Secrets and Spies - You Don't Know My Name (Review)

When Swoon Reads said they were publishing books outside the swoon arena, I had no idea they would take the full leap into the thriller arena! You Don't Know My Name is the first in the Black Angels Chronicles, so titled because the secret government agency she works for is so named.

Reagan is born into the Black Angels, which is basically the only way to get into the club. As you can imagine, this causes some conflict as she's not sure this is the life she wants. Talk about pressure! Then there's this whole danger aspect about being an unsanctioned secret spy. It's kind of a lot to deal with as a teen; Reagan's panic and trauma is explored, which is refreshing. There's an illusion of a romance, which I hope is developed in the next book. I need this ship to sail!

The writing is strong, though the pacing for the first 40% of the book is slower than I would have liked. I prefer to be dropped into the middle of the action. From the mid point through the end, it's action packed and the ending will leave you gasping and clutching your chest, screaming NEXT BOOK PLEASE!


You Don't Know My Name
by Kristen Orlando
Published: January 10th 2017
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Source: Publisher

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!


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