Title: Out of Sight, Out of Time
Author: Ally Carter
Series: Gallagher Girls
Previous Books in the Series:
1. I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You
2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
3. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover
4. Only the Good Spy Young
Date Originally Started: August, 6, 2013
Date Originally Finished: August 7, 2013
Format: ebook from digital library
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 that 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.
I’m really, really glad that I re-read these books. Originally when I read them back in 2013, there was such a huge gap between when I finished book 4 to when I started book 5, that the amnesia that Cammie was experiencing hit really hard. I thought for sure that I had forgotten what had happened in the last set of books. But, now that I’ve re-read them, it was very tricky of Carter to write Cammie’s amnesia like she did. Well, played, but tricky. I’m still at a loss at what exactly is going on. The Circle was supposed to be the bad guys, and I thought Zach’s mom worked for the Circle. So why was she killing off some of their members?
As always, the epilogue was pretty much the best part, only because I hadn’t read it before and it helps set up for what’s to come in the final book. I still need to understand what’s going on with Mr. Soloman and Cammie’s mom. Or is something going on between him and Cammie’s aunt? And then there’s Cammie and Zach. Are they together? Are the not together? Are they going to figure all of this out when the Circle is dealt with. I have so many questions.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. My heart stopped when Liz started to fall off the roof and Cammie was hypnotized to jump off of it. I think that’s the most danger these girls have been in and kind of made me long for the days when their biggest concern was sneaking out of campus so that Cammie could date one of the townies.
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