July 06, 2011

Heist Society by Ally Carter


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 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 (very crooked) history—and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

Epic Wins:

  • The concept that the family business is being a thief.
  • It had that spy-ish feel to it, like making epic plans to break-ins and such.
  • Kat was very kick butt. She was raised a thief. She doesn’t really want to be one but she ends up back in the business but this time with different motives.
  • Kat’s society. Each character brought a fun element to the group. Simon- The computer/techy guy. Gabrielle- The inside woman.  –The newcomer.  The Bagshaw twins–The Blower-upers. Hale- The resource/money man,  and cutie.  Kat- The planner.
  • The settings. They were all over the map. Oneday in New Yar, the next in Paris and the next in Italy or London.
  • The way Kat wraps you into her story, such a compelling character, one who only wants to go good.
  • The things you don.t see coming, in essins the twists of the plot.
  • Hale. He was amazingly loyal and willing to do anything for Kat.
  • I am going to sound insane here, but I forgot this guys name and he was one of my favorites. The guy she is reminded of  when she drinks the hot coco with melted snow in it. (Urg! I wish I could remember the name.) Anyway he was really interesting character.  I REALLY liked this man but for the life of me I can’t recall his name.  :(

Epic Fails:
  • Aurtoro - He was some kind of evil. You could feel it, down to the bone. He may have put on a coy demenor but really he was no good. Slimy. 

A bright story with a steadfast main character who has the world at her fingertips. I can’t wait to see what is cooked up next for Kat. 

just sayin,

1 comment:

  1. I've read other reviews that made me think I wouldn't like this book. Now I may have to check it out. Thanks, Kare!


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