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Heist Society Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 9, 2010
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I don't know that there are other books out there that feature teens more worldly and self-possessed than 15-year-old Katarina Bishop and the young crew she establishes. Kat, a larcenous prodigy, comes from a family of elite professional thieves, except that three months ago she abandoned that life of crime, her final con (or so she thought) that of enrolling herself into the prestigious Colgan boarding school. But - as they say - just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in...
Kat is lured back to the family business when her master thief of a dad becomes the primary suspect for the audacious theft of a private collection of paintings. Or Kat's family thinks so, as well as several Interpol agents. Kat's father denies having done the caper, but what really galvanizes Kat into action is that the seriously sinister hombre Arturo Taccone also believes her father to be the culprit. Taccone gives Kat a two week deadline to recover the paintings or dot dot dot... Two meager weeks for Kat not only to learn where the vanished paintings have gotten to but also to gather her own thieving crew to break in and steal them. There's no question that this is by far her most ambitious heist, and this with three months of rust on her.Read more ›
I loved the cast of characters in this book. They were all just so much fun! And where Cammie Morgan can sometimes get annoying and repetitive Kat does not. She is smart and feisty and she tries to leave the life she's always known to be a normal teen. But normal isn't what its cracked up to be and its hard to turn your back when your family needs your help. So she's pulled back into the life of cons and we are taken along for the ride across the US and Europe. Heist Society was a well told story, it was fast paced and filled with enough witty lines that had me laughing aloud as I read the book. I couldn't put this one down and I hated for it to end. There wasn't anything that I can say that I disliked in this book it just seemed to have it all. Adventure, strong characters, strong plot, romance, etc etc etc. I can't wait for Carter to come out with a sequel for this book. If you decide to only read one series of Ally Carter, then choose this one....its worth the trip.
As originally posted on my blog Ticket to Anywhere
a. as much as short skirts =/= anything bad and YAY for girls wearing them if they want to and not wearing them if they don't want to, but it bothered me that Gabrielle is 16 and when [she wore a super short skirt and high heels into that museum] it's described as all the men stopped doing and thinking what they were doing and thinking, and were mesmerized by her; I meaaaan ok that's cool I don't mind it, but she's 16! She's just a kid and it made me really, really uncomfortable that grown up men would ogle her like that yikes.
b. I simply wish that we got to know the crew a lot more in depth, because they're all so great and I'm already in love with them, but more physical description, personality traits, background etc would have been nice. Things such as where did the crew know Simon from? How did the brothers end up at Uncle Eddie's? Where is Gabrielle's dad? etc but since there are two more books (and possibly more?) this may occur later, so fingers crossed!
I figured out one of the twists but other than that this book was entertaining and SUPER DUPER SHIPPY!!!!! Let me tell you: I. HAD. FEELS. (all over the place)
First more than 3 stars of the year! /fist pump/ Can't wait to see what happens next and the preview at the end of the book promises more awesome mysterious things in continuation for the previous book. I'm excited to learn more!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was the first book I've read by this author in this genre. I liked the characters and enjoyed the story. I always like movies written like this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lorraine
My daughter (13 years old) loves this novel. I struggle to find books that keep her interested, but after the first one she asked for the whole series.Published 1 month ago by Family First
If you enjoy a good heist then this series is for you! Well written & so smart! There are amazing friendships and family dynamics. Ally keeps you guessing until the very end!Published 1 month ago by Kenna Nicole
It was a good book. Some parts are a bit confusing but otherwise it was good. Her relationship with Hale, I really don't get.Published 1 month ago by A. Grandon
First I want to say this is a pretty fun and enjoyable read. Of the light and fluffy variety. But I had a big issue with it that continuously spoiled my ability to enjoy this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Responsibly Unashamed Lessa
I loved this book way more than I thought I would. I picked it up thinking it might be fun, and boy was I not disappointed. I devoured it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B.
Such an entertaining book! Heist Society is a fun, quick read, that has you wishing you could be a 15 year old con artist. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kristy