Okay so i’ll start by apologising because i haven’t posted in the past three months, but i do have reasons, maybe not good ones but i do have them.
1. I just started year 11 and it’s really kicking my butt and i’ve felt like i couldn’t write good posts since i wasn’t in the right headspace because of school work.
2. I have just had a lot of writer’s block and honestly i had no motivation to write anything or even post on my instagram, probably because i was waayy tooo stressed about school.
BUT it Autumn break and i’m back. I’m hoping that through this school break i can get back into the swing of things, so here i am.
Now on to the main to topic of this post, my new favourite author, Kasie West. Okay so calling her my favourite author is a far stretch but i REALLY REALLY LIKE her books. Her books are the kind that make you soo happy and you smile the entire tie you read them which is why i like them so much. These past couple of months whenever i was feeling overwhelmed and stressed out i would always come back to one of Kasie West’s books which is why at this moment in time i have finished reading every one of her books except for “On the Fence” i’m in the middle of reading that one. All her books have the cutest love story which will put the biggest smile on your face. Yes, most of her stories have a lot of cliché elements and predicable story lines but i guess that’s what makes her books so stress free and addicting. I would recommend her books to anyone looking for a cute, carefree romance to read that you can read in one sitting (at least that’s what i did). These are my top three favourite books of hers.
No. 1 : By your side
When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?
By your side is my favourite Kasie West book so far. I really enjoyed the premise of the book, being stuck in a library? count me in! And i really enjoyed the dynamic between Dax and Autumn, i thought it was very real and not forced at all. But the aspect that made it my very favourite Kasie West book was how connected i felt with Autumn. I have anxiety similar to Autumn and i think Kasie West described it really well which allowed me to relate to her character on a deeper level.
No. 2: P.S I Like You
While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!
Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…
This book is juts pure cuteness and it definitely makes it to the “books you need to read, if you like fluff list” because it is too adorable. Although i have to say, i hoped there would be a better more fulfilling ending but there wasn’t. Which is probably expected because Kasie West does end her books abruptly but i wish she had just added in at least one more chapter. Nevertheless, i loved the cute letters that they would send to each other, i would look forward to reading them just as Lily did every Chemistry class.
No. 3: Split second
Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier…
Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.
This is the second book in the Pivot Point duology, which is why the summary above is from the first because i am a firm believer in NO SPOILERS. So i’m not going to say much about this book except that i did enjoy more than the first one and although it does have the paranormal genre, it still reads like a contemporary which is why i love it. The paranormal aspect is more like the background music of the book while the character relationships are the main focus of the book which i really enjoy.
Have you read any of Kasie West’s books? Let me know which one is your favourite if you have.