Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Re-read Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

Summary from Goodreads:
Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long, and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous and that is simply… the emerald is cursed.
Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all she has her best friend—the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.
Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.

Read November/December 2012

3.5 Stars

My Review:
This is the second book in the Heist Society Series by Ally Carter.  I really enjoy that she makes teenagers heroes and heroines and they have such interesting jobs.  In the Heist Society books Kat is a thief and her crew are mostly teens/young adults also.  It makes for some fun situations.

I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the first book, but I still liked it and feel invested in the characters.  Heist Society #3, Perfect Scoundrels, is coming out in February 2013 and I am looking forward to this next installment.

Warnings: None

I would let my 14 year old read this, as well as my 11 year old.  In fact, the 14 year old has already read this book and is looking forward to book #3.

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