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.
From the author that brought the world, The Gallagher Girls, comes Heist Society, a young adult Ocean’s Eleven.
This book was a fun read. While I never felt very invested in Kat’s story, I sure did enjoy the plot. Quick moving and amusing at times, Heist Society is a book I wanted more of.
As Kat pieces together her “team”, I found all of the characters to be very unique, if not well utilized. The book as a whole felt a little superficial, never really diving deeply into Kat’s world. Except where Kat and Hale occupied the same room. I was never quite sure how Kat felt about Hale, but I really hope that if this is a series, that will be further explored.
So here’s hoping this is Ally Carter’s next series.