February 15, 2010

Heist Society: A Review

I finished Ally Carter's newest book, Heist Society, today and I have to say that I really, really liked it.

It was fast-paced, easy to follow, but not mind-numbingly simple. It was a very good choice, putting it in third-person. I liked the characters, and I felt like they were real. Their heist was brilliant! Thinking back on it, it does remind me a bit of that Audrey Hepburn movie, 'How To Steal A Million.' I enjoyed the ending.

I was told that I'd "fall in love with Hale." I merely liked and enjoyed his characters until the last, say, 50 pages, when I fell in love with him.

Something that people don't seem to have thought of or discussed much yet is the new boy war. In the Gallagher Girls series, it was between Josh and Zach. Well, now we have Hale vs. Nick. And Nick vs. Zach. And Hale vs. Zach, for that matter. But let's focus on Hale vs. Nick. They both have their ups and downs, such as:

Nick is kind of cooler. And mysterious. And he's a "good" person, just like Kat wants to be. Just like Kat kind of is. On the downside, everyone Kat values is a thief, and Nick is with Interpol, so that would be awkward. Also, he lied...but perhaps with just cause.

Kat and Hale have known each other for a very long time, and they're pretty much from the same world. Hale is also mysterious. Not only that, but he really cares about Kat. However, Kat wants to get out of said world and feels no pull towards it, while Hale loves it.

In the end, I pick Hale. He likes and cares for Kat way more, methinks.

However, if Zach were to make a crossover and there was no Cammie to speak of, then Zach should definitely be with Kat. No competition. Sorry, Hale, but I think they're a better match.

If you've read the book, share your opinions.

All in all, I really loved reading this book, and the series sounds very promising.

8.9 Stars out of a Possible 10. Congrats!

Your Reviewer-Type Chick,

1 comment:

Sandy said...

How can you choose between Hale and Zach?? I'm so confused. I love them both so much. They are both so wonderfully charming and nice and sweet and knight-in-shining-armory...and, not to mention, smooth! Well, I could go on and on. Haha ;) But I do know one thing for sure: Ally Carter is a genius for being able to create such amazing boys!!