REVIEW: Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) 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.

I’ve loved Ally Carter’s novels for a while now and particularly favour the Heist Society books. They’re the definition of perfect!
I read Uncommon Criminals back in November and loved it. Since then I have been waiting patiently to read this (okay, maybe not so patiently!) and when I read the summary, I knew the wait would be so much harder.
In this novel we see Kat and Hale’s characters develop a lot more than in the previous two novels. Kat is facing her hardest job yet and the stakes are high. Failing means losing one of her best friends and it is not an option.
These books are written in a much more sophisticated style than the Gallagher Girls novels and are clearly aimed at an older audience. I particularly love the descriptions of the time and setting at the start of certain chapters. This is something that I would like to see more of and is also something that I have always liked.

Kat is under so much pressure in this novel and it was nice to see a realistic side to her. The change was evident and I actually preferred this new Kat.
Hale! Woah! His part in this novel was huge and it was so nice to see his character development.
There are a lot of familiar faces in this novel: Gabrielle, Simon and the Bagshaws. Gabrielle was just as kick-ass as usual and I love her character so much.
The Bagshaws never fail to make me laugh; they’re just so funny!

One of the best things about these books are the covers. In this one we can see Hale reflected in one of the lenses and the model who plays Kat has stayed the same for all three books. They are instantly recognisable as the Heist Society books.

I read Perfect Scoundrels within a day and it is certainly my favourite of the three novels written so far. It is thrilling, humorous and completely unique.

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    So Many Books, So Little Time
    4 March, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I’ve only ever read the first Gallagher Girls novel by Ally – I clearly need to read this series as well! Great review 🙂

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    Zoe Crook
    4 March, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I really want to read the Heist Society series! They seem to be really popular at the moment, I think I’m one the only people who hasn’t read them yet. 😛 I have only read the first two books of the Gallagher Girls series but they are brilliant. I also have Double Crossed on my kindle so I really need to get on with reading Ally Carter’s books!
    Thanks for the great review, Lucy 🙂

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    4 March, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I loved this book. I was really happy that we got a background on Hale and I never had a clue that he had such a large family. That was a shock for me, but I loved how mature Kat was in this book. It is my favorite out of the three too. Great review 🙂

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    ᘛ ᗰᗩᎶᎥᘓ ᘚ
    5 March, 2013 at 4:09 am

    woah… your site changed! I might be a bit late on this one…. but the new banner looks great! do you make them yourself? AWESOME Review! Yet another to add to the TBR pile…

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    6 March, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Great review, Lucy! I still haven’t had a chance to read Perfect Scoundrels, but now I seriously can’t wait! And lots of Hale?? YES PLEASE.

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    6 March, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve seen so may hyped and positive reviews for this series, that I received the first one only last week! So I will digging into this one very soon! I mean I loved Ally’s Gallagher series… So I can’t wait to read this series! Lovely review Lucy! 🙂

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    1 June, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I so badly want to read this! I loved the first two much! Its just so hard to find time to read all of these books out there!


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