More YA Spy Thrillers, Please: Kait Reviews You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

Posted November 24, 2016 by Kait in Reviews, Thriller, YA / 0 Comments

More YA Spy Thrillers, Please: Kait Reviews You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen OrlandoYou Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
Series: Black Angel Chronicles #1
Published by MacMillan, Swoon Reads on January 10, 2017
Genres: YA, Thriller
Pages: 320
Format: Kindle, eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Reading Challenges: 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Fighter, Faker, Student, Spy.

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan.
Now Reagan has to decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she's always wanted? And does she even have a choice at all?
Find out if you are ready to join the Black Angels in the captivating and emotional page-turner, You Don't Know My Name, from debut novelist Kristen Orlando!

Rating: 4.5 Stars


The Good

OH MY GOODNESS I ALMOST FORGOT HOW MUCH I LOVE TEEN SPY BOOKS! I love them so so much. I want more of them right now. This book was great because while it definitely reminded me of Ally Carter books (#cammiemorganforever), it also stood on its own and was its own great story. The characters were great, the action was great, I didn’t even mind the romance that much. Just lots of good stuff.

The Bad

THERE ISN’T EVEN A RELEASE YEAR FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!! I have to wait forever to find out what happens. 🙁


I was about three pages into looking at Buffy GIFs when I realized just how much this book reminded me of Buffy. It’s awesome and I love it.


So fun fact: I actually remember voting on the cover for this book on Swoon Reads. I don’t think they chose the exact cover that I voted for, but I do remember that the one I liked had a girl wearing sunglasses, so that’s something close. I like this cover because it really amplifies the whole mystery aspect of the book. 8/10.


For more awesome teen girl spy angst, go read the Gallagher Girls books by Ally Carter. Like right now. You won’t regret it, I promise.

This is less a read alike than a watch alike, but also go watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Reagan reminded me a lot of Buffy.


What do you do when you read an AWESOME book by an author that doesn’t anything else published? Usually I’d indulge myself in more of the author’s work, but this is her debut novel? Tips please?


Well Wishes & Candy Fishes,

Kait 🙂

Rating Report
Overall: four-half-stars

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