Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Book Review: Perfect Scoundrels
Book 3 in the Heist Society series
AUTHOR: Ally Carter
PUBLISHED: February 2013
GENRE: Adventure, mystery, drama
PREMISE: Kat gets drawn into Hale's world of business when she is asked to find a will his grandmother left behind.
MY REVIEW: I have a deep fondness for Ally Carter's books. They are just FUN. She doesn't try too hard with edgyness, she gets that a lot of this is camp and runs with it, and she doesn't rely on drama alone to make things interesting. There literally is something for everyone in these books.
This one is even better because it goes more into much needed Hale/Kat backstory and we get to learn more about Hale himself. We get to see the whole team pull together and it's fabulous. A lot of times authors will have the characters say they're family but not back it up, in this one, Carter backs up the claim that Kat and her crew are friends/family and have each others back. In a YA world where friends and family tend to take a backseat to romantic drama this is really nice to see.
As always with Carter's books this one is fast-paced, fun, with likable characters who you want to spend time with. I don't know if there's going to be another Heist Society novel (the ending of this one led me to believe this may be the last book) but if there is I certainly welcome it.
WHO SHOULD READ: Those that have read books 1 and 2, Gallagher Girls fans, Oceans Eleven fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five sunglasses