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Heist Society #3

Perfect Scoundrels

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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 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. 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.

328 pages, Hardcover

First published February 5, 2013

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Ally Carter

76 books15.3k followers
Ally Carter writes books about sneaky people and movies about Christmas. She is the New York Times Best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series for teens as well as WINTERBORNE HOME FOR VENGEANCE AND VALOR for younger readers. Her books have been published all over the world, in over twenty languages.

She encourages you to visit her online at allycarter.com and embassyrowbooks.com.

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344 reviews197 followers
February 17, 2013
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 the time.

But don't get me wrong, I still think it was excellent. I still gave it five stars because it truly deserved them. I adored that Ally decided to dedicated some time to explore Hale as a bigger character and not just a love interest. I adore Hale, he is one of my ultimate boyfriends, but to be honest, we didn't have much information about him from the previous books, except for the fact that he's insanely rich and ultra loyal. I loved that we learned what we've been guessing all along: that his life isn't as perfect as you'd imagine, that his family is one of those you wouldn't want to have, and that his parents are snobs. There was a new vulnerability to Hale that Ally Carter had only let us glimpse in the past. So I absolutely loved that.

And Kat acting all worried over Hale was the icing on the cake. I mean I hate when girls made everything about themselves and start stealing the spotlight. Kat was Kat. The perfect, poised and mature girlfriend that just wanted to help her boyfriend, even if said boyfriend kept pushing her away. It was also so cool that all her family teamed up to help Hale. It showed that unity and love don't need blood bonds.

Overall, I think it was a great continuation to the story, but I am nowhere need done with this characters, I need more. And it sucks that we don’t even have a confirmation for a next book ):

PS. If you're a fan of Ally's work or if you've never picked up either of her series but would want to check if they'd be for you, then go and read her short story: Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story it's a fun and entertaining cross over of both her series (and it includes Hale!).
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78 reviews
March 9, 2013
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... ;_;
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1,769 reviews168 followers
February 1, 2016
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 read the last sentence of page 118, closed my book , and proceeded to go into hysterics.
At 4:53, I got to a scene in which my babies were semi-happy again and thus, I was happy.
At 5:16, I realized just how appropriate it was that Ally wanted to name this book "The Big Book of Brooding Shirtless Hale." (Too bad it got vetoed by the publisher...)


So you know that scene? That scene that every single reader asked for and Ally was super evasive about? The one that she said she'd probably never do? Well, it's in here. And it's pretty much everything I hoped for.


So very good. description

*deep breath*

The con was so/so at the beginning, but then again, they always are. And then you get to the end and you have to just nod in approval.


All the Hale brooding relationship angst got a little old but strangely wasn't that annoying. And I did feel sorry for him, the poor dear. His family is...awful.

And then Kat is dealing with Hale being broody... It's a mess. A good mess, but a mess.

Kat's family is the bomb. Seriously, they are the BEST. I adored getting more of them in the book. Bobby, Uncle Eddie, Uncle Roy, Aunt Irina, Uncle Felix, and a bunch of uncles I can no longer remember. I loved all the scenes with all the uncles crowded in Uncle Eddie's kitchen. I live for family relationships like that...

I loved it. Cannot even say how much I would lOVE another one. Or three. Or ten.


1. Everybody Lies (Jason Walker) - Hale

2. Feel (Marie Digby) - Kat
Profile Image for Sabrina .
219 reviews122 followers
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November 14, 2012
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!

What I hope will happen

~ Hale and Kat will finally get off their high horses and get together (cause heaven knows how much longer us readers can wait)

~ Another amazingly-executed heist, as per usual. Perhaps it will be in Switzerland, in a cave that Kat really needed to find (according to the last book at least)

~ More Bagshaws brothers! Love those guys!

~ I have a feeling Nick will return in the next book so I am hoping begging that his character will be further developed! Please?

So, until I get more information, I am going to my room to sulk. And to re-read Uncommon Criminals and the entire Gallagher Girls series.

Sabrina signing out.

>EDIT: November 13th, 2012

Sabrina was again, surfing the web when she noticed a pre-review she had written a while ago. Curious, Sabrina clicked her pre-review to be met with ... A COVER!

The cover:

Initial reaction:

Followed by ...

Suffice to say, I cannot wait! And seeing this cover only makes me want need this book even more!

Digging a little deeper
There are some certain things we can get out of this cover like the fact that there's Hale in the sunglasses reflection.

Or who I am assuming is Hale, I'd feel pretty damn embarassed if it turns out to be Nick or Simon.

Either way, cute guy in the sunglasses reflection!

The fact that Kat is wearing pink just makes me feel giddy inside ... probably just me.

And then in their eye, we see a reflection of what looks to be typical NYC taxis. Yeah, I'm overanalysing this!

Anyways, I am so happy we have more information (like, since did Kat and Hale become a couple?)! Until next time, Sabrina signing out!
Profile Image for Maja (The Nocturnal Library).
1,013 reviews1,890 followers
February 7, 2013
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-boyfriend status caused her, the news came that Hale’s grandmother is dead and that he inherited his family’s billion dollar company.

In Perfect Scoundrels, Kat and her crew face the most cunning enemy yet, and the stakes are even higher because they’re defending one of their own. W.W. Hale the Fifth may be an heir and a billionaire, but he is also the most loyal, wonderful person any of them has ever met. Kat’s entire family (and it’s a very large family) will have to work together to fix the mess and steal back the boy that has become irreplaceable to them all. As difficult as that sounds, it’s still easier said than done. Kat’s usual crew – Gabrielle, Nick, Simon and the Bagshaw brothers – will need help from their elders if they’re to outsmart Hale’s enemies and save his company.

It was exactly what Kat would have done – what she had done on a number of occasions – and she felt the sting that comes from knowing that turnabout is absolutely not fair play.

In this emotionally difficult situation, Kat shined brighter than ever. I’ve always admired her, but here she showed the presence of mind and astounding maturity one simply doesn’t expect from a 16-year-old, not even an accomplished thief. Hale always seemed more mature to me, but that was not the case in Perfect Scoundrels. While he was busy mourning and showing us his more vulnerable side, Kat was fighting everyone (including him at times) to steal back the boy she just wasn’t ready to let go.

Once again, Ally Carter’s trademark sense of humor shone from every page, but in this book, she showed a different side of her characters as well – a frightened, more vulnerable side that gave them more credibility. I’ve complained in my earlier reviews that this series lacks emotional depth, but that’s not the case anymore. Finally these characters are three-dimensional. I just hope this won’t be the last time we get to see it.

I think my overall enjoyment of this series is largely due to my love for W.W. Hale the Fifth. He is the perfect love interest (and possibly a hero in his own right) , good looking and genuinely nice, but mysterious enough to keep me on my toes the entire time. He still didn’t share what W.W. stands for, although he came very close in one heartbreaking scene, but we did get to learn the nickname his family uses for him, and let me tell you, it’s not one you’re likely to forget. *g*

Objectively speaking, this isn’t a 4.5-star book, but I gave it the extra half just because it made me happy – and objectivity be damned. It’s my party after all, and I fervently wish there were more books like Perfect Scoundrels out there. I’d read them all. And then I’d re-read them.

Profile Image for Amelia, free market Puritan.
349 reviews35 followers
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June 29, 2012
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?
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355 reviews605 followers
February 10, 2013
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 than a bunch of snarky images. Or, I could give you a bunch of pithy, crowd pleasing quotes like 'Perfect Scoundrels is the best Ally Carter ever !' or 'Ally Carter has distilled rappelling off tall buildings, breaking and entering the world's most secure locations, and looking good while doing it into an art form!' and that at least would be truthful. So even if I don't share your overall enthusiasm for Ally Carter's books and will continue to insist the first two Heist Societies weren't that good, please get off my case because I'll man up and admit Perfect Scoundrels is a pretty good book. Just stop bothering me until after the next Gallagher Girls comes out. I mean it.

Ok, so you want to hear me sing the praises of this book some more before you'll leave me alone? Fine. Just don't be mad with some of my points. Like, you know what the first two books were missing? Character. Yeah, I know Katarina Bishop is a cat burglar, and kind of an awesome one at that, and she gets two love interests, one the supposedly amazing billionaire Hale who just follows her around helping her steal stuff, and the other Nick, who's kind of lame, but I'm just tired of you going on about 'Hale this' and 'Hale that' that I decided to root for Nick, first out of spite, but then because I ended up genuinely liking the character because he at least wasn’t a total Marty Stu, and then of course Ally Carter had to Josh him, but that’s neither here nor there. Because even if you may insist otherwise, I swear the real reason the first two books fell flat for me is because even though Kat is cute and her antics amusing the whole Kat and Hale angle went over my head (read: bored the crap out of me) and the actual plot wasn’t that good no matter how ‘incredible’ (read: cutesy) Carter made breaking into a highly secure museum sound. And there were too many darn time jumps that made following the whole heist kinda hard! And the second one with the Cleopatra Emerald was even worse! Ahem. My apologies.

Anyway, so yeah, I’ll admit I was skeptical about a Hale centric book, but, ok, sure, it totally works. (No, don’t jump up and down while I’m saying that. And gimme that pillow dammit!) Why? Perfect Scoundrels is a much better book because Carter does something I didn’t think she’d do. Character development! That makes Hale, yes, interesting! I’ve always wondered why a billionaire would help a cat burglar rob people, throwing in free flights on his private jet no less, but the Prologue answers that, and is kinda beautifully written to boot. Yeah, Carter’s writing is always something (read: I can see why you enjoy her books even if I’m less than impressed by the plots), but most of the time it leans more towards cute spy stuff than substantive, this book and the ending of I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You / beginning of Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy aside. But yes, I liked the reveals about Hale’s past, how the heist this time really worked for Hale’s character development, how Kat and Hale’s relationship progressed as a result, and even how Kat’s family comes together to pull it off in the end that really shows Hale becoming part of her family, her world, as well.

Of course, it helps too that this was the most interesting heist so far. Maybe it’s because it’s Hale’s company on the line this time, or maybe it’s because this plot is way different than the formula that’s been followed for the last two books now, but I liked it. Instead of the identifying the target, planning the heist, culminating in the actual crime plot as usual, this time there are actually twists and turns throughout, a couple of different objectives at different stages of the book, and a plot that’s not driven nearly by the single minded linearness that made Uncommon Criminals such a dull experience (read: disguising the motives of the villain doesn’t work if I predict it, I really need more to chew on than just that). Am I impressed that Nick gets Joshed again or that a couple of things like what happens to Uncle Eddie, the identity of Ms. Montenegro, or Natalie’s role in the whole thing are still really obvious? No, but I’ll let them slide for Scooter . Let's dispense with the odd time jumps though.

So, yeah, liked the book. Hope you’re happy.


The guy who’s now out twelve bucks and change after buying this

P.S. Did you like that fake out when you almost learned what the W stood for? :p
Profile Image for Daiane.
179 reviews202 followers
June 28, 2015
“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 romance was like two kids going out...

Where do they really get past the "I love you" part? I missed something! In the last book their relationship was really vague and here, puff, they are together. Well, on/off kind of together.

The way the Big Event was told displeased me. It is always like I'm inside Kat's mind but this time I couldn't see what was in the con and what was real. I also missed more people in the action and I want to know about some events that were not trated here

Overall Carter's writing was light and still engaging and I will get the next one for sure.
Profile Image for Sue (Hollywood News Source).
781 reviews1,594 followers
March 2, 2015

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.
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554 reviews112 followers
April 2, 2021
“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 much.

Five stars, always.

re-read 2021: I just adore this trilogy so much, y'all.
Profile Image for Sara (Freadom Library).
458 reviews241 followers
August 25, 2017
This was so good! But like, who the hell is Visily Romani??

This review was originally posted at https://freadomlibrary.wordpress.com/

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 characters that I wasn’t expecting but that I loved all the same.

Writing Style – 4 out of 5 stars
I am a fan of Ally’s writing style since it’s simple, really easy to read and still manages to keep you guessing as the story goes on. There’s a kind of weaving storyline with lots of different point of views that have limited perspectives to the story and help keep the reader engaged. It’s funny, detailed and descriptive and helps fly through the books.

Characters – 4 out of 5 stars
These characters managed to worm their way into my heart little by little though I still love the Gallagher Girls more. We get to see a more emotional side of Kat in this book. She’s usually very together and centered, at least on the outside. But the plot of this book and the things that are affecting Hale really scare her and she feels vulnerable when dealing with his emotions and change in attitude. However, she’s determined to help him. She’s sweet but cocky and smart at the same time and she got the job done. Hale had me almost weeping in this book. Poor guy has a really tough family life and this book showed us that side of him more. He’s angry, lost and sad. He’s vulnerable and hurt and starts to push away the people that love him because of that. Yet he’s determined to get to the bottom of what’s going on with the business his famly owns. One of my favorite parts of this book is the fact that Kat’s family all come together. I’ve always wanted to know more about them and it was awesome to finally have that happen. I loved it!

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211 reviews88 followers
August 6, 2014

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..

Over & Out, T xx
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187 reviews90 followers
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June 26, 2012
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.

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527 reviews747 followers
February 15, 2013
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 contrary suggests so too. Kat knows it’s a con she must figure out, but doing so could hurt someone really close to her; Hale, he’s been left in charge of Hale industries, so she doesn’t want this to be true either, and the only way she can get to the bottom of this is by behind his back, something she doesn’t want to do either, so what’s a girl like Kat to do?

It was great fun being back with the gang again, they found themselves in an unusual situation, Kat and her friends were known for being the greatest thieves, they had robbed the Henley, something which had never been done before. But now they had it all to deal with, Kat had to risk losing her friendship with Hale or Hale losing everything. As far as cons went this time, the gang definitely found themselves buried deep.

Returning characters made Perfect Scoundrels a hoot of a read, the banter back and forth, the comradeship between Kat’s friends and family made me realise how much I missed being around them. But the series of events which occurred definitely had a damaging effect on one of my favourite characters; Hale. In the previous two books I adored Hale’s humour and his attitude to life, he was laid back, never fretted about anything and took everything in his stride. But after losing his grandma Hale was a lost and vulnerable boy, and I hated seeing this side of him. He was torn between staying true to his family, a family that had been out of the picture and his family he had made in the last two years with the Bishops. It was a tough con for everyone to deal with but especially poor Hale. The fun Heist books, we all had come to know and love, for the first time dealt with serious and heart breaking undertones.

Despite my heart crumbling throughout most of the book, Ally Carter also had me thoroughly surprised by upping her cons. A few times I had a couple of ideas which way things would go but I was totally off the mark. The surprises kept on coming right until the very end.

Perfect Scoundrels was an exciting follow up to Uncommon Criminals, I have secret hopes that Carter decides to continue with this wonderful series as I can’t wait to see what Kat and the rest of the gang find themselves caught up in next time.
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1,126 reviews2,163 followers
March 24, 2013
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 Scoundrels is about stealing back Hale. Nope, he hasn't been kidnapped, but ever since the death of his grandmother, he hasn't been the same. Now, Kat has to do everything in her power to make it okay and bring back the Hale she knows, even if it means finding his grandmother's real will and taking on a criminal who may just be as clever as she is.

What makes Perfect Scoundrels such a phenomenal novel is the mere fact that Carter has written three-dimensional characters. Finally. While her previous novels were fun, engaging, and compelling, Perfect Scoundrels blows them all away by exposing the more vulnerable side of Hale, showing us the deep ravine that actually separates the worlds that Hale and Kat live in, and ultimately forging stronger relationships. We get to see a different side of Hale, but also of Kat, especially since family plays a huge role in this book. Not just the family you're born into, but the family of friends you decide to trust and who remain loyal to you, no matter what.

For me, though, Perfect Scoundrels came alive because of all the raw emotion in it. Carter still retains her classic style of writing, fast-paced plot lines, intelligent con plans, and she throws in a fair share of heists too, but there's so much more of everything in this novel. It is more, more than what we've come to expect from Carter and in the best possible way. I can now only keep my fingers crossed that this series will continue to improve and its characters will retain the depth we've been lucky enough to glimpse in this installment.

You can read this review and more on my blog, Ivy Book Bindings.
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1,718 reviews856 followers
April 20, 2016
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 dismiss it so easily – the ending? The character-driven plot? The lack of fast-paced action like the other two books? Whatever it is, it’s leaving me feeling rather confused. This was a solid story, honestly, and it made me want to see more written about Kat & Hale – there’s rumours of a fourth book, but I don’t know how solid they are.

I enjoyed how much development the characters were given in this installment. I’ve never really felt that we’ve ever truly knew the characters of the series before this book, but this entire book focused on Hale, and I just loved getting into his head a little more, learning about his life and his family, seeing his and Kat’s first meeting. It worked wonders and I thought it really bought everything built up over the last two books together nicely. The extra character development also meant that I finally supported the slow-burning-maybe-it’s-there romance between Hale and Kat.

This also added to the story. It wasn’t just a story about stealing a jewel or a painting that belonged to someone who didn’t deserve it. This was a much more realistic and believable story. It had a personal involvement that pulled at our heartstrings and upped the cost of the outcome, making us emotionally investing in the end. I cared whether or not Kat could save the day, and I loved that this was such a high stakes con that Kat’s entire family and support network was there.

Overall, this was definitely the best book of the series and my favourite installment. I loved the character development and the way it built up the plotline and romance. I don’t know how true the rumours of a fourth book are, but I have my finger crossed that the series can get the wrap-up it deserves.
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394 reviews264 followers
June 7, 2020
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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369 reviews
August 5, 2022

- Hale aka SCOOTER!

I loved the entirety of how the Kat/Hale relationship throughout the novel.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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1,100 reviews286 followers
November 22, 2017
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.
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572 reviews538 followers
April 10, 2013
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 Society and Uncommon Criminals, you know what I'm talking about. Ally's books are always surprising and so amazingly well-paced that you can't help but fall into her world.

This time, the stakes are extra high, because Kat's boyfriend, Hale, has just unexpectedly inherited the family company. Hale is from a super-rich, snooty family, with jerky parents who don't care what he does with his time or anything about him. They do, however, care who owns the company.

There's a lot more Hale-Kat interaction, not just in the plotting of the heist, but also in the romantic sense. Guys, Ally Carter does NOT disappoint on this. The kisses are HOT. Like, STEAMY. I can't say anything more than that. Here's a gif. =p

Read the rest of this review at Mostly YA Lit
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1,490 reviews697 followers
June 16, 2017
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 and under a hashtag (my 2017 books are under #bookadd17) for my own person way to review all of my books read this year at a glance.

Today’s Review in a Tweet is PERFECT SCOUNDRELS by Ally Carter. I LOVE the Heist Society books and HEIST SOCIETY was one of the first-ever books I listened to on audio so it always holds a special place in my heart. I enjoyed the audiobooks so much that I didn’t even want to read them in print. I read the first two books via audio but… the third one was nowhere to be found! I actually found out that it wasn’t even available as an audiobook and then ONE DAY IT WAS. So I immediately grabbed the audio, started listening, and sort of binged it so therefore, I didn’t end up with a lot of notes as I was reading. Instead of a full or even a mini-review, here’s a review in a tweet!

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter | 4⭐️| Another fun Heist Society book! Saw the ending coming but LOVED it!
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486 reviews1 follower
March 10, 2013
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!!!
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131 reviews36 followers
January 13, 2021
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 (there weren't many). There was suspense, but never anything gory or very violent.
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36 reviews
February 15, 2019
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.
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227 reviews160 followers
Want to read
February 9, 2013
Please, tell me there is who I think there is reflected in Kat's specs!
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187 reviews14 followers
July 4, 2022
Rounded to 5⭐️
This was valuable insight into Hale. I loved that and oh man, that the whole family comes together for him!!!! 👏🏻
We still don’t know what the W’s in his name stand for though and judging on how long it’s been since these were published it doesn’t look like we’ll find out….
This was a great addition(I’m not going to say conclusion. Please, Ally Carter, don’t let it be the conclusion)!
Marcus was a fave from the beginning but it’s so clear how much he cares for Hale and is so wonderful here. I loved Kat’s dad and uncles, oh my goodness, they made the book almost as much as the Bagshaw’s do in general. There were several moments that made me laugh. One of the best things about this book is her uncles house. That… means a lot to me. Them coming together and that that is HOMe for Kat in the midst of such a crazy lifestyle.

A bit more pda in this one but it was sweet. Also mentions an old naked guy running around pretending to be insane but it really was one of my favorite scenes honestly.
These covers and titles bother me though, except for the first one, they don’t fit lol

The ending was SO good! Also kinda sad in some ways... But Hale found real family and that’s what matters! 💛
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