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, hes just a boy with a camera, and hes 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. Hes a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mothers mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasnt forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but hes determined to win back her friendshipand her heart.Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the towns growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of h...
|Title||:||All the Little Lights|
|Number of Pages||:||440 pages|
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All the Little Lights Reviews
As everyone who has come before me in reviewing this title, I'm having trouble finding the proper words (and the spoiler free topics) to discuss just how this book made me feel. While it was unforgettable, multi-faceted, and tender, it was also dark and mysterious, mostly in the second half. I was pleasantly surprised with the change of pace and tone in the latter portion of the story, and almost wish that had been a focal point for the entirety of the novel. It was a bit lengthy for the type of ...more
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A coming-of-age story filled with romance and mystery written by the incredible Jamie McGuire? Count me in. All the Little Lights has been at the top of my most-anticipated list since I first heard of it several months ago, so finally having it in my hands is very exciting. Like, so exciting I cracked it open immediately and read it over the course of two days. It's a different sort of novel from Jamie McGuire and though the story isn't entirely un ...more
*Thanks again to Montlake Romance for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
“All the Little Lights” is a book about Catherine and Elliot who meet during one hot summer in a small town in the United States. They fall in love but when Catherine needs him most, Elliot has to leave town. A few years later though, he comes back to her and he’s determined to win back her heart. But just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliot again, he becomes the prime ...more
I received an ARC from Montlake Romance via NetGalley.
I haven't read anything by Jamie McGuire since Beautiful Disaster. So I was super excited to see a new release because as problematic as Beautiful Disaster was, it still a favorite of mine and introduced me to the New Adult genre.
I really didn't know what to expect from this one. I didn't really read the blurb and I think it's better that way. There isn't really much I can tell you about the book because it has a plot twist here. The plot t ...more
There's something about Jamie McGuire's writing that just falls flat.
I read BEAUTIFUL DISASTER when I was sick and glued to bed and despite all of her desperate tries to seduce me into liking it, I just kind of scorned both lead characters.
ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS had a bit of a thriller-ish synopsis. And I was sure I would totally dive into a plot like that, but I must say this one was even more flat than her first one.
I think it's because her characters don't seem to be real people, or at least t ...more
I love McGuire's stories. They are always so entertaining as well as heartfelt, with characters that are unbelievably hard to forget. Which is why when I saw her latest release I picked it up without hesitation.
And while I did enjoy this and it will definitely be one that I won't be forgetting anytime soon I'm finding it very hard to review.
It was good, I liked it but it was also very..strange. The story dragged a bit at times and while the big "secret" was quite the shocker, it was also very..s ...more
You can't get someone out of quicksand if you're stuck in it, too.
I'm notoriously picky when it comes to contemporary YA novels and even pickier when contemporary blurs the line with romance. Maybe it's that I overdosed on too many cliched stories of young love when I was in high school, or maybe my attention span has shortened to the point where the only declarations of love I want to see are in pauses for breath on a battlefield. Whatever the reason, I tend to be skeptical of tales that revo ...more
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Okay...I am not sure how to feel about this book.
The first 70% felt flat for me. Nothing really happened except two characters falling in love (in a very unrealistic way, if you ask me), then a tragedy and then a time jump into the future.
The characters are nothing special really. Catherine is the type of girl who thinks of herself as plain and boring and Elliot is the type of guy who needs to save their significant other ...more