The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
Reviewed by Sam!
What I drank prior: I’ve been drinkin a fuck ton… did you know that Biden is our President Elect?! You should cause I DO!!!!! WOOOOOO!!!!!! I’ve drank allllll the celebratory alcohol,….,.,.,…
Drunk Overview: So… This is gonna sound terrible… but the main characters are actual prostitutes so we’re just gonna call them sex workers… k? So… our main character is a sex worker, on her first night of being a sex worker… and she kills the dude that bought her virginity. Her older sister has been a whore (Sober note: You said you wouldn’t do that, Drunk Sam) for at least two years and she tries to cover it up. There are two girsl who are a year behind Clementine and the madame’s favorite’s name is Violet. They all get swept up in this man’s death and are on the run to get out. When you’re a “good luck girl” you have this magical tattoo that immediately identifies you. They’re all on their way to get rid of the tattoos…. adventure happens.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: I was super stoked about this book. What a powerful cover am i right? I sorta thought this would be super stereotypical but it was only marginally so. So that’s definitely a win.
Characters: There are so many fucking characters, but they’re all actually SO GREAT. If I wasn’t so fucking hammered from drinking and celebrating the Biden victory, I’d be able to tell you more. But like… even if there weren’t so many of them, i can absolutely tell you how mcuh i love all of them. I also love lvoe love that Asther didn’t end up with someone. I was totally expecting that.
Plot: I can say it’s super slow,. So so slow. BUT by the time we got to the end i was super excited by it. I will say… at some point, i expected them to get caught and for it to stick but… again sterotypical. BUt I’m definitely reading the next one.
World Building: So…. what a world, right? Sweet Thistle is a thing… that happens… and makes people complacent and are the most terrifying roofies ever. Also, this whole good luck thing is ALSO THE WORST.
What to pair it with: red ale… it’s not as sweet as a golden ale, or as bitter as a brown ale, but still an ale and we love it.
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,