Monday, February 17, 2014
Spy Goddess: Live and Let Shop by Michael P. Spradlin
Rachel Buchanan lives in Beverly Hills and enjoys a privileged life but one without the attention of her parents. She's been getting into some trouble with the law lately, and this last incident has her facing a judge. Rachel is given a choice---juvenile detention or Blackthorn Academy. She knows that she'll never last 30 days in juvie...she'd be killed! She's not designed to fight so she agrees to go to the academy, but she didn't know she was agreeing to a year there!
Rachel travels across the country to Blackthorn Academy. She meets the headmaster, Mr. Jonathon Kim who mysteriously knows way too much information about her. She makes it clear that she doesn't want to stay at this school, and then secretly makes plans to escape. Although, she is clever, her escape plan doesn't work out so well, and Mr. Kim gives her 30 days to decide if she truly wants to leave.
The thirty days continue to uncover more strange and mysterious things about this so-called academy. Rachel, of course, has to find out what is really happening at this school which leads her on quite an adventure.
This book was filled with super-sleuthing action and mystery with just a touch of paranormal. I enjoyed the elements of the spy atmosphere as well as the paranormal bits and pieces thrown in. I became completely engrossed in the novel and couldn't put it down. I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book to know where this story is headed.
I rated this book 4/5 stars and recommend it.