Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Perfect Scoundrels by, Ally Carter


 Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it's that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting--or stealing--whatever they want. No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale's family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother's billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there's no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won't let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother's will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company's fortune. So instead of being the heir--this time, Hale might be the mark. Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she's willing to save her boyfriend's company if it means losing the boy.

Casey's Review:

     Ally Carter has yet again made another amazing book! I swear she improves her writing every book she writes. There is never a dull moment in her books and she has very strong plot lines that she always carries through. 
       Lets start with the beginning of the book, I loved how we finally got the whole story on how Kat and Hale met, and that was what cared the whole story and plot line. With that, we got an insight of Hale's lifestyle and his relationship with his family, because in the other books it never really talks about his life or family. But us, the readers, get this idea of his parents not really caring what he did or where he was, because he has been heisting with Kat all over the world for the last two books. In the beginning, the flashback's Hale tells Kat that his parent would not miss him if he went with her, and his parents didn't. But, as the story goes on, Kat find out she dose not really know much about Hale's family or the other side of him that she thought she did. 
        I old team was united again! Well for the most part, since Nick was only there for robbing the Henley ,again, when Hale wasn't there. They all work great together even though they all have different backgrounds but, opposites do attract.
       Lets talk characters, we didn't only just get to be apart of Hale's family but also Kat's family. Uncle Felix, you are hysterical, I loved when they were at the "Institute" to sell that he had problems he ran around in circles without clothes! He is the best.  At the end when they saw Aunt Irina, Gabrielle's Mom, walk across the tarmac I instantly knew she was the one who got the prototype from Garrett and I started clapping because they were not going to lose the business. I did like how Gabrielle said that she would not like Hale anymore if he lost the private jet, so much like herself. Like Aunt Irina they had a couple other family members working "for" Garrett but that is just their cover. Uncle Roy who was playing one of Garrett bodyguards turned out to be Angus and Hamish's father which I have just always wanted to know who raised them because of how they act and of their personalities. One great thing was Angus and Hamish finally got permission from Kat to blow something up! All the readers know that they always want to blow up anything, but they finally had a legit reason to do so. Now, Garrett was not your average bad guy. He was really sneaky about it, considering his family had worked for the Hale's for generations, since their are so many Hale's. But his daughter, Natalie, she was pretty sneaky as well but she was easier to notice, I mean always being where Kat was, come on Ally Cater do you still take us as suckers. Anyway, it was funny when Natalie calls Hale, Scooter, I want to know why families, or almost basically family in this case, always call the guys, Scooter?  
        When I first got the book I went flipping to random pages and one of them I landed on was the page that said "The Day After Eddie Died" and I was flipping out! But then I thought, of all people Uncle Eddie will be "died" but not actually died if that makes any sense. I do really want to know though, if Kat and Hale knew Charlie and Eddie were going to fake the death because Kat seemed to be legitimately flipping out and Hale seemed stunned. Not saying that their not good actors or anything, because they are thieves and are really good at blending in and acting inconspicuously
          I loved how Uncle Eddie was acting like a dad around Kat when Hale would come over, and he was acting sometimes as if he had not known Hale for over the last two years. But he kept saying he knew his niece's friend, but not boyfriend, which always had me cracking up laughing. Kat's Dad was also acting kind of like that, about Hale owing him sheep for dating Kat. This is a little off topic but I wanted to tackel Hale so bad when he broke up with Kat in the middle of the book when she went to get Hazel's Will without him and did not tell him that the other was a fake. But it all working out in the end! 
       As usual Ally Carter has wrote another amazing book. I can not wait for the next Heist Society book, that should include way more of Kat and Hale's relationship! I am also looking forward to the final Gallagher Girl book, that I am hoping will be out this year. I would recommend any of Ally Carter's YA novels to anyone that is looking for a pretty quick, funny, action pact, and an interesting read.

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