Review of Heist Society

Sunday, 30 November 2014
Hello Fellow Book Lovers,

This review is spoiler-free for the November 2014 read along book of the month, Heist Society. Don't worry, my spoiler-filled review/discussion will be up soon.

Book: Heist Society
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult, Crime, Contemporary
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Summary: 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.

Review: Wow. Just wow. Thing book

From the fabulous writing that keeps you coming back for more to the drool-worthy boys (*cough* Hale *cough*), this book really has it all.

I loved the action and adventure packed into the story that leaves you hanging on the edge of your seat and the way the plot did not drag the way it might have in other books similar to this one which also made for an easy read. (Seriously, you'll probably finish this in a day or two.)

Also, the sassiness of the characters and the way the females in the story are portrayed as strong, intelligent, independent women put a big smile on my face. It is too common nowadays to find women written as weaklings in literature and I find that when one finds a great book that shows how the females do not need men to protect them, it's a big accomplishment.

So no, this book does not rely on romance to move the plot forward, but rather an epic protagonist who attempts to save the day with her fellow teenage friends.

Plus, there is this character named Hale in this book that I have a good feeling you'll like. I know I do.

Overall, I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good, easy, action-packed read. Especially if you enjoy fictional boys (*cough* again, Hale *cough*). 

Again, my spoiler-y review shall be up soon so keep your eyes peeled for that.

See you all soon!

- Hearts And Crowns

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