Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie


Disclaimer: If the CIA tracks me down for comparing these covers, please let them know that it was for the greater good. As in we need to drool over the nonexistent Josh in the covers. Still…

The first book in the Gallagher Girls series, I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You is the story of Cammie Morgan. She attends a school for aspiring female spies. As in she knows over five languages and can kill a man with a pen. As in she has all the skills the klutzy me has always wanted. As in the cover for this book is also super cool.

About I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You:

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it’s really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real “pavement artist”-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she’s on her most dangerous mission-falling in love. (Goodreads)


United States

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You cover

Preppy, cool uniform? Check. Awesome pose? Check. Gorgeous eyes? Well… This cover is still pretty cool anyways. Especially the font.

United Kingdom

Ominous…. I love the symmetry of this cover. This cover is actually cooler than the American cover, which for me is saying a lot. Once again, Cammie is faceless, but the outfit is just so cool that I don’t care.


While I’m personally not a fan of the coloring, there’s nothing glaringly terrible with the cover. I wouldn’t pick it up in a story because of the cover, but I wouldn’t be turned off by the book because of it either.


So, so cute! I love how Macey, Bex, Liz, and Cammie are all on the cover. This Japanese cover really gets to the essence of the novel, teamwork and friendship. And they all look gorgeous! Plus you can see their faces! Definitely one of my favorites. (Especially the chameleon!)


I probably would’ve gotten kicked out with an outfit like that… or a gun like that… but still, not a bad cover.

So, which one of these covers is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!