From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Just as the Bourne franchise gets better with each movie, so does this action/spy-thriller series. Things seem to be looking up for 18-year-old Perry Stormaire. He has been accepted to Columbia, and his new girlfriend works in the music industry and has convinced her boss to send Perry and his band on a European music tour. The only downside is that his family insists on tagging along. During the band's first stop in Italy, Perry is nearly killed. The beautiful assassin, Gobi, arrives just in time to save him, but not without dragging Perry on a dangerous adventure that spans several European cities. Gobi's new mission is to kill several targets. This time, she's not out for revenge, but rather working on behalf of someone else, and she's not doing it for the money, either. Gunshots, explosions, and bloody fights rev up the action, but it's Gobi's motivations that move the story. Perry may be the narrator, but her conflicted and painful past makes her a complex and sympathetic character. This sequel to Au Revoir Crazy European Chick (Houghton Harcourt, 2011) will feel somewhat familiar. Just like in Manhattan, Perry is unwilling to accompany Gobi as she tracks down her targets. When the lives of his family members are at stake, he has to put his faith in the hands of a dangerous woman. Except this time, his feelings for her are deeper and more complicated. A thrilling sequel that won't disappoint fans.-Kimberly Garnick Giarratano, Rockaway Township Public Library, NJα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Several months after Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick (2011), Gobi, the foreign-exchange student and trained killer who led Perry on a whirlwind prom night, is out of Perry’slife—but certainly not off his mind. Perry and his band, Inchworm, get the chance of a lifetime with a European tour, but he doesn’t even make it to the Venice hotel before thugs, guns, a dead priest, and, yes, Gobi derail his rock-star dreams and force Perry to trust his instincts. Once again, Schreiber’s revealing of secrets adds depth and darkness to an otherwise action-movie plot. The cinematic qualities will quickly draw in readers, whether or not they’ve read the first book. Grades 8-10. --Heather Booth