Saturday, October 09, 2010

Weekend Book Club: Heist Society

I've been interested in reading this book since I heard it had been optioned for a movie by Warner Bros...before the book had even been released!

Ally Carter is well known for her YA series, the Gallagher Girls, about a teenage girl at spy school.

So what's Heist Society about?

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.

This is an enjoyable, light-hearted romp around the world as Kat and her friends try to pull off a major heist.

A fun read.

What are you reading this week?

14 comments:

Joanne Dannon said...

Sounds like a good read :)

I've just finished Anne Gracie's "The Stolen Princess" (which was brilliant) and am waiting for her latest to arrive in the mail :)

Lois said...

Still reading the same book from last week. . . just need more time in the day, sigh. :)

Lois

Kerrin said...

sounds fun!
I'm reading The Iron Rose by Marsha Canham. Tough going at the moment, for some reason i'm just not into it...

Lacey Devlin said...

It does sound fun! I'm currently reading text books :( :(

Nicola Marsh said...

Joanne, was the Stolen Princess the one in Egypt?
I loved that one!

Nicola Marsh said...

Know the feeling well, Lois!

Nicola Marsh said...

What's it about, Kerrin?
What genre?

Nicola Marsh said...

Text books, Lacey? Blah!

Joanne Dannon said...

Hi Nic - no, it's set in England. If you enjoy Regencies then I'm sure you will also love it!! :)

Lacey Devlin said...

Very blah! I've got the third book in the Hunger Games series sitting there looking at me but if I start it...

I have no reading will power :P

Nicola Marsh said...

Oh-oh, I think I may have missed that one, Joanne.
Must remedy the fact! Love Anne's books!

Nicola Marsh said...

Me either, Lacey :)

I'm saving Mockingjay for my QLD holiday in Jan. It's killing me, the waiting!

Liz Fielding said...

I've got Eat Pray Love lined up, and Elizabeth Buchan's Separate Beds. (Got to finish the accounts first, though!) Loved Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden. And anyting by Anne Gracie!

Nicola Marsh said...

I loved The Forgotten Garden too, Liz!

And definitely anything by Anne Gracie :)

Are you going to see the EPL movie?