Thursday, January 24, 2013

Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

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From Author’s Website:

Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.

There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long, and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous and that is simply… the emerald is cursed.

Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all she has her best friend—the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.

Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.

I did not think it was possible, but Uncommon Criminals was even better than Heist Society.  The situations were more fun, the interactions between the characters more interesting and well, it was just awesome.  I love the way Ally Carter has brought Kat’s crew together.  I love the glimpse we get into the past and the future in this installment.  I cannot wait to see what Carter does with Perfect Scoundrels (coming in February just in time for my birthday!!!  Ally Carter does love me!!!)! 

And for some serious fun, check out Carter's cross over between Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls Double Crossed (I may have to call in sick to read this one!).  



~Shel

1 comment:

  1. Agreed! UC was much better than HS, maybe it was because the heist was more risky with so many obstacles. I enjoyed it a lot.

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