Monday, March 18, 2013

Review #26

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it's that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting--or stealing--whatever they want. No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale's family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother's billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there's no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won't let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother's will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company's fortune. So instead of being the heir--this time, Hale might be the mark. Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she's willing to save her boyfriend's company if it means losing the boy. (from 

Kat and the gang are back! But this time it is more than just a lost master that has to be returned home, this time its personal. Hale's future and his family's future hang in the balance as Kat tries to figure out why would anyone want to change old Hazel Hale's will?

This book is more Kat being thrown into Hale's world not Hale falling for the girl who tried to his monet two years ago. Kat struggles with Hale's world and the responsibilities that he now faces with the outcome of Hazel's will. As Kat and the gang travel around the world visiting places that they have heisted at before doing again in the name of Hale.

Kat & Hale's relationship is put to the test when Kat doesn't want Hale knowing what she is doing. At moments I hated Hale because he didn't see that that Kat was trying to help in the only way she knows how: thieving. The emotional rollercoster that Carter takes you on in this story makes you want to scream, shout and swoon at Hale. Almost. All. The. Time.

The development of Kat & Hale's relationship is woven into the plot, with Kat trying to find the real will that could change Hale's life forever. With Hale's new responsibility he forgets that he has Kat to help him & to understand everything that is happening. The gang isn't used to division between Kat and Hale, they have to adjust to help with this heist (or really in this case planning & tricking), with help from the whole family this time, they try to pull off a con that could save Hale & his family business. 

It was good to see the whole family come together and pull the con, since in the other two the family is against what Kat and the gang are trying to do, this time it is to save the outsider who became one of them. Perfect Scoundrels is a great installment in the Heist Society series and would have to  be the next best after Heist Society (seriously I loved the first).

Rating: 4.5/5 (Hale made me take off 0.5 for his ignorance) 


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