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August 8, 2011

Book Review: Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

Author: Ally Carter
Series: Heist Society #1
Releaste Date: June 21st 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Book
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 . . . 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 and 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 love Ally Carter's books because her writing style is so easy to read. It just grabs you and makes you love her characters and their story.

Uncommon Criminals is the sequel of Heist Society, and follows the story of Kat. After the rob at the Henley, Kat has been working alone. So it's not a surprise her family and Hale are mad at her.

They say Kat is drunk with her success, but I don't see her that way. I was glad she is finally becoming herself, and following her own path. She doesn't like to steal from people, but she likes to be a thief. It's kind of confusing, but I understand her. She has a good heart.

I was kind of mad with her family, and Hale, for being so hard on her. It's not like she's betraying them. And I love Hale, but sometimes he was too intense. It's like he wants to control Kat, and when she finally had the guts to do something with him, he kind of freaks out! I don't get it.

I feel like I would have been a bad thief. The plot, and their plans to steal the Cleopatra Emerald where amazing, but let me tell you, I was confused. At the ending, I had so many questions! {spoilers: did Kat knew her Uncle Eddie was the inside man? Did Hale's and Nick's fight was real or fake?}
I really liked Heist Society and Uncommon Criminals wasn't the exception. It has a good plot, better characters and overall, I loved it.


  1. I picked up hoist society at my local library not to long ago but never got around to reading it. I will have to try it again. Great review!

  2. Awesome review! The plot was definitely a bit confusing at times, but completely brilliant :)

  3. Yay! I'm glad you liked this, I really liked as well :) Nice review!

  4. I loved Heist Society. I cant wait to dive into Kat's world (oh who am I kidding its all about Hal!) thanks for the review Ill pick this up this week.