Friday, September 9, 2011
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
When Kat is approached by Constance Miller with the story of how the Cleopatra Emerald had been stolen from her family Kat had no interest in helping her. The Cleopatra Emerald had a history of bringing a curse on anyone that had possession of it. Besides, Uncle Eddie has forbidden anyone in the family from ever going after the Cleopatra. Many a thief has tried and failed because of the curse. Kat believes though that she can do it.
With the help of Hale and a few others in her crew Kat manages to do what was thought to be impossible, steal the Cleopatra. As soon as the job is done though the curse seems to befall Kat and her crew. Kat finds that she was just conned by one of the best cons in the business! Kat, Hale and the rest of the gang must find a way of getting the Cleopatra back before Uncle Eddie ever finds out that Kat stole it and that she messed up so badly. Will Kat be able to out-con one of the best in the business or will she end up disgraced and ostracized by Uncle Eddie?
I really enjoyed this book! There were so many twists and turns though that I got a bit confused. But it still kept me turning the pages with excitement! And, what is up with Kat and Hale? She likes him, yet she's afraid to let him close to her.