Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Hyperion Book
Date Read: 1/1/2010
I have been an Ally Carter fan since I first read I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls). I fell in love with the kick-ass Gallagher Girls right then and there. Her books are action packed with a hint of romance. Now I must say that, for her last couple of books, the romance side of it has been staggering. Which each novel there is less and less. However, even without the physical romance, you can't help but fall in love with her male lead's simple gestures and charismatic personalities. Such as this book's male lead, Hale. SPOILER ALERT (highlight): Everything he did and said hinted his admiration/crush for Kat. Yet the only action we get is some hand holding and looks from across the room. Now this is a great build up, but it didn't leave me satisfied, so I am definitely looking forward to part 2 more for the need to see Kat and Hale together than for the action of another heist.
My issue with this book was more of the back story development. It took me a while to understand her background, who everyone was, and what was happening. Because of that, I didn't get into to book right away. However, once I started to understand, I couldn't put it down.
The main character Kat has experienced a lot in the short amount of time she has been alive. Planning the biggest heist of all time is only part of that. You can tell because of all this she is very mature. But just like any teenager, all she wants in life is to be normal and fit in. Things never seem to work out that way for her and she realizes that as long as she has family and people who love her she doesn't need anything else.
As improbable as this story is, Katarina was very real to me and I hope to read more about her in the future.
Plot: 3/5Writing Style: 4/5Characters: 4/5
Uniqueness: 3/5 Similar Titles:
- Ally Carter
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"Either we're a team or we aren't. Either you trust me or you don't." Hale took a step toward her. "What's it going to be, Kat?"
It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth; in that moment Kat didn't have a clue what to say. I can't do this with out you sounded trite. What they were doing was to big for a simple please.
You know what? Never mind. Either way, I'm in Kat." He seemed utterly resloved as he slipped on his sunglasses. "I'm all in"