Review: Sunkissed by Kasie West

Review: Sunkissed by Kasie West

Sunkissed by Kasie West is the perfect book to bring to the beach. With a camp setting and cute moments aplenty, this one radiates summer vibes. I especially enjoyed the musical elements and the realistic main character. This is classic Kasie West, and fans of her pervious novels will fall in love with her latest work.

Review: Sunkissed by Kasie WestTitle: Sunkissed
Author: Kasie West
Also by this author: P.S. I Like You
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 4, 2021
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Sunkissed by Kasie West

After being betrayed by her best friend, Avery is dragged away to spend the summer at camp with her family, without an internet connection. However, when she meets the resort’s band, an opportunity arises, and she joins the lead singer in a songwriting competition. I always seem to love books about music, and this element in particular really drew me into the book.

❀ Realistic Main Character

Avery is a realistic character, and I enjoyed her voice. She is still trying to figure out where she is going in life, although when we meet her, she follows the path her parents have set for her rather than her own heart. Throughout the summer, Avery learns to take risks and step out of her comfort zone with the help of the band, and I loved watching her bloom into her true self and get over her fear of singing in front of others.

❀ Camp Setting

One of my favourite parts of the book is its camp setting. It is sort of like Dirty Dancing, minus the dancing, and it makes for the perfect summer atmosphere. The camp is remote, creating more conflict as Avery is disconnected from the outside world, and the activities offered by the resort make it feel realistic. However, it would have been great to see even more of these activities.

❀ A Cute, Summery Read

Sunkissed by Kasie West is a cute, summery read about self-discovery and stepping out of your comfort zone. I loved the musical aspects, and the main character is realistic. The book’s setting further contributes to the summer atmosphere, and I would definitely recommend this to those looking for a short and sweet summer read.

About Kasie West

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I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

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