Book, Review

Book Talk: Lucky in Love by Kasie West

Title: Lucky in Love

Author: Kasie West

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary.

Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: July 25, 2017

My Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Goodreads Synopsis:

Can’t buy me love…

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—
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?

There are spoilers in this review. If you haven’t read it yet, please come back. Nobody really like spoilers, right? Just know that it’s a very fun, lighthearted read and if you’re someone who loves contemporary you’ll definitely enjoy reading this one.

Lucky In Love

I dove into this book with quite high expectations. I’ve been hearing people talk and compare Lucky In Love with Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith… or wait.. not really compare—more like, they’ve been recommended side by side.. know what I mean?

Anyway, Lucky in Love is such a fun read. Seeing people change how they treat you when you have a money vs when you don’t is really heartbreaking. I mean, why are people/we like that?

We also see how Maddie changed. I understand why she wants to do the things she did because who wouldn’t , right? From someone who came from nothing then suddenly bave all the money she needs? I get that. I just hope she got a financial advisor right away so she could atleast have someone to refer to whenever she spends her money.

Can we just talk about her family? I hated her brother the first time we saw him in the book. He’s just so annoying! He’s very self-centered! Hay hay. And her parents, wow, okay, I’m just happy that they are getting counseling.

The betrayal in this book, well, I made a list of people who are most likely to do it and one of them is right. We didn’t really hear from that person after the confrontation though.

I like that the book didn’t really focused on Seth and Maddie’s relationship that much. I find their story pretty sweet though! It’s so nice to see Seth not treat Maddie differently. I wasn’t surprised when he revealed that he actually knew about her lottery win because everyone has been talking about it and it’s impossible for him not to know even when he is grounded for weeks.

I love Kasie West’s books and this is definitely on the top of my favorite list of her works. I’m not sure where exactly, but it’s up there.

Thanks for reading my blog! Annyeong!

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