Thursday, June 9, 2016

Review: Lucky Me by Saba Kapur

Type: Stand-Alone
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
Source: Netgalley
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: For eighteen year old Gia Winters, having a movie star for a father, a former Playboy bunny as a mother, a Hollywood mansion, and a closet stocked with Chanel is simply another day in the life.

But her world is turned upside down when her father mysteriously hires a group of bodyguards to trail the family 24/7 and threatening phone calls from a "Dr. D" start buzzing daily.

When Gia scores the coveted role of Miss Golden Globe, she is forced to strike a deal with her bodyguard, Jack, who is almost as arrogant as he is attractive. Juggling Gia's romantic failures, fashion faux pas, and celebrity obsessions, the duo investigate a series of clues with the help of a police cadet, who has a special set of skills and an even better set of dimples.

But with the Golden Globes just around the corner, danger levels rise higher than her stilettos as Gia learns that the biggest secrets might be the ones buried in her own home.

In a place where the hills have eyes, high school nemeses, bad hair days, raging parties, and stolen kisses, there can only be trouble for a girl who was just starting to consider herself lucky.

Review

This was definitely a very interesting read for me. It was an okay book, I don't hate it nor do I love it. The plot was predictable and a tad bit dramatic in my opinion. 

Gia annoyed me most of the time. She acts way too immature for her age and I did not see much development from her at all, but who can actually blame her. After all, she was raised in the glamour of Hollywood. The other characters don't really have much of a personality to them. They appear to be two-dimensional and lack the depth that I was looking for. 

The mystery part was okay, it did. It pretty much just moved the romance thing along and it didn't really play a big part in the story at all. I really wished that it focused more on the mystery instead of on Gia. I think that would make this book more interesting. At the end, it felt like they only spend like 2-3 paged explaining who Dr. D is and them moved on to something else. That was especially disappointing since the it was one of the reasons why I picked up the book.

The plot was interesting and the romance could not have been done better. The romance, like the rest of the book, was okay. I didn't hate it and I really do enjoy the cute moments between Jack and Gia. Overall, I thought that the book was a quick and cute read. There is definitely room for development, especially for the mystery aspect.

My Rating:

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