Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Review: The Grift of the Magi by Ally Carter

The Grift of the Magi (Heist Society, #3.5)

Goodreads Overview:

Katarina Bishop is a thief. To many it wouldn’t matter that she now uses her considerable skills to re-steal valuable works of art and return them to their rightful homes. 

She’s still a thief. 

So that’s why Kat’s surprised when an Interpol agent comes to her one snowy evening, asking for Kat’s help. 

The Magi Miracle Network was set to auction off a very rare, very valuable Faberge egg two days before Christmas, but the egg’s been stolen and now the charity’s reputation—and their future—is on the line. 
Kat’s family and Interpol might be on opposite sides of most jobs, but someone just stole Christmas. 

Now it’s up to Kat and her crew to steal it back. 


How can anyone not love the Heist Society books?  I didn't realize there was a novella and was ecstatic to once again return to the crazy world of Kat, Hale, and the rest of their crew.

This time around it isn't just a Faberge egg and any old charity that was impacted.  It is a charity with connections to Hale's late grandmother and his corporation.  He is on the board of the charity and his reputation and the charity's future are now on the line.

This novella is about half the length of the other books in this series, so it was far more substantial than most novellas.  It wasn't just an extra scene, but an entire story that can stand on its own.  Add in the Christmas setting and this is a perfect book to curl up by a fire and enjoy the holiday season.  (I actually finished reading this book in early February, so it was still bitterly cold and snowy where I live.)

I really hope this isn't the end of this series and Ally releases "Heist Society #4" sometime soon. There is so much more potential for these characters and I desperately want to see how things work out for Kat and Hale in the future. I would vote for several more Heist Society novels, but at least one more is needed if readers are going to get the warm happy feeling we had at the end of Ally's Gallagher Girls series.

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