Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Katarina Bishop comes from a family of con artists and art thieves. At 15, she's managed to scam her way into an exclusive boarding school as a way to escape the life of crime. But her escape comes to a sudden end when her best friend Hale shows up with bad news. Someone has stolen five paintings from a very dangerous man. Kat's dad isn't just on the suspect list, he is the suspect list. To save her dad, Kat has to find out who really stole the paintings, so she can steal them back.

Ally Carter has been writing incredible, adventurous, hilarious stories for teen audiences for years. I've been in awe of her since the moment I spotted I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You on my library shelf in 2006. Heist Society, though, exceeded my every expectation. This globe-trotting adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat until you get to the end, leaving you wanting more of the fun Kat and her friends provide.

Brilliantly done, Ms. Carter. As usual.