Whether it's the boarding-school spies of "Gallagher Girls" or the cat-burgling cons of her swank and secretive "Heist Society," Ally Carter's books never fail to deliver a thrilling, glamorous peek into the world of wealthy, cultured kids living dangerous double lives. The only problem? You can only enjoy hanging with one of these groups at a time, because the Gallagher girls and the Heist Society never cross paths. Which is so disappointing! And which is why the teaser summary for Ally's brand new novella, "Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story," for which we have the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal right here, made us squee a little. Because:
In "Double Crossed," when Macey McHenry (glamorous society girl or spy-in-training?) and W.W. Hale V (heir to an American dynasty or master thief?) meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they're at the center of a hostage situation, and it's up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey's spy skills and Hale's con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help?
You guys. You guys. Remember that time when Ben & Jerry's took Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream and put them into the same container? THIS IS BETTER. And judging by the delicious citrine-and-diamond pendant draped so tantalizingly over the collarbone of the cover girl, this mini-adventure will include all the action, excitement and sparkly expensive things that make the full-length books such a pleasure to read...and with its January 22 web release, it'll help whet our appetites for espionage and thievery in the time it takes for the next Heist Society book, "Perfect Scoundrels," to come out this February.
Are you psyched to see the worlds of "Heist Society" and "Gallagher Girls" collide?