Friday, May 14, 2010

Heist Society (Quick Review)

By Ally Cater
Summary-When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her 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 her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster’s priceless art collection has been stolen and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled off 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 (very crooked) history — and with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

Rating-3 Stars

Review-Being such a big fan of her other novels, the Gallager Girl Series. I was very excited about this one. Heist Society was filled with adventure and suspense but it lacked emotion and you never get completely sucked into the story because of it. You know so much about Kat’s life but you never really know her and what she feeling through out the book.

With that aside it definitely was a fun read, since it was about a teenage girl planning robberies, flying around the world, living in mansions, and getting waited on by butlers. Which are all things that wouldn’t happen to an average teenager (cough like me cough) in real life. I’m hoping that now that all the characters are introduced and back-story has been told, the next book in this series will be much better.


1 comment:

  1. aw, that's too bad. i've read a ton of super positive reviews for this one, so i'll still try it. thanks for an honest review!


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