Saturday, February 5, 2011

UNCOMMON CRIMINALS (Heist Society 2) Cover Reveal

I loved HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter. I'm a sucker for a good heist book or flick (Ocean's Eleven or The Italian Job anyone?) They're just so fun and Ally's book was the same way. I bought the book right away in February, 2010 when Disney Hyperion released it because the summary sucked me right in.
 It's about 17-year-old Kat, who is a cat burglar, but is trying to get out of the family business. Unfortunately, when her father is captured, Kat has to get back in and assemble her own crew of teenagers to help her steal what her father is accused of stealing to set him free. It's fun and entertaining and you should read it! It was one of my Best I've Read 2010 choices.

Imagine how excited I was then to hear that Ally Carter was writing a sequel. UNCOMMON CRIMINALS (Heist Society #2) will be released on June 21st and I know I'll be celebrating this book's birthday by buying and reading it!  So, with the 15 inches of snow piling up outside, I was pleasantly surprised last night to see Ally's twitter link to her blog post showing this:
The cover reveal for the new book. I love how it fits in with the first one, but freshens it up also. I like the subtle clues to what the book might be about (jewel heist?). It's obvious they're part of the same series, and intriguing enough to make you want to read the book. Although, because heist books can appeal to boys also, I do wish the cover wasn't so "girly" looking, but as I told my students when book-talking Heist Society, you can always figure out ways around that.

Summary of UNCOMMON CRIMINALS (from Goodreads):
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.

1 comment:

  1. Ally Carter is so awesome! Definitely adding these to my list!