Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Heist Society by Ally Carter

genre: young adult

Kat's family business isn't your typical venture.  For this 15 year old, learning how to pull off a con or steal from a maximum security facility was like learning to tie your shoes or ride a bike.  It's just what you learn how to do, surrounded by the people who know the ropes.  And even though she had decided she was done with that life, a family friend with connections gives her the perfect reason to do one last job: some incredible artwork has been stolen and her dad has been framed.

Time is of the essence and Kat's going to have to figure this one out on her own.  Well, on her own with some teenage accomplices with skills that just might be enough help to pull it off.

Thanks, Melissa, for the recommendation.  Probably I wouldn't have tried this but it was absolutely unputdownable fun.  The writing is sharp and fast-paced and, surprisingly, with some heart.  I liked the "Robin Hood" slant to the plot and there were a few really great twists.  I can't actually complain about anything from off the top of my head, so, good times. 


bermudaonion said...

I listened to the audio version of this and didn't enjoy it as much as you did.

Gemini Rising said...

Hi Corrine! I am following your blog, would you mind following me back at the links below?

I am also contacting you to see if you'd like to review my first novel when it's released in spring/summer 2013! It will be published through the Whitson Group and is a YA paranormal romance. Please let me know if you are interested based on the description below. Thank you!
Mother Earth, wounded by the human race and its disregard for her resources, will recruit human souls to serve Her and turn against humanity. A rising force festers; Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings will systematically possess and destroy towns, cities, and states. Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between Onyx, a lead Gemini, and Violette, a human, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.

Melissa Fox said...

Woo hoo! (HALE! *swoon*) Glad you liked it. :-D

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