Book Review: United We Spy

Book Review: United We SpyUnited We Spy by Ally Carter
Series: Gallagher Girls #6
Published by Disney-Hyperion on 2013-09-17
Genres: Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 304
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Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle's elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever. Get ready for the Gallagher Girls' most astounding adventure yet as Ally Carter's New York Times best-selling series comes to breathtaking conclusion that will have readers racing to the last page.

I am very upset this series is over. I’m secretly holding out hope that Ally Carter is going to continue the series with Cammie and Zach in college.


This series is so much fun, no matter how ridiculous it may be when we start thinking about how unrealistic most of it is. Not that it matters, since I love these books to the moon and back. They’re just so entertaining and cool and fast paced and adorable (Zach and Cammie are the cutest). I’m really going to miss the whole gang and their ridiculously well-trained spy abilities.

Most of the time, these books are like…James Bond without most of the unpleasant stuff. They get darker as they go along, but definitely at the beginning there’s not nearly as much bad stuff that happens. I certainly liked how Carter began exploring darker situations for the girls, especially considering the work they’re doing. It was funny, in this book, Cammie references Josh, the boy that started everything in the first book. It seems like such a silly conflict now, knowing the rest of the series (not to mention how utterly inferior Josh is to Zach). I love how much the series has grown up.


Cammie was a little lost for a lot of this book. She held it together extremely well though, and in some ways, I wanted her to have a huge breakdown with Zach; there was a little of that, but I thought she made it through an enormous mess with rather little drama. I was glad to see a lot of Bex, Macey, and Liz in this as well; they’re fun characters who are quite helpful to Cammie, especially while she’s struggling.

Zach and Cammie are so cute. I am SO glad they got together a few books ago. I think they are adorable and sweet and every time Zach pops up after being away, I just get a huge smile on my face.

Why do all these Blackthorne and Gallagher kids have access to private jets and helicopters? I feel that would be a bad idea.

I may or may not have cried at the end. It’s a very sweet, very nostalgic scene (At the time of my reading it, I was about to graduate from college, so that may have had something to do with it), and I think it was a great ending to the series (there is an epilogue, but that’s where my hope for a continuation comes from). Very nice resolution to all the madness with the Circle, and a good, satisfying ending, leaving readers wanting more.

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