Saturday, January 17, 2015

Model Spy: Code Red Lipstick

Title: Model Spy: Code Red Lipstick (Model Spy #1)
Author: Sarah Sky
Genre: YA
Rating: 4/5
Cover: 8/10

"Models, spies and lipstick gadgets... When Jessica's father, a former spy, vanishes mysteriously, Jessica takes matters into her own hands. 
She's not just a daddy's girl who's good at striking a pose; she's a trained spook who knows how to take on MI6 and beat them at their own game."


More on the younger side of YA, Code Red Lipstick was an enjoyable, quirky and funny ride the whole way through.
Jessica did show her age at times, but the mix of fashion with espionage worked weirdly well together, and made for a truly good ride. The reason why it's a 4/5 was that it felt like we were just skimming the top of the characters.
The villain was intriguing, if predictable, and the mole inside MI6 was pretty clear from almost the get-go. 
And despite the good plot and neatness of the story, I felt like there was so much more that could have been explored. Jessica's relationship with Becky and the PFB would have been a treat if they'd been more fleshed out.
Overall, a very enjoyable read. It's easy, it's fun and flows wonderfully. And who knows, maybe book #2 will give me all of that and more!

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