Heist Society

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.

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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.

 

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