Friday, April 29, 2016

P.S. I Really Liked This Book

Friday, April 29, 2016 with 10 comments
Title: P.S. I Like You
Author: Kasie West
Series: stand-alone
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Source: ARC received from publisher
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What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?

While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she's flustered -- and kind of feels like she's falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer -- but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?

From beloved author Kasie West (The Distance Between Us) comes an utterly charming story about mixed messages, missed connections, and the magic of good old-fashioned secret admirer notes.

If you're looking for one of the most adorable, quirky, feel-good YA romances to come along in a good while, THIS IS YOUR BOOK. Even if I was in the worst mood ever, this book would make me smile. It's got some seriously awesome powers of cuteness, in that P.S. I Like You is kinda like the Powerpuff Girl of YA contemporary.

It's not that the secret is all that hard to figure out, but the most fun aspect of the book is watching as it all unravels, seeing how long it takes the characters themselves to figure out the mystery. I loved the back and forth of the desk writing (a thing I also loved in Plus One), using lyrics to get to know one another at first. And it's awesome that it was music that kind of brought these two odd souls together. Music should bring people together...even bitter enemies. :)

I lovelovelove hate-to-love romances. They get me every time. And the romance in P.S. I Like You is no exception. It actually reminded me a bit of The DUFF, in that it featured the ultra-hot Mr. Perfect -- who turns out to be anything but -- and the kinda dorky but lovable girl who hates his guts. Except this story is way more PG than that one, though no less worthy of the swoons. ;-)

I've loved every Kasie West book -- and I've read them all -- and one aspect I always enjoy is how she incorporates so much family into her stories. It's not just the connection between friends and love interests that she focuses on, but she also makes sure that the main character's family has a pivotal role in her life. They might be kooky or annoying, but they are there.

This book was just so freaking cute, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. The warm and fuzzies it left me with cannot be denied. (Just writing up this review has made me want to sit down and read it again!) P.S. I Love You is the pick-me-up book I never knew I needed but have always wanted.

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About the author:

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

Find Kasie:

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  1. I've read one of her other books and her romances are super cute.

    Kate @ Ex Libris

    1. SO CUTE. They're my go-to when I'm in a funk. :)

  2. Thank you thank you! What a great review! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

    1. Aw, thank you for saying so! And I did, very much. I can't wait to re-read it! :D

  3. Nowadays, I'm only ever in the mood for these type of books. It's too bad I have to wait forever and a day to read it though.

    1. Yay, it's super cute and July isn't THAT far away. ;)

  4. Ahh, Kasie West is just the best! I so cannot wait to feel all the feels because I love hate-to-love relationships too! They just feel more intense and I love the tension. Great review!

    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor: BLOG || VLOG

    1. Isn't she, though? And this book is so adorable...even with intense loathing between the MC and the love interest. I hope you find this book as amusing as I did!

  5. I love Kasie too and all her books and am so excited to be reading this one soon!! It seems like YA has gone more dark and sad in some ways and sometimes I just need a completely fun read. Great review!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    1. I completely agree...with so many 'issues' books out there, I take comfort in the fact that Kasie West will always be there with a cute and fluffy contemporary. :)


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