RELEASE DATE: January 31st, 2017
AUTHOR: Kasie West
GENRE: Young-Adult,Contemporary, Romance.
SUMMARY: 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 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 more 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?
This is a typical YA contemporary read with cute, fluffy, and sweet romance. I like Kasie West’s books but I was a bit disappointed with this book because I expected more from this and it also seemed a bit less romantic than her other books. I loved the premise of the book especially the locked in the library part but when I finally got into the story, I found that it wasn’t as exciting as it sounded. If you’re wanting to read this just because of “locked in a library with a bad boy” part then trust me, you’re in for a disappointment because nothing exciting happens between them. The story mainly focuses on Autumn’s anxiety disorder and how she cope’s with it without having her friends finding out about it. Autumn and Dax are good characters but they aren’t great either.
The story follows high school girl Autumn who is planning for an outing with her friends gets accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend. When she thinks she’s the only one locked inside the library, she’s surprised to find school’s bad boy Dax there. Dax is a loner with bad reputation and rumor has it that he’s gone to juvie for beating some guy. Autumn isn’t comfortable being locked up with school’s bad boy and hopes that her almost boyfriend Jeff and her friends realizes that she wasn’t with them and come backs for her soon but unfortunately, no one come backs for her. After spending some time with Dax, Autumn realizes that he wasn’t what she expected him to be. For the next couple of days, they spend the time together watching TV and eating candy bars which eventually makes them open up to each other and they develop a special bond. But will their feelings stay the same after their time in the library comes to an end and they go back to their own lives?
I liked Autumn and Dax! They are so cute together but I can’t seem to connect with either of them. I honestly enjoyed the relationship between them but I wish there was more spark and tension between them. The romance between them is definitely fluffy and cute but I felt the chemistry lacking. I liked the way they opened up to each other and begin to see how much they fit perfectly together. Being locked in a library is every bookworms dream come true and it’s such a waste that Autumn turned out to be not much of a reader. Friendship is another major theme of this book but I found myself hating all the friends of Autumn. I liked Autumn’s family members and how much they care for each other. For a bad boy, Dax seemed kinda sweet and I felt a bit sad for his homeless situation.
The plot is decent but nothing emotional enough to move me. Though I enjoyed the relationship between Autumn and Dax, I felt pretty much bored in most of the parts. The story moved in a slow pace which is definitely the main reason that made it more boring for me. The plot twist might surprise some readers but I already saw that coming. The writing is flawless and I don’t have any issues with it. The book was told in Autumn’s POV and it would be great if the story is told from Dax’s perspective too.
Overall, it was okay but I didn’t loved it! Honestly, I was actually going to give this three stars but for the efforts put by the author, I’ve decided to add an half star to it. This book majorly deals with friendship, family and love and I can certainly say that many readers would fangirl over it but sadly, I’m not one of them but I still won’t stop checking out more books from kasie.
Although I didn’t loved it, I would definitely recommend this book to everyone because it really wasn’t a bad read and maybe you’ll enjoy it more than me.
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