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Ally Carter
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1 Sep 2011 Heist Society (Book 1)
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie travelled 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.

But now her dad's life is on the line, and Kat must go back to the world she tried so hard to escape...

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (1 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408309556
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408309551
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 13.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers. She is the New York Times Best-selling author of Heist Society, Uncommon Criminals, and the popular Gallagher Girls series, including I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, and Only the Good Spy Young.

She lives in the Midwest where her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever. She'd tell you more, but...well...you know...

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A punchy new teen crime series. (Bookseller)

Rammed with suspense. (Heist Society)

Funny, exciting and intriguing. (Bookbag)

A good, pacy read. (Bournemouth Daily Echo)

Rammed with suspense. If you love the Gallagher Girls, you'll dig this. 5/5 (Kiss)

Fast moving, action packed, slick. (School Librarian)

Stylish, cool, quick-witted and daring. (Carousel)

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Kat's got a deadline - two weeks to pull off the biggest heist in history...

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 14 Feb 2010
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Kat used to lead a life of danger before she pulled her biggest con ever and walked away from a life of thievery to attend boarding school. Her enrollment lasts a few months before her old life comes crashing in on her and her plans.

She's framed for a prank she didn't commit, but that will nonetheless result in her expulsion from school. Quickly she realizes this dismissal is the work of an old family friend. He's here to tell her that her master thief father needs her help.

Turns out her father's been set up, too. Only the consequences are nowhere near as soft as being kicked out of boarding school.

Kat secretly meets her father's deadly enemy and works out a deal. She has two weeks to find the paintings and steal them back. If successful, it will be the biggest job she'll ever pull off - and also the most dangerous. Can she do it?

I adore THE GALLAGHER GIRLS series, but this new series may be even better. HEIST SOCIETY is my new favorite book. The combination of finding the art, the major heist, saving a relative, and going against the family makes for a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat read.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lyrical Reviews - Heist Society by Ally Carter 12 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback
There's something really engaging about stories where the heroes are the bad guys. I especially love heist films and thought something like that could never work in a book but oh how wrong I was! Ally Carter has taken a heist plotline and made me even happier by adding one brilliant element - a female lead.

Heist Society is not exactly a serious story, but then life would be pretty dull if it was full of worthy books. Kat is a fantastic heroine: feisty, intelligent, cool, independent, strong... If I was ever to turn to crime, Kat would be my role model. I always thought bad guys make the best characters and this book is stuffed full of them. The story hits you from the first page, there's no hanging around getting to know everyone and their surroundings, you're just whipped off into an engaging tale and I really love this as it's fast-paced and keeps you on your toes - just like the life of your average crime family really.

This story is reminiscent of Gone In Sixty Seconds, only with paintings and teenagers. The relationship between Kat and her father is really interesting, she's the only one motivated to help him despite the fact that she doesn't owe him anything, in fact he already owes her a lot. I love the way the roles reverse and Kat's mission in this book is to protect her father, although he doesn't really deserve it. She is the one to take control of the situation, despite being a young and relatively inexperienced member of the family and that's what makes her such an engaging character.

As the story progresses, you start to get the feeling that you're not aware of everything that's going on. This is the element I thought wasn't possible in a book as obviously you have to hide the final clever plan of the heist or there's no real brilliant ending.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars heist society = amazing! 12 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am a big fan of the gallagher girls series and when this came out I was dubious. But it failed to disapoint- with a nice good guy bad guy twist and great characters. However the one thing that was a BIG negative was that unlike gallagher girls I wasn't enthralled in reading it, I enjoyed reding it but wasn't reading it in every spare minute or late into the night. I know I'm being critical but also I found that in gallagher girls there was always the hint of possibility that it could be real, whereas in heist society it just didn't make that connection.
But in terms of the story itself- amazing
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Format:Paperback
Katarina Bishop grew up with master thieves and spent her childhood participating in spectacular and daring robberies. But when she turned 15, she turned her back on criminality in favour of getting a good education and bluffs herself into the exclusive Colgan School only to be expelled after a few months, when someone frames her for putting the headmaster's prized antique Porsche on top of a fountain.

Her old friend Hale (the only son of a very rich US family, who doubles as a thief) admits responsibility because he needs her help. Her dad's been set up for the theft of paintings from a very powerful, very dangerous criminal boss called Arturo Taccone. Taccone wants his pictures back. Unless Kat gets them within 14 days, Taccone will take measures against Kat's father.

Kat now has 2 weeks to re-enter the life she thought she'd left behind, assemble a team, identify who really stole the paintings, find out where they are and then steal them back. How hard can it be?

Ally Carter's YA novel, the first in a new series, is a charming, thrilling, frothy crime romp - OCEAN'S ELEVEN meets THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR for teens.

Kat's a dynamic and interesting character. Her mother died when she was young and although she loves her father, the two aren't emotionally close. Her determination and the way she has to re-navigate the criminal world are well drawn (although the criminal road's perhaps a little too romantically depicted with its codes of honour and behaviour). I'm not a romance fan but her relationship with Hale is complex and the will they/won't they element didn't grate, even with the introduction of the slick Nick as a rival for Kat's affections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved this
I really enjoyed reading this. If you like reading about crime and spies then you will love this book. I read it in one sitting.
Published 7 months ago by care bear
5.0 out of 5 stars Heist society.
This was a Great book, can't wait to read the rest. Always keeping you on your toes. The characters are brilliant
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This book was literally amazing !! Description was good but the storyline was fantastic !!! I demolished this book in 3 days !! xxxxxxxx
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4.0 out of 5 stars really good
This book is so good, a must read! I loved it defiantly worth downloading :) also good reads are the gallegher girl books.
Published 9 months ago by Alice sandrashleish
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I really liked Heist Society because it was different from the books I had been currently reading, I had never read any books about thieves and con artists before and I found I... Read more
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