Thursday, January 17, 2013

Heist Society by Ally Carter


From Author’s Website:

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.

I love Carter’s Gallagher Girls.  I try to get everyone to read them (hint, hint).  Heist Society was a natural progression while I wait for the next installment of the GGs.  I found I love Kat & Hale almost as much as Cammie & Crew.  I find Heist Society to be for a slightly older reader than I would recommend GG, but such a fun series.  If you like Leverage or White Collar, you will enjoy Heist Society.

I cannot tell you how excited I am for Double Crossed, a cross-over story between the two series!



  1. I love this series. And the next one is out soon! O can't wait.

  2. LOVE Ally Carter. I have all of her YA series except for Uncommon Criminals. Can't wait for Perfect Scoundrels and Double Crossed! :)