Heist Society #1 Mit liv som tyv
Title: Heist Society
Series: Heist Society #1
Author: Ally Carter
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Mit liv som tyv
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2011
Finished Reading: November 2019
Genre: Young Adult
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip 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 Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. 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 history–and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.
I was in a serious reading dump as I call it. I couldn’t wrap my head around reading, neither e-books nor regular books, but this book brought me out of it big time. I swore I was done with the genre, and didn’t expect to finish it let alone love it. I thought this would be another crazy unrealistic story about a perfect girl with the perfect looks with the perfect boyfriend and I was so happy when I found out that wasn’t the case.
It’s not literature art but it’s damn good. The way the book is written is very welcoming, it makes you feel like you’re a part of the gang of thieves and it’s an amazing experience.
Out main character is both funny, witty and likeable. Katarina is your everyday girl, except she isn’t. I’m looking forward to getting to know her more in the second book, frankly, I wish I had it already, but unfortunately, I need to go buy it first. Argh, just my luck.
Many things works in this book. All the characters we meet and the things we experience and see, it just works, it’s almost like magic. The words comes naturally and fluent. There’s so many unanswered questions and I didn’t mind that at all, makes the tension even greater for the next book. Sorry for the rambling but I really want to let you know that this is a gem that’s been hiding on my shelves for the past two years, without me even giving it a single thought. This rare piece of jewel that just blew my mind.
It’s easy to read no real age appropriate group – it’s for everyone really. I can definitely see this series becoming my favorite in the genre. Read it, it’s a short book won’t take long if you’re an experienced reader – I read it in Danish but will try and get it in English as well, to see if there’s a difference somehow in terms of what’s happening or what’s been said. I’ve experienced a few times that the English versions of books has more talk and more things happening, that is not explained in the Danish version. I can’t say one bad word about this book. It’s exciting, endearing, thrilling and magnificent!
Uh I just looked at the Goodreads website and saw there’s a fourth book coming out too, can this day get any better?