Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter (Heist Society, #2)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
No one can pull off a heist like Ally Carter! Simply brilliant! Katarina Bishop comes from a family of criminals. They are best at stealing high price art, forgery, and running cons. Kat has been helping in the family business since she was three, but when she turned 15 she walked away from it all. Then in Heist Society she was pulled back in by her family to help with a job. Kat lead the team who robbed the biggest and most secure museum in the world.
In Uncommon Criminals she spends her time stealing back stolen art and returning it to its rightful owners. Kat has pushed her family away and takes unnecessary risks. Hale, her only friend (who happens to be super hot and my dream boyfriend) is upset that Kat doesn't include him. Hale and her cousin Gabby worry that Kat is consumed by the danger of doing these jobs alone. The truth is, she doesn't want to include them, because the jobs she pulls aren't going to make them any money. Kat is simply using her skills to set things right in the world. When Kat and Hale are approached to steal the Cleopatra Emerald, which is rumored to be cursed and is a job that is strictly forbidden by her family, she of course decides to take the job. With help from Hale and Gabby they successfully steal the Cleopatra Emerald. Only it turns out that this time Kat is the one being conned. Kat was so caught up in helping return the emerald to its rightful owner, that she made a huge mistake and will do anything to set it right.
Kat is trying to find her way in the world. She knows she doesn't belong in school, but stealing for profit isn't the life she wants. I am in awe over how much I loved Uncommon Criminals. I have read other books about thieves, but hands down Ally Carter is the best! If you haven't read Heist Society drop everything and read it now. Perfect Scoundrels the third book in the Heist series will be available February 5th. Ally Carter will be in Houston at Blue Willow Bookshop on February 5th, so if you can't make it to Houston you can still order a signed copy online. Blue Willow Bookshop also ships all over the world, so if you're not in the US and are a fan of Ally's you can still get a signed copy of her book!
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