Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3)

Title: Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3)

Author: Ally Carter

Summary From Goodreads:

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.

Personal Review:

There are so many things to love about this series and, in particular, about this book. Everything from the characters, to the plot, to the settings are all amazing. The love that you know the characters have for each other is so perfect that you can’t help loving them too. And feeling like you are a part of the family.

It all starts out when Hale is called away in the middle of a heist because he finds out his grandmother has died. Hale’s grandmother is one of the only people in his family that he does love and so he is pretty much shattered. Then, in the reading of the will, the family learns that Hale has been named the sole recipient of her company. Kat has her reservations about the legitimacy of such a will and is subsequently hired, behind Hale’s back, to find out the truth.

This book was different than the previous two books in that it focused on Hale more than Kat. You, the reader, are introduced to members of the Hale family and you begin to see the world that he was raised in, as opposed to Kat’s world. As the story progresses, you begin to understand why Hale wanted to escape that world. And as he get’s drown deeper and deeper back into that world, and further and further away from Kat, your heart breaks with the changes exhibited in Hale. Kat, however, is unwilling to let him go without a fight. It was nice to see just how far she was willing to go to save Hale… to see just how much she loved Hale. You always sensed it in the previous books, but this book lays it on the table. There is nothing Kat wouldn’t do to save Hale.

I love Kat’s family. They are so great. I love the message of loving and always supporting your family, whether they are your family through blood or through choice. You don’t get to choose the family you are born into but you can choose the family you make and the people you surround yourself with. All of Kat’s cousins and uncles and her father… they all seem like the type of people I would love to be related to (minus the actual crime part of it).

Anyway, if you aren’t already reading this series, you should be.

Rating: 5

Readathon Ending Meme

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  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Since I slept through them, I would have to say the first 8 hours. I am not a morning person at all and so when my alarm clock went off at 5 am… well let’s just say that I don’t even remember turning it off. 
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Insurgent, Anna and the French Kiss, John Grisham, May Higgins Clark, Dan Brown.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? MAKE IT FOUR TIMES A YEAR. Other than that, no. But seriously, give me READATHON!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Twitter
  5. How many books did you read? Finished one and started two others
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Princess Academy by Shannon Hale; Insurgent by Veronica Roth; Anna and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? It is hard to say between Anna and the Boy Next Door and Insurgent. Both are really good. I hope to continue the readathon when I wake up and finish those two books!
  8. Which did you enjoy least? The Princess Academy. The narrators voices were incredibly annoying which really made me hate the main character.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Not a cheerleader. Though I might try a shift at that next year. Maybe I will volunteer for the start of the event so I will actually HAVE TO wake up. hahaha
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Can I say something higher than 100%??? The only thing I am worried about is that with the demise of Google Reader, I won’t see the update that tells me that there is a readathon coming.

First Readathon Update

Read all day long

Reading Progress:

  • Princess Academy – I thought I would love this one, considering the number of high ratings it has and the fact that all of my goodreads fans who have read it love it. However, I didn’t like it. Perhaps it was because I listened to it on audio and I hated the narrators voice. She made it sound like Miri was a whiny brat so that is the only way I could think of her. I was totally unsympathetic to her story. I will put up a review in the next day or two.
  • Insurgent (125 pages)- I really wish that I wouldn’t read good books before the whole series is out. That and that I actually made notes to read later when reading books. Why? Because I am struggling to remember the characters and what all happened in Divergent. However, I am still loving this book. Disclaimer, I am listening to this on audio while cross stitching and looking at pictures of cross stitches.
  • Anna and the French Kiss (50 pages) – So cute. I love it! Oh Anna, you are so adorable!!!

Food Consumed:

  • Salami & Babybel Cheese
  • In & Out Cheeseburger
  • Guayaki Yerba Mate – Enlightened Mint
  • Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer – Non-Alcoholic (I think it is suppose to be butter beer which is why I bought it).

Another Readathon Fail

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I have failed again. I know I set the alarm for 5 am but I don’t even remember it going off. So now I am EIGHT hours late. What is wrong with me??? Well, obviously I needed the sleep. This week I started a new portion of a job and so between the two part time jobs I am working, I work about 12 hours a day. It leaves me exhausted. So I haven’t been sleeping enough. Anyway, I am here now. So here is the Intro Meme:

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? California. In my room.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Anna and the French Kiss. I really loved Lola and the Boy Next Door and I have heard so many good things about Anna. So I am really looking forward to reading it.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Probably the cheese and salami that I always get. Or maybe 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am 24. I love soccer, in particular Bayern Munich. I also love to cross stitch. My favorite genre is Young Adult. I listen to audio books while driving in my car, and I am in my car a lot. lol
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? Well, I guess I missed the first 8 hours so that is different. Also, I think I will spend more time reading and less time blogging this time. hahaha

 

What have I been reading so far:

The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale – I honestly thought I would love this book. But I don’t. I really don’t like the protagonist. Though I might have to blame that on the narrator. That is the one thing about audiobooks… they can change your opinion of a book.