Sealed with a Lie
Two Lies and a Spy # 2
Author: Kat Carlton
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: September 2nd 2014
Review Source: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
In this sequel to the romantic spy-thriller Two Lies and a Spy, Kari must race the clock on a mission to save her little brother.
Kari Andrews thought life was going to get easier. She was wrong. Following the events of Two Lies and a Spy, she and her brother, Charlie, are left to cope with the aftermath while also adapting to a new school—in another country. And then Charlie disappears.
With her brother’s life hanging in the balance, Kari, Evan, Rita, Kale, and some new friends from Generation Interpol (G.I.) are on a race around Europe at the bidding of a voice on a phone. The voice tells them that they need to jailbreak a thief—a flirtatious, hot thief—steal something from a high-security bio lab, and deliver the goods during what’s sure to be a double-cross exchange. Can they succeed before Charlie pays the ultimate price?
Kari’s life seems to be falling apart. Not only did she recently learned her parents are traitors, move to Paris to train to become a spy (like her parents) but now her brother is kidnapped! Sucks for her. To top her non-existing life, she breaks up with her boyfriend. Now Kari must learned how to work with people she does not trust in order to get her brother back. She does everything and anything for Charlie. Such an unconditional love.
Okay, so I honestly liked this one better than the first. I think it’s the fact that she did everything in her power to have her brother back. But like the first, I think her voice is monotone - though she is getting better. I just did not like that she kept repeating that she needed to rescue her brother every other page. I get it. Your brother is kidnapped and you want him back.
Before opening the book, I hoped the story will go into details of her new training school. I believed we were going to learned more of how a spy is trained, but it did not. I was kind of disappointed at this. The ending was really good, which is another reason why I liked the sequel better than the first. Unfortunately I cannot say the ending because it will be a spoiler.
Two Lies and a Spy is an okay series and I hope to be surprised with the last book.