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Perfect Scoundrels

(Heist Society #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  24,500 ratings  ·  1,875 reviews
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 son 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 w ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Hyperion Books for Children
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Melannie :)
June 16th, 12. Pre-reading the book:


IT'S A GIFT FROM GOD! <333333333333

February 9th, 13. AFTER reading the book:

I love the Heist Society series. I love that they're a thrill ride, I love its complexity and simplicity. It can do no wrong in my eyes.

However, much to my surprise (and dismay) Perfect Scoundrels ended up being my least favorite of the three. I can't really point out why, maybe because there wasn't a big heist in it or maybe because it was just so sad all th
May 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
HOLY MUFFINS!! Since when is there a 3rd book and why didn't I know about it until now?!

I finally read it! It was AH-MAZING (of course) but.... we still don't know what Hale's initials stand for!!!!! I was really hoping to find out in this one... ;_;
4.5 stars.



There are no words to express what this book will do to me.



At 10:06, a truck pulled up to my house.
At 10:08, the doorbell rang.
At 10:08.26, the neighbors heard some screeching and wondered where it was coming from.
At 11:36, My sister and I grabbed our books and headed to the couch.
At 11:37, we smiled, high fived, and gleefully read the opening scene that we'd be asking for for years.
At 3:48, I
Apr 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
Sabrina was innocently surfing the Internet when she read there was going to be a 3rd installment to the Heist Society. Eager, Sabrina went on to Goodreads hoping to be given some information on what the book will be about. This was what she recieved:




Sabrina is not pleased. Not pleased at all.

AT LEAST GIVE ME THE TITLE!!!! Gah, I don't think I can wait till 2013 if only this information is given to me: Nothing.

Ally Carter, you are KILLING me! Not a single spoiler, nothing. Rats!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
Perfect Scoundrels was my Waiting on Wednesday pick just over a month ago, and no wonder; I’ve been looking forward to it for months. I loved Heist Society and I loved Uncommon Criminals (although maybe just a tiny bit less), but Perfect Scoundrels exceeded all my expectations. It was by far the best of the series, exciting and virtually unputdownable.
Finally (finally!) things moved forward between Kat and Hale, but just as Kat recovered from the panic attack their new girlfriend-boyfr
Amelia, free market Puritan
Wait, wait, hold the phone. I read Uncommon Criminals almost a year ago, so I'm shoddy on the details. But I don't remember Kat and Hale being an item. I remember only one bumbling practically-doesn't-count-kiss. What is this "boyfriend" stuff about? ...more
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dear Ally Carter super fan who used the old 'I need it for my summer reading assignment' excuse to buy the hardcover of Uncommon Criminals and then actually did your book report on Uncommon Criminals (you know who you are):

There are two ways I could do this review. I could claim I've always been an Ally Carter fan and proceed straight to the animated gif spam, but that would be a lie. Plus, as you know, that's not really my style; I'm far more comfortable expressing myself with the written word
Jun 19, 2015 rated it liked it
“If you don't want to be a victim, don't act like one.”

Well, I am surprised by my own rating. Maybe because I liked the others so much that I expected to know more about them with this book and I got disappointed.

We got to know more about Hale here but I believe that the way they acted in some situations made me upset. Although I loved to meet more of their family, specially Kat's.

The story was predictable and even though we had some great parts, I expected it to develop much more.
Plus the rom
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Engaging, witty, hilarious read. I completely enjoyed it!
Sue (Hollywood News Source)

Listen to my Heist Society fanmix in 8tracks and see the tracklist here.

I cannot believe I finished this trilogy in almost 3 days. I'm a little bit hesitant in calling it trilogy, because a friend of mine said there is a huge possibility for book four.

Nonetheless it was a great conclusion.
And honestly, why isn't there more kissing? Not that I'm complaining, just merely inquiring.
Sara (Freadom Library)
This was so good! But like, who the hell is Visily Romani??

This review was originally posted at

Plot – 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of my favorite finales of all time. It was entertaining, action packed and intense. There were so many twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. It had the romance that I wanted, the friendships that I wanted, the family relationships that I wanted but most of all, it was emotional and it showed a side of the

I was so looking forward to this, and now after reading the synopsis-thingy --I do know the technical term.. I just can't remember it :L -- alli have to say is:

I feel like this book is going to make me sad at some point or another.. :/ Kat and Hale are insanely cute together and I swear if they split up I will not read another page --ok, we all know that won't happen.. I'll read it all anyways by still :/--

Anyways.. Can't wait to read this even though it may well break my heart.

That cover
Since when was there a third book I knew nothing about? Ah, whatever. .__. GIMME, GIMME, GIMME!


Edited: 6/26/12

YESSSS! A COVERR! And oh my fucking god, Kat better get with Hale in this book. If they don't, I'm going to be a very angry fan girl.

Perfect Scoundrels in my opinion is the best from Ally Carter in the Heist Society series yet. I had my initial doubts when picking this up as Uncommon Criminals didn’t pack the punch that I’d expected; but Perfect Scoundrels was one heck of a thrilling ride and went onto show me why I fell in love with this series in the first place.

Kat Bishop is back, but this time the con she has to deal with is a lot closer to home, Hale’s grandma’s will is suggested to be a fake, all the evidence on the con
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Obviously, Ally Carter and I need to have a chat. A long one. Preferably ending with her releasing her books all in the summer so I don't waste my day reading instead of studying for my tests or doing my physics homework, all which I have to do now at around 10 PM. Still, I have to admit, this was worth it.

Perfect Scoundrels is hands down the best HS novel so far and I hope they just continue to get better from her on out. Unlike the last two novels which focus solely on heists, Perfect Scoundr
rachel ☾
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Either I’m having problems with my memory (and let’s be real, I’m as forgetful as a hamster so that’s actually a plausible hypothesis) or the books I’ve been reading lately are just plain old forgettable. When I finished Perfect Scoundrels I was not unhappy with it. It was a solid read, and definitely my favourite of the series so far. But looking back I can honestly say that I barely remember it… and it’s only been a week or so since I picked it up. I’m not sure what it is that has made me dism ...more
“Hale, stop it.” Kat reached out and grabbed his arm. “You are many things, but stupid isn't one of them.”
“I'm too close.”
“You don't get it, do you? Being close is good. Caring is good. I love that you're emotional and passionate and can't turn these things off.”
“It makes me a bad thief.”
“It makes you a good person.”

I really love this trilogy a lot. I don't know how to describe it. But Kat, Hale, Gabrielle, Hamish, Angus, and Simon hold a very special place in my heart, and I adore them so muc
chloe ♡
perfect scoundrels is definitely my favorite out of all three heist society books:
1. we finally get to know hale's backstory!!
2. the scheming, the cons, the action
3. hong kong makes a brief appearance...
2. and that ending!!! blew! me! away!
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Lauren R.
Loved! Probably my favorite one. I loved the crew and how the stakes were a bit higher, just because the whole thing was more personal (Hale, his family, etc). I would read so many more books in this series! Not sure what else to say except you should probably read these.
Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 out of 5 stars.

Guys, I read this in February, right after it came out, and it took me THIS LONG to write a review, because...Ally Carter. ALLY CARTER. I always find it incredibly hard to write reviews for her books, because they are so ridiculously well-done, and I can't critique them because there's almost nothing I would change.

Perfect Scoundrels is masterful plotting, crazy twists and turns, all with a really awesome premise, and characters you can't help but love. If you've read Heist S
Brittany S.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loooooved that ending!

Review in a Tweet: REVIEW IN A TWEET is a feature that I need from time to time when I don’t have a ton to say in a review. Sometimes even mini-reviews are too long to write when you finished a book months ago and didn’t write a single note down on Goodreads. But the good news is that I started tweeting and saving very, very mini book reviews thanks to a concept that Lindsey at Bring My Books introduced me to! I’ve saved all of my super duper quick reviews to my timeline an
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! That was amazing! The cons that were pulled off in this book were outstanding! I hope Ally Carter decides to write another one! This was my favorite one in the trilogy!!!
Abby Elissa
4.5 Stars.

Wow! This was intense. In a lotttttt of ways. And it was good!!
The ending was . . . complex. But really good!!!!
I loved the romance side of this - I mean, when I wasn't needing to knock some sense into these two. :P
And the whole plot was just amazing. <3333
AND THE HUMOR!!!!! It was awesome. I rarely laugh out loud when reading, but I did with this book!!

Content: A good bit of romance, kinda mushy, but never too detailed. Some inappropriate comments, but nothing enough to bother me much
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The ending of this book was so perfect <3 Also, the dialogues in this book were so genuine, and also really hilarious! I laughed so much while reading this book.
Jun 26, 2012 marked it as to-read
Please, tell me there is who I think there is reflected in Kat's specs! ...more
Aug 31, 2012 marked it as to-read
"Her boyfriend's company"?

Her BOYFRIEND's company?

Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ally Carter is flawless. This book is perfection. That is literally all I have to say.
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh thank God he didn't die!! Sorry - I just got very caught up by the fact that he (view spoiler) "died" since he was supposed to be so invincible!!

Wait a minute, we never got to know Hale's name!!! That's was like the ultimate question!! Ig we'll find out in later books... hopefully:)

I luvvvved this book - Hale was probably my favourite character (Kat being a bit too over confident) and this was centred around him! The plot was amazing, and I love how Ally carrie
Ann T
This being the 3rd book in the series was SO MUCH better than the first two. I really liked this as the con was against one of the original Heist Society members. Hale and Kat came together, so I got a little romance in here. And it was easy to follow. The first two really didn't make a lot of sense in regards to the con, but this one took on a different level that was easily understandable. I think my favorite chapter was when all the cons were brought in for the one big con. Glad I stayed and ...more
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Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers. She is the New York Times Best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series. Her books have been published all over the world, in over twenty languages.

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“He's better-looking then the last vagabond I had to take in," Eddie said, standing and carrying empty bowls to the sink. "I'll give him that."

The insult slid off of Bobby like water. "So, you know, kid, according to thief culture, if you're going to court Kat, you now owe me two dozen goats."

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"Yeah, but Kat's worth two," Hamish said with a wink.

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"Sorry, Kat." Hale shrugged, disappointed. "It was fun while it lasted."

"Don't look at me." Kat threw up her hands. "I'm officially ignoring all of you.”
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