Mini Reviews: Lucky In Love, The Queen Of Nothing & The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society Books 4-6 Of #20BooksofSummer21

Lucky in Love

Lucky in Love by Kasie West

*** (3 stars)

This is my least favorite Kasie West book so far. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it as much as the other two books I have read by her. This is about a teen whose family is struggling with money and then she wins the lottery and there is of course a romance. I loved how the main character was flawed and how she learns some hard lessons throughout the book and grows from them. I feel like every ones reactions to Maddie winning the lottery was over the top. I think they were all realistic but to me it was overdone. My issue and what made me not enjoy it as much is that the romance took a backseat to the whole winning the lottery of it all. I would have enjoyed it a lot more had there been a lot more of the romance because that was my favorite part.

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

**** (4 stars)

I was worried going into this book because a lot of people have said it wasn’t as good as they were hoping it would be but for me it delivered, for the most part. It was action packed which I loved. Then there was the romance which again I loved however I didn’t get enough of it. Also If you know what went down with Jude and her twin Taryn then you know why I am not happy with how things ended up between them. There needed to be more. The ending also felt a little rushed. After everything I wanted more from Jude and Cardan in the end.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barnes

**** (4 stars)

This book takes place in 1946 after WW2 has ended and it’s written in the form of letters. I can’t say how accurate the events of this book are because I am not a history buff but it seems as though a lot of thought and research went into it. I have to say I struggled to get into this one at first. It was very slow going for like the first half or so. I don’t know if it was because it was written in letter format or what but I just found myself never wanting to pick it up because it felt like I was getting through it at a turtles pace and the book was only 290 pages. Also there were a lot of characters and it was hard to keep up with who was who to start with. I don’t know if I just got used to it or what but I eventually started to fly through it. I thought it was an interesting story and I loved learning something I didn’t know anything about. There was a romance aspect in it which I loved even though that was predictable and the book ended abruptly. I wanted more from it. Overall even though it was a slow start for me I ended up enjoying it and I look forward to watching the adaptation.

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