Book Review For I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You – Gallagher Academy

Author – Ally Carter

Book Review For I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional young woman, a fairly typical all girls school that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class.

The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but its really a school for spies. Even though Cammies fluent in 14 languages and capable of killing men in 7 different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl. Sure she can tap is phone and track into his computer, she can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her real life.


I gave this 4 stars

My Thoughts

I found this an exciting story line, its different to your usual young adult story, its exciting, intriguing and opens your mind up to the life of a spy.

Why I Enjoyed This Read

I love that the main story line isn’t the romance, there’s enough romance but its not the whole story line plot.

Who Would Enjoy This Read

Looking for a cute, funny, young adult romance that delves into the life of the teenage spy, this is the series you want to pick up.

Overall Thoughts

Don’t take this story serious, and you’ll really enjoy it.




  • kaeyoes

    Sounds like an excellent book!  Very interesting!  Not only is it a book I would like to read, but why don’t we have schools like that anyway???  Martial arts for PE!!! I mean, come on!! I would have LOVED P.E. in school if we got to do that!!!  You wouldn’t have been able to get me out of P.E.!! 🙂

  • Lynne

    This sounds like it could be a good book for a teenage girl, perhaps? I too like the fact that it doesn’t have romance. I don’t know why everything has to have people falling in love all the time. There’s more to life than pausing to kiss well six terrorists are chasing you down with guns (you know what I mean). Do you feel this book was written on a serious note; like they were seriously training these girls to be spies for serious reasons or do you think it was written more in a lighthearted, maybe even possibly funny way? My daughter is very particular about the types of books she reads so it needs to fit her bill.

  • Darren

    This sounds like a very interesting read but also sounds like Cammy Morgan is torn between the life she is being moulded for and the life of an ordinary girl but unfortunately the ordinary life comes quite difficult to her?

    I think the plot is a good idea and bringing to a young adult storyline it could actually help young people relate to things they maybe going through in their own lives.

    What if a girl was in a popular group in school got instance but had a friend or boy she liked in a different social group? Let’s face it it does happen.

     I feel that their will be some young people who can relate to the Problems Cammy is facing.

  • Marchelle Leandra Davies

    Cammie Morgan definitely sounds like an intriguing young woman! Being a spy in incredible enough and then trying to hide from a boy who think she is pretty ordinary… Now that would take a genius to pull off. This is definitely a book that I would love to get my hands on as I enjoy reading books with strong female personalities as the main characters. Looking forward to reading more of your reviews!

  • James

    It has been a while since I’ve read this book but I  liked getting back into the Land of Gallagher Girls.  I think this time around I can appreciate it more.

    The tone of this book is light hearted, this book goes deeper into why Cammie is attracted to Josh. Carter is probably my favorite character. 

    I dont’ want to give too much away, but this is a great book to get lost in. I recommend it too.

  • Christina

    This sounds like a really cute book. What ages do you think would be best for this? I know you said Young Adult, but what ages fit into that category? Do you think us older people would enjoy it too? lol I’m always looking for a good book!  

    Is Gallagher Academy a series of books? Also, would you consider this book to be a mystery / thriller type? Those are my favorite types of books. Of course, I’m assuming it’s not too violent or gory since it is for young adults, but I still love the fast-paced action of thrillers. 

    • admin

      I think its very hard to say who would enjoy this book, I couldn’t pick an age group. I would say its got mystery in it for sure, it keeps you guessing. Yeah theres a series of these books, ive read them all. 

  • Netta

    Hey Jayde:

    Lately I’ve been reading a lot of YA books, mostly because often the viewpoints are so different and fresh, but also because I think I’ve overdosed on all the heavy, sad-bad awfulness of the worlds that a lot of the books I’ve come across take me to lately.  The heavy-handed soft porn masquerading as “romance” is getting annoying too.

    Light, lively and cute with a quirky heroine and a touch of sweetness sounds wonderful!

  • Jo

    To tell the truth, you got me when you say a normal all girls school. If normal mean classes that teach martial arts and how to hack sites.  Knowing that romance is in the back ground and is not the main story line means that men can read this book. My first reaction was: “This is a novel for women. Too bad for me…”

    It’s amazing how, just in a few words, you can make a person want to read a book. Good job!

  • Genesis

    This sounds like a really interesting book and exactly the sort of thing I like to read. I’m a sucker for secrete academies, heh. This one sounds extra good because it’s for spies. Usually I read about the schools for supernatural beings or the undead, etc. I’ll check this out. Thanks!

  • Sujandar Mahesan

    First of all this book has such an interesting title -“I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You”.I like reading about spy and how their life is moving forward. You said that this is intriguing and opens our mind to a life of a spy. I think I am going to love reading this.

    Thank you for the review. It was easy to understand and read the review.

  • Dale

    I love your book reviews.  They are top notch an are always spot on.  This book doesnt seem to be a good fit for me but when I find those then they are usually a good fit for my niece who is an avid reader that usually has five or six books going at once.Thank you for taking the time to leave such great info to help us decide if this is a read we want.dale

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