Ally Carter (www.allycarter.com) is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Heist Society" and the Gallagher Girls series, including "I'd Tell You I'd Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You";" Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy"; "Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover"; and "Only the Good Spy Young." She lives in Oklahoma, where she's busy masterminding her next big heist.
Gr 7-10-After robbing the most secure museum in the world, Katrina Bishop, 15, has a reputation as a top thief. Unsure of what she wants to do with her talent, she has been avoiding family heists and striking out on her own to return priceless art to its rightful owners. When she is approached, however, about stealing the infamous Cleopatra Emerald, she finds herself tricked and her uncle's reasons for forbidding anyone to steal the precious gem coming to light. This is an exciting, entertaining read with a fast-moving plot, a spot of romance, and a strong and smart female protagonist. Readers will hope for another heist from Kat.-Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.