Happy Monday! I know I reviewed this a long time ago at Scintillating Reads, but I want to post an updated version before my reviews for the rest of the series!
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
Series: The Black Angel Chronicles #1
Published on January 10, 2017 by MacMillan, Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, YA
Format: ARC, eARC
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Fighter. Faker. Student. Spy.
Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan. Now Reagan must decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she’s always wanted? And does she even have a choice?
The Good, The Bad, and The GIF
The Good: OH MY GOD I forgot how much I LOVE spy stories!!! Reagan and Luke are both AMAZING characters, and I loved Harper so much! I definitely mixed up like three books into one, because some of the plot twists were completely different than I remembered! But I like that it still surprised me even though this was my second time reading it. OH! I almost forgot to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pacing in this! You really get a chance to feel why Reagan feels the way she does about New Albany before we’re suddenly in a different setting. Basically, this is one of my favorite books and I think that everyone should go read it right now!
The Bad: This feels like a really small thing to get hung up on, but there were a lot of words that I felt should have been contractions (isn’t, can’t, we’ve, etc.) that weren’t. Other than that, nothing!
Judging a Book by its Cover
I mean, I voted for it back in *checks Swoon Reads blog*…. March of 2016! And tbh, I don’t remember if the one I voted for won, but I LOVE the final cover! I love the glasses, the typography, the colors, just basically everything, really. 5/5 stars!
For more teen girl spies, read I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
For more kidnapped parents, read A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
For more YA thrillers, read Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I COMPLETELY FORGOT HOW THIS ENDED OH MY GODView Spoiler »I thought her mom just had a broken shoulder and bruises and I don’t know what book I mixed it up with but I am SO UPSET!!! 😭 😭 😭In conclusion, « Hide Spoiler I AM NOT OKAY!
If you had the opportunity to be a Black Angel (basically a super badass spy), would you? I used to think that’s what I wanted to do (I blame the Gallagher Girls series), but now I’m super happy I’m not part of a spy family! Let me know what you would choose in the comments!
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