Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lucky in Love by Kasie West {Review}

Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Hardcover, 333 pages
Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Scholastic
In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

Maddie doesn't believe in luck. She's all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment --

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie's life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she's talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun... until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn't sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn't seem aware of Maddie's big news. And, for some reason, she doesn't want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.
My Review: 5 Stars
Have you ever thought about what you would do with 50 million dollars? I can't say that I've thought it out in detail, but when Maddie's spur-of-the-moment lottery ticket purchase turns into the jackpot, she's got a lot to think about. 
I love West's style and the way she portrays teenagers, using a lot of wit and emotion. Her characters are very likable and always go through a lot of growth, taking the reader right along with them. Maddie is pretty selfless, mature, sweet and hard-working. She's easy to relate to and it kind of made me upset to see how she was treated because of the burden of so much money. I wanted that girl to run to the nearest financial planner ASAP! The other characters are fantastic and portrayed in very realistic ways. Their relationships are all natural. Seth is another favorite because of the way he is able to interact with Maddie. He keeps things light, entertaining, and fun. 
I really liked the journey that I went on throughout the story. It made me think: how do I treat others and do I treat them differently because of money? Do I use people to get what I want/need? It made me feel; it made me laugh; and it made me a touch melancholy at times, but overall, it made me happy. So very happy. Keep writing, Ms. West!
Content: squeaky clean
*Thanks for Edelweiss (Above the Treeline) for a copy to review. This in no way influenced my opinion. All thoughts are my own.*
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About the Author:
 Kasie West 
I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

1 comment:

  1. Just starting this one and am loving it so far. But then all of the books I've read by Kasie have been a kind of wonderful magic. So cute! :)