04 June 2016

Sealed with a Lie

Author: Kat Carlton
Series: Two Lies and a Spy #2
Rating: 2 / 5 stars
Verdict: Bury

Truth be told, I skim read through this novel.  While there is some witty narrative and banter, it's a bit sparse.  And the plot just isn't there.  I wasn't uber impressed with Two Lies and a Spy, but I'm a sucker for a teenage spy novel, so I wanted to get the series a second chance.

Again, the plot - her brother getting kidnapped by terrorists this time, instead of her parents going missing - is put on the back-burner in favor of teenage drama of the male persuasion.  After finding out the truth about her parents at the end of the last novel, Kari and her brother move to France with Evan to join G.I. to be trained after school as spies.  Stuck in France, her just budding relationship with her boyfriend she spent the entire first novel crushing on starts to fall apart, and she finds herself spending more and more time with Evan, the guy she claims she hates.

While all the original characters from the first novel make appearances, there just isn't much to write home about.  It isn't bad, per se, but there's nothing special about it, and it certainly didn't suck my attention in with pulse pounding drama, espionage, and intrigue.

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