Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review: Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

Title: Uncommon Criminals
Author: Ally Carter
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Format: Hardcover, 298
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
ISBN: 978-142314795-4
Source: Bought (from Target)

I normally paste the synopsis here but this one is really long so click here to read it on Ally Carter's website.

My Thoughts...

This is the second Heist Society novel and Ally Carter weaves her magic again. 
Uncommon Criminals was a pretty fast-paced read with a Peter Pan/Ocean's Eleven feel... but with teenagers.
Katarina Bishop doesn't steal to take, but she steals to give back. And maybe a little for the thrill of it. (Or maybe a lot for the thrill of it).
That's why she doesn't like to decline a challenge, and a challenge is exactly what she's offered. 
Kat and her crew need to steal the Cleopatra Emerald. Not only is it impossible to do in the history of thieves - it's forbidden.
And cursed. 

The storyline really drives this next instalment of Heist Society and it's a small step up from the first book. We see a huge development of Kat's character and her relationship with her family and most of all, with (the swoon-worthy) Hale.
I loved Ally's writing as usual - every scene is impeccably described and Uncommon Criminals definitely has one of my favourite covers I've ever seen.

1 comment:

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Sounds really interesting! I've got to get my hands on the first book. :)

Great review!