The Inside Habit

Review: Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott

6a00d8341c5ac253ef00e55243c1028833-640wiEighteen year old Dani, and her mother, steal for a living. It’s nothing like a Robin Hood story – they don’t take from the rich and give to the poor. They take from the rich… and keep as much as they want. After all, wealthy people will bounce back mere minutes later. Such is their logic. Or rather, such is Dani’s mother’s logic.

Being a thief doesn’t present much in the way of friends and love-interests until Dani and her mom show up in a town called Heaven. The plan is relatively straightforward: get to know everyone, find the best house to rob, do it and then move on. The plan is definitely not: make friends, fall for a guy, and let your guard down every once in a while. Enter  Dani’s dilemma: What her mother wants or what she wants?

I have to say that I loved Dani’s voice in this book. It was realistic and relate-able (assuming I ever start to age backwards – hello Benjamin Button – and take up thievery).  There were funny and sad moments alike and being one of those people who factors in book covers and back-cover blurbs before picking up a book, I was not disappointed. I’m all over Bloom and Perfect You next.

Rating: 4/5 (Amazon; Barnes & Nobles; Chapters)


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