Friday, June 4, 2010

Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott

Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
HarperTeen/June 1, 2008/Young Adult/320 pages

Dani has been trained as a thief by the best—her mother. Together, they move from town to town, targeting wealthy homes and making a living by stealing antique silver. They never stay in one place long enough to make real connections, real friends—a real life.

In the beach town of Heaven, though, everything changes. For the first time, Dani starts to feel at home. She's making friends and has even met a guy. But these people can never know the real Dani—because of who she is. When it turns out that her new friend lives in the house they've targeted for their next job and the cute guy is a cop, Dani must question where her loyalties lie: with the life she's always known—or the one she's always wanted.

Review: If you have not read any of Elizabeth Scott's book, you are most definitely missing out!

Dani is known to the people of Heaven as Sydney and throughout her whole life she has had many different alias' because she is not like most people. Dani has been going town to town and stealing things out of houses for as long as she can remember. Her mom has taught her all she knows about stealing (especially of silver) and she doesn't really know much else.

Soon they head to Heaven where Dani meets Allison, a girl that befriends her and who is also the daughter of a wealthy woman that Dani's mother wants to steal from. To make matters worse, Dani soon begins to fall for Greg...a cop. Elizabeth Scott creates relationships that are believable and easy to get sucked into. Also, I know people have said that the ending was sad and although I agree, I rather liked it.

The only thing I found myself being confused about and not liking was the involvement of this James character. James is Allison's brother and I'm still not quite sure if he really liked Dani or what?

Rating:
Characters: 5/5
Originality: 5/5
Ending: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Voice: 5/5
Plot: 4/5
Enjoyment: 5/5
Overall: 4 stars
Favorite character(s): Allison who was a girl that Dani meets when she arrives at Heaven and Greg, the cop that Dani falls for. I loved these characters personalities.
Cover: C. Eh, the cover isn't bad but I don't really care for it.
Overall: This is a great book about being true to yourself!

4 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

I haven't read an Elizabeth Scott novel yet, but this seems like a really good book! And great review!

Ladybug said...

I haven't read any of Elizabeth Scott's novels yet either! Iiiiik.

I love the premise of Stealing Heaven, thank you for the lovely review, Bianca!

Michelle said...

This is the only Elizabeth Scott book I haven't read. I really need to get on it. I'm sure I'll love it. :)

Marie said...

My favorite Elizabeth Scott book I've read so far! I adore this book!