Book Review: With a Little Luck by Marissa Meyer


My book review of With a Little Luck by Marissa Meyer. A wonderful story of luck and loss with a little D&D thrown in.

Title: With a Little Luck

By: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 368

Release Date: February 13th, 2024

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

After being magically gifted with incredible luck, a boy discovers this gift just may be a curse when it comes to love, in this YA novel by #1 New York Times -bestselling author Marissa Meyer.

Jude is determined to fly under the radar. He just wants to draw his comics, host regular D&D night with his friends, work at his parents’ vinyl record store, and escape high school as unscathed as possible. That is, until the night he comes across a mysterious twenty-sided dice and finds himself inexplicably gifted with a bout of supernatural good luck.

Suddenly, everything Jude has ever wanted is within reach. His first art submission is accepted to his favorite fanzine. He helps his friend’s song become a finalist in a songwriting competition. And he’s the 100th caller to a local radio contest, winning him a pair of coveted concert tickets, which he uses to ask out the popular girl he’s been crushing on since elementary school. For a few blissful weeks, he feels invincible.

But when he loses the magic dice at a local music festival, his luck takes a turn for the worse. He struggles to reclaim his good fortune while fighting off long-buried feelings for his best friend―who is definitely not the girl he’s supposed to be in love with. Can Jude risk stepping into the spotlight long enough to win the true girl of his dreams? Or is he doomed to be unlucky in love forever?


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This is a wonderfully heartfelt read with almost a paranormal feel to it.

Jude is a sweet character who is soft spoken and caring. It wasn't until he found a mysterious dice that gave him the luck to finally ask out the girl he's been obsessing over for years. Everything seems to be going great until Jude loses the dice at a concert and things start to fall apart.

Marissa Meyer has always been one of my favorite authors. Everything she writes is unique. This book stays the course and is something I've not read before. I love how she takes a simple story about young life, love and even dungeons and dragons, and weaves a tale that is absolutely enthralling. I can't wait for more.


  1. Ooooh, I didn't know there's a new Marissa Meyer book out. I gotta read that soon.
    Great review :-)

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to hear what you think of it. Enjoy.