Hiya everyone, it’s Sarah!
I received this as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Title: The Good Luck Girls
Author: Charlotte Nicole Davis
Aster, like many other girls, was sold to “welcome house” where she was trained to ultimately become a sexual servant for those willing to pay. She desperately attempts to protect her younger sister Clem from experiencing these horrors, but she can’t stop the inevitable. On Clem’s first job, she murders the john, a powerful man, and the sisters must go on the run. Several other young women from the welcome house, join the runaway expedition. They are desperate to get out of their country and find someone to remove the flower tattoos that brand them as “Good Luck Girls,” or girl owned by a welcome house. It will take of their desperation and skills to outrun the lawmen and mystical creatures that stalk them.
This novel was a great mix of typical dystopian/sci-fi/fantasy tropes, with unique layers. It reminded me of a strong mix of many others, like the Harlots television show, Handmaid’s Tale, and even hints of Dread Nation. It was easy to see that this novel was used as a way to comment on contemporary society. The characters were strong and easy to connect to. The trip was scary and frustrating, but matches perfectly with the world.
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