Babbling Books #5 ~ Ally Carter Appreciation Post


Ally Carter is one of my favorite authors, maybe even my most favorite.  I discovered her books when I was in junior high.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER BOOKS! It is not needed to read one series before the other, they are all completely separate.  These series are now all finished, so you don’t have to worry about waiting for the next book.

She currently has three series: The Gallagher Girls, The Heist Society, and Embassy Row.

The Gallagher Girls:

This synopsis was taken from

“The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school—that is, if every school teaches advanced martial arts in PE, chemistry always consists of the latest in chemical warfare, and everyone breaks CIA codes for extra credit in computer class. So in truth, while the Gallagher Academy might say it’s a school for geniuses what they really mean is spies. But what happens when a Gallagher Girl falls for a boy who doesn’t have a code name?

Cammie Morgan may be fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti), but the Gallagher Academy hasn’t prepared her for what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without him ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she’s doing something riskier than ever—she’s falling in love.”

id-tell-you-i-love-you-200x300Book #1: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

cross-my-heart-200x300Book #2: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

dont-judge-a-girl-by-her-cover-200x300Book #3: Don’t Judge a Girl by her Cover

only-the-good-spy-young-200x300Book #4: Only the Good Spy Young

out-of-sight_-out-of-time-200x300Book #5: Out of Sight, Out of Time

united-we-spy-200x300Book #6: United We Spy

The Heist Society:

This synopsis was taken from

“When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.

Soon, Kat’s friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat’s father isn’t just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.

For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it’s a spectacularly impossible job? She’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family’s history–and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.”

heist-society-cvr-214x300 Book #1: Heist Society

uncommon-criminals-cvr-198x300 Book #2: Uncommon Criminals

perfectscoundrels-198x300 Book #3: Perfect Scoundrels

Embassy Row:

This synopsis was taken from

“Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her–so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door who is keeping an eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace–no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do.

Her past has come back to hunt her . . .  and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world all stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.”

allfalldown-cvr  Book #1: All Fall Down

o8137_embassyrow2s_4cc-copy-2-199x300  Book #2: See How They Run

er3_final_cvr-683x1024 Book #3: Take the Key and Lock Her Up

All of these pictures were taken from Ally Carter’s Official Website.

I have given all of these books 5/5 stars.  They deserve every star and more!  This is using Goodreads’ rating system so it means “I loved it”.


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