“I’m damned if I’ll accept that wickedness is what it takes to survive this life.”
Aster – the protector, Violent – the favourite, Tansy – the medic, Mallow – the fighter and Clementine – the catalyst. Together they are The Good Luck Girls.
The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls — they know their luck is anything but sold to a welcome house as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.
When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.
It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.
Firstly I would like to say thank you to both netgalley and readers first for providing me with a physical and also an ebook for The Good Luck Girls.
I had such high hopes for this book. The synopsis struck me as fairly unique which is something I don’t find very often when reading YA Fantasy books. It is definitely a mixture of genres but I did enjoy this element of the book.
The thing I really did enjoy about this book is the strong independent women that are portrayed within this. Women are very much oppressed in this society, Arketta is a mans world and women are just a part of it because they let them. Women are subjected to such brutal acts including cutting them from the inside so that they could never have children. All of the women in this book override the opinions and thoughts of the men and they continue to strive in their journey to earn their independence. The rebellion of these sassy characters definitely made me carry on with this book at times when I wanted to put it down.
The romances in this big were a big fat NO from me. Yes, I am a really unromantic person, I KNOW THAT. However this just pushed and pushed and pushed. Both of the main romances were so forced and just unnecessary. I feel like I would have enjoyed this book more if I was not cringing at the turn of each page.
Unfortunately for me, apart from the first chapter I found myself quite bored. I did not have the urge to pick this book up and didn’t really mind that happened throughout. I did not feel any connections to the main characters, they were okay bit I didn’t mind what happened to them. The end didn’t really do anything for me. I wasn’t bothered and was just left feeling pretty confused. This book gets 3 stars from me and the only reason it wasn’t two stars is because this book is pretty unique in relation to the plot and I do like that. Would I pick the sequel to this book? Maybe if it is available at my library, just so I can find out whether Violet is actually dead because that is one thing I would like to know. Other than that I feel like this series will fall off my radar and probably won’t find the time to read any further into it.