Monday, July 24, 2017

BlogTour: Lucky In Love by Kasie West!

Lucky In Love
Author: Kasie West
Publication Date: July 25th 2017
Published: Scholastic
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

My Rating:

In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns thatmoney 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 ifhe learns her secret? With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but unfortunately it makes the world go around. For Maddie, money isn’t something her family has much of. So, she works at the local zoo, which she loves, and works hard in school, to get scholarships for college. She’s constantly planning, and trying to make sure her life and the life of everyone around her is going in the right direction. On a whim, she buys a lottery ticket on her eighteenth birthday, and she ends up winning. Money isn’t a problem, and college doesn’t have to be defined by scholarships, and her family’s problems will all just go away. Or will it? Money is nice, but it doesn’t fix everything. Maddie, must learn that having it all, doesn’t mean people automatically change. Lucky for Maddie, besides money, she has a great friend and coworker, that is always a text message away to listen to all her problems, but she hasn’t told him about her lottery win. Will her rich status change his view of her?

I liked this story a lot, and I really liked Maddie as a main character. I thought she would become shallow once she won the lotto and everything she was passionate about, would just be past thoughts, but she really surprised me. She kept her job at the zoo, and stayed as humble as she could. I also liked Seth, he’s not the boy next door, but he’s the boy’s next-door brother you wouldn’t give a second glance too, because he’s a nerd. I would date him though, I have a thing for nerds.

There isn’t much I disliked, except Maddie’s friends. I feel as if they weren’t being fair to her and there was no real reason for them to be upset with her. No offense to Kasie West, but I feel as if she just threw in this little friend dispute, just for the sake of it. Also, the ending was predictable, and I dislike when I know the ending, but it’s YA so what more can I expect?

Overall, I love Kasie West, and I will always read her novels. This unfortunately wasn’t one of her best, but I enjoyed reading it. It’s a fun quick summer read, and I’m sure others will enjoy it as well. 3 stars!

I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. Mynov-els 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 BYYOURSIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.


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