ARC Review: Lucky In Love by Kasie West

302855624/5 Stars 

Title: Lucky In Love

Author: Kasie West

Published by: Scholastic

Published date: July 25th, 2017

Format: Hardcover

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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 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 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.


Amazing cover? Check.
Kasie West? Check.
Girl wins 50 million dollars? Sign me up!

Wow. This book was seriously loads of fun. This book was straightforward, a little predictable but still kept me on my toes.

An ordinary high school girl, Maddie stresses about college and family problems.  Working at the zoo and working really hard in school will help lessen college fees for her.

So imagine her surprise when on her 18th birthday she won the lottery!! Not one million. Not five million. Not ten million….a whopping fifty million dollars!! ( If I had this much money, I would spend most of it on books and food…)

Maddie believes with this money everything will work out for her. Soon, she becomes the next new popular girl, the coolest best friend, and the best party thrower.  Instead of thinking with her brain, Maddie thinks with her money, causing her to be the victim of people who took advantage of her.

Whenever she spends money on expensive attire, I inwardly cringe at how many money is being used. (I mean who rents a yacht for a party?) Then I have to remind myself I’m just reading a book. 

Throughout the book, there was a lot of the shock factor for Maddie, and she begins to doubt the people she spends time with.

Oh yeah, then there’s Seth. Seth, her co-worker at the zoo made appearances throughout the book in small pieces.

I was actually really hoping that Seth and Maddie would have great chemistry. Out of all Kasie West’s book, this book definitely took a wrong turn at the romance part. The romance was not all that great. Seth really just didn’t seem realistic or there for her.

Nevertheless, the book focused on realistic subjects, and obstacles that Maddie faced before and after her luck. There was definitely character development.

I highly recommend this to readers who enjoy YA contemporary. Lucky in Love was fast paced and a fun read.

Worth reading and well done!

ARC is generously provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review.



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