“Persistent people were persistent with all things they wanted.” ~All the Little Lights
All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire: 4/5 Stars
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.
I am so thankful to have received a free e-copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 🙂
I honestly had no idea what to expect from this book because I forgot the synopsis and I never go back and read them haha. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised with this book.
I really loved the characters. I loved Catherine because I felt I could relate to her a little. In high school I was pretty closed off and didn’t talk to a lot of people or have any friends. I also loved Elliott because he was the guy everyone wants. He was very sweet and protective of Catherine, but he was also human because he had flaws of his own.
This book got really interesting really fast. I also loved seeing how things worked out between Catherine and Elliott through all this drama and chaos. They stuck with each other despite how hard it was on both of them. I can’t help it, I just love their love!
Anyway, I don’t want to spoil this book so I’ll be careful with what I say.
I really liked the twist they threw in there. It was mysterious from the beginning and then the twist just threw me off. I was questioning everyone. I finally figured out who it was though. Some people don’t like that but it makes me feel good because I’m never right when it comes to mysteries!
I honestly didn’t realize how long this book was. It’s a lengthy book but reading it on my Kindle and not having page numbers just made me seem to fly through it. I thought the writing was beautiful and made it so easy to read and get through.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were great, the plot was awesome, the plot twist was freaking insane, the writing was beautiful, the description of everything was just done so well….etc! Just so many positive things about this book. 🙂
The reason I didn’t give it five stars is because, like most, it simply didn’t have a five-star feel to me. I’m not sure why but this year it’s been hard for me to find books that feel like five-star reads. Nothing against the authors!!
Overall I would highly recommend this thriller/contemporary/mystery novel. It’s a very interesting read and it was done so beautifully! 🙂 I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to read this book!