Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott

Title: Stealing Heaven
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: HarperCollins
Reading Level:
Young Adult
Publication Date: 5/27/08
Pages: 320

Rating: B+
Plot - 16/20
Characters - 18/20
Writing - 19/20
Originality - 16/20
Entertainment - 9/10
Recommendation - 10/10
Total: 88/100

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.

Okay, let this be known that I have been waiting since the release date of this book to read it, and finally being able to enjoy it, this might sound fan-girly, sorry! in advance.

Elizabeth Scott crafted a genuine and original story that leaves you straining for more and more. Scott's characters are really the winners in her writing, creating unimaginably amazing characters, and layers them with authentic and gleaming personality.

Scott's enthusiastic writing and the stimulus emotions coming from it are breath taking. Scott creates a terrific world in which we learn, love, and hope for the best and we get happy endings, big climaxes, a true romance, and together and heartwarming story.

This is one of Scott's best, and one we would expect from her. The intuiging plot, with the three demensional characters and the tale of one trying to get what she always wished she had but never wanting to betray her mother, her family, but also wanting to live her own life, instead of her mothers life. The plot was original, interesting, and a book that won't let you put it down until long after the last period is shown.

With the intuiging plot, gleaming characters, and enthusiastic writing at it's best, I couldn't imgine a better novel, it wasn't predictable, it wasn't cheesy, but it was real, and it's one that is recommended highly. Get this now.


  1. I wish I had this book. Elizabeth rocks.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation, I just ordered myself a copy :)

  3. Interesting! How old is she...and how old is the cop?

  4. Ceciia-She's eighteen...and I think the cop is twenty or nineteen or something like that.

  5. i really liked this book


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