Love contemporary YA? Then don’t miss the chance to read the first 3 chapters of Kasie West’s LOVE, LIFE AND THE LIST!
Kasie West, author of The Distance Between Us and other beloved YA contemporaries, is back with another YA novel! Love, Life and the List is the first book in a set of three standalone books that will feature crossover characters. Undoubtedly a great way to discover new characters to love and get to know stories that will warm our hearts!
Without further ado, read the first three chapters of Love, Life and the List below!
“Hot or cold?”
“Hot. I hate being cold. You know that about me.” Just the thought made me shiver even though it was the middle of summer, which was probably what prompted Cooper’s question. It was hot. So hot that sweat was beading on the backs of my knees. We had been standing in line for the movie on the beach for twenty minutes already, and I was looking forward to when the sun went down and the breeze picked up.
He shook his head. “I do know that, but I mean, would you rather die from freezing to death or overheating?”
“Morbid.” I pursed my lips. “But you’re right, that’s a different question. I’ve heard that dying from being cold is blissful.”
“Who did you hear this from? Are ghosts of people who froze to death visiting you?”
“Yes. Every day. Speaking of, would you rather be cursed with seeing ghosts or zombies?”
“Cursed? Cursed?” He gripped one of my shoulders and shook it. “Neither of those is a curse in my opinion. Totally amazing. I’ll take them both.”
“That’s not how the rules work. You have to pick one.”
“Ghosts. Hopefully they can tell me about my future.”
“Ghosts don’t know the future,” I said as we shifted forward in the line, inching closer to the ticket table. Sand slid between my foot and flip-flop and I shook it free.
“Says everybody, Cooper. If anything, ghosts know the past.”
“Well, yours may not, Abby, but my ghosts are future-telling ghosts. It will be awesome.”
Here is the synopsis of Love, Life and the List taken from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings Abby isn’t going to take any chances.
Which is where the list comes in.
Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being. But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems… and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.
This is the first in a set of three standalone books with crossover characters.
Expected publication for Love, Life and the List by Kasie West is December 26th, 2017. You can pre-order a copy via Amazon here.