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.
Heist Society is one of those book I have had my TBR forever and just finally picked up. Sadly it was as mind blowing as I wanted it to be. The story had so much potential, but there was just so many times where things were confusing or lacking.
- The story and plot were fun and intriguing. I loved how the book started off with Kat in trouble for a crime she did not commit.
- Kat and her family were really interesting, I loved the characters, especially Hale. I was quite confused at first thinking that Hale was a cousin and that she was in love with her cousin, lol.
- The whole setting up of the heist and the museum was really well done. I had trouble sleeping last night and sat up reading because I needed to know what was going to happen next.
- There was some serious holes in the story. There are multiple times where I thought I must have gotten the second book in the story or something because their was parts that didn't match up.
- The world building was
really lacking. If the story was described and filled in better, this
would have been a five star read, but with all the holes in the story I
couldn't come to love it.
I think I will read more Ally Carter but I am not going to continue with the series.