Uncommon Criminals

Book Blurb

Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. 

There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long, and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous and that is simply… the emerald is cursed.

Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all she has her best friend—the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.

Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.

My Synopsis

After the success of her project at the Henley, Kat is almost drunk on her good luck and has been going it alone trying to use her skills to right thefts. When she is visited by an older woman who knows of her work she is surprised at the job being asked of her but with the use of one name is talked into the task.

This heist isn’t quite as it seems though and Kat is left with an even bigger task than she thought possible to face as well as being introduced to the complicated world of boys. 


Like the first book in this series I wish I had been able to just sit down and read the whole thing in one go. This isn’t a bad book, I really like the idea and  the characters I just feel it misses a bit of excitement and I think reading it in one sitting would allow you to build that suspense to make it a better read.

The story in this one is a little more complicated but on reflection it mirrors the final heist plan and in that way it works really well. I enjoyed the historic back story to this plot too and the new character was also just as exciting as Taccone. I must admit that I was also glad to have a bit more of Kat and Hale’s relationship in this book. As a tumblr user the couple appear a lot and I felt I didn’t quite feel their feelings in the first book but that improved this time around. 

I am going to get the third book in the series but I am going to try and wait to read it when I can do so in one go. I want to see if that builds the excitement up more as with that this series will be just as good as the Gallagher girls.


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