You Don't Know My Name
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Fighter, faker, student, spy: heart-pounding action and spine-tingling suspense intertwine in an electrifying debut for fans of emotional thrillers with just the right dash of high school drama.
Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan.
Now Reagan must decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she's always wanted? And does she even have a choice?
Find out if you are ready to join the Black Angels in debut author Kristen Orlando’s You Don't Know My Name, the captivating and emotional first book in the Black Angel Chronicles, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads.
Praise for You Don't Know My Name:
"This is my ideal sort of book, full of tension, action, romance, family issues, and a girl struggling to figure out her identity. Kristen Orlando has created a kickass character—literally!—I was won over instantly. I can't wait for the sequel!" —Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times Best Selling author of The Pretty Little Liars series
"Debut author Orlando strikes a fast-paced, flirty, and mostly believable balance between timely teenage conflicts (crippling anxiety, fruitless study sessions, humiliating house parties) and pure peril. This one’s a page-turner, and the unexpectedly catastrophic conclusion—and lingering promise of sweet revenge—suggests Orlando, much like Reagan, is just getting started." —Booklist
"At its core, it is an action-packed novel about searching for oneself in the midst of heavy expectations. The violence is plot-advancing rather than gratuitous, while the main character is a strategizing, brave teen who is attempting to find her way both in the moment and into her own future. A solid addition to high school collections, especially those with patrons who love stories of spy craft and secret identities, with a splash of romance" —School Library Journal
"This action-packed suspense novel is the first in a new series that features a kick-ass female protagonist whose training regimen and smoldering love interest rival that of Divergent’s Tris Prior."— Bookpage
"If you are a fan of Ally Carter's Gallager Girls or Heist Society, You Don't Know My Name needs to be on your radar. The protagonist is a strong, likable character and the romance that develops is sweet. Then there is the heart-stopping action and the suspenseful and explosive ending." —Romantic Times Book Review
intense rollercoaster ride
You Don’t Know My Name is a thrilling and intense rollercoaster ride. I highly enjoyed this novel and feel it’s an excellent start to a new YA series.
Reagan has moved around multiple times, taking different last names and leaving everything that she cares about behind. It has been drilled into her that she was chosen, to be a Black Angel. But she is fighting with what she really wants. She wants to be the chosen one for her parents but there’s something inside her that wants a half way normal life.
There’s plenty of action and suspense through out this story. Orlando is an excellent writer and this being her debut novel. I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve. If you’re wondering why I did give it a four. I didn’t fully connect with Reagan, on an emotional level.
Overall, I give this story Four Boundless Stars. I can’t wait to see what else happens in this series.