The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan – an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an Alpine convent and discovers that months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie’s summer vacation are the bruises on her badoy and dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home. Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must fact their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It’s a race against time. The circle is hot on their trail and will stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer. This is the fifth book in the Gallagher Girls series.
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
“Out of Sight, Out of Time” has all of the beloved characters from the rest of the series. Cammie struggles with her amnesia, but ends up finding out quite a few answers to some of the questions that have been popping up in previous books, as well as answers to questions that she didn’t know she was supposed to be asking.
Zach is now becoming a more central/main character in the books, especially over this one and the previous one in the series. I like that their budding relationships isn’t central to the story though, because clearly Cammie has a lot of problems and she doesn’t need to worry about boys on top of that, although I’ll be interested to see if Josh ever pops back up.
The one thing that trips me up about these books is the passage of time. The whole book takes place throughout a semester, but it feels like only a few weeks, a month and a half at most based on what actually happens in the book(s).
As with my review of the fourth book in the series, I know this one is short and isn’t really saying much. The events of the book are different, but the voice and writing style is the same, so without giving too much away about the plot, I don’t want to say too much! Although these reviews are posted right after each other, at the time I’m writing this, I’m about to start the final book (!!) So if you haven’t read the series already, go do that so we can discuss in the comments!