, September 23, 2021
(view all comments by Lea Pearl)
What a beautifully-written, diverse Titanic story!
Going into Luck of the Titanic, being a YA Historical Fiction novel, you at least have an idea what's going to happen...I mean, Titanic, yaknow. BUT Stacey Lee throws a few curveballs at you along the way making for a very intriguing story. The pacing is quick, the descriptive elements are great (I felt like I was walking the ship as Val was), and the twin's story is told in such a way that their backstory blends seamlessly with the present.
The Luck twins, Valora and Jamie, find themselves aboard the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Val is a dreamer and quite snarky at times...which I love! Jamie is more level-headed and just wants to move on from his childhood, he's grown up in the time he's been working away from his twin. We meet a few other fantastic side characters along the way and I couldn't help but fall in love with all of them!
This does follow the story of the Titanic as accurately as possible, so it's heartbreaking at times, but the journey to the end is so worth reading. I highly recommend this book!
Huge thank you to G.P. Putnam's Sons Books via NetGalley for the e-arc to read and honestly review!