I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE LUCKY LIST by Rachael Lippincott Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Five Feet Apart comes a gripping new romance, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Emily and her mum were always lucky.
But Emily’s mum’s luck ran out three years ago when she succumbed to cancer, and nothing has felt right since.
Now, the summer before her senior year, things are worse than ever – Emily has wrecked things with her boyfriend, Matt, and her dad is selling the house she grew up in and giving her mum’s belongings away. The only person she has to talk to is Blake, a girl she barely knows since she and her dad moved back to town five seconds ago.
But that’s when Emily finds the list – her mum’s senior year summer bucket list – buried in the back of her closet. When Blake suggests that Emily take it on as a challenge, the two set off on a journey to tick each box and help Emily face her fears over losing her connection to her mum. As she starts to feel closer to her mother, so too does Emily’s bond with Blake deepen into something she wasn’t expecting.
And suddenly Emily must face another fear: accepting the secret part of herself she never got a chance to share with the person who knew her best.
A captivating, heartfelt love story about learning who you are, and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone.
Praise for THE LUCKY LIST:
“A countdown to finishing the list before a class trip keeps the pacing solid, and an entertaining unraveling of connections to her parents’ pasts adds nice depth. Told in Emily’s first-person narration, the breezy tale explores the theme of learning to live life without holding back, as Emily both questions her sexuality and learns to heal from her grief….A truly charming summer romp.” — Kirkus Reviews
About the Author:
Rachael Lippincott was born in Philadelphia and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, splitting her time between writing and running a food truck with her partner.
Her debut novel, FIVE FEET APART, is a #1 NYT Bestseller.
I read and enjoyed Rachael’s other books she co-authored (Five Feet Apart and All This Time) so I was really excited to read her first solo book! And The Lucky List did not disappoint. It was a book I could not put down, evidenced by me reading it in one sitting.
The Lucky List is a fast read and a nice coming of age story, full of sentimental and tragic but also sweet moments. The ending did surprise me, and that really added to my enjoyment of the book and made it stand out a little from other YA contemporary.
I was super invested in the slow burn romance, and Emily and Blake were characters I really rooted for. I immediately liked and empathized with both of them and the tough situations both faced, and watching their friendship grow and develop felt natural and fun. It was an uplifting read when it could have really been a downer.
The writing style was easy enough to read, but nothing about it stood out so no bonus points for the book 😦 I still really enjoyed the book and will continue to read anything Rachael writes in the future.
3 lucky winners will win a finished copy of THE LUCKY LIST, US Only.
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