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Model Spy The Specialists This was one of those books that made me smile the whole way through It was a perfect read right after engaging with the not so light books like Falling Kingdoms and Anna Dressed in BloodReading this cute and fluffy first book in the series was such a treat It was a great set up for the next books to come It was fun getting to meet all the characters and learn about this learning facility focused on training new specialistsspiessecret agents Reminds me so much of my beloved Gallagher Girls seriesThis also has a touch of romance and like the rest of this book it's super cute as well I adore David and GiGi's interactions a lot I like GiGi's point of view a lot too She's an awkward girl I can relate to She was a funny storyteller and her thoughts were always a hoot “Amazing that people worried about stuff like calories What a waste of valuable brain time” Amen I agree to this wholeheartedly With that line I'm positive that she's my spirit character I am so excited to read the next books in the series This book was kind of fun but predictable at best and I didn't really like any of the characters for the most part although the plot was kind of interesting This is a perfect example of why I have issues with Young Adult books Some authors pare their writing down for young adults thinking that by watering down the story and adding strange adages such as yowza will make the story 'hip' and 'relatable' to teenagers The opening chapter was perfect the hook was great The rest of the beginning after she arrives at the camp was terrible Her team could've been omitted from the novel as the only thing they provided was a few comments here and thereAnother problem I had the 'TL' guy And their use of acronyms and codenames our main character changes her name several times and so do the unnecessary side characters We learn their real names then their codenames which are ridiculously lame and they don't even have an impact on the story Also TL says over and over in the beginning that they're family when they have barely even met They keep reiterating this family idea although I can't see the family chemistry going onBesides the terrible codenames unimportant side characters lack of an exciting middle act and all of the paragraphs of uestions throughout the book the plot is good The mission was interesting and exciting and the TL and David characters were relatable and likable The main character was a little annoying at first and her thought processes were the euivalent of a twelve year old minus the technical jargonI give this book a two stars for the interesting scenario and plot I also give it only two stars because every two pages there's an eye roll worthy line Umm after reading the Gallagher series this book fell pretty flat Even I could see through the weak writing The characters completely confused me and there was almost no development It was a pathetic copy off the aforementioned series and like an old cheesy movie This in no way captured the covert serious and dangerous life of spies I doubt the writer had any idea of what she was really writing about The spy plot line is a really intriguing genre for me and shows me that there is a lot of unknown and mystery in the government but the spies in these books were translucent and ridiculously annoying and stupid Did I mention that this book was so simple it took me less than three hours to read? I was really excited to read this book REALLY excited I read the blurb and first chapter online and I was like finally a good teenage spy bookWRONGThe idea was great The main character could have been lovable But the execution of the story was terrible I can't soften the blow here So it's starts of with Kelly getting arrested for hacking the government computer system Then a strange man comes and offers her a chance to leave her criminal record behind her and go be a spy for a few years all the way across the country So of course she automatically says yes no uestions asked But what happened next was the first sure sign that I would not like this book When Kelly meets all the other specialists almost all of the automatically bonded Then they all got super cheesy code names and suddenly they were all a familyWhen Kelly finds out that she didn't have to stay and be under the control of these government people ? the night that she met them she had already decided that the group there was worth sacrificing her teenage years for Let alone the fact that two of the guys in these group were people that schemed and lied to her to put her in this situation in the first placeBut all this would have been fine well ALMOST if the writing was anywhere near decent It was all this happened the this then this There was barely any insight into what Kelly was thinking other the David is so cute And the whole story seemed really naive Kelly just gave everyone the benefit of the doubt including David the guy that lied to and manipulated her alreadyThis story had potential It could have been great But it wasn't No you're not mistaken I give it a 55 without a doubtIf you're looking for a hardcore action packed series matched with heavy romance this book is absolutely not for you But don't get me wrong Model Spy is definitely a must read It is light funny and sweet Yes innocently sweet With all the rated PG books nowadays this book fits just perfect as a comic reliefIt actually reminds me of Charlie's Angels but now with six undercover gifted minors ready to fight off some bad guys The lead character is Kelly James the 190 I bearer She lost her parents in a plane crash when she was six Never again did she ride on that flying human transporter For the next 10 years of her life she transferred from one foster family to another The recent one was in Iowa Though only 16 years old she's just one year away from college graduation Talk about genius huh? She's a computer freak Yeah she was able to hack into 9 levels of the US government's computer system for her crush the really cute 18 year old David Little did she know that this was planned by IPNC to get her to join themShe eventually joined IPNC and found a real family A family of The Specialists The characters are really loveable I love TL so much He's like Charlie but a little father like I love Bruiser Mystic Parrot Beaker and Wirenut too Yeah they have cool names like that Okay they're just code names but they're cool right? I also love Chapling Aww He's the other computer geek that Kelly works with He's so effortlessly funny and lovable He hasn't walked out from his computer den for hmmm 15 years I forgot? FINALLY I LOVE DAVID He is so sweet 3After months of training Kelly was sent to her first missionHer mission was to save David's dad who was abducted 10 years ago by some dying terrorist There's one problem though She has to go undercover as a model and she's anything but a model Sure she's pretty but she isn't composed confident assertive Kelly is a model's complete oppositeNow that they're in the terrorist's premises will Kelly keep her model secret identity? Or will she lead the group to trouble? Read this and you'll find out I seriously hope I read this when I was about 14 16 I would totally recommend this to those teenstweens out there I know you'll have fun I did Enjoy reading God bless you Lessons I Learned1 Value your family You'll never know when you'll stay together as oneKelly lost her parents when she was six David's dad was abducted when he was eight All the rest of the Specialists have no families to return to I don't know what happened to their families but I sure don't want to lose mine as such a young age like them So let's all cherish the times we spend with our families Love them Care for them Although they eat our freshly baked cakes and spaghetti 2 Love your neighbors as much as you love yourself and your own familyThe Specialists have no families any but they have each other Love your friends because they make a great family Remember however to find true friends Friends that will lead you to the right path Check out this review at Laurice Model Spy I think the last time I read a book like this it was I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter But while this book is as fun as the Ally Carter one it's different in one significant wayGiGi our protagonist is a klutz and a technological geniusThe story starts when GiGi is arresting for hacking into nine of the eighteen levels in a government system After scaring her a bit she's offered a choice she can escape all this by joining The Specialists a group of gifted teenage spies There she meets her new teamates Bruiser a sweet girl who's a fighting machine Beaker a goth girl who's a chemistry whiz Parrot a polymath Mystic he knows ESP and meets a few familiar faces like David the guy that convinced her to hack into the government systemAfter a month she's suddenly sent of her first mission to inflitrate a modelling school And of course she's terrified she's a klutzWhat I liked about this story was the characters I didn't see much of any of them except GiGi David Jonathon and TL the guy in charge but there were many characters who all stood out GiGi was really likable as well although I wish she wasn't one of those I'm ugly wait everyone says otherwise kind of girls Why can't she either be ugly and honestly she think she is or pretty and admit the fact?The plot was a bit too short for my liking I felt like most of the book was an introduction to the Specialists and not enough time was spent with the actual mission I'd actually like her to enter the modelling school too because I'd really love to see what it was insideThis is a first book in a series and I'm definitely interested in the others It's a fun light readDisclaimer I got a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest reviewFirst published at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile See of my reviews at Me You and My Shelf Model Spy just fell flat for me on so many levels I did not enjoy reading it and found the story uite cheesy and unbelievable Model Spy is about a teen genius yeah right who hacks into a government database The government finds out and she gets recruited by an angency called the specialists She soon has to go undercover in Ushbania as a model to try and locate her friend's fatherBlehSo Kelly hacked through 9 out of the 18 levels in the government database which is as far as anyone's ever gotten She mentions that the passwords were very cleverly coded in the numbers of Pascal's triangleFirstly the pattern of Pascal's triangle is incredibly simple I could recite all the lines to you right now even though I suck at maths and only passed my exam by 4 marks I seriously doubt that the GOVERNMENT would encode their passwords with such simple pattern and that she was the first one to figure it out I bet heaps of people try to hack into the US government I find it hard to believe that Kelly was the best at itMany points of the story were also incredibly lame The specialists are uite lame and unbelievable They were such a small group and almost everyone there seemed untrained and unremarkable I find it hard to believe that they're all very special as the book suggests The characters were also given very lame codenames like Beaker and Bruiser for a chemist and a fighterOne of the most annoying parts of the story was Kelly If I hear one YA characters whine on about how klutzy they are I will kill themShe had an irritating crush on David for most of the book often talking about how hot he was but never acting on it Considering that both Kelly and David were crappy flat characters I had no interest in the romance between them There were often facefalm inducing parts such as this The air conditioning kicked on sendiing his cologne shooting up my nostrils They flared in immediate response My heart kicked into light speed and my head whirred on a dizzying waveSERIOUSLY It's just cologneMy biggest problem with Kelly was that she was a teen genius but she really didn't seem like it A 191 I is incredibly high Very rare and anyone who would have such a high I would have to be very organised and have very complicated thought processes like Sheldon Cooper but less annoying Kelly was stupid She wasn't smart at all She always mixed up her words like this Sorry I was proton spread analyzing the I shook my head I mean I was analyzing the spread of a protonYep You're a geniusIt's hard to write such a smart character because most of us are only of average intelligence give or take It is hard to adopt the thought processes of someone who is very smart The author really needed to show us why Kelly was smart instead of just telling us Sure she'd drop a fancy word or two sometimes but I hear people in year 12 maths speaking like that two Just cause you know what the nth term of a geometric seuence is doesn't mean you're a geniusThe rest of the characters were also crappy empty shells I would've thought that the head of a secret organisation would be incredibly smart and skilled at everything The head of the Specialists TL I have no idea what it stands for is very unremarkable Just blehSo they all go on a secret mission You would think that the mission would be intense exciting and interesting but it really wasn't The mission bored me just as much as the rest of the book I didn't really care about it and it wasn't complicated enough view spoilerThey go into the house find the statue and leave while being chased by random guards hide spoiler Teen genius Kelly James is in a lot of hot water A whiz with computers she agreed to help her college RA David uncover some top secret information After all she doesn't have many friends and David has always been nice to her It doesn't hurt that he's supercute and irresistible too All she has to do is hack into the government's main computer system But a few hours later her whole life changes She is caught and taken in for uestioning only this isn't your run of the mill arrest Rather than serve a juvenile detention sentence she accepts the option to change her name and enlist in a secret government spy agency that trains teen agents to go undercover As if that wasn't overwhelming enough she discovers that David works for this agency as wellAnd before she even begins to understand what is going on she's sent on her first mission as an undercover model And who better to partner with than David himself I am seriously hooked on these teen spy books right now I really liked this book I was a bit unhappy that books 3 and 4 are on Kindle but book 2 is only paperback or audio The paperback was not available locally so I had to stop reading the series and order it through Hopefully the publisher will work on that I do not agree with the people who gave the book a 1 on because book 2 is not available on Kindle It has nothing to do with the book's content or author's ability to write a good entertaining story and the rating system should not be used as a club to force the publisher to make it an e book It actually makes it look like people did not like the book and therefore it is not a good investment for making it an e book so the exact opposite is likely to happen Since I was formerly someone who did forecasting and budgeting for a major corporation I speak from internal knowledge on how decisions are made on where to make investments There is a button at the top of the page that allows us to reuest the publisher make it a Kindle e book Okay off the soapbox and on to the reviewThis book was fun I found myself going into my library and looking around to see if I had anything like it to hold me until book 2 arrives I had a few YA books but they mostly were urban fantasy YA which I also love In this book a super smart programmer and inventor who finds herself in a bit of trouble after trying to help someone in her dorm using her programming skills She winds up in a special training program for teen spies I know this is not a new concept but it is new for me I am on a roll with them and enjoying them I really like GiGi and in her case she was never a bad person or someone who got into trouble She lived a pretty solitary life so the change was still big for her I really like the entire crew especially the techies who I really relate to I thought the GiGi's speech uirk was great tooGiGi has her first assignment and it was great to see her work with the team and get into her role as a model the very last role you would have expected her to play She is a bit of a klutz and despite being very attractive she is unaware that she is attractive A lot of this is related to her childhood and rings true for children that have gone through what she has gone through The other teens that are part of the program like Bruiser and Mystic all make a great part of the story and I look forward to learning about each of them I found the author on Facebook and mentioned that I would love to see of her writing in that seriesI am really looking forward to book 2 getting hereReview can also be seen at

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