About the Book
Marina Berghman is a classical piano prodigy with parents who’ve had her life mapped out since she was in diapers. But their plan leaves no room for her secret love of alternative rock, or Sean, the edgy guitarist who recently moved to town.
When Marina buys a lottery ticket on her eighteenth birthday via the new Windfall app, she expects it to be nothing more than a rite of passage. But she wins—the grand prize of five thousand dollars a day, for life. Suddenly given the means to break free from a life she never felt in control of, she’s quick to cut her family ties and turn her back on everything she knows.
But her lottery win was no lucky break. Her prize comes with strings attached, and Marina soon finds herself at the center of someone else’s life or death game. When she discovers evidence linking her dad to the intrigue, she turns to Sean for help. But he’s harboring secrets of his own.
Now Marina must sort out who to trust and who’s pulling the strings, before her prize turns into a noose.
About the Author
Teresa Richards writes YA, but loves anything that can be given a unique twist. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, got a degree in Speech Pathology from Brigham Young University, then moved to the east coast for a little adventure. A little adventure turned into a long one, and she spent the next fifteen years living just outside New York City.
Now she's settled somewhere between coasts with her husband and five kids, and has realized that writing is her passion. When Teresa's not writing, she can be found chasing after one of her littles, driving one of her teens around, or hiding in the house with a treat she's not planning to share.
She is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada Literary Agency.
Interview with the Author
Check out the interview with the author HERE.
In her young adult mystery novel, The Windfall App, author Teresa Richards has crafted an exciting and fun story that readers will thoroughly enjoy! From page one, Richards captures the attention of her readers with her unique characters and of course the anticipation of the lottery from the Windfall App. Richards does an excellent job of drawing her readers in and making them want more, not wanting to put the book down until the very last page is turned. This story will definitely keep readers on the edge of their seats wondering what will happen next. A fun and cute story with a bit of mystery and excitement, this story focuses on the importance of family and good friends, especially when life gets hard and you need them the most. Readers will not want to miss this thrilling story!
Genre: young adult, thriller, mystery
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Publication date: July 27, 2018
Number of pages: 257
A review copy of this book was provided by the author. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
YA book bundle giveaway includes: a copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond, and of course The Windfall App by Teresa Richards.
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