Sunday, January 30, 2011
Review: Heist Society
Title: Heist Society
Series: Heist Society #1
Author: Ally Carter
Date Finished: January 20th, 2011
Rating: B - Amazing!
Summary of Book:
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 her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has 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 history-or at least her family's (very crooked) history.
Characters: I liked Hale. He's a great guy, not pushy or anything, but still...intriguing. It's the only word I could think of that describes Hale! He's nice, polite(sometimes) and protective, but still intriguing. Katarina is a fighter. She does what she has to, to save her father and family. Even though she has to do a lot to make sure that they stay safe, she's protective. The best of the best, you could say. Gabrielle is the BEST description of girly. No, not girly, female. Yes! That's it. She wants to look her best, and instead of being a model or something, she's an art thief? Well, not most of the time, but still a sometimes art thief. If that makes any sense. And the last character I'll talk about is Nick. Nick was, to me, nice and friendly at the beginning. But, when I found out who he really was...all I could think of was traitor.
Settings: I liked where it took place. Even though it had a whole bunch of different places like Hale's house, Uncle Eddie's house, and everywhere. But I liked how it was in the US and in other different countries. It was in New York, and then, 8 hours later in Rome or something. 'Cause they did A LOT of traveling. New York, Rome, Paris, London, a lot of places, that I'd love to go to, it made me excited to read about!
Plot: I liked the plot of the story. It was different for me, since I've never read anything involving thieves much. Besides Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series, which is about spies, so it's not the same..Getting off topic, but it was different and I liked it. How they planned everything out, and how Katarina wasn't scared(much, anyway) and how they even had a little fun too! It was a fun read :)