When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.
Soon, Kat’s friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat’s father isn’t just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.
For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it’s a spectacularly impossible job? She’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family’s history–and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way. (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6574102-heist-society)
From the author of the Gallagher Girls series comes another novel that I really loved.
I don’t remember the names that much but I think I can give you the idea. A girl from a very well-known family of thieves tried to break the stereotype. She left her family and went to school. After living a peaceful life for a few months, she was expelled for a crime she did not commit. Then she went back home and found out that her father was arrested for theft (even if he did not do it). To free her father, she negotiated with someone (a big someone. A guy with lots of powers I guess) to steal the missing paintings back.
There, their adventure started from there.
I really love the story of these books. They’re new to my eyes and they are very exciting. The chase, the heists, it was very clever. I look forward to reading more of these.
Can you suggest some books like this? Thanks! J
“Too bad I’m only good for my looks and my better-than-average singing voice.” –Hale