For as long as she can remember, Katarina has been a part of the family business—thieving. When Kat tries to leave “the life” for a normal life, her old friend Hale conspires to bring her back into the fold. Why? A mobster’s art collection has been stolen, and Kat’s father is the only suspect. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help. The only solution is to find the paintings and steal them back. Kat’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family’s history—and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way. (Amazon)
Reviewed by Francesca - high school graduate and huge bookworm
I adore HEIST SOCIETY because it is so fast paced and cleverly written. It had twist and turns, humor and I honestly love learning about con people. I get so curious on how they pull the con off.
I really enjoyed how hard Kat (the main girl) tries so hard to stay out of the con business but everyone and their dog tries to get her back in. I love Kat's relationship with her cousin because she is like the sister Kat never had, whether she likes it or not, and I love her relationship with Hale. It is a very clean book and it is the first of a series.
Market: Young Adult
Sensuality: the worst thing is kissing
Violence: very mild
Mature themes: stealing but they are con people