Cover Crush: Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee
Stacey Lee has luck (of the titanic ha) when it comes to covers but Luck of the Titanic might be my fav! The moment Stacey mentioned this book (over two years ago!), I knew I had to have it. Check out the gorgeous cover and be sure you preorder to get a gorgeous handmade booksleeve!
Luck of the Titanicby Stacey Lee
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
on May 4, 2021
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
From the critically acclaimed author of The Downstairs Girl comes the richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British - Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill fated maiden voyage.
Southampton, 1912: Seventeen-year-old British-Chinese Valora Luck has quit her job and smuggled herself aboard the Titanic with two goals in mind: to reunite with her twin brother Jamie--her only family now that both their parents are dead--and to convince a part-owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus to take the twins on as acrobats. Quick-thinking Val talks her way into opulent firstclass accommodations and finds Jamie with a group of fellow Chinese laborers in third class. But in the rigidly stratified world of the luxury liner, Val's ruse can only last so long, and after two long years apart, it's unclear if Jamie even wants the life Val proposes. Then, one moonless night in the North Atlantic, the unthinkable happens--the supposedly unsinkable ship is dealt a fatal blow--and Val and her companions suddenly find themselves in a race to survive.
Stacey Lee, master of historical fiction, brings a fresh perspective to an infamous tragedy, loosely inspired by the recently uncovered account of six Titanic survivors of Chinese descent.