Author: Ally Carter
Published February 5th 2013 by Hyperion Books for Children
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 loved that Ally decided to dedicatedsome 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 fun and entertaining cross over of her series (and it includes Hale!).