Book of the Week: Heist Society by Ally Carter


Title: Heist Society

Author: Ally Carter

Stars: 5 out of 5

Genre: action

Blurb: 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 travelled 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.

Favourite Quotes: “Kat!” Gabrielle hissed. “You’re going to get caught."The smile Kat flashed over her shoulder was almost wicked. “I know.”

“Kat had been picking things up since her third birthday, when Hamish and Angus's father took them all to the circus because he needed to "borrow" an elephant.”

“It's every little girl's dream," she said. "Interpol surveillance. And kittens.”

Thoughts: I love books about criminals and Heist Society is no exception. I don't know why, but it always seems that villains are much more intelligent than heroes.

The plot of this book is amazing. It's really complex, full of unexpected twists and awesome plans. It's really hard to keep up with the characters' thinking.

I also like the characters. They're all really unique and well formed. They feel like real people.

I can't wait to go and reread this book now!

Have you read Heist Society? What did you think? Do you like books about criminals?

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