An interesting take on the Titanic!

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Luck of the Titanic shares a new take on the story of the ill-fated Titanic. The opening indicates that only 8 passengers on board the Titanic were Chinese, yet six survived. This is a stunning realization, given that we learn at the beginning that America has recently passed the Chinese Exclusion Act to prohibit the immigration of Chinese.

Valora Luck, an acrobat by trade, steals her way onto the Titanic in search of her twin brother. The writing is both humorous and colorful and the reader is instantly smitten with Valora and her quick wits. Because we know that is to happen to the Titanic, I'm immediately invested in how she will find a way to survive and whether her brother will be alright.

The jacket cover is similarly intriguing by showing Valora in a lush stateroom onboard. Overall, I can't wait to read more and find out how Valora will navigate one of the worst tragedies in modern history.