White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig

White Rabbit

Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian—the guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Just as Rufus is getting ready to move on, Sebastian turns up out of the blue, saying they need to "talk." Things couldn’t get much worse, right?But then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. And then he and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and hold...

Details White Rabbit

TitleWhite Rabbit
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherFeiwel Friends
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Lgbt, Thriller

Reviews White Rabbit

  • Laura
    4.5 stars Thank you very much to Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.TW: sexual assault, rape, homophobia, descriptions of violence, murder, drug use. White Rabbit is going to be the YA thriller of 2018. I'm calling it now. This murder mystery kept me on the very edge of my seat the entire time I read the book, and even up until the very end, I still had no idea who the kille...
  • Riley Redgate
    this book contains my single favorite sentence of 2017, “Fox is seventeen, a senior-to-be at Ethan Allen, and an absolute prolapsed rectum of a human being.” a masterpiece(EDIT: look. ok. White Rabbit is too magnificent for my glib-ass non-review reviewing style. but please know that i could not put this book down. i read it in a feverish gulp, thrilled by every page. i would die for rufus holt. that is all)
  • Cale Dietrich
    There should be a word for that feeling you feel when one of your most hyped books delivers on everything you were hoping it would. That feeling is amazing, and I’m so happy to report I’m feeling it right now. LAST SEEN LEAVING is one of my favourite books – I adored Roehrig’s genius blending of a nail biting thriller and the coming of age of a gay teenager. As such, I had incredibly high expectations for Roehrig’s follow up, and he hon...
  • Adam Sass
    A spiritual follow-up to Roehrig's debut mystery LAST SEEN LEAVING, WHITE RABBIT finds its main character - a young, heartbroken, rage-prone gay named Rufus - neck deep in a murder story that's intense and brutal in all the right places. Taking place in a single night following a Fourth of July party, WHITE RABBIT drags its tireless protagonist through one dangerous situation after another, whether its interrogating the spoiled rich kid suspects ...
  • Dylan
    2.5 stars.This was my second most anticipated release of next year (first being THE APOCALYPSE OF ELENA MENDOZA, which I've already read), but unfortunately, it just didn't work for me. One word I have for this book is rushed. This whole book takes place in the span of less than 12 hours, so I found a hard time connecting with the story, or any of the characters for that matter, so therefore, I just didn't care about any of the deaths or the endi...
  • Kristen
    Netgalley provided me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.I'm always looking for good mysteries for my library, and I'm always looking for stories that feature LGBTQ+ characters...so I was excited when this one had both.Like Roehrig's Last Seen Leaving, White Rabbit is more than just a mystery. Unfortunately, the pieces of this story just didn't feel like they fit together. It felt like the author had a really good idea for a my...
  • Shelly
    You know that feeling when you finally get a chance to read a book you’re highly anticipating? That excitement mixed with nervousness because “oh god what if this book doesn’t live up to my hopes and dreams”? I admit I was a bit nervous to read White Rabbit, but I really had no reason to be.If you’ve read Roehrig’s debut, Last Seen Leaving, then you already know how entertaining, twisty and compelling his mysteries and his characters ...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Certain to be on all those "Best YA Books of 2018" lists, Roehrig's WHITE RABBIT is a book that shocks, stuns, and awes. Unlike many mysteries, the focus of WR is more of a "whodidntdoit" than a "whodunit." Rufus, our main character, is trying to prove that his half-sister did not kill the guy whose dead body she was next to while covered in blood and holding a knife. You know, a typical day in the life of a Roehrig character. Oh, and tagging alo...
  • robbie pryde
    BOOK TALK VIDEO TBA:Wowowoww!! I loved this book SO much. The pacing was amazing, rarely ever slowing down. The mystery was fun and it had a shit ton of twists to keep you guessing. I NEED Julie to read this so we can Kiki and spread the gospel that is White Rabbit
  • viktoria
    You guys, this book had my favorite things and my favorite suspense mystery things and then some: a sarcastic, smart, flawed narrator who's been through hell and keeps going in a self-aware way - check; unreliable, shady, and multidimensional characters up the wazoo, left and right, good side and bad side, shady side and unshady side, and everything in between- check; sizzling chemistry - check; good sleuthing, but imperfect with a side admitting...
  • mith
    This book had so much drama, it felt like watching a season of 90210--the remake bc I never saw the original--all in one go and bruh. Fucking ridiculous. But one hell of a ride! So definitely better than a season of 90210.
  • Angharad (Two Book Thieves)
    3.5After spending a week figuring out what I really thought about this book, I've come to the conclusion that my feelings are going to remain mixed. White Rabbit is marketed as a young-adult thriller and I read a lot of young-adult novels AND a lot of thrillers but rarely come across a book combining the two. For me, the thriller aspect wasn't the best I've ever read but then I understand this book is still young-adult so the author can't get too...
  • Elizabeth (BookishConnoisseur)
    This book was so fun! If you can call a book about teens getting murdered fun. So maybe fun isn’t the right word? Either way, it is engrossing and pulls you in right from the start. It reminds me of Pretty Little Liars (you know, in the beginning when it was still good, sorry!) or Riverdale. A teen drama centered around a mysterious murder with the teenagers trying to solve everything.It was so suspenseful and kept me guessing the entire book. ...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of WHITE RABBIT in exchange for my honest review.***4.5 STARSWhen Rufus’s half-sister April calls for his help, he doesn’t expect his ex Sebastian to offer a ride. Rufus REALLY doesn’t expect to find April passed out with a knife in her hand, next to her dead boyfriend. She swears she’s innocent and needs Rufus’s help to find the real killer. What could possibly go wrong?WHITE...
  • Angie
    So good Caleb is a genius PREORDER THIS NOW
  • Fey (feysbookishworld)
    3.9/5 starsReview coming early 2018
  • Kathy Martin
    Rufus Holt is having a bad 4th of July. His former boyfriend Sebastian, whom he still loves, shows up at a party where he is and says he wants to "talk" and his half-sister April calls and begs him for his help saying only that she's at Fox's cottage. Lacking a car and the location of Fox's cottage, he accepts Sebastian's offer of a ride but doesn't let him have his "talk." When they arrive at Fox's cottage, they find Fox's stabbed to death in th...
  • Kali Wallace
    THIS BOOK IS SO GREAT IT MAKES ME WANT TO PUNCH THINGS. WITH JOY.Ahhhh Caleb Roehrig has done it again: crafted a wonderfully twisty and tense mystery and filled with with suspense and emotion and action and SUCH PERFECTLY DELIGHTFUL ROMANCE IT WILL MAKE YOUR HEART EXPLODE.I started this book last night thinking I would read just a few chapters before bed... and a few hours later looked up from the last page, bleary-eyed and dazed, because I had ...
  • Mary Booth
    Caleb Roehrig’s vivid, mindgame sophomore novel will physically not let you tear your eyes away. Part murder mystery, part romance, from page 1, I was hooked: Rufus’ ex boyfriend Sebastian shows up at party, wanting to talk, just as Rufus’ sister April calls him in errr, distress. She’s maybe killed her boyfriend, but insists that one of her elite popular friends must’ve framed her, and bribes Rufus, giving him one night to help acquit ...
  • Gina Adams
    I really enjoyed this thriller! The romance was sweet, the mystery was suspenseful, and the writing was honestly perfect. The crime was pretty much impossible to solve ahead of the big reveal and that’s pretty tough to find in a thriller.
  • Jen (Pop! Goes The Reader)
    (Full review to come closer to publication.)
  • Ms. Nguyen
    3 1/2 starsWhite Rabbit begins with our protagonist, Rufus, in the middle of an awkward conversation with his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian. After he gets a call from his estranged father's daughter (technically, his half sister), he is embroiled in a whodunnit, running around town, trying to figure out who set up his half sister for murder.This book fits the YA thriller: a little bit of romance, suspense, creepy characters.. It all felt a bit rushed (...
  • Hannah
    ARC for booksellers courtesy of Macmillan Publishing. Thank you for the opportunity to read it!I sat down with this book last night, read it until I fell asleep, and then picked it up this morning and finished it. It’s a quick, easy read with some interesting main characters (looking at you Sebastian and Rufus) - and it’s always nice to see queer protagonists in the mystery genre. As far as mystery plots go, I think Roehrig had an interesting...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Maybe more like a 2.5? I really appreciated the representation here (and I enjoyed Roehrig's writing), but the mystery itself felt weirdly paced. The big reveal was much more anticlimactic than I expected, which left me feeling a bit frustrated. Also, I HATE ABRUPT ENDINGS UGH PLEASE MAKE THEM STOP.