It seems 2017 has only just begun and it’s already delivered some stellar new instalments in the YA contemporary genre in abundance. In this overcrowded market, it can be hard to stand out. But newest addition, by Jennifer E. Smith, has nothing to fear!
This story centres around teenage Alice and her undying, yet undisclosed, love for best friend, Teddy. Alice buys Teddy a lottery ticket for his 18th birthday and he unexpectedly ends up winning the life-altering amount of $140m. This windfall seems like nothing but good fortune, but both Alice and Teddy are already acquainted with the lottery of life, and how quickly luck can turn to loss, and calm to chaos.
This book not only sports one of the most beautiful covers, making this a real #bookporn contender, but it also already has backing from some powerhouse authors in the genre:
“Windfall is about all of my favourite things – a girl’s first big love, her first big loss, and – her first big luck” – Jenny Han, author of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before‘
“Windfall is rich with the intensity of real love – in all its heartache and hope” – Stephanie Perkins, author of ‘Anna and the French Kiss‘
Jennifer E. Smith was quickly snapped up by MacMillan for not one but TWO new releases. ‘Windfall’ was released on May 4th and the second novel, as yet untitled, will follow in 2018. Meaning this is one author not going anywhere, anytime soon.
So, do you need any other reason to add this beauty to your bookshelves? No? Thought not.