4.5 stars Jason, Lingyi, and their friends might have scared Jin Corp away from Taipei, but now Jin has his sights set on Shanghai. When Lingyi's friend Jany, an engineer of a new, better filtration system, dies by Jin's hand in order for Jin Corp to sell the filters only to the wealthiest of citizens, … Continue reading Ruse by Cindy Pon: A Thrilling, Heist-Filled Sequel to Want (Want Spoilers Ahead!)
4 stars When physics genius Bellamy is admitted to MIT, her good fortune takes a bad turn when she learns that the student loan she'd been counting on is denied since her estranged father--one Robert Foster--is loaded. However, Bellamy's friends aren't going to let Bellamy's dreams be squashed by a deadbeat billionaire, so they hatch a … Continue reading Immoral Code by Lillian Clark: Hackers, Friend Groups, and Billionaires!
4 stars Welcome to Vale Hall, the school for aspiring con artists. When Brynn Hilder is recruited to Vale, it seems like a new start for her. But she soon learns that Vale chooses students not so much for their scholastic talent as for their extracurricular activities, such as her time spent conning rich North Shore … Continue reading The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons: A School for Cons, Mixed Raced Protagonists, and Entertaining Stories
4.5 stars Leading your first heist is a major milestone--it's a chance to gain power and acceptance within Sky's family and society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern--a human capable of turning into a dragon. Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets … Continue reading Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst (DRC): Heists & Dragons & Family–What More Do You Need?!