If You’re Lucky by Yvonne Prinz | ARC – Book Review #109

Is Georgia’s mind playing tricks on her, or is the entire town walking into the arms of a killer who has everyone but her fooled?
 
When seventeen-year-old Georgia’s brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe Lucky’s death was just bad luck. Lucky was smart. He wouldn’t have surfed in waters more dangerous than he could handle. Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been Lucky’s best friend. Soon Fin is working for Lucky’s father, charming Lucky’s mother, dating his girlfriend. Georgia begins to wonder: did Fin murder Lucky in order to take over his whole life?  

Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about Lucky’s death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. Georgia is certain she’s getting closer and closer to the truth about Fin, but as she does, her mental state becomes more and more precarious, and no one seems to trust what she’s saying.

As the chilling narrative unfolds, the reader must decide whether Georgia’s descent into madness is causing her to see things that don’t exist–or to see a deadly truth that no one else can.

Sorry there’s no picture for this one, lovelies! I couldn’t get the picture to load properly, and it was just an overall mess. …Onto the review!

I was originally given a copy by Algonquin Young Readers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. — I just want to give a big Thank You! Looking back on this story, I really enjoyed reading it, but while I was actually reading it, I had a few problems with the story.

Trigger Warning: Drowning, Schizophrenia, Fire, Attempted Murder, Murder, and Hallucinations.

I didn’t really know what to think of If You’re Lucky when I first read the synopsis.

Now that I’ve read the book though, I’m glad that I got the chance to read the book. Out of the three predictions that I made, two of them came true. In my case, I found that If You’re Lucky was pretty predictable. And I had a hard time reading the second part of the book to be honest.

Other than that, If You’re Lucky is a great read. I found the story to be very intriguing. I also felt that If You’re Lucky was a fast read, I finished it within a couple hours.

I also have in my notes that I really like the last sentence of the book. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. I just remember the last sentence to be witty, and I wish I had written it down for the review.

That’s all for my review on If You’re Lucky! Sorry it’s so short! I really think that If You’re Lucky would be better read if you were to borrow it from a library, or from a friend who already has it? I know that if I had boughten this book, I would’ve been let down.

Thanks for reading!

Adele

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