Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me

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Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me
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13+
Release Date
June 06, 2017
ISBN
978-0062421999
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What is a hero? Paige Nolan knows. Edward Raynes, the young man who exposed America’s unconstitutional spying techniques, is a hero, even if half the dum-dums in the country think he’s a traitor. Or Paige's parents, journalists who were captured by terrorists while telling stories of the endangered and oppressed. They were heroes, too. Were. . . or are—no one has ever told Paige if they’re still alive, or dead. Not heroes? Anyone in the government who abandoned her parents, letting them rot somewhere halfway across the world. And certainly not Paige herself, who despite her fluency in five languages and mastery of several obscure martial arts (thanks, Mom!) could do nothing to save them. Couldn’t, that is, until she’s approached by Madden Carter, an undercover operative who gives her a mission—fly to Russia, find Raynes, and discover what other government secrets he’s stockpiled. In exchange, he’ll reopen the case on her missing parents. She’s given a code name and a cover as a foreign exchange student. Who is a hero? Not Paige Nolan, but maybe, just maybe, Liberty is.

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Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me
(Updated: June 13, 2017)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
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5.0
Paige Nolan's parents, world-renowned journalists, are captured by terrorists. She assumes they are dead. Then out of the blue she encounters Madden Carter, an undercover operative, who hints that her parents might still be alive! In exchange to reopen her parents case, Madden gives Paige a mission to go to Moscow and find Raynes, a young man who has exposed America's unconstitutional spying techniques. She's in. She finds herself in a Moscow dorm as an exchange student. But things aren't as easy as she thought especially when she does encounter Raynes.

What worked: I totally was hooked on the first page! Paige is not too social. She blames it on her 'dissociative disorder, which she describes as being like a fly on a wall, watching yourself. Her encounter at a Applebee's with two scary men who happen to take AK-47s inside and demand service, is filled with witty banter while she basically kicks their butts.

Right there I loved Paige. She's ant-guns and violence but will stand up to bullies that, in this case, are threatening innocent children. Plus, her dialogue is snappy and very witty.

There's so much to love with this novel. Paige is a great heroine who's not perfect by any means. She's more of a reluctant heroine that will do just about anything to find her parents.

And totally omg on the dialogue. I was laughing out loud more than a few times. She's quick with a punch line and not afraid to hold back.

Smart, hilarious spy novel with a totally engaging heroine who breaks out of her comfort zone in order to find out the truth of her parents fate. A must read for fans of Ally Carter's Embassy Row series. This one though has a healthy dose of witty banter that is guaranteed to keep readers turning the pages.

Good Points
1. Smart, witty dialogue
2. Paige is one snarky, hilarious teen
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Liberty
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
I'm not sure how I really feel about this book. I think the writing style is what threw me off. It was a fast read, but felt really slow paced. The relationships were interesting but short. I was confused about what was going on throughout the book. I did enjoy reading this, it's just not a novel I'd read again.
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