Wednesday, 3 April 2013

#189 Book Review: Perfect Scoundrels

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3)
Release Date: 12 February 2013
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Source: Publisher for Review
Format: Paperback
Where to Buy:  Fishpond | Booktopia
More Info: Goodreads

Summary:
Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it's that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want. No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale's family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother's billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there's no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won't let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother's will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company's fortune. So instead of being the heir-this time, Hale might be the mark. Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she's willing to save her boyfriend's company if it means losing the boy?
Cover:
Love how it matches the first and second book in the series! At first glance, I would not have noticed how there's an image of a guy in the girl's sunglasses which I assume is Hale and I absolutely adore it!

Story:

The greatest heist...yet?

I'm proud to say that when I started reading Ally Carter's books, I actually began with her Heist Society series. I did not know why I started with the series, perhaps because it sounded fun...fun..and..fun? But alas, I was hooked and so I also read Carter's Gallagher Girls series. While I love Gallagher Girls series too, Heist Society is actually my favourite Ally Carter's series!

Anyway..onto Perfect Scoundrels! I think this might just be the best Heist Society book yet! From the moment I first started, I was completely hooked (not that I was surprised since it's Ally Carter's writing after all). I was back with Kat, Hale and their lovely heist! It's been a while since I read Uncommon Criminals so I did not quite remembered what happened in that book but Perfect Scoundrels is definitely different. The stakes are higher and we finally get to know more about Hale (and I'm still curious about what W.W. stands for!) What stood out the most from this book is perhaps Ally's writing. It's so witty, clever, fun and I can never get enough. I completely enjoyed the book thoroughly and am already biting my nails waiting for another Heist Society book!

Characters:
Kat and Hale. Seriously, I want to be best friends with you guys. Why are you guys so awesome? Can I please be a part of your gang? Pretty please? I'm good with umm...reading?

I really admired Kat throughout the whole book! After all the events that happened, she remained strong and unwavering, which I thought was very admirable. While I always perceived Hale as the outgoing, amazing and side-kick companion to Kat, we see a different side to him in this book. Knowing more about Hale's family, his grandmother and the family's huge industry gave a different look to Hale. I never thought he was brought up in such family which can be quite intense. I also love how other characters from the previous 2 books appeared again in Perfect Scoundrels. Together, they make up the perfect team for the incredible heist they had to do in this book!

Overall:
Perfect Scoundrels is a combination of fun, excitement and even romantic at times too. Kat and Hale are back with an exciting story and certainly, the greatest heist yet! Ally Carter's writing is completely hooking and I absolutely can't wait for her next works. On a side note, Kat and Hale, you both rock!
5 Forget-Me-Not flowers for Perfect Scoundrels!
Thank you Hachette Australia for the review copy!

5 comments:

  1. Yay for the 5 stars Celine! I had so much love for this book, so many characters broke my heart too! This was my favourite book in the series too! I can't wait to have more from these great characters. Wonderful review Celine! :)

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  2. I agree, Celine! I think this is the best of the heist books yet and I loved the attention to Kat and Hale's characters. I'm already looking forward to the next installment now!(: Wonderful review!

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  3. I read the first book and didn't like it as much as Gallagher Girls. But since you liked this one so much I think I should give it another chance :D

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  4. Woot, Perfect Scoundrels has arrived for me in the library, so pumped to read it Celine. Also, it's been a while since I last visited my book boyfriend, Hale.

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  5. It was a great read. It was interesting the entire book. There weren't any slow parts, something was happening the entire time.
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