Thursday, April 01, 2010
Heist Society by Ally Carter
I’m already a fan of Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girl series, so I settled into this book with a heavy bias. When I sit down to read a book by Ally Carter, I’m expecting pure, light fun. I wasn’t disappointed.
Ally Carter’s books make me smile. They are fun and light, and I’m not bothered by the plot elements that aren’t quite believable. Heist Society has a few of those elements, and I didn’t feel as close to the characters as I usually prefer, but I didn’t care. The premise was so...well...Ocean’s 11, that I just sat back to enjoy the ride. I also like that she can introduce tension between girls without taking the cattiness too far. I'm not a fan of mean-girl books, and Carter always strikes a good balance.
Carter’s style in Heist Society is very much the same as her style in the Gallagher Girl books, so fans of that series will most likely enjoy this book. Definitely recommended.