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Definitely 5 stars Put it this way, I got this on audiobook from the library, finished it today in the car on the way to work, and stopped at the book store on the way home from work to buy a copy to keep What a great premise A bunch of preteens pulling off an Ocean s 11 worthy heist all in the name of saving family Katerina Bishop such a fantastic name is the daughter of Bobby Bishop one of the world s greatest thief s and she is well on her way to being the same She pulled her first job at the age of 5 granted she only did it for the ice cream her father promised her if she would scream until the authorities came Her father is accused of stealing 5 paintings from a very bad man who now wants his possessions back or her father will pay a very deadly price The thing is he didn t do it, but no one knows who did Her crew a ragtag team of opposites from the the hot girl, to the billionaire boy, to the super geek come together to help her pull off a heist to steal back the paintings from a place that is supposedly impossible to steal from The book is fast paced and travels the world hitting Las Vegas, Italy, England, and a fewYou are constantly wondering who the mystery thief is, their connection to Kat if their is one, and just how the hell they are pulling off their heists This is definitely going onto my re readable shelf and I can only cross my fingers and hope that there will be a sequel as I still have some unanswered questions, and totally want to readabout Kat, Hale, and their adventures Wow, right after I finish reading this book 5 pieces of artwork are stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art So sad It s been optioned as a movie YAY Listen to my Heist Society fanmix in 8tracks and see the tracklist here.Actual Rating 4.5 starsThis book is everything I wanted and .Heist Society has the same international thrill as The Conspiracy of Us which is one of my favorite reads this year And it went delightfully well I might be crying tears of blood Please give me twenty Mini review to come. 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 ExpectedSoon, 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 Deadly Enemy, Kat S Dad Needs Her HelpFor 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 I love it when you get excited when seeing a book you never heard of before, and then while reading, it turns out to be fantastic, instead of the opposite I am now a huge fan of Ally Carter s I have her other series the Gallagher Girls , but I just haven t had the time to read them yetwhat, with so many other books to read, but not now I wont wait to read them.I can see this series becoming my new YA favorite I loved the characters and the twist and turns in the plot line It wasn t predictable, which actually, the ending took me by surprise in a number of ways I m even beginning to be okay with partial third person narration, who would have thought HA I really enjoyed the writing, because Carter used enough details to high light certain things and relationships without losing the focus of the whole story, but giving enough to keep the reader intrigued and wondering It wasn t bogged down with too much nonessential filling, which I appreciated It was a fast read, because I just had to know how this was all going to turn out For me, I loved everything about this book Maybe it was because of the other books I ve been reading lately, what ever the case, this book was a refreshing change from my normal interest I can t wait for what comes next Okay, the only reason I wanted to read this book was because I took a course called Art in Popular Literature and it was an awesome class that really sparked my interest in art Perhaps that wasn t the right perspective to view this book from because the complete absence and respect paid to the true real works of art in this book left me absolutely pissed.First of all, for the majority of the book I was so confused All the amounts of names for characters we had to keep track of and backstory events that were dropped on me made my head bleed Is this supposed to be part of a larger world or series because that s the only reason I can offer for the clunky and forced method of bringing about information to the reader.And then when actual mentions of the art came up, it was nothingthan vague offhand descriptions that brought nothing to the table as to explaining why these works were so important and why these bad guys wanted them so bad There is a lot of economic, cultural, and societal issues that surround major pieces of art painting, sculptures, or otherwise and to not even have them briefly touched upon doesn t develop a sense of understanding or connection with the reader.I was very upset, but that was nothing until I found out that the artworks described were all fake and made up Excuse me Why were these Grand Masters made up There are artists that are considered the Grand Masters of art and I m sorry but Renoir and Impressionism is not part of that select group It s not like it s lacking for inspiration there They have dozens of missing or stolen paintings worth millions of dollars that are without a clue as to where their current whereabouts are This would have given this story a lotcredibility and brought a whole nother layer to the book in general.You know, when the character decided to diss some of the grandest museums dedicated to art in the world, I was really pissed Your only reasoning is that it s too hot, too pretentious, too crowded What the fuck is wrong with you It s a museum Therefore it s meant as a place of enjoyment for everyone while attempting to educate the public about the significance of the pieces Give me a break And when they tried to make out how the museum that s set up by one of the villain s ancestor s wife or some convoluted crap like that and how she wanted to buy the world s best art work that money could buy so she could have the best museum in the world, I was about to scream There was an attempt to make a parallel to Isabella Stewart Gardner but sorry, her persona was entirely failed to be captured.Heist Society makes it out to seem that stealing paintings or artworks from museums is done all the time because of how lucrative it is Yeah, it is a lucrative business because of how much money they are worth and could possibly make in the black market, but after the heist of the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, security and precautions have been stepped way up so it s not as easy as it was before.The only real reason I did not cut up this bookbecause of the relationship between Kat and Hale This was one of the big positives, because their romance is gradually built up from a friendship filled with banter to blossoming feelings and finally realization of both It was sweet and Hale was a great friend He never pushed her around, was very dependable, and would always be there for her when she needed him I m sure the whole idea of a teenager working undercover as a spy and gallivanting off to glamorous countries, spending hecka amounts of money, and undergoing daring missions is a dream fantasy for many people And I can see the attraction but I am unhappy about how horribly art was portrayed in this book If there was disclaimer stating from the start that the artworks referenced were not real than I would not have had as much of a problem with this book than I did.If this is how all popular ya books treat art, I should best stay away from them in the future. Never live anyplace you can t walk away from Never own anything you can t leave behind These were the laws of Kat s life of Kat s worldThe book is about 15 yr old Katherine and her family business is Burglary The book promises a fun read with a bit of action and a little bit of mystery The book does deliver on it s promise I wanted to read something light after some of the intense reads and this book did refresh my mind Kat has 2 weeks to perform a job to get her dad out of trouble In 2 weeks Kat needs to form a crew and come up with a foolproof plan All I can say is I really enjoyed reading about the plan and it s final execution The book has a very Oceans 11 feel to it but with a teenage crew.Recommended to all who want a light fun read with a little bit of mystery and action. This was a meh read When it got to a certain point, I kept glancing at the percentage at the bottom of my kindle screen to see if I was almost done.It s not a bad book and the idea was interesting, but I didn t really feel it First off, it was rather vague I couldn t really connect to any of the characters because I hardly got to know them Also there were times where this book confusingly jumped between different POV s and lost me in the process It was hardly a change of paragraph before we were in someone else s head And then it took a few sentences to figure out who it was because I didn t feel a difference between the voices of the characters I had to wait for names to be dropped I also don t understand how these people are jumping all over the world One day they re in Vegas, the next in Paris, then England, then Italyetc.Literally At the beginning of each chapter there would be the countdown to the number of days left to their deadline and the location the characters were at This happened daily So for the most part, each day they were in a different country.And they end up at the next destination to continue their mission within the same day or the next day I hate to break the news, but it takes at least twelve hours to fly from Vegas to Paris and do you know how exhausting travel is, not to mention daily travel How are they still awake It doesn t make any sense.And I know I keep saying they , but I m not specifying because I only somewhat know the names of this group of maximum 16 year olds Katarina, Hale, Gabrielle, Simon, Nick, and a couple others.The villain is Arturo Taccone He had in his possession several incredibly expensive painting that were stolen by Visily Romani Visily Romani is a pseudonym for a dangerous thief But it isn t one person The title ispassed down, I guess you could say.Anyway, this Romani stole the paintings from Arturo and brought them to the Henley MuseumSo lemme get this straight a thief stole billions of dollars worth of paintings from a man to whom they never belonged in the first place and did the good deed of bringing them to an extremely reputable museum instead of keeping them for him herself, and this museum never really wondered where these paintings came from Wut And Arturo is the bad guy because he thinks Katarina s dad is the one that stole them and gave her two weeks to return the paintings to him or bad things would happen to her father He barely gave this 16 year old and her friends time to stealthan two highly guarded paintings.That s not all Despite Katarina explaining to Arturo how she absolutely couldn t succeed in such a short time period, She and her friends succeed They succeed last minute And I don t even know how Deus ex machina much The romance was completely unnecessary and forced Why does Hale like Katarina He only starts to show any interest once Nick joins the gang and flirts with Katarina I don t care for Hale as a love interest in any way There was no chemistry either It just started at one point when Katarina went into his garden by herself and he followed her to talk in the romantic moonlight Please The book would have been soooooo much better without it The only character I liked was Katarina s cousin Gabrielle because she was pretty awesome I know that a lot of people enjoyed this one, and I did as well to a certain extent Give it a shot 3.5 starsI seriously needed this in my life This was so fun, cute and perfect to relax myself after a tough week of non stopping exams I love Ally s writing style and her characters, she makes a great atmosphere and makes you laugh so much This reminded me a lot of Secret Society Girl series, which I love, but in a YA world Also, hello there Hale The characters are are extremely cute and interesting and it was so fun to go on this adventure with them My heart is begging me to give this book a four star rating.But my brain is insisting I reconsider.And since I value my brain s opinion slightly , a winner has been declared Here s the thing I adore Ally Carter Her The Gallagher Girls series is everything andI read it and reread and think about it whenever I m bored and in need of creating some impossible scenarios in my mind that involve spies and spying, in addition to little ol me.This heist story promises excitement For whom, dare I ask For the author perhaps I can imagine her having a lot of fun writing this But for us, it s as dry as the desert and feelslike a building up book than a real story.You know what I m talking about The types of books that were written to introducethan to develop Like a sort of prequel Almost every new chapter is an introduction to a character or element in the heroine s life, and while that is interesting, it s not action packed or suspenseful and isn t that what we re all here for It s surprising at times The characters do the unexpected, and that, to give credit where it s due, is absolutely fantastic I know Ally Carter truly wrote this book because only she can use sass in such a smart way I enjoyed reading about Kat Bishop because of that.So it s good, but it s also disappointing Then again, isn t that what three star ratings are all about You liked it, but you also struggle to recommend it Ironically, a ton of people recommended this one to me when they witnessed my love for The Gallagher Girls and I understand it, but I also kind of wish they hadn t hyped me so much about this series, causing me to buy all three books on the spot.I will read the sequel, but I will manage my expectations Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Also posted on STRANGEMORE.COM Who is in the Heist Society One of them is a mini Sydney Bristow in training, whose family has been falsely accused, and she s armed with a big attitude and huge problems Then there is the handsome and debonair millionaire thief who compares dancing to navigating through a laser grid There is also the beauty who is literally electrifying in high heels and a skirt At least, when she gets too close to priceless works of art Two of them are the ones who ve been blacklisted for stealing from a nun Because whoever you are, that s just wrong Another is a pickpocket and a newbie, with a British accent and mysterious eyes These are the people who make jokes about the time so and so ransomed The Queen s prized pooch They are the teeny bopper versions of Ocean s Eleven, but with less crew members and an even bigger job.They are also the ones who take on the biggest heist job in the world Their story isn t heart wrenching or gut churning, but it s fast, fun, and full of intrigue.I feel like I should tell you , but the first rule of Heist Society is that you don t Well, if you don t already know, then I probably shouldn t tell you.