Lucky Us Book Review + Giveaway

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I received this book for promotional purposes from Random House. All opinions are mine.


We were given an advanced copy of Amy Bloom's Lucky Us thanks to 20 something bloggers and Random House. I was getting really excited to read this book, since I had seen featured in a magazine I love. Plus, i haven't read a periodical fiction story in a while. 


Lucky Us follows Eva, a shy bookish girl, and her half-sister Iris, a talented star on the rise, as they move from the bland lands of Ohio to star studded Hollywood, New York and more in the 1920s.  I was expecting this book to be about all about their glitzy, and glamorous life based on the description,but I was thankfully wrong. Things seem to be going well for Iris in Hollywood but overnight things quickly take a turn in the opposite direction sending on brand new adventures with new friends, loves, and more surprises. I liked seeing Eva develop throughout the book and her Relationships with the people around her. Reading this and her love for her friends and role with her family really made me sympathize with her- a girl who seems to be overlooked by everyone in her world. It also reminds me that sometimes the ones that love you the most may not always even be your family. 

One of the annoying features of this book is the switching narrative. Eva's is the main voice of the story, but it changes between her and the other characters as the story goes on. It is not always immediately clear who the story is following or when the story is taking place when this happens, although the letters that are featured in the story thankfully include a date.

Overall, Lucky Us is a good book that would be a great addition to your book shelf (and even a summer reading list). You can read more about Amy Bloom and her work by visiting her website or following her on Twitter.

Lucky Us will be released July 29th and you'll be able to travel along with Evaown. Until then, one lucky reader will get their own copy of Lucky Us thanks to Random House. The entries for this giveaway will be shorter than the last one. Good luck everyone!

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24 comments

  1. I would like to travel to Egypt and Australia.

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    1. Both are on my list! Thanks for stopping by Debby!

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  2. Oh goodness.. daring? Me? I can't even be creative on this

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    1. Lol, It's hard to think of something on the spot. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I've always wanted to ride in a hot-air balloon.

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    1. What, me too! I don't think they have anywhere for that here locally though. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I have visited China and Hong Kong. It was an dream come true to stand at the top of the Great Wall.

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  6. I've been a lot of places... I'd really like to travel to australia or hawaii though

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    1. Hawaii would be a great place to go. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Snorkeling would be a great thing to d, especially in the great reefs.

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  8. I want the whole family and extended family to travel Europe together. I think I need lotto tickets though.

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  9. I want to go parasailing with my daughter! (We've signed up twice to do it, but both times it got cancelled because of weather. I'm hoping one of these times it won't get cancelled & we'll get to finally parasail!)

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    1. That sounds like a lot of fun for the both of you

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  10. I'd love to go to Iceland with the family.

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  11. My husband and I toured Japan on our own. It was wonderful!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. That sounds like fun. I've always wanted to visit Japan, but I'll be going to Korea instead this summer!

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  12. I am interested in reading LUCKY US as a bookish sister with an older sister who is a model I CAN RELATE

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