June 1, 2010

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Heist SocietyKatarina Bishop was trying to steal a life for herself when she entered Colgan School - one of the best boarding schools in the country - that's what Kat's family does for a living, after all: they are all thieves.

However, things didn't go as planned, and Kat found herself expelled from boarding school for a prank she didn't pull. And suddenly there was Hale - the one who had helped her walk out of her life - pulling her back in.

Some very skilled thief stole a prized art collection from a very bad man, and Kat's Dad is the prime and only suspect. So, to save her Dad, Kat must return to the life she thought she wanted to leave and, with the help of a motley crew of junior thieves like her self, right a few wrongs.

Heist Society
is a fine romp through Kat's world, full of con artists, priceless works of art and people who are larger than life. However, I found that in the end this book was all about family and these wonderful and maddening bonds we have with the people that we love the most and that love us back.

The story itself started a bit slow but it began to pick up speed once Kat decided what she was going to do and I ended up liking Kat and her family a lot and I want to read more about them (and about how exactly Kat met Hale) but that beginning was hard to overcome - because I kept putting the book down during the first five chapters or so - and I felt that Nick-bit was a bit random.


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