Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Book Review: Heist Society





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.


Lots of humor, mystery, and romance, all woven together into a super enjoyable book. 
I was kind of hesitant when I first picked it up, then I was like "You know what? I don't have anything to read otherwise!" so I started. I loved it! 
There's a nice balance of everything going on. It felt light and funny at some moments, and at others you remember that it's a life or death situation. 
The writing was also balanced, matching the mood of whatever was going on. 
I liked all the main characters. I really enjoyed the feeling of family within this group of teenagers, even those who weren't related. It just felt like a big family reunion, with them joking around and helping each other.


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