A CIA prodigy’s cover is blown when he accidentally becomes an internet sensation in #Prettyboy Must Die, inspired by the #Alexfromtarget story.
When Peter Smith’s classmate snaps a picture of him during a late night run at the track, Peter thinks he might be in trouble. When she posts that photo–along with the caption, “See the Pretty Boy Run,”–Peter knows he’s in trouble. But when hostiles drop through the ceiling of his 6th period Chem Class, Peter’s pretty sure his trouble just became a national emergency.
Because he’s not really Peter Smith. He’s Jake Morrow, former foster-kid turned CIA operative. After a massive screw-up on his first mission, he’s on a pity assignment, a dozen hit lists and now, social media, apparently. As #Prettyboy, of all freaking things.
His cover’s blown, his school’s under siege, and if he screws up now, #Prettyboy will become #Deadboy faster than you can say, ‘fifteen minutes of fame.’ Trapped in a high school with rabid killers and rabid fans, he’ll need all his training and then some to save his job, his school and, oh yeah, his life.
Pretty Boy Must Die by Kimberly Reid is an entertaining spy novel. However, it felt like it was just too easy going. The volume of high risks, did not leave me feeling scared. The danger was something an ordinary hacker could do instead of a teenage boy hacker who happened to be a spy. Also, he went against his boss a lot. If she wanted him out of an operation, why wasn’t there more of an effort? It just was not realistic. I could not connect this story to being about spies. These so-called spies were novices who were lucky. The teenage boy spy thing did peak my interests which is why I wanted to read this book. All in all, this novel failed my expectations of a teenage spy world.