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These both feature strong women with a passion for flying, who want to do their part in WWII.
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sree loves both!
Ally Carter's two series are each filled with crafty disguises and fast chases.
vin gives the edge to thieves
I liked both, but I’m going with thieves. I’m a root for the underdog kind of person—somehow spies have it too easy. The thieves have to be more cunning. Plus, Heist Society just gelled. In her beginning acknowledgments, Carter tells us that the book is about family and the thieves’ family is one the reader wants to protect.
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Both creepy and suspensful mysteries with teen girls acting like teen girls based on Sara Shepard's book series.
vin goes with pretty little liars
I found myself addicted to Pretty Little Liars despite finding the characters a bit ridiculous half of the time. The reveal at the end of season two was all the right parts surprising, eerie and satisfying. On individual characters, The Lying Games wins me over. Plus Blair Redford (who plays Ethan Whitehorse) keeps me watching any day!