Thursday, December 16, 2010

Review: Heist Society by Ally Carter

Title: Heist Society
Author: Ally Carter
Number of pages: 287
Rating: 4/5


When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled 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 art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. 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 (very crooked) history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

Kat walked away. She walked away from the family business of being a thief, she walked away from her friends and she walked away from her family. She didn't look back until the day she got kicked out of a boarding school it had taken her three months to con her way into.
She soon finds out that her expulsion was the work of an old friend. An old friend with some very troubling news.
Kat's father is being framed for doing a crime he didn't commit. Being accused of a crime is nothing new to the the Bishop Family, except that the victim of the robbery is a big time crime boss who very much wants his paintings back. And he doesn't care about how he gets them.
As Kat delves back into the life she thought she had left behind, she realizes that there is now a line between her and her old life as a thief. She starts to wonder, does she wan't to cross back over?

With a talented rag tag team of the most corrupt teenagers she knows, Kat races against time to save her father.
Filled with laughs, romantic scenes and twists in the story plot that I didn't even see coming this book is a light read that you'll enjoy from the first page to the very last.

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