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Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)Title: Heist Society
Author: Ally Carter
Series: #1
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication Date: February 9, 2010
Pages: 287

From Goodreads:
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre…to case it. 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. 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.

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It’s been a long, looong time since I have read a YA mystery book, and Heist Society was a refreshing step back into that sub-genre.

From the moment I picked up this book I was swept away in the fast-paced and high-energy writing style of Ally Carter. She totally nails the elements of mystery and suspense and takes the reader on a whirlwind journey through Kat’s battle with who she is and what her family does for a living. There was never a dull moment in the book and I fell in love with every single character introduced throughout the story.

And that brings me to… Hale. Sigh. I’m not sure why I like Hale so much because he is rather cocky and arrogant (traits that I am not a fan of) but for some reason I find myself drawn to him. Maybe it’s the loyalty and friendship he shows towards Kat? Or maybe how much he comes on to Kat on a regular basis and she just ignores him? Either way, Hale is not only swoonworthy, but someone I am definitely excited to read more about in Uncommon Criminals.

If you are a fan of YA mystery, definitely get your hands on a copy of Heist Society. Now is the perfect time because the next book in the series, Uncommon Criminals, just came out on June 21 – yay for no waiting!!

  9 Responses to “Review: Heist Society by Ally Carter”

  1. I love Heist!!! I’m looking forward to Uncommon Criminals and Drew Barrymore just picked up the film rights so how great would it be if it was made into a movie!

  2. I still have to read Heist Society. Also, YA mysteries are SO MUCH FUN!

    Plus Hale sounds kind of intriguing.

  3. I’ve heard good things about this series!!! I need to read it!
    The Bookish Brunette

  4. I’ve read a number of reviews about this book recently and I’m dying to read it.

  5. I loved Heist Society- in fact, I have Uncommon Criminals in my TBR pile right now! I love Hale, too :) Like, a lot, even if he isn’t exactly endearing outwardly.

  6. I really need to read this one – I am in love with the Gallagher Girls, bought this one the day it came out, but still have not read it.

  7. I loved Heist Society! Also MAJOR FIST PUMP to a BAND OF TEEN THIEVES. That are con artists! And they’re smart! AND THE BAGSHAW BROTHERS! And JETSETTING AROUND THE GLOBE!

    Also Hale is handsome and is a Mr. Moneybags and is douchishly charming. I think that’s why I like him.

    CAN YOU TELL I LIKE THIS BOOK TOO?

  8. Sounds like a fun book! I haven’t heard too much about it, but it is beginning to sound like a book that would just be fun to pick up. :) I’ll have to give it a try.

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