All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuireAll The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

All The Little Lights

byJamie McGuire

Paperback | May 29, 2018

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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.

Jamie McGuire is the #1 New York Times, USA 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 w...
Title:All The Little LightsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:444 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1.12 inShipping dimensions:8.2 × 5.5 × 1.12 inPublished:May 29, 2018Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1503902781

ISBN - 13:9781503902787


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!!! Really adore Jamie McGuire's style of writing.....Here comes a riveting tale of first love...the kind that most never forget! A MUST READ!!
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute I received an ARC of this book from the publisher on Netgalley I was so excited to read this book, and it is exactly what I needed to read this week. As a fan of Jamie McGuire’s Maddox books, I did not know what I was getting into with this YA romantic murder mystery. I was nervous that her type of writing style would not fit the storyline, but let me say: I was super wrong in my worries. This book was awesome! It’s definitely a “deeper” YA book than others. We’re presented with Catherine and Elliot, who after many years apart are brought back together. Catherine believed that Elliot left her after her father’s death because things got too real, but it’s not the case at all, so when he’s back he has to win her back. This aspect of the story did not drag on as long as I thought and hoped, but we do see a bit of Abby and Travis in Elliot’s attempts—they were obviously a lot more toned down into the sweeter side, since their age group, but still super romantic. As I reflect back, I do want to make it clear that them getting back together was not rushed at all, and it was done in a great way. Just personally, I wished it was a bit longer. But I do see her reasons why of course. Their mending of the relationship allowed for the second half of the book to occur; the troubles they face as a couple and thus the blame for murder. Catherine was a fun and wonderful female protagonist. I enjoyed how real she is, how much she cared for her mother, and how she worked toward keeping her mother calm and there with her. She is strong for the amount she had to take onto her teenage shoulders. I loved reading about her protectiveness for her family, but also how she opened up after time to the teacher and to Elliot. I was just fascinated with Elliot and his story actually. For race reasons, he was an outcasted child and his family wasn’t wholly popular, but when he returns as a football star, race no longer matters in a small town like that because of the talent he brings to the team. Instantly he becomes popular and all the girls want to hang out with him and the guys invite him to the parties. But for Catherine, he continues being the outcast by dating the outcast. He doesn’t care about his new status, only her. And I think he’s a beautiful and deep character that has literally been on both sides of the social ladder. As for the plot, like I said earlier, I enjoyed it so much. I enjoyed the first half—the falling in love stuff, and also the second part—the mystery. I did suspect the killer, and I had my suspicions about what Catherine was hiding. But the guest thing really took me by surprise and that’s all the hints/spoilers I will give there. Thank you to the publishers for allowing me to read this! I already can’t wait for Jamie’s next YA book!
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There Are No Words Wow, wow and WOW! I could not put this book down!!!! it was thrilling and fast-paced. AND THEN THE ENDING! I truly didn't see it coming!! I don't know how to describe this book without giving away spoilers!! I truly hope that this would never happen in real life but I am sure it does, however still a great story line
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The one word I would use to describe All the Little Lights is irresponsible The one word I would use to describe All the Little Lights is irresponsible. It’s going to be hard to communicate my overwhelmingly negative thoughts and feelings towards this novel without spoiling anything, so bear with me as I navigate the spoiler minefield. Jamie McGuire introduced me to the romance/new adult genre with Beautiful Disaster and I’ve been a fan ever since. So, when I seen her latest release on NetGalley I requested it immediately. Unfortunately, not only is it an overly long and boring romance, it is also mislabeled in terms of genre. On NetGalley, it’s labeled as general giction (gdult) and on Goodreads it’s labeled as romance, rontemporary, then young adult. All the Little Lights is most definitely a contemporary young adult novel, not an adult novel. This isn’t necessarily a criticism, however young adult romances do not interest me. A combined page long description from both perspectives about holding hands does not appeal to me. All The Little Lights follows Elliot and Catherine as they fall in love, but are torn apart only be reunited years later. Now, Elliot and Catherine are seniors looking toward the future, but Catherine’s mother and her mysterious bed and breakfast are holding Catherine back. All the Little Lights is about 200 pages too long. It’s incredibly slow paced with nothing happening other than typical, juvenile high school drama. McGuire employs the mean girl trope with the unpopular main character cliché. These coupled with the star quarterback falling in love with the unpopular main character who then becomes popular herself made All the Little Lights one big eye roll. The mystery of the bed and breakfast is incredibly frustrating. McGuire hints at the mystery throughout the entire novel, but doesn’t do anything with it until the last 10% of the novel. There is obviously something nefarious happening at the bed and breakfast, but none of the other characters push Catherine to divulge the information leaving the reader frustrated and in the dark until the final moments of the novel. In hindsight, the climax of the novel should have been obvious, but I couldn’t believe McGuire used [insert spoiler here] as a plot device. That’s about all I can say about this novel without spoiling anything, so see below for more of my spoilery thoughts. I will not spoil anything directly; however the general terms I’ll be speaking in may make the climax of the novel obvious.
Date published: 2018-05-30