Released: February 9th 2010 (US) September 1st (UK)
Pages: 287 Paperback
Publisher: Hyperion (US) Orchard Books (UK)
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.
I love Ally Carter. I will forever love Ally Carter. Simply for creating the epic Gallagher Girls series. But, I’ve got to admit, it took me a while to get into Heist Society. *Insert your angry face here*
The idea of the story itself is fantastic. I’ve read so many great things about the book, so I was expecting it to be amazing but I did find myself feeling slightly disappointed. It wasn’t until the second half of the book that I found myself really enjoying the story. I thought that the first half of the book was kind of slow and didn’t keep me hooked.
The travelling aspect of the story was great. I loved the characters literally going all over the globe to try and place the missing art. Ally’s writing style is brilliant and I love how she always adds in some humour.
The characters are fabulous. Hale was the reason that I kept turning those pages! He is an awesome book boy! I also loved Kat’s attitude throughout the story, I love protagonists who are totally kick-ass!
So even though I was slow getting into the story, I’m glad I stuck with it because I totally couldn’t put it down during those last few chapters!