Books from the Backlog #288

Posted October 19, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 9 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #288The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
Series: The Good Luck Girls #1
Published by Tor Teen on October 1, 2019
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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An Indie Next Pick
A Silver 2019 Nautilus Book Award Winner
A Kirkus Reviews 2019 Best of the Year Selection

meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from debut author Charlotte Nicole Davis.

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst


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 kills 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.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Why did I add The Good Luck Girls to my bookshelf?

I won a review copy of this book and just never had the chance to pick it up for one reason or another. It looks like this is the first book in a duology and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. I still think that it looks good so I definitely do want to read it. The audiobook is available through my local library so I will probably try to get my hands on that before much longer.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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9 responses to “Books from the Backlog #288

  1. This one does look familiar but I know I never read it. I did just read a review book I won years ago last year…or was it the year before…? Lol. Basically had it forever, never read it but then read it not too long ago towards the end of the year to pump up my Goodreads challenge! Hope you’re able to get to this one soon!

  2. I remember being interested in this one when it first released. So many books are that way and then they take a backburner to newer ones. Hope you love this one when you are able to find time!

  3. I haven’t yet read this one, but it is on my TBR pile. Like so many other great sounding books. *Sigh* One of these days . . . I hope you enjoy this one when you read it, Carole!