Happy Book Release Day to Robin Benway for Also Known As!
I reviewed this book a few weeks ago, and thought it was an absolute joy from the setting (New York City!) to the supporting characters (hilarious) and a sweet romance (yet kind of forbidden).
Maggie is a world-renowned safe cracker in a family of spies, part of a bigger group called The Collective. When their true identities are threatened to be compromised, Maggie must venture into high school for the first time and get the dirt on her classmate’s father, who is thought to be the culprit. Of course, Jesse Oliver is super cute and super nice to Maggie so not only does she have no idea how a normal 16-year old should act but she’s falling for the enemy! As you can see, there’s a lot of fun stuff going on in here.
It’s been awhile since Magan and I featured a themed gift pack… we started doing this around the holidays because we a) love shopping b) loved theme gifts c) liked thinking up gifts we would like to receive ourselves. I had so much fun with it that I was hoping to be inspired by a book this year to jump start the series again, and here I am!
Let’s go shopping!
( 1 ) Key to my heart necklace from Fossil: Maggie is a pro at cracking locks, and while this one won’t leave her with much of a challege… it’s the perfect tribute to one of her top skills.
( 2 ) Starbucks card: This character is a huge caffeine addict + I love it! She’s constantly jonesing for nice cup of coffee, especially in the morning. This is just like me… and many of you I’m sure.
( 3) Another aspect I loved about AKA is how Maggie would poke fun of how spies are seen in pop culture. Tip: generally they stay out of the limelight so it someone looks like a spy… they probably aren’t. But just for fun here’s a cute fedora and oversized pair of sunglasses to pull off the look.
( 4 ) Anne Taintor journal: No joke… I’ve had this particular notepad for about 5 years now and the cover always cracks me up. Though Maggie is totally innocent, it seems like something she would say in jest: “She had not yet decided whether to use her power for good… or for evil.” (Plus family friend, Angelo, is always leaving Maggie little notes and drawings on paper.)
( 5 ) Also Known As: Can’t get any better than a copy of this book! It truly is a ton of fun with a solid amount of heart!
Be sure to stop by your local bookstore to seek out Robin’s book today! And if you haven’t already, check out my review!