Putting the Spy Skills to the Test: Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

Welcome back!

It’s time to talk about the newest installment in one of my favorite YA series out there! I Out of Sight, Out of Time is the fifth book in the Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter.

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carterprotect her friends and family. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers months have passed, her memory is a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie’s summer vacation are the bruises on her body and dirt under her nails. All she wants is to go home. But even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers as Cammie and her friends face their most difficult challenge yet. With only their training and a few clues to guide them, the girls go in search of answers on the other side of the world. But the Circle is hot on their trail and will stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

So, we know that the Gallagher Girls are really cool and really fun (I still want to be a Gallagher Girl so bad!!!), but in Out of Sight, Out of Time we get proof that these spies in training are tougher and stronger than they originally appear.  Because this is the most serious and dangerous of all five books, we get to see Cammie and her friends really put their spy skills to the test.

Ally Carter is one of my favorite authors because I am convinced she can do anything.  She successfully takes a dark plot involving a terrorist group and a girl’s amnesia and manages to mix in the perfect amount of light-hearted fun and humor that I love about the other books. It’s a good mimic of real life in difficult times.  I read a quote somewhere, although I’m not sure where anymore, that basically said, “sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying”.  Boy is that the truth!  I love how Carter brings this truth to life in this series, with this book in particular.

There were some major questions answered in Out of Sight, Out of Time, but there is still so much that Cammie and her friends (us too!) have to learn and do in order to move on and potentially put an end to this scary cat and mouse chase. I cannot wait for Carter’s next (and possibly last?!?!) in the Gallagher Girls books and I recommend this series to anyone looking for an awesome action packed read! Also, if you’re looking for a good series to listen to on audiobook, check this one out because the narrator Renee Raudman (who does the whole series) does a great job!

Author: Ally Carter

Publisher: Brilliance Audio (March 20, 2012)

Format: Audiobook

Length:  7 hours, 42 minutes

Narrator(s): Renee Raudman

Series: Fifth book in the Gallagher Girls series

YA/MG: YA/MG

Buy the Book:  Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls)

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