Saturday, February 27, 2010

Review #16 Heist Society

Heist Society
By Ally Carter
Publication date: February 9, 2010
My rating: ****

My review:

Katarina Bishop thought she'd left her life as a thief behind for good and set herself on a better path. She worked hard to get into a prestigious private school but in a matter of moments that future is gone. To save her father's life after he is falsely accused of stealing the art collection of a dangerous man, Kat must pull off an impossible heist and her only help is her teenage crew of thieves.

Heist Society has been compared to the Ocean's Eleven films and I would have to agree. The novel is fast paced as Kat and her gang travel the globe in pursuit of priceless art and the actual thief. Just like in Ocean's Eleven there is a crew of thieves working to pull off an impossible heist and there is plenty of humor and danger along the way. Kat is a strong character with a lot of street smarts and her best friend Hale exudes the charm of George Clooney. The other members of Kat's crew added comedy and the villain was suitably creepy. Of course with this type of story, there are plenty of implausible moments but I thought Heist Society was a fun read and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. If you are looking for a fun, lighthearted read, pick up Heist Society. I would suggest this book to fans of the Gallagher Girls series, and to those who enjoy YA chick lit. The rights to the film have been bought and I am hoping (probably futilely) that George Clooney will make a cameo appearance!


  1. I just bought this book this week and can't wait ti read it. Thank's for the review! A teenage Ocean's 11 sounds fun. :)

  2. I just saw this book on the NY Times Bestseller list. It looks really fun! Thanks for the great review!

  3. I just finished reading Heist Society this morning. Your review captures the book perfectly. You do have to suspend belief a couple of times, but it definitely was a fun read. I love Kat and Hale's relationship and wonder how it will evolve in the next book.


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