Sunkissed by Kasie West
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publishing Date: May 4, 2021
Hello everyone! Today’s my stop on the blog tour for Sunkissed by Kasie West! Many thanks to TBR and Beyond tours for giving me the chance to participate. I got a free review copy from the publisher, Delacorte Press !
A lighthearted and swoony contemporary YA romance by fan-favorite author Kasie West about a girl who finds that a summer spent at a family resort isn’t as bad as she imagined…and that falling in love is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises!
After being betrayed by her best friend, Avery is hoping for a picture-perfect summer. Too bad her parents have dragged her and her sister to a remote family camp for the entire summer. And that’s not even the worst part. Avery also has to deal with no internet, a cute but off-limits staff member, and an always-in-her-face sister.
But what starts as a disaster turns into a whirlwind summer romance as Avery embarks on an unexpected journey to figure out what she truly wants and who she wants to be.
Like all other Kasie West books, Sunkissed was a dream. The story had a cozy vibe through and through. I love how Kasie’s novels always put me in a good mood. :’) I finished reading it in like 4-hours-ish? I had no trouble connecting to the characters, and was invested in the storyline from the very beginning. If you’re looking for a breezy, summer-y read, I highly recommend picking up Sunkissed!
Avery, the main character, was so relatable! She had the tendency to put on a people-pleasing attitude, just to make sure that the other person stayed happy. (I do that a lot too. I’m working on changing it, I promise) I loved seeing her grow throughout the book. It was very inspiring. YA novels kind of focus on the romance aspect to a greater degree~ which is why character development gets lost sometimes, but that has never been the case for Kasie West’s novels! I’m so glad her signature charm and swoon-worthy elements were present in Sunkissed. YAAY 💜
The romance was sweet and made me smile countless times throughout the story! Brooks was a the perfect addition to the book ~ I loved how he bought out a different side of Avery! The music theme was very well-written too. Sunkissed is definitely a YA you should pick up soon. Highly recommend. 💞
About the Author:
Kasie West is the author of many YA novels, including The Fill-in Boyfriend, P.S. I Like You, Lucky in Love, and Listen to Your Heart. Her books have been named ALA-YALSA Quick Picks, JLG selections, and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. When she’s not writing, she’s binge-watching television, devouring books, or bury-ing her toes in the sand of the Central Coast. Kasie lives in Fresno, California, with her family.