Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Heist Society- Ally Carter (Heist society #1)

Publisher: Hyperion Books
Published: Feb 9th, 2010
287 pages
Goodreads page

Goodreads Synopsis:
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

When i first started reading this book i initially thought i wasn't going to enjoy it. It was a little slow to start but i ended up quite liking it.
There isn't a lot of character development and they don't really delve too much into the characters history, but as just a basic mystery type book it had all the essentials. The main characters overall don't seem to have a whole lot of personality but i actually found that it didn't bother me very much.
This genre typically doesn't interest me but it is very well written and flows really well. i surprisingly found myself unable to put it down.
I will eventually get around to reading the next book and hopefully we can learn more about Kat and her personality.
Overall a decent read.

Three stars

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