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March 15, 2013

Review: Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Title: Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society, #3)
Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children 
Publication date: February 5th, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Mystery)
Source: Bought
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 328
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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.
The third book, Perfect Scoundrels, might just be the best of the Heist Society books. I'm not so sure if this is the last, because of it's open ending, but I don't think I'd mind reading another book about those amazing characters.  In Perfect Scoundrels, we start off with the tragic death of Hale's grandmother, Hazel. During the reading of the will, it turns out that Hale has inherited his grandmother's company, but with a trustee, who is Garrett. Garrett is the family's lawyer, and he will be his trustee until Hale turns twenty-five. The interesting part is that this time, the problem is within the family itself. There is something fishy about the will, and that's when they realize that someone has switched the real will with a fake, to benefit themselves for a reason. It was interesting that for once, they had to do a con for the family, and not for someone outside their little circle. 
I think I really enjoyed the con itself, and how everything played out. It was definitely action packed, and the characters were just SO awesome. In this book, we kind of get to know more about both of their families. It felt nice to kind of get a peak at their personal lives, and not just their thief-lives. As usual, it was fun reading about the team working together again. In Perfect Scoundrels, Hale and Kat's relationship goes through a bit of a rough patch, and I liked how Ally Carter spiced it up a bit. There were some crazy shocking events in the book that really surprised me, but again, I still enjoyed it very much.  
Overall, Perfect Scoundrels was a fantastic read that was action packed to the end. Perfect Scoundrels had me hooked, and I never wanted to stop reading! I know a lot of people who didn't enjoy Uncommon Criminals, but I am sure that this one won't disappoint! If you haven't started the Heist Society series, I highly recommend it as well! Perfect Scoundrels got me laughing, my heart racing, and me smiling! If this is the final book, I don't think I'd be that upset, but if there is another book, then I am excited to see what happens next with Kat and Hale!


  1. I have been wanting to read this series. It sounds like a lot of fun. My library has the audiobooks so I might try those!!

  2. YAY! This is my fav in the series too simply because Kat & Hale were together. Oh and the heist was fabulous. I don't think it's the last because remember the mysterious person who writes Kat letter about crime and helped her in the first book, we don't know him yet. I'm really hoping he shows up in the next book.

  3. I haven't read this series, but your review is making me want to lol. I love action packed books and books that can make me laugh. Def gonna have to give it a go. Great review!

  4. I seriously need to start this series..very very soon! I have heard so many great things about it, not to mention that I LOVE the whole idea of this, I really need to make time for this. And I am so glad it got you feeling all those emotions. I love a good book that can make me laugh and is full of action and interesting concepts. I can't wait to pick this one up!

    Glad you enjoyed this! Awesomesauce review, Farah! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair

  5. The Heist Society books have been on my TBR for long now! I love that the characters were awesome for you and it's just too good when you enjoy the surprised in a book! Perfect Scoundrels sounds great and I hope to get to the series soon. You've made it sound so cool! Fantastic review, Farah! :)

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  6. This series sounds really good and my library has them all. :D I am going to have to pick them up. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever