June 11, 2019

#BookReview for All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire


Synopsis: 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.


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About the Author:  Jamie McGuire is the #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Walking Disaster, the Maddox Brothers series, the Providence trilogy, and the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster, which paved the way for the new-adult genre. She was the first independent author in history to strike a print deal with retail giant Walmart, and her work has been translated into fifty languages. She lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Jeff, and their three children. To learn more about Jamie, visit www.jamiemcguire.com, or follow her on Twitter @JamieMcGuire.

Rating: 🌟🌟
My Review: The first chapter of this book went by very quickly then the story just dragged until past 50%.  I really wanted to love this one but for me it was just to slow and I wasn't invested in the characters.  I really didn't care about Catherine and I was way more invested in Elliots POV.  I loved this authors other story Beautiful Disaster, but if you are looking for something like that this is not it.  


I really wished this one would have been faster paced and that we would have only gotten Elliot's POV. 





Go Into This One Knowing: Domestic Violence, Dual POV







“This is an engaging story of two wounded kids who find solace in a friendship that blossoms into a touching first love. A young adult love story laced with warmth, angst, and hope.” Kirkus Reviews
“McGuire crafts a compulsively readable love story…She combines themes of racism, abusive families, and mental illness to create a pair of protagonists who are multidimensional and worth knowing. McGuire leaves enough bread crumbs to set the tone for what is to come, building a truly surprising and terrifying climax. Readers who enjoy Megan Miranda’s psychological thrillers and Jennifer Armentrout’s new adult titles will devour this book.” VOYA
“With a raw, genuine candidness in her storytelling, McGuire will capture readers as she delves into complex matters of the heart. McGuire’s latest is a story of enduring love that readers will fall in love with.” —RT Book Reviews










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