United We Spy

Spoilers! Don’t read this if you haven’t kept up with Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series. I just finished the sixth and final book in the series, and I’ll be talking about this book and the series as a whole in just a bit. Check out my posts on the first five books in the series below.

Now…onward to United We Spy!

For those still with me, I guess you’ve figured out that I finally finished reading United We Spy, the last book in Ally Carter’s thrilling Gallagher Girls series.  This final installment was, perhaps, the most action-packed of the entire series, and the fascinating characters I’ve come to know are putting everything they ever learned at the Gallagher Academy to the test. Their ultimate mission? Save the world. No biggie, right?

Cammie Morgan is starting her last semester at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. She should be worrying about senior pictures, college admissions, and final exams…but those things don’t matter all that much when the fate of the entire world could be in your hands. Cammie and her friends are facing a plot to engage the world in an epic war…and it’s up to them to stop it.

Cammie, Bex, Liz, Macey, and Zach may have been training for years to be spies, but their training may not have prepared them for everything that’s about to unfold. They’ll have to brave the harshest of elements, breaking into a super-maximum security prison, and heavily-armed enemies to prevent all-out war. And when it’s revealed that the enemy’s plans were hatched from the mind of a Gallagher Girl–someone very close to Cammie–things become even more intense.

These Gallagher Girls (and Guy) can’t trust or depend on anyone but themselves right now…but will their own efforts be enough to save the world? Can they put everything they’ve learned at the Gallagher Academy to use before the enemy, the dreaded Circle of Cavan, succeeds in its mission to start World War Three? What secrets will be revealed in the process, and will everyone make it out of this battle alive?

Things are coming to a head at the Gallagher Academy, and everything is about to change. Will Cammie and company succeed in preventing war, and if they do…what then? What does the future hold for Cammie and her friends? One thing is certain–Cammie has to get out of this fight alive (and relatively well) before she can even think about her future…whatever it may be.


United We Spy is an action-packed read that kept me hooked from the first page. It built on everything from the previous books, and it showed just how much a group of strong young women is capable of accomplishing. (No, I’m not discounting the contributions of the guys in the series. I’m just saying that the series as a whole focuses on the ladies, their abilities, and their tremendous strength in adverse situations.) I hope this series will inspire more young women to be confident in their own abilities–whether it’s being a spy, a musician, a public speaker, a writer, whatever.

I thoroughly enjoyed the way things played out in this book, and I thought the conclusion–oddly reminiscent of the final battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–was particularly fitting. I hate to say goodbye to the characters I’ve come to know and love in these six books, but I take comfort in the fact that I can revisit them anytime I want.

If you’d like more information on this series and other books by Ally Carter, go to http://allycarter.com/. You may also enjoy the United We Spy book trailer below. It doesn’t give much of anything away, but it does provide just a glimpse into what it means to be a Gallagher Girl.

I hope you enjoy the Gallagher Girls series as much as I have. It’s been wild!

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