Monday, May 07, 2012

Posted by Laurel Garver on Monday, May 07, 2012 12 comments
In celebration of the official release of A Spy Like Me, Laura Pauling is hosting a three-week blog series: A Spies, Murder and Mystery Marathon.



Authors galore, guest posts and book giveaways almost every day!

Gemma Halliday, Cindy M. Hogan, Elizabeth Spann Craig,
Nova Ren Suma, Elisa Ludwig, and Anne R. Allen....Just to name a few!

And here's why she's celebrating!



Stripping your date down to his underwear has never been so dangerous.

After dodging bullets on a first date, Savvy must sneak, deceive and spy to save her family and friends and figure out if Malcolm is one of the bad guys before she completely falls for him.

Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Smashwords

Head on over to Laura’s blog for the start of the Spies, Murder and Mystery Marathon. You won’t want to miss this sizzling series as we head into summer. Stock up on some great thrilling reads! If you dare…

I read an ARC of A Spy Like Me and really enjoyed it. Here's my short review:

This complexly-plotted story is sure to please teen readers. Savvy's narrative voice draws you in immediately. I like the fact that she has moments of both competent self-assurance and bumbling insecurity like any teen. She's not so perfect you can't relate or so flawed you stop rooting for her. Pauling makes her exotic locale work hard for its keep, not only making use of well-loved Parisian tourist sites, but also gently poking fun at icons of French culture including mimes and chefs. The mysterious love interest keeps you guessing as much as the carefully woven threads of clues in this fast-paced spy romp.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the awesome review! :) I love it.

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    1. You're welcome. Hope the launch is a great success!

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  2. It sounds like a great book. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. Her launch party sounds pretty fun, too!

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  3. Ooh! This looks like a good one. Thanks for the head's up, Laurel. Have a great week!!

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  4. Yay for Laura!!! I love this book. Here's hoping it soars up the charts~ :o) <3

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    1. Hear, hear! She's garnered some great reviews already, so that should help.

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  5. Hooray for Laura and her book!

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    1. Her launch festivities look great too!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it. The voice draws you right in.

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