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I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

Heist Society

Heist Society - Ally Carter I really enjoyed this. I was on a mission to read more contemporary YA, and I've definitely hit the mark with Ally Carter. I really like the way she writes. It was slow to start, with the mystery at the beginning. When things started to pick up with trying to save her dad, I had completely forgotten the beginning and was outraged on Kat's behalf. I felt bad for her, when she wanted nothing but a normal boarding school education and it wasn't meant to be.

I loved the characters. Kat seemed to get a lot of heat over her wanting to quit the life of crime, even if it is her family business. Kat didn't have it easy. She left them all and they made sure she new it, but it didn't stop her from trying to save everyone she cares about.

Loved the story. Completely. Really? Teenage thieves running around the world trying to steal stuff just for the fun of it? I was sold! It was completely different than a lot of the other contemp ya I have read recently and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one!