Friday, June 1, 2012

Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

Publisher: Disney*Hyperion
Pages: 294
Series or Stand Alone: Book 5 in the Gallagher Girls Series
Summary: 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 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 the dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home.
Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even 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 willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

Book five! Book five! You know what that means, right? It means that there will probably be something like a year and a half to two years before book six. Meh.
Cammie Morgan has no idea regarding what’s happened to her for the past few months. The last thing she remembers is leaving school in June to search for the truth. She certainly doesn’t know why she woke up in the Alps with a battered body, being cared for by nuns. When she finally returns to school, it becomes obvious that someone has seriously messed with her mind. Cammie and her friends must go off to Rome in search of Cammie’s stolen memories--before anyone else is seriously hurt.
This was the most mystery-driven Gallagher Girl book yet. Finding out what Cammie was doing abroad for six months and why she had no memory of it was worth reading the book in one sitting.
This book proved that the Gallagher Girl books are getting darker. Death and torture were a feature and this one (not graphically, more talking about them). I would consider this trend to be a little like Harry Potter--as the students grow older, the content gets darker. Considering the girls are training to be spies, I think this makes perfect sense. I would actually prefer it if these books went a little darker even.
Out of Sight, Out of Time was a great installment in the Gallagher Girls series! The overarching mystery in this one kept me reading straight through one night until the last page was turned.

Rating: 4 - good.

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