Summary: 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.
Review: 3 stars
|I have always been intrigued by thieves and con artists. The books that are written about them are always fascinating. Part of the reasons Six of Crows is my favorite novel is because of the cons. When I was in middle school I read a few books by Ally Carter and I thought it was about time I revisited her writing.
Recently I found myself wondering why the Mona Lisa was so famous, it’s not that great of a painting, so what gives? So I looked into it and it’s famous because it was stolen and they actually suspected Pablo Picasso. Art thieves really do exist. So I wanted to read about the measures that it would take to pull off a heist like that in today’s world, and that is exactly the story Ally Carter provides here.
She executes a very well planned plot in this book. It moves fast, keeps you guessing and had a few good twists along the way. Heist Societyalso sets the scene as an opener for a potentially great series about professional thieves. It was nice to revisit an old author of mine andHeist Society was a fast, fun read.