should check out her blog...).  She's got the wit, the sarcasm, the drama (I mean this in a totally and completely endearing way, of course).  I can't get enough of Cammie!

The story lacked a bit at the beginning, but when they went on that CoveOps and Cammie met Josh - whooohooo!!  Talk about fast!  :)  Josh is charming, lovable, and totally sweet - and perfect for Cammie.  And he shares my last name.  How cool is that, right?

I think this series has a lot to offer; it's fun, sharp-witted, and heartfelt.  The end was happy, but not in a perfect-ending kind of way.  I really appreciate that.  It made it more realistic and has me wanting more - and very very soon!

This book reminds me of...
Best friends (seriously, click here, because you want to check out this blog)
The color blue
Really cool (last) names
Innocent romance
Overall cuteness
Witty jokes
The best kind of dates (burgers and a movie)
And a smokin' hot teacher who I pictured as something like Josh Duhamal ;)

For the Parents -
Nothing!  Such a fun tween-teen book! :D  Recommended 12+


  1. I LOVE THIS SERIES! And I'm so happy to finally be able to welcome you as an official Gallagher Girl, Sierra! Here's your badge, your schedule, and your super-secret-which-you-can't-tell-anyone*whisper whisper*. Got it? x) LOL and I'm thinking that the sharing last name with Josh thing must mean that you're either destined to fall in love or be related because your sorta-sister Mimi is gonna marry him. Just saying :')

    Amazing review, Sierra! And Josh Duhamel as Mr. Solomon? YES PLEASE! x) <3

  2. YAY!! :D  So glad you love these books!!  I'm really enjoying them!  Fun, lighthearted, and sweet!  EEEEP!  Love my badge, darling, thanks for making me a part of the club. ;)

    Ummmmm YES!  I know right, I want to fall in love with him...desperately...  But I'll settle for being his sister, as long as you get to marry him and WE can be sisters!! haha ;)

    Yes, please!  I'll take Josh Duhamel anytime! ;)  <3

  3. This does sound like a really fun series, I've been wanting to try it! I love books that witty, I tend to devour them like candy and then scour the internet for anything else in that vein. Glad to know you enjoyed this one!

  4. I've never read this book, but I'm glad it was a lot of fun!! I love witty jokes and an MC that you just want to be best friends with. Thanks for your thoughts...I like a good, fun series sometimes.

    Lauren from

  5. It's totally fun!!  Definitely pick it up...I believe you'll find it very entertaining! :D
    Thanks for commenting!

  6. Yes, sometimes it's nice to just have a fun, slightly goofy series to enjoy :)

  7. I love this review! No, not just because you paid me one of the best compliments EVER (witty, sarcastic, dramatic - who, me? Awww, shucks! :D) but because you also described pretty much everything I love. Wait, did I just say I love myself?
    ...Moving on! This sounds like the cutest book series and I absolutely cannot wait to start reading now!

    P.S. Does this mean I get a Josh?

  8. Ahahaha!!  Well, I love you, and you and I are practically the same, so therefore, using circular reasoning, you love yourself.  In a totally non-weird, non-selfish way. ;)

    Yay!!  So glad you're going to read it!  This would be a good one to read on the plane ride here...  (Because I'm still hoping and grasping for this!!)

    LOL read it to find out if you get Josh! :D

  9. I still have not gotten around to reading this series. I've read Ally Carter's Heist Society series, but my library doesn't have this series. I'm glad you like it!

  10. So, I'm totally commenting on this old post because I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH I COULD DIE!!!! And I'm so glad you liked it too! I have read this series so many times, it's not even funny. Cammie needs to be my best friend. :) <3