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Perfect Scoundrels Hardcover – February 5, 2013
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I really love the crew in these books. Something that Carter always excels at is group dynamics and it's such a pleasure reading the group scenes, always! I love that Gabrielle and Kat have grown so close. Simon and the Bagshaws are some of my favorite side characters ever and of course one simply cannot not love W.W. Hale the fifth.
In Perfect Scoundrels we officially meet some of Kat's family who we haven't seen yet (about time, dare I say! also, this was incredibly hilarious—especially uncle Felix hah) and there are other key players in this story of high-stakes who I loved to meet and am hoping we will see in the future as well if that fourth book indeed happens. Also, we get more background for Marcus who is always such a joy to have following along with our group.
The villain in this story is in the league of villains in Gallagher Girls final books tbh. They are really freaking awful and it's definitely a darker story than the previous installments in the Heist Society stories. I liked all the twist and turns that came upon our crew and the villain; it certainly made for an exciting, high-stakes game of cat and mouse where the outcome may not always be exactly what you're expecting.
As for the problems, I still feel like we should/could know more about the Bagshaws, Simon and Gabrielle; also, the other families' aspect is very much under developed still.Read more ›
Things I loved about his book:
1. The closer look we got to see of Hale's family. It was fun to see how different Kat and Hale's families are and how it has shaped them. Kat's family is full of thieves, but they are all so close and she can trust every single one of them. Then there's Hale's family. They are less trustworthy than Kat's, less trustworthy than a family of thieves. Through these circumstances, we get to see Hale grow and develop even more than in the other books.
2. Kat and Hale's relationship. Since they are finally together, I was expecting a book full of their mushy relationship that had completely taken over their friendship. But it wasn't like that. They are still best friends and continued to act as such, with their romance just another layer to their relationship.
3. Natalie. Ally Carter could have thrown in Natalie as the third point of the love triangle like other YA novels, but Natalie is so much more than that. She's an actual character that has a point in the series outside of the romance. At least for now.
4. Basically Everything. The pacing, the plot, and the minor characters are all so well done, making this book as good, if not better, than the first two. I can only hope there will be many more books in this series.
OK, I admit it. This is my first five star review since December. But I had so much fun reading this book that I'm not able to give it a different rating. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter is the third book in the Heist Society series. I haven't read the first two, but I really wish I had, because even though I loved this book, the things I had even a slight problem with would have been solved with the development in the first two, I'm guessing. But you obviously don't need to read the first two to understand and enjoy the third one.
This installment reintroduces us to Kat and her love interest Hale. To me, they remind me so much of Veronica Mars and Logan. We start off with their first meeting, and then launch right into him acting distant after called home. His grandmother has died and now he's the owner of her empire, over his own father. Kat is called into the fray by Hale's manservant, who suspects the current will is not the real one. Will Kat be able to find out the truth and save her relationship with Hale at the same time?
Kat is a spunky heroine with the right mix of edge, intelligence and confidence. She also has an insecure side that comes out occasionally, but at the right times. Hale is intriguing, but I think I would have loved him even more had I known him before in the previous books. I absolutely love Kat's "family," and the book makes me think that for thieves they have a pretty high moral standard even though they steal stuff for a living. There are twists and turns that keep on coming all the way to the last page, and even though I guessed a couple of things, there was no way I was going to predict them all. I loved every moment of it, and I'm going to definitely pick up the first two.
Overall, Veronica Mars meets Ocean's Eleven. Great and unique premise, terrific characters, and a nonstop plot that will keep you guessing until the end.
The boyfriend thing is new for Kat, but when Hale abandons them in the middle of a con, she knows something horrible has happened. When she finds out his grandmother has died, she gets to see the true origins of W. W. Hale V, and it isn't pretty. When she goes to the funeral, she truly begins to understand that Hale is from a different class of people than Kat is, and she knows she could never fit in with this life of his. When the will is read, Hale's world is thrown into turmoil again as he learns his grandmother has left him the billion dollar company. Until Hale is of age to take over the company, the family lawyer will serve as executor, but something is wrong.
When Marcus, Hale's faithful servant, pulls Kat aside to talk to her, he explains his concerns that the will is a forgery. Hale's grandmother never trusted the lawyer, and she always said she would leave something to Marianne, Marcus's sister and Hale's grandmother's best friend. Knowing Kat's particular set of skills, Marcus asks Kat to investigate and find the real will. Now Kat, always a moral con artist (really! I swear!), feels like she must take this job, but how can she take the job that might prove her boyfriend doesn't deserve the inheritance he received?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This series is a fun read. It's like oceans 11 for teens. Smart and we'll written. I also appreciate that it's a clean read too.Published 1 month ago by dime
This book ups the ante! So much that I didn't see coming! Ally Carter never disappointsPublished 2 months ago by Kenna Nicole
I have enjoyed these books as a quick weekend read. Just when I think I have them figured out a fun twist happens,Published 3 months ago by Sarah Homan
I loved all the twists and turns. I love Hale's character. Uncle Eddie and the family was fun to get to know.Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
I love books about thieves this was a great book by one of my favorite authors.Published 10 months ago by Sabrina
Get this book. GET IT. IT IS WONDERFUL. I LOVE IT SO FREAKING MUCH. Oh my gosh it's so perfect.Published 12 months ago by tigergal17