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The story is just okay.
Typical Rich boy/Poor girl/Love triangle plot.
This is just my second book of Kasie West and I must say that I’ll be reading more of her books. I just like reading her books especially after reading a fantasy because her books are light and they induce good vibes.
The cute book cover was one of the two reasons why I decided to read this book. The porcelain doll store was the other reason; I thought it had a tad of creepiness but nada because this was YA romance.
Caymen’s sarcasm was interesting. So far I think she’s the most sarcastic female character I’ve ever read so I couldn’t connect with her because we have different personality. Then I wanted to berate myself for liking Xander, I mean he was a typical rich boy in YA, nothing new, not so unique but despite those, I liked him.
My only concern was that this book had good build-up of conflicts. In my opinion, it should’ve been better if the author took advantage of those conflicts. To me it felt as if the story was rushed to the near ending, all those conflicts was solved suddenly.
I recommend this book to those who haven’t read much about rich boy/poor girl plot because this story might work for you.
#This might be my shortest book review ever because really I didn’t have much to say
#But I still like Kasie West’s writing style
Book Title: The Distance Between Us
Author: Kasie West
Narration: Jorjeana Marie
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Audiobook (Library)
"I've missed my hot chocolate. I just think of you as the guy who brings it to me. Sometimes I forget your name and call you hot chocolate guy.” --Kasie West, The Distance Between Us.
The Feels: 4/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4/5
Book Cover: 3/5
Sex Factor: none
Ending: 5/5 Cliffhanger: No
Link to Goodreads Synopsis
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
I loved Caymen, her snark, her indecisiveness, she had such character. She was excellently portrayed by Jorjeana Marie. I really believe she captured her sarcastic personality well. I would highly recommend listening on Audio. The story's overall believability is what ultimately pulled me in and kept me hooked.
While, overall I think the cover is Okay, the low cover rating is because I don't really feel it represented the characters at all.
Sex Factor: None, a squeaky clean romance.
Will I read more from this Author? Xander and Caymen's story is quite sweet and I can definitely see myself reading more for this Author in the future.
I was excited to read this after falling in love with The Fill-in Boyfriend. Luckily, The Distance Between Us didn't let me down.
I liked how the characters in this book were different than many other books I've read. Caymen was a bit hard for me to get into at first, but in the end I loved her and her wit. Xander was absolutely adorable and I loved how he gave a slow build to his relationship with Caymen. And two huge props to West for creating such a strong relationship between Caymen and her best friend, Skye.
I enjoyed watching Caymen grow as a person. She started off so negative and judgemental of rich people. Given how her mother raised her, it wasn't something I could blame her for. The fact that she gave Xander a chance to be her friend and was willing to change her perspective showed the strength of her character.
The only thing I have a slight fault with in this book is the way that Caymen so quickly forgave her mother in the end. I knew she would, but I would have been more real for me if the book would have ended with Caymen still hurting but with the hope that they would work it out.
Can't wait to tackle another of West's books!