Title: Also Known As (Also Known As #1)
Author: Robin Benway
Published: Feburuary 26th, 2013
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughcrime-solving ter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations.
Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case . . . all while trying not to blow her cover
Also Known As was the perfect book for me to pick up and I definitely needed it. I had just finished Allegiant and I needed something that was light and fun and this book was definitely exactly that! I know that Ally Carter is someone who also writes about spies but, I read Heist Society and I didn’t love it so I was definitely interested in Also Known As and I had heard some good things about her writing.
Maggie has grown up different from any other children in the world, she is the daughter of international spies and she has been all around the world with them and instead of getting new toys for her birthday, she was given lock picks and has become one of the best safe crackers in the world. Now that she is 16 she gets her first solo assignment, infiltrate a high school befriend a specific boy and get into his father’s safe to keep the spies in her agencies names from being leaked to the public, sounds easy right? well it isn’t as easy as Maggie expects and it made for an adorable story.
I loved Maggie, she had never been to high school like a normal girl, but she wasn’t afraid to jump right in, I know how scary high school was for me and I was just a normal girl. She was funny and I loved getting to know her throughout the book. Her mission wasn’t as easy as she thought it would be and she definitely gained more from it than she ever expected that she would. The secondary characters were just as great as Maggie, I loved each one and I really enjoyed reading such a light and fun book.
Overall, if you are looking for something fun then you should definitely check out Also Known As it was a great book for an easy read and I really enjoyed reading it and I can’t wait to read the sequel which I got approved for on netgalley.