Monday, November 26, 2012

Review: Heist Society (Heist Society #1) By: Ally Carter

Title: Heist Society
Author: Ally Carter
Published: February 9th, 2010
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary:

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

My Thoughts:

This one is one of those books that if you are looking for a fun adventure, you will completely enjoy it. Ally Carter gave me everything that I was looking for in this read and I got to lay back and enjoy the ride.

Kat Bishop has spent her whole life in the family business, conning, scamming, and robbing. She has finally got to have the normal life she always wanted but, it didn't last for long. Kat's dad is being accused of stealing some extremely valuable paintings from a very scary man but, he couldn't have stolen those paintings because he was stealing something else. It is up to Kat and her heist society to help her dad.

I related to Kat from the very beginning, although I kept imagining how cool it would be to travel the world and getting to see so many things that teenagers dream about. But, I could also see her side of it, you always want what you don't have and think that the grass is greener on the other side. All she wanted was a normal life. Family was a huge part of Kat's life and you could really see how much she cared for her dad and wanted to help him.

Her love interest Oliver was completely adorable and they definitely have a past, which did not like insta-love which  made me very happy. You could really feel how much he cared for Kat and he would do anything that she asked of him. I was disappointed that she never really let herself care back and I wanted to know if she felt the same way. Hopefully in the next book, I will get my romance fix. 

Overall, this book was just a fun read, if you are looking for an easy read that makes you smile definitely pick up Ally Carter. This book was great and it would also be great for younger readers, easy to understand, and nothing to old or inappropriate. Ally Carter is my go to girl from now on when I am looking for a break and just want some fun. What about you guys, do you have any authors you go to when you just want to read something fun and easy?

1 comment:

  1. I thought this book was so cute and just so much fun-the sequel is even better IMO!


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