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
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Lgbt, Thriller

Reviews White Rabbit

  • Lola
    This will sound harsh, but the truth is I don’t think I want to see this book on shelves. “I was like a violin—an object that hasn’t much purpose until someone touches it, fills it with resonance, draws things from it that it can never produce on its own. Sebastian had been the one to draw music from me, and it’s why the end was so bad; before him, I’d never actually realized how painful the silence was.” I don’t want impressionab...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    DNF @ ~150pgIf it tells you anything about how severely I disliked this book, I only got a little over 100 pages into it and I had a literal full PAGE of bullet points for things that I found to be nonsensical, annoying, or downright unhealthy.I wanted so, so badly to love this book. There are so few own-voice gay books in the world that, when I saw this on NetGalley, I immediately requested it and was ecstatic when I got my approval. Plus, the f...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Murder, drugs, romance, gay stuff. This book was AMAZING. I haven't read a book in a day in forever, but I couldn't put White Rabbit down. It's like The Hardy Boys but gay...only if the Hardy boys weren't brothers because ew. So more like Sherlock and Watson, but actually gay instead of the gay-baiting the BBC series does. Anyway. Such a fantastic murder-mystery with some really great character drama layered in. Caleb really, really knocked it ou...
  • 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)
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    *Disclaimer* A copy of White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig was provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.Actual rating: 3.5 Stars rated up!--Initial post reading thoughts:Well damn. That was one hell of a wild ride.--What I LikedThe continuous intrigue. There was not a single moment while reading this novel where I didn’t feel like I needed to know more as soon as possib...
  • 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...
  • anna (readingpeaches)
    pretty fun & engrossing but also a bit like some ridiculous anime where every character feels the need to explain their motifs in great details and then there are some traces of biphobia from the mc
  • PinkAmy loves 💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    ***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...
  • Harker
    CW: sexual identity slurs, eating disorder comment, sexual assault, drinking/drug use by teensMysteries can be really interesting. I'm no stranger to watching them all over Netflix, Hulu, and whatever other streaming site I've got access to, not to mention gobbling up books. That's why I wanted to read White Rabbit: it sounded like a twisty maze of a murder mystery that would grip me from page one. Oh boy. It was a disappointment and I'm really...
  • - ̗̀ DANY ̖́- (danyreads)
    . : ☾⋆ — DNF at page 89. Caleb Roehrig would do way better as a screenplay writer than he does a book writer. his books read like tv show scripts. his writing style isn’t exactly why i’m dropping this one, though. i’m dropping it because it reminded me way too much of *gasp* The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich, arguably the worst book released in the year of our lord 2017. poor characterization, weak personalities, terrible dialogue, e...
  • 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...
  • Adri
    ***4.5 Stars***This was my first YA thriller and I loved it!🦊 My ThoughtsWhite Rabbit was an unexpectedly fun read for me. I haven’t read the author’s previous book and I don’t think I’ve ever read a thriller before, so I had no idea what to expect going into this. But I was not disappointed! I feel like many people are apprehensive of reading it, maybe because of the genre, but I recommend everyone to give this one a chance because it...
  • Ricky
    After Last Seen Leaving, I found myself ready to be super-hyped for any future novels which Caleb Roehrig was to give us. Maybe his sophomore book doesn't quite reach that standard, but it's every bit as compulsively readable as Last Seen Leaving was. Believe it or not, though, the main mystery wasn't the greatest selling point for me, not when it became clear that it involved some of the asscrownest (not to be too Mara Dyer-y) characters you'll ...
  • 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 ...
  • Julie
    This book was a wild fucking ride. Nothing stops happening. It's extremely fast paced from start to finish. I honestly didn't expect the murderer to be who it was and throughout this book I was super unsure cause it could've been anyone. I even felt myself getting scared or nervous while reading. I didn't care too much about the romance althoughhh, I kind of wish Sebastian had a better/ more interesting reason as to why he dumped Rufus. Also, I d...
  • Elizabeth (BookishConnoisseur)
    Originally posted on my blog here: https://bookishconnoisseur.com/2018/0...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 so...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • TJ
    NO SPOILERSI've been meaning to read Caleb Roehrig's first novel, Last Seen Leaving, since the moment I heard about it, but I kept putting it off. That was OBVIOUSLY a mistake because White Rabbit was absolutely incredible, and I now need his first book in my hands asap. When I received an ARC of this one, I couldn't help myself and dived right in.White Rabbit reads like a night in Riverdale, but if it were following Kevin and Moose. I'm a huge f...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    I was really excited to see that Roehrig was releasing another YA mystery-thriller, because I had lots of love for his debut, Last Seen Leaving, and was looking forward to reading more of his work. Here's a round of applause to Roehrig for avoiding the dreaded sophomore slump with White Rabbit, which was a total page turner for me.•Pro: Rufus was all sorts of good stuff. He was witty and sarcastic, but also slightly damaged due to some unfortun...
  • 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...
  • Jess (◕‿◕✿)
    i literally experience heartbreak reading this book. this is 100% one of my favorites of the year, there is just something about the authors writing that makes me unable to put the book down.