Thursday, September 22, 2016

Book Review #643 - Heist Society (Heist Society #1) by Ally Carter


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.

My Rating: 2.5/5

This book has been on my TBR shelf for the longest time. It wasn't until I was rearranging my library and came across it that I decided it was about time I finally read it. 

From the very beginning I had problems with this book, mainly the complete lack of depth. 

I found it incredibly difficult to get into the book. The characters were all one-dimensional, shallow and superficial to me and the plot was far fetched and rather boring. 

I felt like this was the second book in a series as there was so much back story that was not explained, or was rushed over like I was expected to already know what they were talking about. 

Overall, I did not particularly enjoy this book at all and at this stage will not be picking up the sequels. 

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