Monday, September 13, 2010

Review: Heist Society by Ally Carter

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled 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 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 history-or at least her family's (very crooked) history.


If you want a fun book to read and a book you do not have to put a lot of thought into, Heist Society is the perfect book for you! It is an exciting, fast-paced story revolving around Katarina 'Kat' Bishop. Kat has been a thief since she can remember, but she recently got out of the family business by conning her way into one of the best schools in the world. Unfortunately for her plans of getting a great education, her friend Hale decides she needs to get back into the family business to help clear her dad's name.

This book was so much fun! It had an Ocean's Eleven vibe but with teenagers. I really liked how Kat, even though she is a girl, is one of the best thieves out there. As you can see throughout the book, she is definitely talented. Sure, the plot was ridiculous and unrealistic, but it was exciting to read about. Besides Kat, my favorite character is Hale because he has some brains in that head of his. Plus, he is handsome and rich! What is there not to like about that?

Heist Society is a fast read with an exciting plot. If you want something fun to read, this is it!

Rating: 3.5/5

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