Wednesday, April 7, 2010

~Heist Society~

-by Ally Carter

I had obsessed, and obsessed, and obsessed over Ally Carter ever since I put down I'd Tell You I Love You, but then I'd Have to Kill You. Then I went on with Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, and finally Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover. But of the four Ally Carter books that I have read, Heist Society is by far my favorite!

(and I am hearing rumors there is a movie to be made!)

About last year I had seen some reviews of the books online, but I was turned away by the cover. I know, I know, don't judge a book by its cover - heck, that's what one of the books is titled! But usually, a girl with a skirt, straight blond hair, and a cocky smile with glossed lips doesn't set well with me.

You see, I had no idea the book was about spies, for goodness sakes! But after the first book, I was hooked. And the three others led me to Heist Society, which is not in the same series.

I have rated Ally Carter's books in my opinion:

#1 Heist Society
#2 Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
#3 I'd Tell You I Love You But then I'd Have to Kill You
#4 Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

The greatest part is, all three of my sisters have read the entire series, and my youngest is working on the last one now. We play a game that tests how well you pay attention that they play in the book. I will show you an example:

Without scrolling up...hey, stop it...without scrolling up, what is the painting that is reflected in the cover of Heist Society? Of course, it is much easier to play when you are not attached to a computer, but it is very fun to play, especially if you know all the answers ;)


Robbie De Vries said...

so . . . what is the painting?

Maggie DeVries said...

Its a birthday cake from what I saw, but you were supposed to guess!