Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wish List Wednesday – Number Thirty Nine

I loved Heist Society when I read it in the summer (it’s a bargain teen book at Chapters now, so if you haven’t read it, now’s the time to get it) and I fell in love with the characters. This, of course, has me incredibly excited for the fact that there’s a sequel coming out this summer even though the first had an ending that didn’t necessarily warrant another book.

Uncommon Criminals

Written by: Ally Carter

Released: June 21, 2011 by Hyperion

Summary: Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short 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.

I cannot wait to read more about Kat and her crew, especially when it comes to Hale. And I love the fact that the cover has now been released.

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