Windfall - New YA release

Hola Lexicans! Now the other week, Pan Macmillan sent me a copy of a new YA release called Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith. I read it in just a few days and I really loved it, so thought I'd share my opinions over on my blog. *because that's what bloggers do. right?

Windfall is about a girl called Alice and her best friend Teddy. For Teddy's 18th birthday, Alice buys him a lottery ticket and to both their astonishment, he wins the jackpot. A life changing $140 million jackpot! But when Teddy begins to spend that money, Alice is disappointed in his childish decisions on what he chooses to spend it on. Alice wants the money to go to charities and organisations, whereas Teddy is all about buying fancy sports cars and villas. This disagreement causes tension in their friendship and drives them apart.

Image result for Windfall book
not my picture (aha I wish). credits ~ https://writtenwordworlds.com/2017/05/02/windfall-book-review/

I loved this book so much! The layout of the book was nothing spectacular, pretty much a modern version of a rags-to-riches story however it was all the little differences, details and additions that made it such a beautiful storyline. I love the author's writing style personally too, which reminds me a little of Rainbow Rowell's. I found the way Alice (and Teddy) in some places quite frustrating and annoying but on the whole really liked the characters.

I'd definitely recommend this book to all fans of contemporary YA books, like Jennifer Niven's, Rainbow Rowell's, Sara Barnard's and Nicola Yoon's as whilst they aren't similar in topic, they have a similar audience and writing style.

I hope you enjoyed reading this book review - let me know down below if Windfall sounds like a book you'll be picking up on your next journey to them good ol' book shops! Of if you have already read it?



  1. Hey, there!
    I nominated you for The One Lovely Blogger Award! All details on my blog!

    1. Hi Anael! Aw thank you, I will go and check out your blog and the post now<3

  2. Ohh, great recommendation! I'll have to check it out. :)

    xx Mackenzie

    1. Thanks for stopping by Mackenzie! And yes, I'm sure you'll love it<3

  3. Thank you so much for this recommendation Lexie! I'm a big YA fan and I love all the authors you listed so I'll definitely be checking this out. It sounds like such a cute read!

  4. Nice find! Thanks for dharing - I've been looking for contemporaries like Rainbow Rowell for some time. What happens in the end? I'm so curious!


thanks for commenting!:)