#Review #AllTheLittleLights ~~ All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire
All the Little Lights
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.
Tera’s 3.5 Blush Review
The much anticipated release of Jamie McGuire’s, All the Little Lights, brings us back to one of the main reasons fans keep reading her books… her sheer writing talent.
I can’t say this book is for fans of Travis Maddox and Beautiful Disaster because this is completely different. Where I mostly expected a traditional, yet well-written YA, what I got was a YA mixed with some suspense. The twist thrown in relatively late in the story was nothing I was expecting.
One thing about this story, Elliott and Catherine are two perfectly developed characters which is a huge plus for me as a reader. They were interesting and smart. They were hurting, but found a way to fix each other.
Literally my only complaint with this book was that I found several parts slow. The pacing just wasn’t quite right and it made it hard to keep going a couple times. I will say the ending had the right amount of suspense to FINALLY make me want to literally stay up all night reading!
Overall, I’d definitely recommend All the Little Lights if you’re in a funk and looking for a change of pace or trope. I have missed Jamie McGuire’s writing, and I’m looking forward to her next release in 2018!!