Saturday, July 31, 2010

Heist Society [Saturday Steals]

Since I probably shouldn't buy any more books if I can help it until we buy another house, I've been trying to visit the Bargain Sections a lot less frequently. But, sometimes, when I need stress relief (yes, I'm a stress-relief shopper! I know! It's bad!) I still load up my Amazon Bargain Books bookmark and look through what's new on the YA discount shelf.

This week I was pleasantly surprised to find Ally Carter's brand new Heist Society (which launched in February, people!) on sale for $6.80. I almost preordered it last year when I first heard about it and told you guys about it. I exercised restraint and was like, "Oh, I'll wait 'til it hits the Bargain section." And then, at the end of July, six months after it debuted on shelves, there it was. In the bargain books. My patience rewarded.  I feel blessed.  [Follow the link above or click the picture to get your very own copy.]
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help. For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in history--or at least her family's (very crooked) history.

This post is written as part of Camille's Saturday Steals series at Archives of Our Lives. You should write your own and join us! It's really fun to see everyone else's steals! And it's always nice to get comments on your own steals too!

4 comments:

Kate said...

I hope you enjoy it! I wish I had more patience :D

Camille said...

The books you buy always have the best covers. I totally want cute bangs like that girl.

Thanks so much for participating! Hooray for the great deal (and such a new book, too)!

I appreciate it. Looks like nobody but you loves me today. I'm glad I've got you! : )

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I'm getting a very Audrey Hepburn vibe from the cover. I know she has played the daughter of a master thief in one of her movies (though I can't remember the title). Are there allusions to that movie in the book?

I Heart Monster said...

@Enbrethiliel - You know what? I'm not sure. I've never seen a single Hepburn movie. I know, FAIL. In my defense, only classic Westerns were ever played at my house growing up. I didn't catch anything odd that seemed like it might have been a reference, but I'm not finished with it yet. Hope that answers your ?!

@Camille - I love sharing my Steals :o) Thanks for hosting such a fun meme.