I am so thrilled to be part of the Lucky in Love by Kasie West blog tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club! Kasie West is among my favourite contemporary authors, and her newest book was everything I hoped it would be. Keep reading for a review and playlist.Title: Lucky in Love
Author: Kasie West
Publication Date: July 25th 2017
Maddie's not impulsive. 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 —
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.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Book Review: Lucky in Love by Kasie West
I am still fairly new to Kasie West‘s books, but I seem to enjoy every single one I read. Lucky in Love is no exception with its creative concept about a girl who wins the lottery. I really enjoyed the main character and her wisdom about money, and the theme of family is so sweet. As usual, this book is so adorable and the perfect book to relax with this summer.
❀ Original Story
Lucky in Love is such an original story! It tells the story of a girl who is struggling economically, but ends up winning the lottery with a ticket that she bought on her 18th birthday. Maddie quickly becomes popular as her classmates learn about her win, and she must decide how to react and who to trust. I loved reading about her efforts to keep her coworker, Seth, from learning about the news, and the zoo setting has got to be one of my favourites. This book is so cute, as always in a Kasie West book, making it the perfect read for the summer.
❀ Admirable Main Character
I loved Maddie’s character. Despite winning the lottery, she is able to remain level-headed. I really admired the fact that she is careful about how she spends her money, although she does make a few slips here and there. Maddie is also a good student, and attends regular study groups with her friends. I found her to be relatable, since she is hard-working and supportive of her family. Maddie’s character is so realistic, and she really behaves like someone her age would.
❀ Family Theme
Another great aspect of this story is the big theme of family. The first thing Maddie does with her lottery money is give some of it to her parents and brother to help them get back on their feet. Her parents are fighting, and she tries her hardest to keep them together. Maddie is also so caring towards her brother and is able to give him the funds to go back to college. Family is one of my favourite topics in YA, and I always appreciate reading about a realistic and caring family.
Lucky in Love is a unique story about a girl who wins the lottery. The main character is so logical, even after her big win, and relatable. I especially loved the theme of family and Maddie’s support for her parents and brother. This is classic Katie West, and I’m sure that longtime fans of her books won’t be disappointed.