Monday, 20 January 2014

Review: Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter



Author: Ally Carter
Pages: 298 pages
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: June 21st, 2011
Recieved From: bought at Chapters
Status: hardcover, Heist Society #2

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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.



Ally Carter is a talented writer who has made the Heist Society series even more addicting, thrilling, mysterious and swoonworthy than it original was! Uncommon Criminals was a beautiful sequel, and really goes deeper into Katarina Bishop's crooked world.

Kat was enjoyable to read in this book. She is as strong-willed and clever as ever, and it was really interesting to see her deal with the transition from going from a normal, teenage life back to her thieving ways. In many ways, she is stuck, but her friends, Hale, and this Cleopatra diamond mystery is pulling her deep back into her world.

Unlike Heist Society, I found this book easier to follow (for some reason), and I liked it much better. I think the reason why I enjoyed this book so much is because we get to see more of Uncle Eddie's past, and more family secrets.

It was an interesting book, and I definiately recommend reading ALL of Ally Carter's books! It's totally worth it!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars!
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