3.5 stars for this YA Fantasy | BookishFirst

3.5 stars for this YA Fantasy

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I don't normally read fantasy books, but I love YA so I decided to give The Good Luck Girls a try. For me, this struck me as a Western meets Dystopian futuristic read.

The details of this fantasy novel are pretty complicated with a set of different creatures, rules, languages - Raveners, Welcome House Girls, Rangeman, Favors, etc. The list goes on. I probably would have given up earlier, however, I connected with the main characters, a set of sisters (Clementine and Aster) and their friends from the welcome house and wanted to see what would happen to them throughout this book.

Earlier on in the book, we see that these group of girls are basically in the sex slave trade, although it is described in more nuance, and through a set of circumstances, they escape the house where they are being held captive. The book is their journey to freedom. Along the way, they meet others they aren't sure if they can trust, are chased by those trying to capture them and wrestle through surviving and at what cost (robbing people, killing, etc).

I loved the unique storyline and once I had the vocabulary down for the setting and cast of characters in this novel, I found it to be a fast-paced, fun read.

I gave it a solid 3.5 stars for being entertaining. Since this is a genre (Fantasy) that I rarely read, I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading it.