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Monday, April 20, 2020

The Spy Who Totally Had a Crush on Me (Spy Goddess #3) by Michael P. Spradlin

The Spy Who Totally Had a Crush on Me

Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween (first published September 25th 2011)

Goodreads synopsis: 
With a traitor in her midst, Rachel faces losing her life and her heart—all in one semester

At Blackthorn Academy, a peculiar prep school in the mountains of Pennsylvania, students are concerned with all the usual things: homework, hookups, and how to save the world. For Rachel, studying has taken a backseat to a little problem she’s having with a supervillain named Simon Blankenship, who is convinced that he’s an ancient Roman god and she’s a reincarnated goddess whom he must destroy. They’ve tangled twice before, and Rachel has beaten him narrowly both times, but now Blankenship has done something completely unexpected: He’s stolen an important ancient artifact from Blackthorn Academy . . . and disappeared.

She and her fellow spies in training wait for Blankenship to show himself while contemplating the possibility of a turncoat in their midst. And as if that weren’t enough, Rachel must tangle with a different kind of problem: a totally cute new student, whose eyes are just a little too pretty, and who seems to know just a little too much about Rachel and her past. She must decide quickly—is he boyfriend material, or a traitor?


4.75 Stars 

This is the third book in the Spy Goddess series by Michael P. Spradlin.

Basic premise: Rachel is from Beverley Hills and has a bit of an attitude problem. So she was sent to this special school which is part prep school part spy school. Her and her schoolmates are trying to foil supervillain Simon Blankenship as he tries to find some mystical artifacts in his bid to rule the world. It is their job to stop him. The kids are introduced to a new face while also struggling with the fact there is a mole in their midsts.

All I can say is OMG, you can’t end a series like that!! This series has so much promise. I mean along the lines of Rick Riordan promise. The three books in this series barely brush the surface of all it has to offer. There hasn’t been a new book since 2011 and I have to wonder why. This story has all the makings of a great middle grade blockbuster like Harry Potter or Percy Jackson. Rachel has yet to fully understand what these goddess powers are she possesses and that alone is a thread that could last for four more books at least.

I want to call up the author and say “Please write more of this!” It can’t end this way. This is like the biggest cliffhanger in history. Nothing is really settled. The supervillain is still out there foiling all their attempts to catch him and I am sitting here puzzled as to why there are no more books in this series!

This human with goddess powers is so marketable right now. I mean look at how well all of Riordan’s series have sold. This should be a no brainer! Please, Spradlin, revisit this series and give me five more books!

If you love a good middle grade, goddess, prep school spy story, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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