Friday, May 21, 2010

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 17/20
Originality: 19/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 18/20
Overall: 90/100 or A
Source: Publisher
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to The Lourve, in order to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria... to steal the crown jewel. When she turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own. She scammed her way into one of the best boarding schools in the country. She wants to leave her family business behind, but the life doesn't want to leave her behind. Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator Hale has appeared out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she wanted to escape. He may have a good reason, though. A powerful mobster has had his priceless art collection stolen and wants it to be retrieved. Only a master thief could have pulled this job and Kat's father is the list. Kat's dad needs her help and her only solution is to track down the paintings and steal them back. She has 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.
Kat is such a great character. She was spunky and nice. I really liked her. Hale was also awesome. He was so caring of Kat. I also loved Kat and Hale's relationship. It had the same push and pull that are in Ally Carter's other books. It was like an old couple, which was cute between great friends. I hope that they create a real romance in later books. Gabrielle, Angus, Hamish, and Simon were also memorable character that added some humor to the book. The bad guys were easy to dislike.
The plot of Heist Society was amazing. It was so well plotted out and original. I found myself engaged with the travel that all of the characters did and the extensive actions scene in the book. The plot had so many twist and turns that I honestly didn't know what was happening next. I really like how the third person was portrayed, but you still felt their emotions and the motives for their actions. Carter is such a great writer. She draws you into a magical world of thieves with their own laws. If you are searching for a book, with amazing characters and plot, Heist Society is the book for you.


  1. I bought this book for a friend. She loved it as well. I can't wait to read it either! :)

  2. This book made the YALSA Top Ten Teen books nomination list this year so I'll be catching it over the summer with some of the teens at my library. Can't wait to read it.


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