July 20, 2014

Review: Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig

Title: Coin Heist
Author: Elisa Ludwig
Publisher: Adaptive Studios
Release date: June 10th 2014
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC

Rating: 3/5

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The last place you’d expect to find a team of criminals is at a prestigious Philadelphia prep school. But on a class trip to the U.S. Mint – which prints a million new coins every 30 minutes – an overlooked security flaw becomes far too tempting for a small group of students to ignore.

United by dire circumstances, these unlikely allies – the slacker, the nerd, the athlete, and the "perfect" student – band together to attempt the impossible: rob the U.S. Mint. The diverse crew is forced to confront their true beliefs about each other and themselves as they do the wrong thing for the right reasons.

Elisa Ludwig's Coin Heist is a fun, suspenseful, and compelling thriller, told from the revolving perspectives of four teens, each with their own motive for committing a crime that could change all of their lives for the better—if they can pull it off.

Coin Heist is a  fast-paced book that has its funny moments and with an interesting plot.

This book is told from the four main characters POVs : among them is Alice, she´s the nerdy girl, has the best grades in her grade and is a great hacker, Jason is a musician and a slacker, the son of the principal of the school, there is also Dakota, she´s the popular girl at school, is in almost every club at school, has a popular boyfriend (approved by her parents), has excellent grades (for which she occupies tutoring constantly), but apparently she doesn´t meet her parents expectations. And to complete the quartet is Benny, the athlete and the scholarship boy. They all go to a prestigious school in Philadelphia, which might go to bankrupt and thereby alter their future, so that why this group of people with nothing in common ends up together to plan a robbery that could save their school ... the place they´re planning to rob is no other than the US mint.

It's fun reading about their plans, the obstacles they encounter and little by little they start to change their opinion of each other; at first they didn´t like each other, but they end up being supportive and something might develop between them.

Overall, I had fun with this story, is very entertaining, a quick read and although I didn´t feel identified with the main characters, I end up liking some of them. One thing that bother me is the abrupt ending, I would have liked a more elaborate ending.


  1. Well,this looks like a really good book
    Not the kind that I usually read but interesting.
    GREAT review
    Your reader

  2. Good review. I like a book from different POV's.

  3. This one sounds quite interesting and different even if a bit far-fetched! High school students stealing the US mint?
    Glad to hear you enjoyed it even if you had some issues with it.

  4. Sometimes all I want to read is a fun book that will make me laugh and give me some action. Plots that are unbelievable have never bothered me, so books like this one, where suspension of disbelief is necessary, make me smile. So glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Hmm, sounds interesting but not a priority read. Backlisting for future checkout :)

  6. The book cover is really eye-catching and something I'd like to see chilling on my book shelf, but with your rating and review about the book, seems like it'll still be interesting to check the book out but not have it my priority. ^^