It’s always bittersweet when a favorite book series ends. In one respect, you’re glad the story is over. In another, you know you’re going to miss the characters you’ve spent books with. Though I was very excited for Ally Carter’s final Gallagher Girl book, I didn’t eat this one up as fast as I normally do. I found myself needing to savor it.
Though I may not have read it as fast for other reasons. I didn’t find this one quite as compelling as Book 5; Book 5 was so good and gets better as you realize how unreliable of a narrator Cammie is. The book was so strong that this one couldn’t quite live up to it.
That isn’t to say it disappointed. It didn’t. Instead, we got a nice wrap up that allowed the girls to have center stage. Cammie, Bex, and Liz are trained spies after all. It was time for them to strike off on their own and prove they’d learned something in the last three years of high school. Their galavanting hearkened back to Deathly Hallows, though, I’m afraid to say. Carter handles camping better than Rowling does, though.
All in all, it’s a great wrap-up to a fun series. This review isn’t much of a review because most of what I’d say ruins the plot of the other five books. I’ve been a huge fan of the Gallagher Girl books from the beginning, and I would strongly recommend them to anyone wanting an introduction in the YA genre. It remained a solid series to the end, and I’m ready for whatever Ally Carter throws our way next.