Thursday, May 26, 2011

Review: Heist Society

Title Heist Society
By Ally Carter
For Fun
Source Library

Katarina Bishop grew up in a family of thieves, it's all she's ever known. When she tries to get out of the life and start a "normal" life a surprise visit from an old friend  pulls her back in. Now to save her father she'll have to pull the heist of a lifetime.

General thoughts
Well, I wanted to like it and all in all it turned out OK, but it just started so slow and throughout the whole book you want to get to know the characters but you never really get to. It's all about the Heist and that was fine, especially at the end, it got exciting watching it all work out, but I need a little more character connection, you know? It just took to long to get into and we never got to know the characters.

Well, normally I talk about the characters and what I thought about them here but as I said I didn't really get to know any of them.

Would I recommend it? 
For a good heist story, sure, but if you're a character driven reader, look elsewhere.


  1. I am happy that you managed to finish it and kind of liked it in the end. I still can't get over my disappointment with this book :)

  2. Selina, I know, I had high hopes. I like a good heist so I got into it a little at the end but, all in all, it was a disappointment.

  3. +JMJ+

    It's disappointing to hear that about the characters. I had the impression that a book like this would have lots of quirky characters and a lead whose struggles with a moral dilemma will at least make her interesting . . . Guess I was wrong. =P

    Thanks for the review. It was helpful.

  4. Enbrethiliel, Yeah, I was hoping for the same but oh well. It wasn't AWFUL. So that's something.

    Suey, Yeah, I know you're all about the characters so I'm not sure you'd like this one.

  5. Great review. I love that you break it down for us.

  6. Hmm...I definitely liked the Gallagher Girls series by her, but I dunno about this one since it's received mixed reviews. I'll give this one a try :) .Nice Review and Happy Reading!