Movie rights for Jessica’s Knoll’s upcoming novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, have been snapped up by Lionsgate, with the feature adapation to be produced by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea through their Pacific Standard company. I’ve been lucky enough to see an advance copy of the book. This book’s going to get tongues wagging, that’s for sure. It’s dark, it’s riveting and it’s one of those books that’s hard to put down.

Luckiest Girl Alive

Here’s the teaser:

Sometimes I feel like a windup doll, like I have to reach behind and turn my golden key to produce a greeting, a laugh, whatever the socially acceptable reaction should be. I managed a tight farewell smile for Spencer. She wouldn’t mistake my name again, not once the documentary aired, not once the camera narrowed in on my aching, honest face, gently dissolving any last confusion about who I am and what I did. (p22)

And here’s the blurb:


Ani FaNelli is the woman you love to hate. The woman who has it all. But behind the meticulously crafted façade lies the darkest and most violent of pasts . . .

When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling and violent incident that took place when she was a teenager, she hopes it will be an opportunity to prove how far she’s come since then. She’ll even let the production company film her wedding to the wealthy Luke Harrison, the final step in her transformation. But as the wedding and filming converge, Ani’s immaculate façade begins to crack, and she soon realises that there’s always a price to pay for perfection.

What do you think? I’m hooked.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Monique Mulligan

Monique Mulligan

0 Responses

  1. In my Sunday / Monday reading check-in post I mentioned I read this book and found Ani to be very unlikable. I’m assuming Knoll meant her to be…. Thankfully I enjoyed the book overall.

  2. I noticed this before, when it was in WoWs quite alot, and was intrigued then. I would hate this kind of life — always pretending, always forcing myself to do my best. Happy on the outside is never the same as happy on the inside, too.
    Well, I hope you enjoy to the last page! =) My TT

  3. This sounds really good. I’m checking out other reviews in Goodreads to see if it’s worth picking up. Thanks for sharing!

    My TT this week.

  4. Interesting. From the other comments I gather she is unlikeable. It’s hard to pull off a novel with an unlikeable main character. My Teaser is a paranormal mystery.

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