When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled 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. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected. Soon, Kat’s friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster’s art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat’s father isn’t just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.
For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it’s a spectacularly impossible job? She’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family’s (very crooked) history—and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.
I liked all the characters too. Kat was very likable. She was strong and smart and she managed to pull off being a thief while still being a good person. I just wanted to push her into Hale’s arms the entire book. I kept reading and thinking, “on the next page som…moreI really enjoyed this book. I felt like I was reading a teen version of Ocean’s 11. (which is one of my favorite movies) This book was really cute and very fast paced. There were no slow parts or parts where I was bored.
I liked all the characters too. Kat was very likable. She was strong and smart and she managed to pull off being a thief while still being a good person. I just wanted to push her into Hale’s arms the entire book. I kept reading and thinking, “on the next page something is going to happen between Hale and Kat” and then most of time nothing happened.
So I am hoping in the next book more happens between the two of them.
I am also a big sucker for art and museums, so I loved hearing all the descriptions of the paintings and the Henley. All of the heist planning was really interesting for me too. It got me thinking and had me trying to piece together their plot. That kept me really engaged in the storyline. A few times, however; a lot was going on at once and I found myself having to re-read a paragraph to keep from getting confused. But that’s only because there were a lot of high action scenes in this book.
Great book! I look forward to seeing what will happen next, and I can only hope to see more Hale/Kat interaction.