Funny, refreshing, and brilliant. Liberty by Andrea Portes is a spy story unlike any other.
Paige Nolan’s journalist parents went missing, and were presumably captured by terrorists. No one has told Paige whether they’re dead or alive, and there is nothing she can do to help them. Nothing, that is, until she is approached by Madden Carter, a spy from an obscure government agency called RAITH. If Paige goes to Russia disguised as a foreign exchange student and gets the government secrets from a government traitor, she can get the case on her missing parents reopened.
The problem? That foreign traitor she has to wrangle the secrets out of? He’s kind of her hero. He revealed the unconstitutional and privacy-invading spying techniques of the American government to the world, and that is just awesome. The second problem? He is actually, kind of, really… cute.
Despite her (inevitable, really) cliché falling in love with her target, this story was quite original. Spy girls are usually portrayed as perfect little rebels, with hidden talents and a pretty tough exterior. Paige was anything but. She talks a lot when she gets nervous, she is a TERRIBLE driver, and she has a dissociative disorder (which, if we are honest, is a pretty awesome thing to have in a fight, but not so useful when you want to have a serious relationship). She is also remarkably funny, and easy to relate to, and I’m sure that this book wouldn’t be what it is without her complex personality.
The plot was very intricate and suspenseful, providing just enough information to keep me hooked. There were some action-packed scenes, and some cute, emotional ones, too. Overall, this books gets a 9/10. Not a 10/10 because it didn’t impact my life in anyway but it was exceptionally enjoying to read. There also were some annoyingly stereotypical views in there, and it glorified good ol’ America a bit too much. I do recommend it, though, for anyone who wants to read a good spy story and have a laugh.
This sounds like an amazing read!! I think the next time I’m in a reading slump I’m gonna come to you for a new spy story because I just finished Desert Dark and it was pretty darn good 🙂
YES!!! We need to find all the spy stories ever written and read them, lolll. Also, there is a sequel to Desert Dark and OMGGG you have to read it. So glad you enjoyed Desert Dark 🙂
NO WAYYYYYY let me google that right now and read it I NEED more of Jack and Nadiaaa <3
Also, if you’re looking for an amazing mystery try the Ruby Redfort and Naturals series. They’re so underrated but such genuine GEMS. Ruby Redfort is a “kids” series but trust me, age doesn’t matter when it comes to good writing. That series is my favourite series of all time so that should tell you something! When you’re finished tell me!! I want to rant so badddd
omg. you can’t be a real human that actually exists. I READ EVERY SINGLE RUBY REDFORT BOOK AND THEY ArE THE ONLY TRUE LITERATURE OF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. WE NEED TO DISCUSS THEM RIGHT NOWW. Also i read the first book of the naturals and COULDN’T FIND THE OTHERS. do you realize how frustrating that is. >:(
another series I would recommend to you is the Truly Devious books BUT the last book in the trilogy will be published in 2020 so don’t start reading them now or you’ll be in a constant state of pain, like me 🙁 I AM STILL NOT OVER THE FACT THAT YOU ARE A RUBY REDFORT FAN BTW
Omg I’m over it I’m reading those starting tomorrow sis, I waited so long for each and every one of the Ruby Redfort books and many others I will be fine… not really but hopefully!! I LOVE RUBY AND CLANCYYYY there friendship is pure gold, zero romance yet so pure and stronggggg
Wait I literally just borrowed the eBook rant to you soon the cover is GORGEOUS and Maureen Johnson is an amazing author I’m already screaming internally
1. OMG YES I LITERALLY LOVE YOU and 2. THAT WAS ME FOR THE I AM NUMBER 4 SERIES!!! Also, did you know the author of Naturals has a degree in Psychology from Harvard? That’s how good she is at getting inside the killers’ heads!!!!
That would be creepy if it weren’t so COOL!!! FROM HArVARD?! AGHH!!! AND did you finish truly devious yet????? because the cliffhanger after the first book killed me.
Aghhh noooo I just finished re-reading Six of Crows and now I’m jumping straight to Crooked Kingdom because I can’t stand open endings!! I promise I’ll talk to you first thing when I AM done though!
hahaha, totally understand! 😀 I’m gonna go read your review on Six of Crows now!
Omg ahahah yesss someone’s actually gonna read it!!
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