Title : Listen to Your Heat
Author : Kasie West
Publisher : Point/Scholastic
Release Date : May 29, 2018
ISBN : 9781338210057
Hey you guys it’s been a lot like a year since I posted in here. But hello you for coming over and visiting again. Hope you hang in there.
As I’ve said I’ll always start my book reviews of Kasie’s books with me screaming here that I love her and her books so much! You should read them all. You’re totally missing out of you didn’t.
Disclaimer: I won this galley from @IReadYA’s twitter giveaway. Still thanking you so much I Read YA! Any thoughts and opinions in this review lies solely on me.
Kate Bailey, a white 16-year-old, lives in the small town of Lakesprings with her extended family on their lakefront property.
Her best friend, Alana, who is Polynesian from Hawaii, has convinced Kate to enroll with her in a podcasting class. Kate expects to only do behind-the-scenes work, but when her topic, advice, is chosen by the teacher, Kate is expected to co-host the podcast. Meanwhile, Alana is interested in a handsome Latino classmate named Diego Martinez—and when Kate takes her cousin to tutoring, she discovers that Diego works there and tries to get to know him better so she can relay the information to Alana. When a boy calls into the podcast seeking love advice about a girl whom he’s interested in, Kate is sure that it’s Diego talking about his feelings for Alana. However, Kate slowly realizes her own romantic feelings for Diego—even though she is also trying to get over her ex-boyfriend, Hunter, who moved away and has fallen out of touch. Kate tries to abstain from telling Diego anything due to her friendship with Alana. While Kate becomes known for her straightforward advice on the podcast, she seems oblivious to the problems of people around her.
I can’t even say how much I loved this one. Well like I love all of her books and I now suck at reviewing them. When people write 1000+ words for a book review and I’m just like here THIS BOOK WAS SO GREAT. LOVED IT. 5 STARS. But anyways that’s how I felt for this one. I wasn’t that much of a fan for her latest released book Listen to Your Heart though (I have my reasons please check on twitter)
Anyhow I love how this story manipulates you into actually believing the plot which you know from the first page isn’t true because deep inside you already know how it ends. But still it makes you believe things until the second to the last chapter so nice work Kasie!
I love and hate my girl Kate from here because she’s wonderfully sarcastic, as most of Kasie’s MCs are. I love that she has the courage to try what her parents always tell her so even if it isn’t her passion but you just know that in whatever she do she’ll be excellent in it and shows us it isn’t really too bad to try something new and out of our comfort zones and what we think we’ll be doing for the rest of our lives. Just a little flaw of Kate is just that she gets too self absorbed and she doesnt think of the consequences to other people about the things she does.
Diego is a sweetheart. He’s too shy and too complicated for my taste. I mean boy if you like someone just go for it, man I mean. I like straight forward boys, Diego. You don’t seem to be one for someone who have a very adventurous cousin huh.
What I also adore in this one is that boys should never ruin friendships if they get involved with both girls. Girlfriends before boyfriends always okay? I’m a sucker for forbidden romances like that of Romeo and Juliet’s but Kasie’s too cool for that and probaby does not do shakespearean retellings but fine, at least she put a great atmosphere about that in the book.
Finally I love that this book revolves around water sports and podcasting. I’ve always wondered how it is behind the radio booths and i get a glimpse of that in this book. I get to live it too. I love listening to stuff. This is the first book I’ve read that is centered on podcasting and I seriously loved it.
Before you leave: Here I’m giving this funny and sweet book back through a giveaway.
5/5 waverunner stars for this. I know you have to wait til May 6th but it’ll be worth it.