Lucky in 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 —
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,
SETH NGUYEN. OH. MY. GOD. AN ASIAN GUY AS A LOVE INTEREST. This has almost literally never happened before in an YA novel.
Plus, the book takes place in Santa Ana/Tustin, California. I LIVE LIKE LITERALLY 5 MINUTES AWAY.
Tustin wasn’t a huge city, but in Southern California, cities bled together. Tustin ran into S...more
the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused when ones favourite contemporary author cannot fulfill readers hopes or expectations.
Oh, look, I relate.
Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’ve outgrown Kasie West’s books, like theyre all cute and predictable and ish but I’ve just been so royally pissed at how terrible they are that I cant even enjoy the cuteness of them.
My face throughout the ENITRE book:
~none of these are spoilers as they ar ...more
This review is almost 2 weeks late, but oh well. So... disappointment strikes once again. And it sucks because it's a Kasie West book. That author is my go-to author for when I want cute, light reads. However, I can't believe that the author who wrote P.S. I Like You and The Distance Between Us is the same author who wrote this disaster.
Sad, sad, sad.
Let's start with the annoying MC, Maddie. Maddie comes from a poor family, they can barely ...more
"Sometimes regardless of what we want, reality takes over."
Okay, so imagine you are me. Not the lame, tries-to-be-funny-but-fails me, but the awesome me who likes to read and thinks she's as cool as Inej Ghafa. Now imagine how devestating it is to you that in the past six months, you’ve only read five books because you are stuck 50 lightyears deep in a pit you have dubbed The Great Reading Slump of 2017™. But it's New Years Eve and you are waiting for the year to change o ...more
“Starving is an overused word that diminishes the importance of those in the world that actually are starving.”
Their dedication to their studies is alm ...more
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Rating: 3 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
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 t ...more
My Experience: I started reading Lucky in Love on 5/25/17 and finished it on 5/30/17 at midnight. This book is an excellent read! I love to read books with characters who are flawed and then when given ti ...more
I was really annoyed with the naive, unintelligent (though the story will try to tell you just how clever she is), whiny MC with no backbone making one stupid decision after another. And it didn't seem realistic at all, since her family had some money problems before she won the lottery. She wouldn't have acted like this, spending so much money on yacht parties to impress others, expensive muscle car, famous and expensive brand of clothes, diamond j ...more
“Sometimes regardless of what we want, reality takes over.”
Besides the fact that Maddie, the main character here, had me wanting to repeatedly and aggressively bash my head against a wall most of the time, this was kinda cute. Nothing special though.
Definitely not my favorite Kasie West book! I seem to like her older books better than the recent ones...
I just couldn't handle the way Maddie spent her money and how naive she was. I couldn't relate to or sympathize with her at ...more
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.
Lucky in Love is such an original story! It tells the story of a girl who is struggling economically, but ...more
First things first: wow, this needed editing. A lot of the sentences are pretty awkward. This might be an unpopular opinion or something editors do, but can ya authors use contractions? When you don't use contractions, your dialog doesn't sound more sophisticated. It just sounds fake and ridiculous. Hear me out. If someone came up to me in casual conversation and said "I am going to the park," I wou ...more
Here are some of my thoughts in no particular order:
• Aw, I really like Seth. He is pretty much the only thing going right with this book. Also, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a love interest that is Vietnamese before (for that matter, I seldom even see Vietnamese side characters or main characters).
• It somewhat remin ...more
1 I don't know how I got through the entire book star!
It’s official. This is the stupidest book I’ve read in my entire existence
Anyway, how would I describe this book in GIF?
How would I describe this book in words?
Terrible, horrible, awful, not good, very bad.
And here I am thinking I've read stupid books, but no this book should get an award for being the stupidest, most lamest book in the history of YA contemporary books. ...more
Well, This was not what I wanted. I don't know if it's just me, but I started with a few really good books from Kasie West, they normally tend to be fun, quick reads and I usually like the characters. Sadly this just wasn't for me.
10 Things I Hate about This Book... brought to you by Beth!
1. I legit could not stand Maddie, she's very woe is me. I don't give a shit the money changed her.
2. Her parents are just shit, yep your 18 year old daughter wins the lottery and you're like yep cool ...more
Maddie is a focused student, who on a whim buys a lottery ticket. Lo and behold, she wins! And now that money is no longer a factor all her worries should magically disappear right?
The Story- I should have listened to Emi when she skeptically asked me if this should really be our first book of 2018. I refuse to let this set the mood of 2018. I don’t know what happened to ...more
Original Post: Lucky in Love at FLYLēF (www.flylef.com)
I’VE HEARD MANY wonderful things about Kasie West. Perhaps for this reason, I may have set a higher expectation for Lucky in Love–my very first book by Ms. West. While I did enjoy this contemporary romance, I wasn’t swept away.
The story starts off quite well, actually. Ms. West introduces a vibrant cast full of humor and charm. Madeleine is a senior in high school with a bright future ahead of her. Senior year is demanding, but she still ...more
I basically just screamed "MAKE GOOD CHOICES DAMMIT" at Maddie throughout the first half because holy financial irresponsibility, Batman!
Was it realistic? Yeah, I thought so. Did it still stress me tf out? Most definitely.
Also, I wanted more fluff. The tradeoff just wasn't there for all of the anxiety this gave me. I demand more cute moments between Seth and Maddie because they're adorable together dammit! ...more
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