June 19, 2013

Heist Society by Ally Carter: Book Review

Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)
Rating: 4/5 stars
Summary  (via goodreads): 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
Review: After reading so many sad and depressing books, I was kind of excited to read this book. I actually enjoyed this novel despite it being a little too cliche and mostly predictable. There was one part that I should have seen coming but I actually missed it and I literally gasped when it happened (sorry no spoilers). I really liked the main character and her wit. I enjoyed how Katarina (MC) wanted to live a normal life but she risked it all to help her family. I also liked the sort of/kind of love interest. Nothing really happened between her and Hale but I really wanted it to. This made me like the book more because now I have something to look forward to (hopefully) in the next book. Overall, this book was about family and trust and I can not wait to read the sequel.

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