I thought this book was really fast paced, which was good for me because I wanted to keep reading, although on most days it sort of felt like nothing was done (I finished it in a day). The characters were really imaginative and not the same kind you can expect in most books. Hale was awesome, Gabrielle was both stereotypical but well rounded, and I even had a tiny little soft spot for Nick (don't tell him that). I loved the art tie ins and I was especially impressed by the history and references to the Nazi monstrosities. I felt sad that since the woman bought one of the stolen paintings in the end she got to keep it. I also loved the way the paintings were hidden, but I won't tell how. I guessed some parts and got some right, and in the end I was still shocked. The geography was good as I've traveled to Paris and the artwork was easy to imagine whether you have it or not. You may keep the Mona Lisa, I have Leonardo's Angel!
So, Heist Society deserves 4 stars. I plan on reading the Gallagher Girls books soon and I plan on reading Uncommon Criminals.