Hello and happy Wednesday. As I promised last week, today I’m sharing my thoughts on the exclusive excerpt of Lucky in Love by Kasie West. People who got the OwlCrate for the month of December got access to this content. Let’s get started, shall we?
This is not strictly related to the book, but I still want to say it: I hate reading random chapters from novels. I mean, yes, the author was kind enough to grant access to an excerpt of her novel, and technically this doesn’t imply that we get to read the first few chapters, but for me it’s annoying to form an idea of a book and decide whether I want to pick it up literally by reading a random chapter.
Thankfully, what I read was good, so I wasn’t that annoyed. What I liked about this story is that it shows how families actually undergo conversations in real life. Yes, the main character’s parents talk to each other like all they really wanted was a divorce and that’s not the case in every family, but neither are the typical conversations we get to read in most YA novels in which everybody is nice and polite. This family also has money issues, which is a situation I had to experience when I was younger. I had never seen this topic being covered in a YA novel, so again, it is refreshing to read a story that can be so relatable in seemingly unimportant aspects.
I loved the fact that the chapters were so short and easy to read. That makes me feel that when I’m actually reading the whole book, it’ll take me a day or two, and that to me is the best way to read a YA novel.
Maddie, the main character, works at a zoo, which I think it’s super interesting and is a different scenario from the typical jobs teenagers have. And let’s talk about Seth, her potential (okay, her 100% sure-to-be) love interest. He is a total sweetie and the kind of guy every girl would like to have in her life, even as a friend.
Have you read Lucky in Love? What were your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Miss Camila