Saturday, January 14, 2012
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Goodreads Description: 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: Such a great fun read! I had this read in about 4 hours. There were some twists and turns in the book that surprised me. Kat was a great leading character. I wanted her to be able to stay at Colgan School for longer! But, family ties are strong, and she really felt like she needed to help her dad.
There were some great quirky characters. Simon was fun, I loved the Bagshaws, and Hale. All through the book I kept trying to think of W names to help Kat figure out Hale's first name. :o)
I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
Only part in the book that was questionable was when Kat put on a dress, and the boys focused on, and kept mentioning her boobs. Other than that, it was a clean, cute read.