Out of Sight, Out of Time – Ally Carter

“‘Where am I?’

I heard the words, but I wasn’t sure I’d said them. The voice was rough, too coarse to be mine. It was as if there were a stranger in my skin, lying in the dark, saying, ‘Who’s there?’

‘So it’s English is it?’ 

As soon as the young woman moved to stand at the end of the bed, I could see that she was beautiful. She had an Irish accent and strawberry blonde hair in a shade that could never be anything but natural.” 

When Cammie wakes up in a strange room, surrounded by strangers, she has no clue how she got there. Things soon get even worse as she realises that not only does she not know how she got there, she doesn’t know where there is, and it would appear that she has lost a chunk of time. Not good for a young spy who is trained to take in everything around her. She calls her mum for answers but just gains more questions, her mum and her friends also have no idea where she’s been since the beginning of summer, and as the winter closes in Cammie, Bex, Liz and Macey need to piece together the clues to work out exactly what went on in the summer. However, as the girls go across countries and continents to gather answers, they soon discover that there are people one step ahead of them – and these people will do anything to protect their secrets. 

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I love the Gallagher Girl series and I can’t believe its taken me this long to get to the fifth book. Its been over a year since I read the fourth book – I read it in October 2013 – and I wasn’t sure how hard it would be to jump back in to the series but as soon as I started it I was immersed back into the universe.

The storyline for this book actually gripped me more than any of the previous books and I think it was my favourite in the series so far. Cammie and her friends seem to have grown up a lot in the series, and this book especially, and I liked that. Once you get to this point in the series you can really see that the effects of the Summer have really changed Cammie and she isn’t the Cammie you know and love from the other books.

I loved that not a lot of the book really takes place in Gallagher Academy itself. There was more to it than that and I loved the places where the girls ended up. I enjoyed learning more about the characters and seeing their spy skills in action and I loved how the book left something – not saying what – open to be explored in the final book!

There were very few new characters in the fifth book and I don’t want to go into the new ones too much because of spoilers. Its not too much of a spoiler to say that Zach was in this book a lot and I liked that because it really shows that there are people with a heart in the book because of what happened with him last book.

A lot of the questions that were left unanswered in the series so far finally get answered in Out of Sight, Out of Time. That really pleased me and I really did love this book. Like I said I honestly think its been my favourite of the whole series and I am kinda wanting to jump straight in to book six, United We Spy!

Out of Sight, Out of Time was published by Orchard on January 1st 2012.
 
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  • I haven’t read any of Ally Carter books yet, heard a lot about them and think I should x