All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire ~ Review

All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire ~ ReviewAll the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire
ASIN: B077V2RL1D
ISBN: 1503902781
Published by Montlake Romance on May 29, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 444
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three-stars

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire comes a riveting tale of first love that starts young but runs deep.

The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town.

Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win back her friendship…and her heart.

Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left.

”It’s good, you know, for things not to come easy. You appreciate them more.”

 

Review~

Surprised.

That about sums up this book into one word. I was surprised by the story line and being so shocked at the end of the book. I was surprised by how different this felt from any other book Jamie has written. I was surprised that this was not what I expected at all.

This was a roller coast of a book that had so many bumps along the way that I never knew what to expect. It was suspense the whole time yet it had an undercurrent of hope the whole way. It was very coming of age and yet had so many important topics being covered in it.

While I really liked the story line and the mystery of it all, my rating comes down to never really connecting to the characters. For me, that took away some of the enjoyment for me personally. I still recommend this to anyone who likes these types of books. It’s a good read either way.

 

 

 

”You can’t save everyone.”

“I just want to save her.”

 

three-stars

About Jamie McGuire

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in all four categories. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. In 2015, books two and three of the Maddox Brothers series, Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, respectively, also topped the New York Times, as well as a Beautiful series novella, Something Beautiful. In 2016, Beautiful Burn made an appearance on the New York Times and USA Today, and was also named iBooks’ Romance Book of the Year. The same year, A Beautiful Funeral also topped the New York Times bestseller list.

Novels also written by Jamie McGuire include: apocalyptic thriller and 2014 UtopYA Best Dystopian Book of the Year, Red Hill; the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy; Apolonia, a dark sci-fi romance; and several novellas, including A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters, Happenstance: A Novella Series, and Sins of the Innocent.

Jamie is the first indie author in history to strike a print deal with retail giant Wal-Mart. Her self-published novel, Beautiful Redemption hit Wal-Mart shelves in September, 2015.

Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.

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