Sunday, May 21, 2017

Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Hello readers,

Today I have another review for you. A lucky review, in so many ways.
About a week ago I got a surprise in my mail. Penguin Random House was so kind to send me an advanced readers copy of Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith which I am extremely grateful for.

Now this book is all about luck. Good luck as well as bad luck.
Alice doesn't believe in good luck, but she buys a lottery ticket for her best friend,Teddy, for his 18th birthday anyway. And Teddy wins - big.
But Teddy is not just any friend for Alice, he is the boy she loves and as much as this big win seems like a dream come true, it also changes a lot and suddenly the new wealth starts to feel more like a curse than a windfall.

How will Teddy, a boy who never had much money, deal with such wealth?
Will Alice find her good luck? Love?

Windfall is an intriguing, fast read.
But it is also full of cliches which annoyed me at times. The poor buy wins the lottery. All this money turns everything upside down. People beg him for money. Long lost family members turn up again. Others get jealous.
But then again seeing how Teddy and Alice make it through those changes, how both their characters grow was unbelievable enjoyable. So just as much as the money becomes a curse while at the same time being so much good luck for so many people, the cliches in this book turned into something good.

If you haven't picked your summer reads yet I would definitely recommend Windfall and give it 4 out of 5 stars.
This is funny, sad, honest and full of love, friendships and family.

Let me know what you think about Windfall in the comments below.
Thanks again to Penguin Random House for providing me with an ARC.

See you again next Sunday!
Take care,
📚 Nadja

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