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5.0 out of 5 starsWow! Luck and Magic
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018
The author has woven a tale worth telling and has done the work needed to develop several families of characteristics! Her writing is fast paced and helps with the acceptance of the crazy things her characters go through page after page! Good stuff!
Stolen Luck #1 - What a fun book! Even though I had read Seeking His Luck #7 first, it didn't affect reading Stolen Luck. This is a well written, suspense filled story. The characters have been thought out and their dialogue is realistic, even the leprechauns; OK, maybe their accents need more Irish. The story is filled with humor, mainly directed at the main character, but while laughing, the reader feels for the girl. An enjoyable read that makes the reader look forward to the next book of the Luck series. I purchased in 2017.
Twist of Luck #2 - This story picks up seven months after Stolen Luck ended. This story is packed with action, suspense and fun. The well thought out plot just twists and turns, taking the reader on a kickin’ ride. The characters are growing better as the pages go rapidly to the end. The humor still exists, although there are some bad things happening, but so are the good. I purchased in 2017. This book reminded me of Butcher and Harris.
Best of Luck #3 - Takes place the same year on Christmas day. This is also packed with action, suspense and fun. Secrets come to light; travel opens doors; and the humor is still constant. The characters learn more about themselves and their talents, even sadness doesn't stop them. This storyteller is on the level of Butcher and Harris.
More Than Just Luck #4 - The adventures don't stop, even after everyone's graduated from high school. Learning about the real and fairy worlds keeps our favorite characters rockin’ and rollin’. The characters are experiencing growth in their adventures and the plot is intriguing. The humor remains and the author's descriptions never fail to entertain, just as in the previous books. I'm gonna have to call this one a cliffhanger.
No Such Luck #5 - This book picks up where More Than Just Luck ends. The fun never stops and the story is so substantial, that the reader can't put down the story. Well written and full of action and suspense, along with a healthy dose of humor all through the story. It appears it's the end, but it's just the beginning to many things. The miracle near the end is very heartwarming and full of magic. As much as I loved Seeking and all the other books, I think this is my favorite!
Just My Luck #6 - This book starts a couple of years before Stolen Luck #1 begins, telling Adam's story with Louie. Well written, but short. A nice, quick trip into the past. This is the last book I read, so all my other reviews apply to this book, too.
Seeking His Luck #7 - This is the first book I've read by this author and I loved it! Even though this is part of a series, I didn't feel lost or confused by the story. It is a well written, intriguing story. The characters are likable, funny and believable. The plot keeps the reader immersed in the story and the humor adds to the enjoyment. This book happens 20 years after No Such Luck #5.
I contacted the author to review her books after reading my purchases of the first two books. Unfortunately, I’m no longer a verified purchase for them, since they were removed from Amzn recently. I also read some of these books with friends (who purchased or had ARCs) during our usual Book Party.
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2019
In this five book YA (I would say middle school on up would enjoy it) series (the short prequel, by another narrator is not included in the audiobook set to which I listened) we meet Meghan, her family and friends, various teachers at her high school, and many, many more. Legions. Oops! Not QUITE a spoiler.
When given an essay assignment to describe her worst day, Meghan realizes she doesn't HAVE bad days. She has been blessed with good luck her entire life and hasn't had to cope with bad hair or sodas splattered on her blouse or dropping things or . . . any of the routine stuff that happens to most of her friends. But it seems the realization of how good her life has been saps the luck from her and she turns into a walking (when not falling) disaster.
Well, this is a fairly terrific premise for a story already, but now we get to the fun part. Magic. It seems magic and luck are intertwined and all those fairy tale creatures are REAL! Enter the leprechaun and things go downhill fast.
Rather than discuss plot, I will simply say that if you like your adventures to have dragons and swords, unicorns and fairies, and innumerable other creatures of myth, you will love this series! Each novel tells its own tale but is a part of the whole and really best read sequentially. Or listened to. Voice artist Amy Hilburn really inhabits Meghan as the tales unfold, giving added urgency, mischief, and delight as needed.
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2020
I have loved several of Jaclyn Weist books. Myself and my boys (12-8), have loved this series. And several of her other ones. Even though her other books are princess books, they are fun and adventurous and perfect for boys or girls.
Back to this book. I love that the main character has flaws and that the excitement starts right away. It's easy to keep track of the characters and things flow nicely. I am so glad I gave this book a read!