Four to Read More: Criminal Families

From confidence tricksters to thieves to magicians, the families of these protagonists are not going to win any awards for good citizenship.

White Cat by Holly Black

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers, people who can change your looks, your feelings, your luck with the touch of a hand. Cassel has no powers–or so he believes. When he starts having nightmares about a white cat, the world he thinks he has starts crumbling apart (3 book series).


Heist Society by Ally Carter

Sick of her family’s life of art theft, Katarina scammed her way into a boarding school and left it all behind. But when her father is blamed for stealing from a mob boss, Kat is dragged back to steal back the stolen treasures before her father is the mob’s next hit (3 book series).


Lies I Told by Michelle Zink

When your family cons people for a living, you have rules to keep from getting caught. #1: Never fall in love with your mark. But for Grace…that may be easier said than done (Has a sequel).

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All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, water is scarce, and New York is wracked with crime. Thanks to her father’s illegal chocolate business, Anya doesn’t have to worry about much. Until her ex boyfriend turns up poisoned by her family’s chocolate, and she’s the prime suspect (3 book series).

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