A few weeks ago I was contacted by Adaptive Studios to create an illustration inspired by a scene from their new YA thriller Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig. They sent me a copy of the book, and it was such a fast-paced and entertaining story that I was immediately sucked in the book and breezed right through it!
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. 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—that is, if they can pull it off.
For my illustration I decided to draw the moment when Benny, Alice, Jason, and Dakota’s schemes started to take definite shape as they got together for the first time to plan their heist.If you want to know what happens next—and if you’re looking for something really fun, light, and exciting to add to your reading list— then I highly recommend you check this book out!