The Teen Reviewer

Heist Society by Ally Carter: 5/5 STARS

Katarine Bishop. What a fantastic name. Sounds like it belongs to some Russian princess or high heiress. There are many different versions of Katarina. She herself could have added her own rumour but nobody would believe the truth.

Katarina, also known as Kat, has led an exciting life. She's lived all over the world. Is she rich? I guess you could say that. But when everything seems to finally be normal, or as normal as it can get for a teenage girl, her life comes crashing down. She gets kicked out of Colgan and ends up with Hal once agian. But this time, it's no job. It's her dad.

Before I go on, let me enlighten you on one thing. Kat is a theif. A con artist. A liar. All of the above. Her life started like that since she was young and her father made her scream and not stop screaming until a London guard would find out what's wrong.

This time though, Kat has to pull off the biggest heist in a theives life (and let me tell you, they don't last very long). With her team of teenager friends, can she make it?

Heist Society has romance, adventure and humor. Girls will squeal at the obvious tension between Hal and Kat as well as the jealousy which edmerges when a new boy steals something that Kat never thought could be stolen. Humour is within every page, especially with Kat's new transformation. Just goes to show that girls have something that guys don't.

Exercpts from 'Heist Society'

"Dancing. Come on. You can do it. It's a lot like navigating through a laser grid. It requires rhythm.' He moved her hips to the beat of the distant music. 'And patience.' He spun her around slowly and back toward him. ' And it's only fun if you trust your partner.'

The dip was so slow, so smooth that Kat didn't know it was happening until the world was already turned upside down and Hale's face was inches from her own.

'Count me in, Kat.'  He squeezed her tighter. 'You should always count me in."
Ally Carter (Heist Society)

"So far Kat has been through all the Wa's she could think of, but Hale hadn't admitted to being Walter or Ward or Washington. He'd firmly denied both Warren and Waverly. Watson had prompted him to do a very bad Sherlock Holmes impersonation throughout a good portion of a train ride to Edinburgh, Scotland. And Wayne seemed so wrong she hadn't even tried.

Hale was Hale. And not knowing what the W's stood for had become a constant reminder to Kat that, in life, there are some things that can be given but never stolen.

Of course, that didn't stop her from trying."
Ally Carter (Heist Society)

"It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth"
Ally Carter (Heist Society)

BREAKING NEWS: Heist Society II is coming out on June 11th 2011!!! The sequel is called 'Uncommon Criminals'. CHECK THIS SITE FOR THE BASIC IDEA.