Thu, April 4, 2013

Also Known As by Robin Benway Review

Also Known As book cover

Also Known As book cover

Also Known As
By Robin Benway
Publication date: Feb. 26, 2013
Bloomsbury Juvenile US, 320 pages
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving 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.

— Goodreads.com description

Trapped in an airport during a four-hour (!!!) flight delay, I was thrilled to remember I had Also Known As by Robin Benway awaiting me on my Kindle. And it was the perfect book to help the time pass quickly — fast-paced and fun. Needless to say, I finished it all in one sitting.

If, like me, you grew up longing to be Trixie Belden or Harriet the Spy, you’ll love this book. Fans of Heist Society particularly will want to check it out.

Passing my time with Robin Benway’s Maggie Silver in Also Known As was an absolute treat and, in my case, a sanity-saver. If you’re not familiar with Robin Benway, also be sure to check out Audrey, Wait!, a book I called “non-stop entertaining” and “soooo me!” Love it.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Bookworm1858 said:

    Groan about that flight delay but at least you had the perfect entertainment in Also Known As-I really enjoyed this cute story!

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  2. Candice @ The Grown-Up YA said:

    This is the second review of Also Known As that I’ve read today that makes me want to read it ASAP! I love books like these and really need to get my hands on it!

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  3. Quinn @ Quinn’s Book Nook said:

    I loved this book! Definitely a good one to read stuck in an airport.

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  4. Emily Pasch said:

    I started reading this one and was TOTALLY loving it, when it expired from Netgalley. Now I have to go find it in the library! Haha, but I love your short- right to the point- reviews!

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  5. Magan said:

    For sure cannot wait to read this one. I’m new to Heist Society, but if you’re saying I’ll like this if I like that AND I loved Audrey, Wait! then I’m positive it’ll be a match made in heaven. 🙂

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  6. Alexa Y. said:

    This book is so darn adorable! I also found it hilarious – I couldn’t stop cracking up while I read it. It was definitely a lot of fun to read, and it makes me anticipate reading Audrey, Wait!

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  7. My Full Bookshelf said:

    I want this book so badly! It sounds so awesome, I just can’t take it!

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  8. Sarah said:

    Thanks to you I read it and I *just* finished it and I really liked it! *deleted my own comment to keep this from being spoilery!*

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