Thursday, January 19, 2012

Heist Society by Ally Carter

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip 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 Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on 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 history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

Summary taken from Goodreads

I really enjoyed Carter's first book in this series. While her Gallagher Girls series is really fun, Heist Society had a little bit more serious attitude to it. But not too serious. Just a little more... grown up.

Kat was a very interesting main character. She was torn between family obligation and wanting a life of her own, something I'm sure everyone has struggled with. But as soon as she knew her father was in danger and need her help, she dropped everything without a second thought. That more than anything made me like her.

Kat's relationship with Hale me nuts! I just wanted them to hook up so badly! It's clear that there's something between them, but for whatever reason them wouldn't act on it. Grr...

I loved reading about a teenage thief, knowing no other life than that. I loved learning about her family history and I can't wait to read Uncommon Criminals.


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