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Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Summary (from Goodreads):
Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting—or stealing—whatever they want.
No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir—this time, Hale might be the mark.
Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.
Ally Carter is definitely one of my favourite authors, and the wait for Perfect Scoundrels has felt like a long one. Her books are always fun and fresh, with a unique premise you'll be hard-pressed to find anything remotely similar in book stores. I recently re-read the first two books in the Heist Society series, Heist Society and Uncommon Criminals, and I'm sure I'll be doing so again as the release date steadily creeps closer. I never tire of reading Ally Carter's books again and again!
With Hale having to focus on his family's company, I think Kat and her crew will be kicking it old school without the help of Hale's money this time around. I'm sure she'll come up with some crazy plans to help Hale out, and I can't wait to read all about it!