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Double Crossed (Book) Review

 
Double Crossed (Heist Society Novella) - Ally Carter
Double Crossed (Heist Society Novella) - Ally Carter
Double Crossed (Heist Society Novella) - Ally Carter

 
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Page Count: 89
 
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4/ 5


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A fun, quick read that mashes two great series together.

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Short and sweet, at just under 100 pages.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Double Crossed is a short book that manages to pack a lot of action into less than one hundred pages. For fans of the Gallagher Girls or Heist Society series, seeing their favorite characters finally meet is a long awaited treat. Readers who aren’t familiar with Ally Carter’s previous works will get the perfect introduction to both series in one little volume. Double Crossed is available free of charge for eReaders right now, so check it out!

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Posted February 22, 2013 by

 
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Macey and Hale are not your typical teens.

Yes, they are both fabulously wealthy, but that’s not the only thing that sets them apart. They each have a secret, one that even their close family are unaware of, but they sense it instantly in each other. And those secrets are about to come in real handy, when the charity gala they are attending suddenly goes very, very wrong.

Double Crossed is a novella by Ally Carter, author of both the Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series. In the Gallager Girls books, exceptional young women attend a school that ostensibly looks like an elite ivy league school for wealthy girls, but actually serves as a training ground for training spy prodigies. In the Heist Society books, the main characters are also the best of the best – but they are best at thieving, rather than upholding the law. Finally, fans of both series can see their favorite characters together in a cool little mashup story that’s long on action but short in length.

At just 89 pages, it won’t take you long to read through Double Crossed. But, the author includes excerpts from both of the aforementioned series as well, which adds some depth to the book, especially if you’ve not read them before. Add in the fact that Ally Carter has offered the e-novella for free, and you’ve got a lovely way to while away an hour or two (and perhaps find a new favorite author at the same time).

In Double Crossed, young Macey is attending a charity gala at her parents’ insistence, but she daydreams of dashing off on adventures with her fearless friends from Gallagher Academy For Exceptional Young Women. As she listlessly surveys the room, a handsome young man catches her eye as he joyfully makes his own brand of trouble. As they chat back and forth, both soon realize that all is not as it should be in the ballroom. They’ll need every one of their combined skills, and the help of some very well connected friends, if they want to both save the day and not blow their covers.

Double Crossed is a short book that manages to pack a lot of action into less than one hundred pages. For fans of the Gallagher Girls or Heist Society series, seeing their favorite characters finally meet is a long awaited treat. Readers who aren’t familiar with Ally Carter’s previous works will get the perfect introduction to both series in one little volume. Double Crossed is available free of charge for eReaders right now, so check it out!


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)