Title: Heist Society (Heist Society #1)
Author: Ally Carter
Published By: Hyperion Books (Feb. 9, 2010)
My Rating: 4 Stars
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.
What first drew me to this book was the cover, if you aren't looking close enough you may not noticed the details in her glasses. Clever huh?
Of course the next thing that drew me in was the story line. Teenage thieves and one girl that wants out and turned her back from the only life she knew to be normal only to be drawn back in to clear her dad of the life she doesn't want by doing the life she was trained and maybe even born to do...steal and lead an impossible heist to do the impossible and get away with it.
This story was great. I loved the characters and how brilliant they were. I love that this story was never dull but completely action packed and always keeping you on the edge of your seat.
I really enjoyed the slight love triangle it had, heck, I even loved the bad guys.
The ending was a surprise without being a surprise and just plain left you wanting to pick up the next book in the series and dive right in.
This was a really fun easy read that seemed to take no time at all to finish even though there was always a lot going on.
I really look forward to reading the next in the series.