Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

October 8, 2019 Blog Tour, giveaway, Review 8 ★★★★★

Hardcover: 352 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250299705
ISBN-13: 978-1250299703



Praise for THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

“Don’t underestimate the girls in the Arkettan welcome houses because you might just lose your life. Davis’ The Good Luck Girls is a dust-filled, bloody fairytale set in a menacing world haunted with the reminder―the price of freedom is high, but it’s worth fighting for at all costs. Rise up, teen readers!” ―Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles

“This dystopian debut is deeply connected to today’s social issues, and readers will feel that impact.” ―Booklist

Book info:

TitleThe Good Luck Girls
Author:  Charlotte Nicole Davis
Genre:  YA Dystopian
Release Date:  October 1st, 2019
Publisher:  Tor Teen
Source:  ARC won from Bookish First which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  5 stars

Synopsis:
Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from debut author Charlotte Nicole Davis.

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst

THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls–they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.

When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

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My Review:
This was a really great new dystopian story.  It totally had an Old West feel with “stagecoach” robberies and horseback getaways.  While there were definitely some parts that could be considered a bit standard for a dystopian story, I feel that those are things you kind of need to make the story work.  There were times I wondered if those who were tentative allies were actually allies or there for other possibly nefarious reasons, but that is what kept me intrigued and turning pages as fast as I could to see what would happen next, and how they would get past each obstacle that was thrown in their path. The only thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was that it was in third person, and I feel like having it in first person might have worked better for some parts. However I feel that is my personal opinion, and not at all anything that reflects on how great the story is overall.  I can’t wait to get a copy of this one for my school library for my students to read and enjoy!
About the Author:
Photo Credit: Brett Pruitt

Charlotte Nicole Davis is the author of The Good Luck Girls, a young adult fantasy novel releasing in Fall 2019 with Tor Teen. A graduate of The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, Charlotte loves comic book movies and books with maps in the front. She currently lives in Brooklyn with a cat with a crooked tail.

       

WEEK ONE
SEPTEMBER 30th MONDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
OCTOBER 1st TUESDAY Twirling Book Princess EXCERPT
OCTOBER 2nd WEDNESDAY A Court of Coffee and Books REVIEW
OCTOBER 2nd WEDNESDAY Kait Plus Books EXCERPT
OCTOBER 3rd THURSDAY Bibliobibuli YA INTERVIEW

OCTOBER 4th FRIDAY Novel Lives REVIEW
OCTOBER 4th FRIDAY Movies, Shows, & Books EXCERPT 


WEEK TWO
OCTOBER 7th MONDAY BookHounds YA REVIEW
OCTOBER 8th TUESDAY Lisa Loves Literature REVIEW
OCTOBER 8th TUESDAY Pages Below the Vaulted Sky REVIEW
OCTOBER 9th WEDNESDAY Casia’s Corner REVIEW
OCTOBER 10th THURSDAY Lauren’s Bookshelf REVIEW
OCTOBER 10th THURSDAY Starlight Reads REVIEW
OCTOBER 11th FRIDAY Nay’s Pink Bookshelf REVIEW


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8 Responses to “Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis”

  1. Danielle H.

    I also prefer books in first person POV as it immediately drops me into the action. I've heard mixed reviews on this book, but still plan on giving it a chance myself.

    • Lisa Mandina

      The way we basically had one character's point of view would have been perfect for first person. In my opinion. But the book was really good anyway.

  2. Danielle Hammelef

    I still haven’t read this book, and hope to get a copy once my library reopens. I’m intrigued by the Old West setting.

  3. John Smith

    That must be “Aster, the Protector” on the cover! This definitely sounds like a “Keep your friends close and keep your enemies closer” story! –It seems to me that with a lot of YA and fantasy authors, the cover heroine resembles some sort of idealized version of the author’s self-image. I think I can see that here, but if you look around you’ll see it happening again and again!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I can see that. Although from what authors have said when I’ve heard them speak, they don’t always get a lot of say in the cover, so it’s possible this is what the publisher thinks. Thanks for stopping by!

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