Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 4: 7 Days of Ally Carter

Heist Society by Ally Carter
Kat Bishop wants to leave the family business. But that's not easy if your family is a gang of exclusive, world-class thieves.

When a mobster accuse Kat's dad of stealing his priceless art collection, Kat knows there's only one thing to do - she has to find the paintings and steal them back. But with only two weeks, a teenage crew, a plan that will take her across Europe, and her dad's life on the line, can she pull off the biggest heist in history? (from back of book)

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. (from goodreads)

Meet Katarina Bishop 15year old con-artist, pick-pocket, art thief and teenage girl. Kat has left this world behind, wanting to become a normal teenage boarding school girl at the Colgan School. Her best friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, has taken her back into this world that she so desperatly wanted to forget. Her father has been accused of something he didn't do, so can Kat prove that her father didn't steal these paintings?

With only a two week deadline she inlists her former crew of Hale, Simon, Gabrielle, Angus and Hamish to find and steal back these paintings that have been stolen. As they travel across Europe to figure out where these painting are they come across her father who she gives interpol a tip-off that he rob an art gallery in Paris to try and give him time if they cannot find the paintings. But Kat still insist's that she doesn't steal anymore, that she's left the business, but really it's stealling back what has been stolen and returned to it's owners right?

When the crew find out that they are stealling from one of the world's most secure art museums, can they pull off the con without anyone finding out and not getting noticed? Within the two weeks and save her dad? The first in this Heist series follow Kat, Hale and the gang across Europe to get back the paintings that have been stolen and return them to save Kat's only parent.

Rate: 4.5/5

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