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Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Ally Carter
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Book Description

Blockbuster author Ally Carter's second volume in the New York Times bestselling series about sassy teen thieves


Editorial Reviews

Review

A quick-witted and daring book rammed with suspense. -- Kiss 20120901 Refreshingly different. -- Bliss 20120901

About the Author

Ally Carter (www.allycarter.com) is the New York Times bestselling author of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls series, including I'd Tell You I'd Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You; Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy; Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover; and Only the Good Spy Young. She lives in Oklahoma, where she's busy masterminding her next big heist.

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  • File Size: 2247 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Hyperion (June 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00514KXIY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,723 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncommonly Good. June 21, 2011
By Kale
Format:Hardcover
Among the vast sea of dystopian universes and paranormal creatures currently inhabiting a majority of shelves in the YA section of bookstores, Ally Carter's tales of teenage spies and thieves adds a refreshing twist to being extraordinary. Carter's characters aren't superhuman or special in any other way then in their ability to learn and become exceptional at whatever they put their minds to being. Part of why I read fiction is to get lost in another world, but sometimes the best fantasies are the ones not too far removed from reality.

Katarina's struggles are always an interesting study in contradiction.

I mean really, how does one rebel when they come from a long line of thieves? Kitty Kat may be back, but she's having a go at it alone. It seems her stint at the Colgan School was just the first of her dissent from the family. She's trying to define herself and create her own path in the world she grew up in. But in adhering to her new moral code, distancing herself, and alienating her crew, Kat's forgotten the most important rule: Family First.

Of course, being fifteen and an old pro in the family business can give a girl the illusion of knowing everything, but some lessons you can only learn with time and experience. Katarina Bishop is taking her talent and applying it for good instead of greed. Morally Kat knows stealing is bad, but it's what she's good at. Toting the line between right and wrong, she's trying to use her skills to help return priceless items that were taken from their owners long ago. But someone is about to use Kat's altruistic endeavors against her and con the con artist.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Series! June 21, 2011
Format:Hardcover
I absolutely love this series. There's something about Ally's writing that completely hooks me and captures my attention from the moment I sit down to read her books. I get so caught up in the world travels, the excitement of the plot and of course the chemistry between Kat and Hale is AWESOME! I love the way Ally creates the right about amount of tension, and desire between the two of them. There's the little moments between them, and the scenes were the two of them are so close to each other makes me want to shove the two of them together and tell them to kiss already. I true adore these two characters and the history they have together.

Mixed in with the fabulous character chemistry is the enticing plot. The cons are greater and have much higher stakes in this fabulous, must have sequel to The Heist Society. I felt like I got to understand Kat more and her motivates for the things she does. I sympathized with her and I of course love the team that supports her with Hale, Gabrielle and the rest of her family, and I can't forget Nick. Like Hale, I still have my reservations about him, but there's a moment with Kat on the yacht when he says something to to her that made me like him even more. Even with Nick back for part of the story, I'm team Hale all the way.

I love both the story's plot and settings. The plot itself is full of some great twists, and this time it involves a little old well kept family secret. One of the things that I find fascinating with the story and the series, is the way in which Ally ties together classic art and it's history. She vividly describes the places Kat, Hale and team venture to around the world to find these pieces.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even Better Than Heist Society! July 5, 2011
By sarah
Format:Hardcover
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter is exactly what we always hope sequels will be - even better than the original. While I enjoyed the series opener, Heist Society, I feel like Carter really stepped up her game with this followup effort.

The biggest change is that Carter spends a lot more time investigating and fleshing out the characters in Uncommon Criminals. Kat and Hale in particular are both marvelously fleshed out - we get a better handle on who they are and what their motivations and feeling are. Which of course, makes it easier to relate to them. I felt like Heist Society was missing that emotional connection to the characters and Carter remedies the situation in Uncommon Criminals.

The basics of the plot remain true to form; we follow around a group of (basically) unchaperoned teenagers as they glamorously make a living as high class thieves. That being said, the story is different enough that it keeps you guessing until the last page. There are certainly plenty of plot twists and a-ha moments to be had.

The writing style is also similar and so is the tone of the book. It's sleek, fast paced and incredibly polished. It's almost like a shine has been added on top of everything; making it irresistibly glossy. I hope that makes sense to you - honestly, it does in my head.

Carter does a fabulous job with all of the characters. She creates a dynamic cast in which each character makes an impression. Well, with the exception of the brothers Hamish and Angus, they kind of blend into one character.

Uncommon Criminals is a decidedly adventurous and exciting book that will leave readers with a smile on their faces. There is nothing particularly ground breaking about this sting operation story, but it is plenty of fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars hope theres a fourth book soon
great book really enjoyed first two i hope she writes moreKat and Hale books soon! i read the whole gallager girl series too i love ally carters writing!
Published 7 days ago by Donald Vaughn
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Loved all the emotion between the characters and details. Can't wait for the neck book! I loved the ending plan it was Amazing though I didn't think Kat would use Interpol.
Published 2 months ago by Sophia Tejeda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book series.
Published 3 months ago by Marjorie Hartwig
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncommonly well written teenagers
When Katarina Bishop is asked to steal the world’s most famous gem — the Cleopatra Emerald — for a good cause she jumps at the chance to do it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Isa @ Words in a Teacup Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a great series!
If you are looking for a new series that isn't like the hunger games or divergent this is great! Better for girls... But guys could read it too.
Published 5 months ago by kmueller1220
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the previous
Though the plot had some interesting twists there's much more of the elements of teen novels that I can't stand. However the story is decent if not very believable. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ethen1964
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I love Ally Caters books! I just can't wait until she makes this into a movie, curious to see who'd play Katarina & Hale! Lol
Published 5 months ago by Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
Loved this book it was so amazing I wish or hooe there is a movie for this book. And I wish this series had more books.
Published 5 months ago by Lexis Frederick
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and entertaining!
Ally Carter always has a good story for me. In this book, Uncommon criminals, we meet a new enemy and she is not your common thief. Read more
Published 5 months ago by 2kasmom
4.0 out of 5 stars Great second installment
4 out of 5 stars.

Katarina Bishop, along with her uncommon crew, has pulled off one of the biggest heists in history: successfully robbing the Henley. Read more
Published 6 months ago by jane's_bookshelf
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More About the Author

Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers. She is the New York Times Best-selling author of Heist Society, Uncommon Criminals, and the popular Gallagher Girls series, including I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, Only the Good Spy Young, and Out of Sight, Out of Time.

The third book in her popular Heist Society series, Perfect Scoundrels, will be in stores February 5, 2013 and is available for pre-order now!

She lives in the Midwest where her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever. She'd tell you more, but...well...you know...


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