Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

Uncommon Criminals
by Ally Carter

Pages: 304
Release Date: 5th July 2012
Publisher: Orchard
Series: Heist Society #2
Source: For Review from Publishers
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Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she's simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That's why Kat isn't surprised when she's asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn't been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long - and in Kat's world, history almost always repeats itself. But it's the third problem that makes Kat's crew the most nervous, and that is...the emerald is cursed. Kat might be in way over her head, but she's not going down without a fight. After all, she has her best friend -- the gorgeous Hale - and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses and realising that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless for this heist. This time, Kat's going to have to make up her own rules...

My Thoughts
Uncommon Criminals was exactly what I was hoping for in the second book of the Heist Society series! It was just as good as the first book and it just left craving for the next. OMG, I just looooved it so much guys.

Kat is one badass character. She's so one of my favourite literary characters. Ever. When she was on the mission with her crew I was there cheering them on. And when we (I can so see myself pulling off a heist! ) figured it all out oh so very soon into the book, I was like waaaahhhh? But oh no how could I forget that this is Ally Carter's writing? We get a even more suspenseful plot with so many surprising twists and turns and clearly all so very entertaining.

Especially the characters. Guys, the characters! They're so so so awesome with a wave of frickin awesomeness cleverness smartness. Simon is so cool. I kind of had a rough patch with Gabrielle in the beginning but not to worry, she's proved to be a great asset to the team. Err Nick, I could just sense there was something about him. eurgh. It's all about HALE.

Hale. Why oh why couldn't you be more older! I had so much hope,... ha! He's such a nice guy! I love nice guys. Bad boys are so overrated, don't you agree? You can see how much he wants to be there for Kat. He wants to be needed and cares so much for Kat. awwww. It's kinda infuriating at times when their moments come up cause it's all happening really slowly. I love how we get a better picture of Kat's flaws and everything but arghh darn it. Not giving anything else away.

What I will say though, Uncommon Criminals is incredible. Hold on, no... It's safe to say that this entire series is incredible even though I've just read two of the books but you know I have foreseen the other books ahead and i just know they will be just. as. good. I am addicted to this series.
I am addicted to Ally Carters books. I just am.
*content sigh*

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Other books in the series:
Heist Society | Perfect Scoundrels


  1. Great review! I love Ally Carter but I haven't read this series. I love this idea of a protagonist that is a criminal. It is such a clever theme for a series :) Thanks for sharing, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

  2. I have not begun this series yet. I just know I'm going to love it. though. Thank you for your helpful review.

  3. It looks like a book I would like and strong heroines are my favorite kind.


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