See All the Stars by Kit Frick

See All the Stars

Part love story, part thriller, We Were Liars meets Goodbye Days in this suspenseful, lyrical debut.It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.THEN Lazy summer days...


Details See All the Stars

TitleSee All the Stars
ISBN9781534404373
Author
Release DateAug 14th, 2018
PublisherMcElderry Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews See All the Stars

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2018-04-10
    This is going to be an extremely difficult book to review, and I probably should have left this as a mini review solely for the fact that the less you know the better. See All The Stars is a character driven novel full of suspense with page turning compulsion, and I believe fans of YA novels that cross over between contemporary and mystery will eat this up. I am cautious to scream "READ THIS BOOK" because I know it's the fastest way to build hy...
  • Emily May
    2018-01-16
    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-""I took the one back to you." I really wish this wasn't the case but, at this point, I think I’ve just read a few too many YA Contemporaries that do the same things and pull out the same twists as See All the Stars.This is a book that relies heavily on the discovery of what happened in the 'before' of the novel. For me, at least, the journey was dragged out and overlong. The story alternates between the pas...
  • PinkAmy loves 💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    2018-01-04
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of SEE ALL THE STARS by Kit Frick in exchange for my honest review***Holy unputdownable, Batman.GRADE: A5 STARSSEE ALL THE STARS is one of those books that gave me a tingle in my stomach, an excitement that only book lovers can understand. Even in the first chapter, I knew I was reading something special. Kit Frick’s gorgeous words danced off the page into my mind. And heart. I wanted...
  • Karen McManus
    2017-10-04
    Complex, captivating, and gorgeously written. Kit Frick nails this story on so many levels: suspense, swoons, and sheer page-turning goodness--not only for the mystery at hand, but for what's going to happen for these beautifully drawn characters. They leap off the page so vividly, I felt as though I knew them and I'm still thinking about them a week after finishing. A stunning debut, and I can't wait to see what this author shares with us next.
  • Carlene Inspired
    2018-02-14
    Pre-order available now! Amazon4.5 Stars "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I . . . " Yes, I read this super early, several months in advance of its release date, but I couldn't get it off my mind once I saw the cover and read the blurb. When a book like this is sitting on your Kindle, you read it, publish date ignored. Within a handful of pages, I knew this was the sort of book that required my full attention. Kit Frick's beautiful prose pulled...
  • Michelle
    2018-01-18
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I . . . I chose to follow her. Ret, Ellory, Jenny and Bex. They were four friends, inseparable. Ellory was the artist, Bex, the dancer, Jenny the grounded one and Ret the center of their universe. Each girl lived to please her and be noticed by her. They sought out her approval in all things. For her part, Ret knew the power she held over them and reveled in their competition for her affection. I lied to myself....
  • Rachel Solomon
    2016-10-21
    I was fortunate enough to read an early version of SEE ALL THE STARS, and I absolutely loved it. There is so much poetry in Kit Frick's prose, so many gorgeous lines. This is a book that manages to be both chilling and lovely, with a nonlinear timeline that keeps you guessing. Longer review to come closer to pub date!
  • Bianca St.
    2018-02-15
    Oh my God!! This book was extremely captivating from the very first chapter. The switching perspectives from 'NOW' to 'THEN' keep the mystery and intrigue alive throughout the whole novel and they keep you reading so you find out what the massive event that caused such a change in these characters' lives is. And the plot-twist at the end will leave you speechless! This book follows our main character Ellory throughout her last high school years, ...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    2018-07-29
    This YA thriller is filled with teen angst, young love and tough friendships. Split into two time frames in a before and after format, I was left guessing what the twist might be - while it was in front of me the whole time, I didn’t even see it! I think once people read this, it may be compared to another popular YA novel, which I won’t name for spoiler purposes - but I’ll be curious to see how that impacts reviews for some - for me, this ...
  • Procrastinating Slytherin
    2018-02-15
    Hm… okay... wow.There are some books you know you are unlikely to read again, not because they are bad but because they click something inside you and then they unlock something you buried deep –something you either fought against and won or compromised with, accepted and move on, much like its main character. They touch you deep and you are not sure if you are willing to go through that again.I am not sure I can explain what this book was ab...
  • Reads & Reels
    2018-01-15
    It’s not until adulthood that we can finally look back and fully understand the complexities of the core relationships from our youth. And they were complex. At the time we told each other we would be best friends FOREVER and meant it. Our first loves felt like the center of our universes, and they were. Everything was life or death at the time and we couldn’t possibly see that this period of our lives was nothing more than a stepping stone t...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    2018-07-27
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.THEN - They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system. Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love. NOW - Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives for...
  • Brittany Lamb
    2018-01-27
    You can read this review at https://bookwormbrittanyy.wordpress.c... Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*Rating: 3.5 stars* "Whoever said that time heals all wounds didn't know what he was talking about. Time dulls the wounds, makes them bearable. But it doesn't patch you up and send you on your way, good as new. I'm the only one who can make that happen. And it's freaking hard."Do you...
  • Katie
    2018-03-03
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This book was hard for me to rate because while I liked it, I also had trouble connecting to the characters in the book. I ended up with a 4 star rating because I did not see the end coming at all.This novel alternates between taking place in the past, starting the summer before Ellory's junior year (then), and the present, starting just before Ellory starts her senior year (now...
  • ❤ Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
    2018-01-05
    Find this review and more on my blog Sometimes Leelynn Reads."I think you know what it's like to be the star of a story that you didn't write." Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the first ARC that I ever received, and I was so excited to read it! Thank you so much Netgalley for this opportunity.This book has been described as a mix between We Were Liars and 13 Reasons Why. Unfortun...
  • Brenda Ayala
    2018-07-23
    The longer I think about this novel the less I like it. It kept my attention, sure, but only because it was a shitshow of drama that just hemorrhaged ridiculous scenarios.Basically this novel will appeal to the people that watch shows like Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, where teenagers apparently get away with weird shenanigans and no one seems to notice.Ret was the one that bothered me the most. I seriously can’t suspend disbelief enough...
  • Danielle
    2018-04-08
    See All The Stars is a bunch of different themes put it into one well-written novel. It's part romance, as the story plays out main character Ellory's first love with a boy named Matthias. Part friendship story, as it shows Ellory's complicated friendship with Bex, Jenni, and especially her best friend Ret. And part mystery novel as the story slowly unravels what happened in Ellory's junior that left her so broken in her senior year.Overall, I re...
  • Julie
    2018-01-04
    I received this novel from NetGalleyWow, I finished this book in one sitting, one sitting that had me on the edge of my seat. This book completely tore me apart. It starts out in this amazing world of love, light and friendship, and slowly as the novel progresses, it all begins to fade away into horrific, heart breaking agony.This is the second book I have read this year and it will be tough to beat, definitely going to be my favourite for 2018.I...
  • Vani
    2018-01-04
    I knew this was special right away, commenting on how I loved the voice as early as the first few pages. But HOLY COW did I not know how much I would ultimately love this book. See All the Stars does something I LOVE which is that it makes me care a ton, even though I don't love the characters. For the most part.Ellory, our narrator, is so special. I adore her in both the Junior and Senior year timelines. Ellory feels real. Flawed in all the righ...
  • Kay McCray
    2017-12-05
    Thanks to Pitch Wars 2017, and landing the amazing Kit Frick as my mentor (THANK YOU KIT), I've become one of the lucky few granted permission to early-read this utterly raw and poetic masterpiece! This is a book about friendships--why we choose the friends we do, and how sometimes we have to say goodbye to people who aren't good for us. I do not want to spoil anything, but Kit broke my heart in the most beautiful way. I'm so excited for the rest...
  • Maxine Kaplan
    2018-03-18
    This book....wow. It's hard to put a pithy label on what SEE ALL THE STARS is and that's part of why I loved it. It's a love story, but not in the way you think it is. It's a story of a crime of passion, but not in the way you think it is. It's a thriller with a twist I never saw coming until it was there and suddenly the whole book was thrown into a new and staggering light. And it's a deeply humane and beautifully written story about healing. D...
  • Mithila Menezes
    2018-01-31
    Thank you NetGalley for sending me an e-ARC of this awesome YA fiction novel.I think I've found a new favourite YA fiction author. Kit Frick, you're indeed the best at writing YA Fiction, and building and maintaining suspense throughout the novel. The characters in the book are so well-defined, I almost felt that Ellory, Ret, Bex, Jenni, Matthias were real life people who text me everyday.The book is written in two intermingling parts: the first ...
  • Lanithia
    2018-03-03
    NetGalley gave me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, so! Let's start! A friend of mine read this book before me and advised me to go into it without taking into consideration her review or rating. So that's what I did. But even if I hadn't I would have never seen this coming. This is a coming of age story worthy of the title. Many times we read stories about teens and their struggles and yet we can't relate- no matter the ...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    2018-07-28
    This was too drawn out, too boring, and too predictable.
  • Shreya
    2018-01-10
    **I'm extremely grateful to McElderry and Netgalley for sending me this ARC. This has in no way affected my opinion of this book.**Books about high school friendships and fallouts are common, and yet somehow there is an element to them that eludes most writers: the bad times aren’t constantly bad. See All the Stars by Kit Frick perfectly captures the see-saw-like, constantly changing nature of friendships. More to come later...
  • Dorie
    2018-02-05
    I was really disappointed by this book, especially since I seem to be in the minority with that opinion. Most of the reviews I've seen on Goodreads and NetGalley are glowing and 5-stars, but for me, it was just angst-heavy, unrealistic, and uninspiring. I struggled to find a single likable character to connect with. I was particularly frustrated with Ellory's dependency on Ret and I got a serious "mean girls" vibe from their clique. I underst...