Synopsis (Cover links to Goodreads):
Melina has been preparing for a future career as a spy.
She just doesn’t know it.
Legendary spy Evan Roberts always knew that his fifteen-year-old daughter Melina also possessed the absolute lack of fear required of an agent. Without telling her his real profession or his intention, he began to guide her toward an eventual career as a spy. However, Melina’s world is shattered after her mom is involved in an accident that leaves her mysteriously unhurt but unresponsive. Her father’s plans on hold, Melina settles into life at a suburban high school, immersing herself in a world of schoolwork, her friends and a budding romance with Alex, the cute new guy in her class.
When Melina and her father uncover shocking new information about her mother’s accident, Melina is pulled deep into her father’s shadowy world. With Alex desperately trying to find her and only hours to go before it will be too late to save her mother, Melina and her father work together using their combined skills to find a way to reach her.
My Rating: 3 Bookworms.
So I haven’t read a teenage YA type book in a while. And as such wasn’t too sure about the book when I started it off. The characters were all a bit young – and it bummed me out a bit because up until a few months ago I was sure I still loved YA books.
I really enjoyed the idea behind the book and the story line. I loved the thought of a normal teenager being pushed into the spy world and still kicking ass. I mean who wouldn’t? I did feel that some of the story was a bit overwhelmed with unnecessary dialogue between some of the characters and the entire picture could have been woven together a bit better.
The spy angle was well thought out and integrated into the book with the ever required stakeouts, actions sequences and plot twists (I mean – what is a spy novel without a good twist or two right?).
Over all a good book – recommended to a younger genre. Early to late teens.