Waiting on Wednesday: Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

September 12, 2012 / 6 Comments / Book Memes, Waiting on Wednesday


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication, “can’t-wait-to-read” book is the third book in the Heist Society series!

Author: Ally Carter
Edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication Date: February 5, 2012

From the author’s website:

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of lovable 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.

Ally Carter is a master of plotting – all of her books have a bit of a spy-thriller element, and the pacing is always incredible. I’ve basically torn through her Gallagher Girls series and the other two Heist Society books. Last year, when the fifth GG book, Out of Sight, Out of Time came out and was delayed appearing in bookstores in Canada, I accosted said bookstores with tweets, Facebook posts and emails until I got my greedy hands on a copy. That’s how much I love her books.
Kat and Hale’s not-quite-romance is one of the best parts of the Heist Society books, and it sounds like this new one is going to focus in on it a bit more. I can’t wait. I love Kat’s voice, and I love the situations that Carter puts her in. Moreover, I LOVE the secondary characters – Kat’s little posse is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting I’ve seen in YA lit.
Convinced? Pre-order a copy on Amazon Canada, Chapters/Indigo, or Amazon US or The Book Depository.
What book are you waiting for this week?

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