Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter. It’s the second book of the series, and I don’t know how many there are supposed to be. :/
Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.
There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long, and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous and that is simply… the emerald is cursed.
Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all she has her best friend—the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.
Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.
Summary from Goodreads
It’s only 298 pages long. MEH. You know, that’s enough to get a plot going, steal some things, like precious paintings and stones. BUT it’s not enough.
- I wish there was more. I needed more character development (which I suppose isn’t the point of these books, the plot is) than there was.
- Also, I needed more W.W. Hale the Fifth. Like, seriously. His relationship to Kat is so important to me that I feel like the author could’ve spent more time developing it. Still, what was in the book wasn’t bad at all.
- Another thing that bothered me? I just don’t know why but I feel like everything was way, way too easy for the characters (considering from where they had to steal), etc. But, I find that if you suspend your disbelief, then it all works out. *shrug*
- I’m hoping there are more books! Honestly, I’d buy them. These two books (Heist Society and Uncommon Criminals) were good, fun & easy reads. I liked that.
- Oh the characters are still wonderful. It’s the same crew as last time so you’d already know them, and know how awesome they are.
- This book is short, yes. That doesn’t mean nothing happens, though. More stuff goes on in this book than in the first book, since there’s, like, two heists and not just one. There’s plenty to keep one entertained, for sure.
“I for one like chaos. Chaos looks good on me.”
-W.W. Hale the Fifth.
Go read these books! They’re super fun :)