New ‘Heist Society’ Book by Ally Carter!

I have been waiting for this day for the past three years, and I am SO excited to announce that Ally Carter is finally coming out with another “Heist Society” book!

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I’m terribly depressed that it is just going to be a novella and only available in e-book, but honestly, I’ll take anything that I can get when it comes to the characters in Ally’s “Heist Society” series. My only wish is that her new novella doesn’t sign the end of this series, because I desperately need just one more full-length novel with Hale, Kat, and Gabrielle.

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Okay, on to the novella!

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“The Gift of the Magi” by Ally Carter

(Heist Society #4)

Release Date: November 15th

Format: e-book

Summary:

“Katarina Bishop is a thief. To many it wouldn’t matter that she now uses her considerable skills to resteal valuable works of art and return them to their rightful homes. She’s still a thief.

So that’s why Kat’s surprised when an Interpol agent comes to her one snowy evening, asking for her help.

The Magi Miracle Network was set to auction off a very rare, very valuable Fabergé egg two days before Christmas, but the egg’s been stolen and now the charity’s reputation—and their future—is on the line.

Kat’s family and Interpol might be on opposite sides of most jobs, but someone just stole Christmas.

Now it’s up to Kat and her crew to steal it back.”

I am super excited to read another book by Ally Carter, especially a Christmas themed story, and I just hope that this isn’t the last time we get to see these wonderful characters!

Happy reading to my fellow Ally Carter fans!

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Fangirl Friday #11…Yes, I Am a Kiera Cass Fan

I’m sure you already know this, but I’m here today to tell you that I’m kind of a Kiera Cass addict. I don’t know what it is, but ever since reading “The Selection,” Kiera has become one of my most favorite “fluff” authors. There must have been something about that time in my life and the story and characters of “The Selection,” because I cannot seem to get this series out of my heart, and despite how much I have changed as a person since this series began and my sister shared “The Selection” with me, I still find solace and a little slice of perfection within the first book’s pages. I am also still in love with the Maxon from “The Selection” despite the torment and betrayal he caused me during “The Elite” era (dang you bachelor syndrome!!!). Though quite a few years have passed, I still greatly enjoy Kiera’s book and I always get excited when something “The Selection” related is announced, and just this last Tuesday Kiera Cass’s “Happily Ever After” was released!

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“Happily Every After” is all of “The Selection” novellas wrapped up into one gloriously designed hardback book that includes some exclusive content not released before now! The book is stunning with its gorgeous purple cover, and the back, instead of being a photograph, is a drawing of Queen Amberly in a beautiful purple ball gown that is positively drool worthy. I took a picture of my copy’s back cover so you could see just how stunning it is!

IMG_0117The entire book, though, is actually a piece of artwork in itself with its map of Illéa and the other drawings for each of Kiera’s novellas. I honestly cannot handle how perfectly perfect the back cover, map, and other drawings are! I am also super excited about “Happily Ever After” because it has an excerpt of Kiera Cass’s revised edition of “The Siren” in it. I didn’t ever get a chance to read “The Siren” before HarperTeen picked it up for Kiera, so I am excited for its release in January! Oh, look, another stunning cover!

kiera cass the siren bookOkay, so the last little tidbit of book news concerning Kiera Cass is that her fifth and final novel in “The Selection” series is called “The Crown.”

fangirl eb4cdb561490c242b65c3b78683b378fI didn’t like “The Heir” as much as her other “The Selection” books, but I am still very excited to see how Kiera decides to end her series. I’m hoping that Eadlyn’s happily ever after is with Kile, but I’m not so sure that my dream will come true…

Now, tell me, are you also a huge Kiera fan?

Thanks so much for joining me on Fangirl Friday, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society #1)

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“Heist Society” by Ally Carter

5 out of 5 stars.

“Heist Society” begins with Katarina Bishop getting kick out of Colgan School for something she did not do; she’s done a lot of things but putting the Headmaster’s Porsche on top of a fountain… really? First of all she wouldn’t have been caught on camera committing vandalism, and on top of that the whole job was just too cliché for her, much too obvious for her style.

Kat would have been just fine with taking the fall for something she had done, but to be framed… so not cool! Katarina would have liked to have told Colgan School the truth but that would have implicated her in a completely different way; forging your way into the most prestigious school in the United States might be slightly incriminating. All Kat had wanted was a fresh start, away from the family business. But for poor Katarina, it seems she will never be able to get out of the net her family has so intricately wound around themselves and her.

Back on the road with her friend and billionaire, Hale, Kat finds herself in the middle of something for more dangerous and mysterious than your average pick pocket job. With her family’s and friends’ lives hanging in the balance, Katarina must pull off the biggest heist in her family’s history: rob the Henley museum in England, and return the stolen paintings to their own who just so happens to be a mobster… No big deal right? But there is more than meets the eye to this heist, and can Kat finish this job and move on with her life, or is she forever doomed to steal instead of own her own destiny? And how can she leave her family if she decides to quit the business? And what about Hale, her best friend who seems to have become much more to Kat than she ever thought possible?

Wonderful. Fabulous. Amazing. These are three words I would use when describing “Heist Society” by Ally Carter. I have waited forever for a new, fabulous and amazing book like this; I was getting a little scared that I wouldn’t have another book for quite a while to write a review on. But alas, there finally came along a book that absolutely surpassed all my expectations; they may have been significantly lowered from waiting for so long, but that is completely beside the point. The “Heist Society” is well written, entertaining from beginning to end, and was the perfect kind of fluff. Just what the doctor prescribed. I enjoyed every minute of this endearing and fun story, and look forward to future installments in this series.

“Heist Society” was so wonderful. I just sat down and read the whole thing in one sitting. It was interesting, fun, and I thought the travels as well as the bits of history woven throughout the story were fantastic. I found the whole history of the Nazi’s stealing different peoples’ art pieces fascinating and it really opened up my eyes to just how horrible they were to anyone who disagreed with their philosophies. It is a very interesting history lesson that they don’t go into too much depth on when you’re in school.

I also really enjoyed Kat as a character. I haven’t found a nice, funny, intelligent heroine in ages, if ever, and that was absolutely refreshing! Kat was awesome, and her and Hale together were just great; the whole gang in general was so much fun, and they all were thoroughly entertaining. “Heist Society” might not be for everyone but I know that I LOVED it. This book was just pure, clean, enjoyable fun. I think that if you like a little mystery, a sprinkle of romance, a bit history, and a lot of fun and well written fluff, than I think you would really enjoy this YA book very much.

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