Sunday, May 12, 2013

Perfect Scoundrels By Ally Carter Review

With a sneaky cover and a awesome name, this book is the need of all teenagers. It is even better than the other series by Ally Carter.

Even though this book is one of the books in the most awesomest heist series on the young adult list, this is the worst book of the series, Heist Society.

Synopsis for all those lazy people out there cause I love you guys:
"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."
When I first read the synopsis, I was like OMG, Kat and Hale are going to be leaving each other!?! Then I read it again and again to make sure I have a reasonable assumption. Then I thought, no. It can't be possible because Ally Carter is writing this and she is usually is not the kind of author who splits couples like these apart. (Other than Josh and Cammie, but that is a different story). 

This book, Perfect Scoundrels, is really more focused on Hale's life than Kat's lifestyle of stealing. There isn't a big heist where the ending is just... mindblowing unlike the previous two books. It is rather disappointing compared to Heist Society and the-second-book-I-can-not-name. 

The writing is, as usual, smooth and comforting. I like its slow and fast pace. I like the Kale (or should it be Kate) scenes. They are as always to die for. 

Kat is smart with heist, but she is horrible with boys. She is a good character I enjoy reading about. She is one of the few badass characters like Scarlet from Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (you can read my review of this book). I can imagine her carrying a gun and loading it calmly while Interpol is after her. Just like Scarlet. 

“'If you don’t mind my saying, Mr. Hale. She’s a keeper.'He pointed in Kat’s direction.

Hale, the main topic of this book. Hale is a little distant from Kat. He is spacing out in the beginning of the book. However, Kat and Hale renew their boyfriend/girlfriend status in a closet. (Literally) Hale is the stressful one in this book, Perfect Scoundrels. He had just inherited his Grandmother Hale's share of Hale's family company. He is not the owner of the company until he reaches a certain age. The lawyer of his grandmother will retain control of the company. Hale is having trouble believing it, but then he realizes that Grandmother Hale loved him out of all of the Hale family. He truly believes that Grandmother Hale gave him the share. But is it true or a trick?

The Bishop Family of Heist and Thief. As usual, this family is as tight as an ant family (Are ants close to each other?). They would never betray one another. Family drama rings high in humor. Watch the ups and downs of the family's morale. And one will perish in this book. But who is it?

The Bishop Family comes together to pull off this ultimate deception. 

The clients... The old lady that tipped Kat off. The butler's sister. Grandmother Hale promised her a life that has been financially taken care of. But the will didn't mention her. Not even an implied sentence.

The jerk who switched the wills... He is a jerk. A money hungry jerk. He is someone who is after a new invention of Hale's Company. Kat caught him almost right away. 

This book was similar to a game of cat and a mouse. LOL! KAT and a mouse. (See what I did there?) But is brilliant to my standards. Low for Ally Carter's usual standards. 


1) Hale truly did inherited the corporation. 
2) Uncle Eddie died.
3) The lawyer was the jerk.
4) Hale's first name is SCOOTER!!!
5) We get to meet Hale's money-hungry family.


This book's rating is a five out of five. 

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