Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Review: Out of Sight, Out of Time

Out of Sight, Out of Time
By Ally Carter
Publication date: March 13, 2012

My review:

Cammie Morgan wakes up in October in a convent in the Alps with no memory of how she got there or what happened to her over the summer. Just as frightening are the new abilities she didn't know she had-like assembling and shooting automatic weapons. She also has to contend with the mistrust of the other students, faculty, and even her friends. It appears the Circle no longer needs her alive and Cammie is racing against time to remember what they want her to forget.

Out of Sight, Out of Time is a much darker book compared to the rest of the series. The lighthearted tone is gone though there are still some pro and con lists and there is also a touch of romance. Cammie is a senior now and the stakes are much higher with the Circle out to kill her. Cammie and her friends have grown over the course of the series from boy crazy young teens to women who have realized that being a spy is a lot harder and more dangerous than they thought it would be. It reminded me of Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix in the way that people at Hogwarts didn't quite believe Harry and he himself wondered if he was going mad. Cammie goes through something very similar upon her return to the school. It didn't make for pleasant reading at times and I felt angry on Cammie's behalf but it really illustrated her character growth. 

This may be the strongest book in the series yet though I did miss the humor of the earlier books. The suspenseful tone is sustained throughout the book and I was surprised by some of the twists. I think Out of Sight, Out of Time does a good job of setting up the final book and I can't wait to see how it all ends.  


  1. I think I read the first two books of this series but I really should sit down and read them all as I love Carter's writing (especially in the Heist Society series).

  2. I really need to check out the first book in this series, they always seem like interesting books! This one sounds especially exciting,

    Nice review!


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