Saturday, October 12, 2013

Heist Society [Book Review]

#1 in Heist Society series
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published February 9th 2010 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 1423116399
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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:
This story could have been so so so incredible, but for me parts were confusing and unclear, the characters were very hard to connect with, and it built up to an event that wasn't even that exciting. I just felt very apathetic after finishing it. It wasn't bad writing either. The writing was completely fine. I just didn't connect with the story or characters. I've heard this isn't Carter's best work, so I hope to read one of her other books at some point :)

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Article 5 by Kristen Simmons [here]

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