Thursday, January 26, 2012

Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

This is the second book in a series!
Read the first book, Heist Society (it's awesome--read my review of it HERE), before reading this review.
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.

I loved this book! I'm sad that I let it sit on my bookshelf for so long before picking it up. I went through a weird phase for a while where I didn't want to read any sequels. I'm so glad that didn't last! 

I want to know something. Is Ally Carter secretly a crazy good thief? How does she know all the things she knows?!? She seriously must have amazing contacts, or a really great imagination. Either way, I am totally impressed. I have liked what I have read in her Gallagher Girls series, but I LOVE these Heist Society books. 
I still think Kat is awesome, and Hale is still hot as ever, but I'm a little frustrated when it comes to Kat + Hale. It's been two books now, and there still has been very little romance. When is he finally going to make a move??? I'm sick of little hints at them crushing on each other. Just make out already and get it over with. Seriously. 

Even with the lack of romance, though, this book was great. Honestly, I liked it even better than Heist Society, which, if you read my review of it, is saying something. Could I have raved more?? :) Anyway, read this series. If you haven't, you are missing out! Sadly, the third book in the series has yet to be announced. It's still in the editing stages and doesn't even have a name yet. (According to Ally Carter's blog) But hang in there and try really hard to be patient. It IS in the process of becoming a book. Plus, it takes time to write awesomeness like this. :)

Happy Reading!

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