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 repuWhen 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 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 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 wit
Well, I m an unhappy melon of slightly disgruntled discontent Which greatly pains me because I loved The Distance Between Us and kind of lowkey am shocked they re by the same author There were just so many problems with this book that omg where do I even start WITH LISTS OBVIOUSLY SMALL LIST OF LIKES It contains milkshakes I like milkshakes As much as the tragic bad boy had no real personalityHE WAS STILL KIND OF CUTE It was light and fluffy which, ya know, isn t always a bad thing even if I am [...]
A girl and a guy accidentally locked in a library THE BOOKISH GODS HAVE FINALLY GRANTED OUR WISH But 2017 sobs
My favourite Kasie West book to date By Your Side is a little different from her other YA contemporary romances Yes, the narrator has a similar voice and, yes, there is a love triangle although mild and, yes, friendship is an important theme.BUT The other themes that are explored are deeper ones, such as child neglect, loneliness and trust Also, the main character suffers from anxiety attacks and the love interest is broken than the ones in her other books.Maybe this is why I liked this so much [...]
ARC received from Indigo Books and Music for review, thank you to them I loved this I identified so strongly with the protagonist and found the whole story to be than just your typical romance.
Edit 25 08 Great come back of the HEADLESS COUPLE on Kasie West s covers I just decided that it was a SIGN and that P.S I Like You that I didn t like that much was only a mistake because you know, And as you know, Superstition and generalization True fact that I can spam endlessly because I just know itIsn t it how our world works lately You might notice that I didn t include The Fill In Boyfriend Yes, it s on purpose It didn t suit my superstition, SO ___________________________So this book pic [...]
I really really like Kasie West s writing It s easy and quick to read, but doesn t feel just like fluff brain candy There s a depth and theme lesson to her stories, which I appreciate Dax and Autumn have a strong chemistry, and I enjoyed how Dax helped Autumn accept herself I wish the ending wasn t as rushed The whole book is building up to the romance, which is good, I liked the tension that resulted It kept me reading However, I felt everything just wrapped up in a few pages and I just wanted [...]
This was adorable I was expecting a fun fluffy romance, which this delivered, but it also largely featured discussions around anxiety and self care The romance was so cute The quickest way to get me to ship two characters is to trap them in a library together.
Damnnnnn In my humble opinion, Kasie West is truly the queen of YA contemporary I mean, can we talk about how lovely and swoon able her books are By your side is probably a reader s biggest dream Umm hello Being trapped inside a large library with a hot cutie, why haven t you melted yet Okay there s not much food and drink, which sucks, but apart from it, the situation is brilliant P to fall head over heels, if you know what I mean winks Alright let s be serious, this book also concentrates on t [...]
Kasie West a girl a boy a library I m pretty sure someone s trying to push me to build a time machine to get to 2017 already
Kasie West just does ya contemporary romance so well.
Oh my God I read this a mere few months ago, and I don t remember ANYTHING about it Yeah, remember when I dropped that pre review in MARCH I m killing it But, like, I seriously remember n o t h i n g I know there was a library That was approximately 25% of the synopsis, which wasn t even accurate Goddamn This lack of recollection not exactly a good sign, no Okay Okay okay okay I just reread the synopsis and the one sentence of this review I wrote when I actually, you know, read it, and I feel sl [...]
You know who s my favorite Kasie West.You should probably already know this about me, but I m just reminding you Kasie West consistently delivers sweet, fun, swoon worthy stories She manages to tell a story that touches on serious, relatable topics without making it the sole thing that the story is about In By Your Side, Autumn finds herself locked in the library no way to get out and unable to contact anyone Then she realizes she s not alone Dax Miller is in the library too, only it looks like [...]
2.5 StarsI m not a huge fan of YA contemporary any i ve found lately that I feel like i m reading the same book over and over but i m reading a really dark book at the moment and needed something light as a reprieve from it I d gotten this in a book box a couple of months back and decided now was the perfect time to try it out The premise really intrigued me and I knew it would go by quickly, so I dove into this I was right, I finished it in two days What I wasn t expecting is it had a main char [...]
Figure out what you think Figure out what you want Okay, so you probably remember how much I enjoyed The Fill In Boyfriend, do you If you do, you can easily guess how excited how was for By Your Side, even because the premise sounded like the supreme dream of every avid reader being locked in a library for a whole weekend I mean, was I really supposed to resist to that Sadly, it didn t turn out as good as I expected and hoped The characters felt really flat, especially the supporting ones The pr [...]
Kasie West is an auto buy for me, so I downloaded this book after screaming when I saw it I went in only knowing that the MCs were locked in a library.I love love loved Autumn and Dax They re so different and so similar and I loved reading them together I also really loved Autumn s family It s so rare to see present and positive parents I love that they were open and listened to her And the banter between Autumn and her brother Owen was some of the best.This was a lot angstier than other Kasie b [...]
YES QUEEN, GIMME SOME CUTE LIBRARY ROMANCE.
Ahhh I really don t want to write this review I mean, seriously, who wants to write a negative review about one of their favorite writers, one of those authors who never ceases to make you happy and put a smile on your face Well, sometimes its necessary especially when this is one out of three of your top anticipated releases for 2017 And, might I mention, two so far have been absolute TURDS Alas, Kasie West was no exception I can t quite put my finger on why this book was so drab, so dull, but [...]
Release date January 31, 2017Ehh I feel like 2.5 stars is pretty generous I LOVE Kasie West s other books, but this one was pretty empty Like the characters were all shallow and the plot was pretty basic Autumn and Dax are locked in a library over a long weekend but could have been literally anywhere because they didn t care about the books They watched tv and ate candy bars The first 40% of the book is them establishing that Autumn is rich has lots of friends, while Dax is a cliche loner bad bo [...]
Review posted on The Eater of Books blog By Your Side by Kasie WestPublisher HarperTeenPublication Date January 31, 2017Rating 4 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library [...]
This was an overall good read for me I like the characters, though I could ve used development on everyone and anyone beyond the main character.This book also features a main character with anxiety disorder and a love interest who is in foster care I don t have anxiety disorder or anything close to it, but I read a few reviews that said it didn t totally ring true It isn t ownvoices, which was one of the reasons I looked into other reviews, but it may just be an experience thing One thing I did [...]
Not for me.
Kasie West had been one of my favourite contemporary authors since forever But lately something has changed.I don t know if it s her writing style that has changed or if it s simply that I have outgrown her books, but lately they re missing the mark for me My problems with this book confused why they re bored and resorted to watching TV WHILE THEY RE LITERALLY LOCKED IN A LIBRARY LOVE TRIANGLE The MC, this Autumn girl was so immature Dax is a wannabe bad boy, not fooling me What are the point of [...]
I found the first part to be wholly unrealistic Being stuck in the library and not being able to contact anyone Isn t there a phone, a landline one I mean I couldn t stop thinking about the ways they could have escaped, but I guess they both needed it To be free for a while I liked their banter, and sometimes their chemistry was cute I liked that the main character Autumn focused on her anxiety, but I wished she realized she had the power all on her own I was also bored so I sped read the rest o [...]
Any Kasie West book is hard to resist but throw in the setting and plot line for her latest, and for any book lover, it is downright impossible to say no to, which is why I didn t even think twice about getting it West is an autobuy author for me, always has been and will continue to be so Her latest book just reinforced for me why that statement is true.I was expecting a fun light read filled with a heart stopping romance, with lovable, adorable characters and once again, West delivered But thi [...]
I received an advance copy of this book for free Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss Who else would be dumb enough to get trapped in a library This was a YA contemporary romance, featuring a couple trapped in a library.I liked Autumn in this, and I could totally relate to her anxiety disorder and the panic attacks that she suffered from Dax was also really cute.The storyline in this was about Autumn and Dax getting trapped in a library together for a weekend, and slowly getting to know each ot [...]
3.5 stars Kasie West is one of those authors who I will read anything she writes I preordered this book and found time to read it I enjoyed this story, but she s given us better I do think lots of teens will relate to the characters in this book, the MC with her anxiety disorder, and the love interest in foster care But I felt she could have gone a bit deeper, everything felt very surface level when dealing with issues Like a teen afternoon special on TV.I have to get one thing off my chest, I h [...]
Overall I liked this book I will admit that this is not my favorite Kasie West book I really enjoyed our main character Autumn and the romance was cute but the plot wasn t my favorite Would recommend it, it is a cute book but not my favorite contemporary read.
A Kasie West romance set in a library and the boy and girl are trapped together yes please i wish this was me Of course she has an almost boyfriend C moooon Kasie
To clarify something this is not a bookish romance I know a lot of people got excited by the trapped in the library teaser, but that setting is pretty irrelevant to the rest of the story There s no indication the main character, Autumn, even reads Dax, the cute, mysterious boy stuck in the library with her, does read his own books He brought his own books to the library.This book is about what you d expect from a Kasie West book It s a super clean YA contemporary romance with a happy ending I ha [...]
If you know me, you know Kasie West is my contemporary queen.I simply adore her books, and I always feature them in my WoW posts, because I am always eagerly anticipating her new releases.Since I loved every single book she wrote, I don t think I have to underline that my expectations for By Your Side were high as Empire State Building and yes, I am copying that group band Fun here.I could blame my level of expectations for the fact that this was my least favorite book written by Kasie West I re [...]