I’m starting to really adore young adult action books, whether it’s in a spy school like Gallagher Academy with Ally Carter, chasing gangs around America with Catherine Doyle, or being a special operative with Kristen Orlando. I really do love it.
I wanted to wait until I had read all three books before I posed judgement on the series. But I’m going to admit that it was amazing – easily one of my favourite book series ever.
You Don’t Know My Name was amazing when I first read it, from cover to cover. I couldn’t believe how amazing it was. From the get-go you are immersed into Reagan’s world and the journey she must face.
The book actually deals with real issues such as anxiety and panic attacks: something which is commonly glossed over in books and both reality. I liked how the book included anxiety to really make Reagan more of a rounded character.
It’s fast-paced nature and tone really keep you interested in the book. You really want to stick around to the end to see exactly what goes down. Orlando also highlights the importance of decision-making, highlighting how certain choices, such as reckless decisions, can change or alter life.
Book rating: 8 out of 10.
You Won’t Know I’m Gone is just as brilliant as the first instalment, if not better. The book maintained the intrigue from the first novel, and it was interesting to see just how Reagan dealt with going rogue.
As the story develops, we’re introduced to more characters and see a lot more character growth from those we grew to love in the first book.
Admittedly, some parts felt a little tedious, though these were few and far between. The book certainly lived up to the standard set by its predecessor.
Book rating: 8 out of 10
You Won’t See Me Coming honestly had me on the edge of my seat for the ENTIRE novel. It was a brilliant conclusion to the whole series, and cemented my adoration for the book series as a whole.
Reagan’s growth and experiences are unforgettable and harrowing, but there is some truth to Reagan. Many people go through similar issues. Kristen Orlando kept a certain realness to the whole series, and ended the book with such stunning precision.
Book rating: 9 out of 10
Plot: 9 out of 10
Action: 10 out of 10
Characters: 9 out of 10
Romance: 8 out of 10
Series: 9 out of 10
Tone/Pace: 8 out of 10
Alternatively, here are some fresh perceptions on the books:
Raven @ Dreamy Addictions says “The ending was totally shocking though and I really want to know what happens next.” (on You Don’t Know My Name)
Alice @ Married to Books says “The fast-paced ride definitely kept me excited to read on to the very end!” (on You Won’t Know I’m Gone)
Confessions of a YA Reader says “There is a lot of fast paced action throughout the book. It made it hard to put down and I flew through it at times.” (on You Won’t See Me Coming)