Lucky in Love: Blog Tour & Giveaway

 

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Lucky in Love

Author: Kasie West

Publisher: Scholastic

Publication date: 25th July 2017

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A cute, fun and fast contemporary.

 

 

Synopsis:

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.

My Spoiler Free Review:

This book is one of the cutest contemporaries I’ve read all year. It was so fast-paced and the budding romance was so cute I just HAD to keep turning the pages.

Maddie and Seth were amazing characters and I really enjoyed their chemistry, not to mention their friendship in general. I’m usually really critical of contemporaries, but this definitely had the right balance of friendship, family and romance, and I loved it so much..

If you’re into contemporary romance I’d highly recommend picking this one up. We follow Maddie as she wins the lottery, splurges on crazy things, and deals with family drama, the media, not to mention university applications and high school stress.

Aside from winning the lottery (I wish), Maddie is so much like me. Studious but sometimes loses focus, stresses, and has a multitude of things to worry about in her life. She was a super relatable character and I’d definitely love to see more of her.

All in all, cute, fast-paced and fun, with some more serious topics twisted throughout. Loved it. 4 out of 5 stars.

 

KasieAbout the Author:

I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels 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 BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

 

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Blacksouls: Delicious pirate-y goodness

 

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Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2)

Nicole Castroman

Published by Simon Pulse

Released on April 11th 2017

Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, Romance, Pirates and Adventure.

 

Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships. 

 Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands. 

 Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined. 

 

My Spoiler Free Review

Blacksouls is the second book in a delightful series by Nicole Castroman. The first book in this series, Blackhearts, starts our exploration into the pirate Blackbeard and his life. With more action, ocean and pirates than the first book, Blacksouls is definitely a fun read and a great continuation to the series.

 I adored the action that just kept me on my toes) though I will admit the first 50 or so pages were a little slower. The plot definitely gets more complex and leaves a huge opening for the series to continue  (do I really have to wait a whole year for book 3? Really?  *sighs*).

Teach and Anne continue their romance….and though I wasn’t too impressed by Teach’s temper and jealousy at times. But as a whole their relationship seems pretty healthy and cute and I can’t wait to see what happens between them. 

Plus Anne is such a strong character…honestly. From the first page of Blackhearts to now, she’s grown so much and become such a strong willed and now physically strong character. 

Plus there’s Reva. Female. Pirate. Kickass. Yes please… I need more.  

I gave this installment 3.5 stars and cant wait to read book 3. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nicole.jpg    Nicole was lucky enough to come with her very own best friend…she has a twin sister who can read her mind and finish her sentences for her.

At the age of 13, she went to Europe for the first time and it changed her life. She loves learning about different people, languages and cultures and speaks fluent German. She knows enough Spanish to get herself into trouble and can still read the Cyrillic alphabet from when she studied Russian.

She received her B.A. from Brigham Young University and has lived in Germany, Austria and two different places called Georgia. One is located on the Black Sea. The other is the state of Georgia where she now lives with her handsome husband and two beautiful children who continue to amaze her.

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