Review: Heist Society (Heist Society #1)

Posted August 22, 2014 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

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Heist Society by Ally Carter

Where did I get it?

At my local used book store.


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.


Kind of a typical cover. A girls face that has nothing to do with the book. A little disappointing but at least the whole series matches,

Initial Thoughts

I read some of the reviews for this book and they seemed a little low so my expectations going into this book were also low. I really had no idea what to expect.

My New BFF

Kat was easily my new bff. I loved her. I thought she was really smart and talented. I liked how she was trying to stay out of the family business but she ends up going back because she loves her family so much. I liked the concept of family in this book. It was different and really inspiring. I liked Kat so much because she could hold her own and was a little sassy.

My Crush

Yummy Hale. Sometimes I had issues with him because I wasn’t always sure what was going on with him. I liked that his relationship with Kat wasn’t love at first sight. They took it really slow and started out as friends. I did enjoy him though. I thought he was really funny and I loved how he used his millionaire status and good looks to pull off some crazy things.

Writing Style

I liked that this was a fast paced book. I think anything else wouldn’t have suited the story so well. I was pleasantly surprised with the story line and characters.

Closing Thoughts

I devoured this book. It was so easy to read and there was lots of action to keep me entertained. I loved the idea of teenagers pulling off these heists. It sort of reminded me of Ocean’s Eleven or something like that. I mostly liked how different this book was. I’ve never read anything like it and especially not something that was young adult. I liked how all my favourite aspects of young adult books were there but it was still different and entertaining.


“It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.”

4 out of 5 stars


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2 responses to “Review: Heist Society (Heist Society #1)

  1. I picked this up a year or so ago because the premise reminded me of Oceans 11 and St Trinians combined! It’s such a good book – also I really like the way you format your reviews! 🙂

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