ARC Review | Sunkissed by Kasie West

54456763 (1)Pages: 309

Goodreads Rating: 3.84 / 5 stars

My Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: May 4th 2021

Publisher: Delacorte Press


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Avery has always used music as an escape. But after her best friend betrays her, even her perfectly curated playlists can’t help her forget what happened. To make matters worse, her parents have dragged her and her social-media-obsessed sister to a remote family camp for two months of “fun.” Just when Avery is ready to give up on the summer altogether, she meets Brooks—mysterious, frustratingly charming Brooks—who just happens to be on staff—which means he’s off-limits.

What starts as a disaster turns into . . . something else. As the outside world falls away, Avery embarks on a journey of self-discovery. And when Brooks offers her the chance of a lifetime, she must figure out how far is she willing to go to find out what she wants and who she wants to be.

Fan favorite Kasie West is back with another unforgettable summer romance that reminds us falling in love is full of wonder, heartache, and—most of all—surprises.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

Thank you Penguin Random House International for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

How long has it been since I last read a Kasie West book? She’s one of my go-to YA authors whose novels take away effectively my reading slump. Sunkissed is a good summer themed story set in camp. Avery Young and her family spend their vacation in the mountains, no internet connection and physical activities.

Sometimes it’s nice to unwind away from the social media and reflect. Avery is a quiet, talented girl who loves music but needs to overcome her stage fright. With the help of Brooks, the boy she met at the camp and is part of the band, worked together in a competition. Both worked on their music secretively.

The story is decent but something is missing. The main characters lacked the romance build up and I find them platonic. The ending was cute but I am not head-over-heels in love with it unlike The Distance Between Us or On the Fence. I miss that vibe.


6 thoughts on “ARC Review | Sunkissed by Kasie West

  1. I’ve heard some of the same comments from some other friends on this one. I also heard it ties a bunch of other tropes from her books all together into one. I know it’s not a favorite for most people. I’m thinking about getting it for my daughter and then reading it, too. LOL

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  2. The Distance Between Us and On The Fence still remains as my favorite Kasie West books! It’s been so long since I read one, I think my last one was P.S. I Like You hahaha

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