Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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.
First of all, let me say how big of a fan of Ally Carter's writing. I started reading her books about three years back, and was highly impressed. So, I was expecting a lot from her new series, Heist Society. And I was certainly impressed. Carter's books are quick, enjoyable reads, and this one was no exception, but there was something that was a bit different from her Gallagher Girls books. This one made me think. The elaborate plans for the major heist, even got me kind of confused at times, but it was still simple enough for me to somewhat understand.
I've never read a book like this. It was unique and had an amazing plot. This book literally took my a day to finish. That's how good it was. I could relate to Kat and most of the characters in the book. Ally Carter always seems to make all of her characters likeable. There has never been a character that I haven't liked.
Overall a FANTASTIC read. I definitely recommend giving all of her books a try. This book gets a 4.5/5 stars.
Check out Perfect Scoundrels, Heist Society #3, on February 5!