Uncommon Criminals

Uncommon Criminals

Book - 2011
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BakerStreetIrregular Dec 28, 2015

Another great caper in the Heist Society series!!

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Smile1234_0
Jul 20, 2015

For the last two months Kat’s 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 the emerald is cursed. After all she has her 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. I give this a book a 5 out of 5 because of all the twist in the plot that keeps you guessing.

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sumaiyah98
Mar 10, 2015

Again the author Ally Carter does not disappoint in terms of keeping a fast paced and interesting plot with captivating characters. Uncommon criminals follows a crew of teenagers known for robbing the greatest museum ever known. Although this book is a bit confusing at first, especially if you’ve read the first book a while back; I loved the characters even more in this book. After Kat and her crew robbed the Henley, they have a bit of a reputation so when an elderly lady asks them to steal the Cleopatra stone for her they agree, even though it is cursed, but when things take a turn for the worst and the crew realizes something, they find themselves trying to steal to return the stone back to its rightful owner. The character development in this series is very well written and not at all choppy or unnatural. The author Ally Carter does an excellent job at connecting with her audience through her characters because despite the fact that Kat is a criminal, she undergoes the same struggles and issues teenagers deal with today. The sidekicks in this book were also very interesting to read about, each with a different personality that bring something different to the team. This is a very quick read that I think would be good for teenagers looking for a bit of mystery that isn’t too dark or serious.

layna14 Aug 06, 2014

LOVE.LOVE.LOVE this series. It gets better with every book! OK, so last time, we were introduced to Kat and her crew- Hale, Gabrielle, Simon, the Bagshaws. Kat realized that as much as she might try to walk away, she would always be a thief. But now, she's working solo, and Hale doesn't like it. At all. So when an old woman with a sad story comes to her to ask for her help in stealing a supposedly cursed jewel, Hale and Gabrielle aren't going to let her do it alone. But everything is turned upside-down when they realize that the unthinkable has happened- Kat has been conned.

As full of laughs, love, and adventure as ever, Uncommon Criminals has enough twists to keep you holding on for dear life. And for all you who say Gallagher Girls is better, I totally disagree. HEIST SOCIETY FOR THE WIN! XD

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jomac_05
Jul 27, 2014

teenage criminals. nice edge. great story. loved the twists. wasn't disappointed by this.

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bluedolphin0524
Jun 15, 2014

Loved this book! I just like the author in general and this book was not a disappointment!

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9910553katie
Jul 30, 2013

I wanna see more of nick!

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maddi_moto
Jun 13, 2013

I love this book and all of Ally Carters other books. It has a tiny drop of romance, but not to much. (:

FYI: You can also follow her blog allycarter.com

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renheart115
Mar 13, 2013

I love this book, love the series. Love hale, love the whole concept of the series :))

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minikolin
Dec 20, 2012

Totally awesome book! It's a pretty easy to get into. The characters are great. There's lot's of action plus a little bit of comedy and romance! Uncommon Criminals is definitely my one of favorite books written by Ally Carter!

dada:) Nov 02, 2012

La suite de "Vols en haute société". Très bon livre!

chantelleboss Aug 23, 2012

this is an amazing book to read and i would recommend it for anyone to read

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shellynaj
Jul 26, 2012

Quick, fun summer read. Not as fast-paced as the first, but still entertaining.Reading the first book (Heist Society) is not necessary because the important details from that book are repeated in the second.

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yamie202
Jul 15, 2012

its one of the best books ever i love that instead of being on the good side you're on the other side and it gives a much more different perspective on thieves and their world. It makes you want to put on a catsuit and steal the mona lisa

Kdmullerspy Jul 06, 2012

nice sequel, hope she makes more!

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Fangar
Mar 25, 2012

i agree with @believeinwinx, some parts were confusing and hard to understand

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alimcnamara
Feb 02, 2012

This book was amazing! It gave a whole new meaning to the saying; "Don't take to strangers". It;s unique characteristics are unforgettable but also indescribably. It's like heaven in a book. When they kissed I nearly died of happiness. It was the best ever. Thanks Ally Carter for continuing this book series.

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magicbookworm113
Jan 18, 2012

this book series was pretty dissapointing. some parts were also very very confusing. i love the gallagher girl series though!!!! go zach!!

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ucblue
Jan 17, 2012

Why can't Hale and Kat just be together????!!! They would be really cute... Great book, less action than the first book, but this plot really pulled me in, with all the home drama.

sarkel43 Nov 25, 2011

Just finished and it was kind of confusing. I didn't understand who helped them or how they outsmarted Maggie. Not as good as the first but still a good book. I hope there is another book! I would love to see Kat and Hale together! :D

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izzyb14
Nov 12, 2011

I have to agree with some of these other comments that Uncommon Criminals was not nearly as good as Heist Society. I just felt there wasn't enough action or romance or anything really...it sort of felt like the storyline dragged on without going anywhere. Overall it's a good read, but I hope the next book in this series has more to it!

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Perenelle
Nov 06, 2011

Same with Heist Society, this book was a great read, though short. It was pretty hard to understand the underlying meaning of things, and I did not fully understand the end til the last page. A worthwhile read though not as good as Heist Society, I think they stole the cleopatra too fast in the beginning and nothing really happens from there til the end much.

Sythia_C Oct 17, 2011

I was really looking forward to this sequel of Heist Society. It was really good, but I was a little disappointed. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first because I didn't find it as action packed or fast moving. Heist Society set the bar pretty high.

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graceling3
Oct 03, 2011

slightly confusing on some parts... even now I still didn't understand how they managed out smart margaret in the end... good read though.

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princess555
Oct 03, 2011

I just finished this yesterday, and it was awesome. ;D


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