Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Book Review: Heist Society by Ally Carter

  Heist SocietyHeist Society by Ally Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected.
Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster's art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat’s father isn’t juston the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.
For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it’s a spectacularly impossible job? She’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family’s (very crooked) history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.


I picked this up at Target after following Ally on Twitter for the last month or so. Honestly, I didn't know much about the book before I bought it. I'm glad that I did though. It was a fun book to read.

Different than anything else I've read lately this book was a refreshing change of pace. After reading Heist Society I'm going to read Ally's other books very soon.

Kat is a thief, one of the best thanks to her dad. She has one heck of a reputation, but decides that she's done with all of it and enrolls in a prestigious boarding school. That is until Hale, an old friend, comes along.

Let me just say, I LOVE Hale. Kat was okay, not my favorite character in the book. Hale and Gabrielle, on the other hand, made of complete awesomeness. Hale is confident and lets Kat do what she wants, but he always makes sure she knows how he feels. Even if he only tells her through a look or physical reaction. He's not afraid to say what's on his mind.

Ally did a great job plotting and planning all the way through the book. I couldn't put the book down wanting to know how everything was going to end. I'm still trying to figure out who Visily Romani is. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good not very intense mystery. There are many great characters to fall in love with.


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