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Division spy Christy Hadden can't wait for her latest assignment posing as a student at a prestigious New York City academy and car thief extraordinaire.

The best part of the mission is her attractive handler, Jeremy, and her new team. The worst part? The sociopath masquerading as the academy's most popular guy.

But soon she realizes the car thieves are much more than they seem. Her simple spying mission becomes more dangerous than anyone imagined. If the organization discovers her true identity, they won't hesitate to kill her, and if she fails, others will suffer the same fate.

Young Adults, teens and adults will love this exciting suspenseful adventure with a dash of romance. You won't want to put it down.

About the Author:

Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a BA in education and is inspired by the unpredictable teenagers she teaches. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. Most of all, she loves to laugh. She is the bestselling and award winning author of the Watched trilogy, a YA suspense series with a dash of romance. She has since branched off to write a mystery, Gravediggers, that won Best YA novel of 2013, a contemporary romance, Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips, and two in a spy series, Adrenaline Rush and Hotwire.

"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."


I must admit, I didn't read this first book, Adrenaline Rush, before reading Hotwire. In fact, I still haven't read it- and now I really want. Hotwire is a very enjoyable young adult mystery/thriller novel with a spunky main character and unique side characters. It's also able to be read as a standalone novel so no worries about Adrenaline Rush!

This is a rather fun and light mystery that keeps you guessing throughout the story. I think my main problem with Hotwire was simply that it was too light for me. It doesn't mean that Hotwire was bad; it's mostly just a matter or preference. Hotwire isn't necessarily detailed in its descriptions of settings or characters, but it makes up for that in the plot. It's fast-paced and exciting to the end. 

The romance is not the main focus of the story but Christy's relationship and interactions with Jeremy is an important part of Hotwire. Since Jeremy is Christy's handler (they interact a lot because of this), their romance is "forbidden". The romance didn't really have that "forbidden" taste going on for me, and it seemed kind of silly to add that there. And I just didn't find Jeremy to be an attractive or likable character. Maybe it's because I didn't read the first book, but I just wasn't really able to understand the full scope of their relationship and who Jeremy was. 

Overall though, I really enjoyed Hotwire and I'll be adding Adrenaline Rush to my to-read list- it looks like it's going to be a fun read and it'll be nice to get more background on Christy. This book is definitely recommended for YA mystery lovers. 

Disclaimer: Thanks to Goodreads for the book cover, about the book, and author information.
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