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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PinkAmy loves 💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    2018-01-04
    ***Thanks to First to Read 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 wa...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kaila
    2018-08-13
    "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I—" "I took the one back to you." See All the Stars is a thoroughly impressive debut novel from Kit Frick that explores themes of toxic friendship, young love, and finding oneself. A powerful coming-of-age tale, this young adult contemporary manages to be unexpectedly fun despite being laced with dark themes, and I couldn't be more pleased to be sharing my thoughts with you today as part of the blog tou...
  • 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...
  • Dawnie
    2018-08-09
    I am sure that a lot of people that will read this book will love it. But sadly i just read to many books telling a very similar story - toxic friendships between girls, bad things that happen that destroys friendships, told in past/now plotting...- and there was just not that one thing that stood out to me that made this book go from "its okay" to "this is great".Everything was good. The writing is good, the characters are okay, the plotting and...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    2018-08-16
    3.5 Stars You are the sun, and I am the moon. Though intended for the young adult reader See All the Stars will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. In this novel Kit Frick exhibits a unique ability to write about extremely difficult issues with a captivating prose. For a second, it was like he saw me as a vase teetering on the edge of a shelf, and if he reached out fast enough, he could still keep me from falling. Her characters felt so real, l...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2018-08-02
    2 starsI've been having a really good track record with YA mystery/thrillers (especially debuts) so far in 2018, so this ended up being a really huge disappointment for me. None of them have dipped below 2.5 stars & some just totally blew me away.Until this.The summary is honestly kind of vague. Ellory loses her friends and her boyfriend & is tormented by something. But besides that, I'm just at a loss at what the main point is supposed to be, ev...
  • Simant ♥ Flipping Through the Pages
    2018-05-03
    Full review on: Flipping Through the PagesSee All the Stars was no less than a movie or a show. I went into reading this without any expectations or pre-knowledge and it totally surprised me. I loved this book.Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-““I took the one back to you.This story is about Ellory, a senior year student, and her life in Junior year. The book is basically written in two parts (not divided into two parts). The first part is ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ❤ 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...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    2018-08-13
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Looks like it is time for another positives versus negatives, because that seems to be the best way to organize this book. I want to give you more background, but... I think just reading the synopsis is sufficient? Short version: Ellory used to have friends and a boyfriend, now, not so much. And it's for reasons, which is what this stor...
  • 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...
  • Julie (Bookish.Intoxication)
    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...
  • 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...