This is a new meme hosted by Chick Loves Lit that caught my eye. Basically, every Monday there’s a new prompt which you use to recommend an awesome book. There’s not much I love more than recommending a good book, except maybe having a good book recommended to me!
This week’s prompt is to recommend a book published in 2010, which is a super BROAD topic and totally has me panicking. I mean, A LOT of books get published in a year and OF COURSE I rec’d Anna and the French Kiss last week (published in 2010). But then I was saved by goodreads which informed me that Heist Society by Ally Carter was published in 2010. SCORE!
Heist Society follows Katarina Bishop, daughter of an international thief. Having been part of the thief life since she was seven, Katarina wants out and a chance to live a normal life. All that is ruined when her father is accused by a mobster of stealing his priceless collection of paintings (that he acquired illegally in the first place). The only way for Katarina to save her father and everyone she loves is to steal them back, but first they have to find them.
I can’t find the words to explain how amazing this book is. I read and loved Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series, and this has much of the same kind of humour, but Katarina seems a little older and a little wiser than the girls of Gallagher Academy. Her voice is strong and true; this girl knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go for it! But, she still has her moments of doubt and weakness and that’s where Hale comes in.
Hale may very well be one of the hottest guys in young adult fiction. He’s attractive, he’s charming, he’s rich, he’s smart, he’s cultured, AND he is completely loyal. I swoon so hard for Hale, you guys. If you don’t want to read it for the story and the humour, at least read it for Hale because OH MY GOD. (I especially recommend the audiobook.)
What do you look for in your book crushes?