In this second novel of the Also Known As series focused on the average family out the outside, super spies on the inside, we find 16-year-old Maggie in a good place. She still loves living in New York, her best friend Roux, and her boyfriend Jesse. She has great parents (spies) and a friend-uncle (also a spy) and her skills at opening safes are amazingly honed.
……. and of course that can’t last…….
Soon her parents are facing false accusations of stealing and Maggie must face her next challenge without them. Don’t worry for our girl though, she’s a quick thinker and has a new team to help her. This tale takes us to Paris, a new twist with the Collective, and also the typical high school challenges that Maggie, Roux, and Jesse face – as well as the secret world that awaits our favorite spy family. Maggie is a little more experienced than the first novel and faces more grown up issues once she is on her own. However, she is still a character with heart who puts the protection of her friends and family above her own.
It’s a safe series that keeps the reader’s attention. Roux is, thankfully, a voice of realism and sarcasm and even she finds some happiness and acceptance in this sequel. The intrigue continues not only throughout this book, but enough that I will continue with the series (as soon as there is word on Book #3, which there isn’t as of today). It’s funny, smart, loyal, and adds adventure and mystery.