Unfortunately for Jessica this doesn’t last long. My favourite thing about this book was that she didn’t have a lot going for her this time: no Nathan to fall back on, her gadgets mostly confiscated, and limited access to technology. I loved the idea of the cyber attack and being unable to access Oyster cards and money and having to avoid security cameras and such. It really highlighted how much we depend on digital technology, and how stuck we are when that’s suddenly taken away from us.
The mystery was even better this time: I feel like each book is getting more intriguing, which is brilliant. The technology aspect felt very relevant for today’s world, and the way the odds were so stacked against Jessica made it hard to see a way out.
Once again, I wasn’t really a fan of the Jamie parts: he just doesn’t interest me very much, and as such I didn’t feel much sympathy when they hit difficulties. I feel this romance might be better off for the teen audiences, which is obviously great as that’s who the books are aimed at (instead of old/jaded people like me!).
I was, however, a big fan of new guy Zak, and the way he and Jessica interacted with each other was brilliant. You can really see the tension spark there, and I’ll be interested to see him in future books (fingers crossed!). Similarly, I’d love to see Kat make another appearance soon as I did miss her in this book. She’s a great kind of frenemy for Jessica and I’m really interested to see where her character will go.
This is another awesome installment in the Model Spy series. It’s great to see a UKYA spy book with a female lead, and I look forward to joining Jessica on her next mission.
Ahaha I love this book, you should totally read it!