“3 1/2”S Aplin wrote this review Friday, July 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com)
I first started this book back towards the end of 2010, but I never got to finish it before I had to give it back to the library. I'm so glad I snagged this from the eBook catalog from my library. It was an enjoyable read!
This is a very unique contemporary book! The main protagonist, Kat, is born into a family of thieves basically! They pull heists and steal from museums, art galleries, rich people, and other things! Some even pickpocket! It's crazy! But so interesting!
Kat was an interesting character. She's fifteen, but she acts a lot older. She's really mature, but there are times you can tell she is really just a teenage girl. She is so smart, too. She learns her father is in trouble with a rich bad guy, someone stole a collection of his paintings and the guy thinks its her dad! She hasn't seen her dad in a while after pulling a good heist herself and getting into boarding school, but she runs to his aide whenever she knows he's in trouble and gets a group together herself to pull a tricky heist!
All the other characters were really interesting as well, and really funny. One of my top favorite characters, besides Kat, was Hale. I loved them two together, they were always bickering and he's just so calm and collected and such a smart ass! LOVED it. I can't really tell you a character I didn't like, even the rich bad guy was interesting.
You're all over the place in this book as well! Paris and London and other places that I can't think of right now. Ha!
Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. I can't wait to read the sequel. The writing in this book flowed well and had be flying through the pages. Yes, it may not be believable really for a bunch of teenagers to rob a museum, but that's the good thing about FICTION sometimes, right? Sometimes you've got to kick back and just enjoy the ride. And that's exactly what I did. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good enjoyable adventurous read. =) This is my first Ally Carter book, I think I will definitely have to try out her Gallagher Girls books now. I wasn't sure before, but I have to see what they are about after reading this! ”
“I never thought stealing can be cool. And Ally Carter did it!”Kimberly P ::Whatever doesn't kill me had better start running:: wrote this review Saturday, June 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Katarina Bishop and her fellow friends are thieves. These teens are brilliant. The novel is fast past and interesting.”Peggy M wrote this review Friday, June 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Different kind of book than I am used to....seemed for a younger reader. ”Susie wrote this review Tuesday, June 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“such a great book ”Abi Leonardi wrote this review Tuesday, June 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I absolutely loved this book. It was fast-paced, action packed with realistic characters.”D Price wrote this review Saturday, June 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really like the premise of this book and the personality of the main character was found to be quite relatable.”MareMare wrote this review Thursday, June 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very intresting, entertaining book. There is a great balance between the current heist and the former life of Katarina Bishop and her family. A love interest between Katarina and one of the key players in the heist is well done and leaves the reader asking for more! :)”Britny Ruiz wrote this review Tuesday, June 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No