Two girls trade places in time to solve a legendary art heist across two centuries! The Art of the Swap is an ARC which is expected to be published on February 13th 2018. Thank you Simon & Schuster/Aladdin for providing me with this exciting read!
Book: The Art of the Swap
Author: Kristine Asselin; Jen Malone
Hannah dreams of how glamorous life must have been for the young oil-heiress, Maggie, at the turn of the century, but she never expects she’ll have a chance to experience it herself… until the day a mysterious mirror allows the two girls to change places in time!
In 1905, Hannah races to stop the art heist from happening—something she is convinced will allow the girls to trade back to their own eras—while in current times, Maggie gets a hilarious introduction to the modern digital age and a new perspective on women’s roles in society while reveling in the best invention of all: sweatpants. So long corsets!
As the hours tick off to the recorded moment of the legendary art heist, something’s not adding up. Can the girls work together against time—and across it—to set things right… or will their temporary swap become a permanent trade?
Everything that happens in the world today is a result of something that happened in the past. The whole world is based on what has come before.
Identity Swap: Check
Dual Time Frame: Check
Mystery Solving: Check
Whirlwind Adventure: Check
What else could you possibly ask for?
Spoiler Free Review:
This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Especially this one. The Art Of The Swap was educational in an interesting way. It teaches our young minds about the importance of freedom and equality through a voice that is relatable to their own.
The contrast between their personalities was evident throughout the book. As well as, how each of the girls grew in their own way. You have Maggie, who was timid, realizing that she had a voice and didn’t have to conform to her oppressive society. And Hannah, who was bratty, realizing that other people don’t have the privilege that she does and growing to care for them.
This book was one I was extremely looking forward to reading. Therefore, I’m pleased that it turned out to be great!
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review.
What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^
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