Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Uncommon Criminals

Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2)
Aly Carter

Publication date: July 21, 2011, Hyperion

GoodReads description:

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.


So I've had a major reader-author affection for Ally Carter since a dear friend recommended the Gallagher Girls to me. 

(The poor postman is now constantly accosted every morning in my eagerness to see whether or not an envelope bearing my ticket to spy school has arrived. Unfortunately, not yet - but I still persevere.)

When I realized that she was starting another series - and just as I started my course on art history, no less! - I was not at all disappointed. Kat is a plucky, lovable heroine, and her heart-stopping adventure made sure that I didn't put the book down until it was finished.

...Which, of course, might not sound as dramatic seeing as I am a very focused reader and will finish a book come Hell or high water, but let's focus on the fact at hand.

Just reading the summary, and catching a glimpse of the newly unveiled and quite appropriate cover was enough to send me into a bout of squeeing. Curses, a commission, and more amusing Hale-Kat interaction? Sign me on.

Now if only the months would move by a little faster.


abeautifulmadness said...

I haven't read Heist Society yet. It looks good. I bought it but haven't had time yet.

Juju at Tales of said...

This looks so cute.

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