Thursday, September 29, 2011

Heist Society by Ally Carter

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.

And the winner for Most Underrated Awesome Book goes to...

Ok, someone please tell me why I never read this sooner!! I’ll admit, those Ocean 10/11/12/1368146284628462 movies? Not a fan. I figure this book constantly being dubbed as the teen version of it is why it had a hard time making its way up my TBR pile. 

But thankfully, we have summers!!
This past summer was not one of my best, and I felt pretty overwhelmed with all its releases, so instead of bothering to try and catch up with the latest, I made it a goal to read a few titles that have been out for a while and that I’ve neglected to read thanks to those pretty, shiny, selfish new releases.

Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series is unfortunately still on my TBR list, so since I wasn't familiar with her work, I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. Like I said, I'm not exactly a heist lovin' girl, but if a book manages to sorta kinda make me want to rent this, WELL THEN. I think that says something.

Basically, this book has it all: awesome, smart characters, great action, mystery, and enough depth to have me completely invested in the story. I don't think I even put it down once--I literally read it in one sitting. (Oh, and there's even a pretty sweet boy- can't forget that! It is me here.)

So if you're looking for a read that's fun but not fluffy, action-packed with an actual plot, and smart without it making you feel infinitely stupid, I highly recommend this one! I'm currently trying to delay reading Uncommon Criminals as long as I can as I am 110% positive the wait for book 3 will hurt me. YEP, IT'S THAT GOOD. Maybe I'll go get hooked on Gallagher Girls now...


  1. YAY!!!! I'm so glad you read this book. Its amazing is it not? You must read the sequel too. I liked it as much if not better then this one! And the Gallagher Girls books are JUST as awesome! :)

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