Review – The Grift of the Magi by Ally Carter

Posted December 7, 2016 by Emily in review / 0 Comments

Review – The Grift of the Magi by Ally Carter
TITLE: The Grift of the Magi
AUTHOR: Ally Carter
SERIES: Heist Society #3.5
PUBLICATION DATE: November 15, 2016
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RATING: 4 Stars

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 opposite sides of most jobs, but someone just stole Christmas.

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


I was really excited to read The Grift of the Magi. Heist Society is one of my favorite series so I was so happy when Ally Carter announced a new novella. The Grift of the Magi is like the holiday special of Heist Society. You have the usual crew, something to steal, and even a little romance with some holiday spirit.

Overall, The Grift of the Magi contained the same magic and charm of the series. I loved getting to hang out with all the characters again. Just being able to read about them, and especially Kat and Hale’s relationship, was worth the $2.99 I spent on this book.

The plot was interesting and kept me on my toes the whole way. That being said, I was a little bothered by some of the plot holes. Mind you, I spend through this book so maybe I missed something, but I felt like there were a lot of things left unexplained.

In Conclusion…

Despite some of its faults and its incredibility short length (it ended too soon), I still vastly enjoyed The Grift of the Magi. It was great to able to read about Kat, Hale, Gabrielle, and everyone else. It was even better to be taken on yet another ride and witness another adventure set in their world.

Final Rating
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Overall: 4.1


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