No Test for the Wicked (Lexi Carmichael Mystery #5)
Expected publication: December 1st 2014 by Carina Press
A Geek's Worst Nightmare: Going Back to High School
Returning to high school is not something I ever wanted to do over—it was awful the first time around. So why do I have to go back as part of a new undercover assignment? Because the universe loves playing jokes on me, obviously.
I've been ordered to go all 21 Jump Street and track down the students who are breaking into the computer system, changing grades, and causing all kinds of havoc. Although I'm not thrilled about my new gig, at least it gives me something to do other than worry over the fact that I now have a boyfriend. And no freaking idea what to get him for Christmas.
Or it did give me something else to worry about, until I stumbled across a more sinister threat. I was shocked to find distinct traces of a group of international hackers inside the network. Why would dangerous cyber mercenaries be interested in a high school in the middle of Washington, D.C.? What exactly have I gotten myself into?
Don't miss Lexi's first case in No One Lives Twice!
Lexi Carmichael never disappoints. This is one amazing read. That is probably why I gave it 5 stars. I am so lucky to be allowed to read books like this. I have read one previous book by Julie Moffett and it was dabomb.com too. I bought all the rest of the books in Kindle form and am totally ready for a Lexi Carmichael marathon!
I love how the author can take these unassuming teenagers that you expect to hate and watch Lexi tear into and she makes them into these kids that we really care about. None of Moffett's characters are cardboard. They are flesh and blood. You expect one of them to knock on your door for a visit. That is how real they seem. I am in awe of an author that can create on such a high level.
I enjoy the awkward interactions between Lexi and virtually everybody. It is something that makes her unique. She is not good on the social scene but she can hack into anything.
The suspense was killer too. You find yourself holding your breath as Lexi is confronted by the uber bad guy she refers to as Ice Eyes. There is a lot of action going on behind the scenes too. And somehow the author manages to inform us of everything even when Lexi isn't present.
I learn how to be a better writer when I read books like this. If you like mysteries that are a tad on the unusual side, then any Lexi Carmichael mystery is just your cup of tea.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from Net Galley in return for an honest review. I thank Net Galley, the author and the publisher for allowing me to read this title.