Saturday, June 18, 2011

Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society # 2)

Title: Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society # 2)
Author: Ally Carter
Rating: 4/5
Summary: 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 . . . 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 and 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.
My Thoughts: The second book in the Heist Society series, did not disappoint. In fact, I would say this is Carter's best book yet, it proves that she has grown as a writer over the years.  Although at times, it was hard to follow Katarina's train of thought, because not all information was given (but what can you expect from a thief ?:D). I really wish Hale and Katarina had gotten together in this book! The tension between them escalated in this book, but that just makes me want them to get together even more! Carter's writing excelled in this book, and overall is was an extremely pleasant read. 

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