Book reviews and random ramblings about literary and historical matters.
Monday, August 1, 2011
What I Read This Weekend
What I Read This Weekend . . .
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter -- Young Adult
Sequel to Heist Society
Since pulling off the heist at the Henley last year, Kat has been traveling the world stealing back priceless treasures that were stolen by Nazis or otherwise illegal means, all in the name of Visili Romani. Now Kat is being approached by an older woman whose life mission has been to get back the Cleopatra Emerald her parents discovered in Egypt. It was stolen by their business partner and ruined their lives and all Margaret wants is the emerald back and the recognition her parents were robbed of. It just so happens that the rare emerald is being exhibited for the first time. Should be easy for a pro like Kat right? Not quite. First, the emerald is said to be cursed, second Uncle Eddie doesn't approve. With the family away in Paraguay (or is is Uruguay? Kat gets confused) Kat is on her own. She likes it that way. That no way no one can get close enough to her to get hurt. However, Kat's friends won't take no for an answer. Their wits are tested when nothing is at it seems and they are in more danger of than ever before. Plus, there's the whole issue of her feelings for the handsome Hale. For a smart thief, Kat is a stupid girl. She needs to trust herself and her friends like never before if she's going to pull off this heist. This is another great face-paced novel from Ally Carter. It didn't quite leave me breathless the way Heist Society did and I was able to put it down in spots. At first it reads like a short story but then some plot twists had me turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. It concludes nicely without leaving many loose ends hanging but I'd still love more books in the series. This is a great fun read for young and old!