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This Is Our Story

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  3,964 Ratings  ·  846 Reviews
Five went in. Four came out.

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the district attorney’s office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school e
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 15th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
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Irene Sim It is very good. It's deffinitely a page-turner, with many twists in the plot that has you guessing to the very end.

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Lola  Reviewer
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
3.5 stars.

This is one of those books with a story so, so interesting and easy to get into and the kind that promises an outstanding denouement. The anticipation keeps on building and building until…

You’re there. You’re at the ending, and it’s nothing like you imagined. As in, you thought it would be completely unbelievable when in fact it just… makes sense. And that’s it.

But because I had a great time with it and the ending is, logically, only a couple of pages long, I can’t judge only that. Pic
C.G. Drews
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
WELL. Nothing like a bit o' murder amongst friends in a book. I quite enjoyed this one! I mean, I'm not sitting on a rooftop and yelling it's super original and I am squinting at how the secondary characters were pretty much small pancakes. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?!? I couldn't put it down!! I really wanted to know!! And the premise 1000% intrigues me. And that cover, dude. [insert all the emoji heart eyes here] Also it really features the lawyer/case working side of things which is what I'm here for. ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Practically everyone liked it but me 😕

“If one of us goes down for this, it’ll be as bad as all of us going down for this,” I say. “We can’t let that happen.”

The concept is awesome. Five go in the woods. Only four come back out. What happened? No one is saying. One of those five is a killer and one is dead. The other three aren’t speaking. Why? Meet the River Point Boys.

The story follows Kate, a high school senior with an internship at the District Attorney’s office. It’s mostly filing, but could provide an inside scoop to the bigg
I've loved Ashley's words since I read her first book and she's quickly become a favorite. So obviously I was beyond excited to get my greedy hands on a copy of this one.

I loved Kate right from the beginning. She smart and has such a strive to uncover the truth, no matter what she finds out. I loved being in her head in this book. There were some other great characters {Kate's BFF Reagan is awesome} and some swoony boys. I won't mention who because I don't want to spoil anything. We do get anoth
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, young-adult
BR with the Little Detective. ❤

3 1/2 stars.

I don't know if it's just me, but I find myself not being able to write proper reviews for thrillers. So I'm just going to keep this short.

I enjoyed this book - which is very rare since most of the thrillers I read aren't that good. When 5 friends go hunting, only four come back. Grant was shot and the boys are being questioned. No one will admit the truth, no one is admitting to who shot Grant, but the real question is, was it murder or just an accide
may ❀

BUDDY READ with this crazy, Sana ♡♡♡

There’s something with thrillers that just capture my attention and DEMAND to be read in one sitting, it’s not my fault, I swear. :) :) :)

Throughout the book I was a mixture of

When five best friends go hunting early in the morning, still drunk from the previous party last night, something is bound to go wrong. One of the boys ends up shot dead and none of the four remaining boys are willing to utter a word on the killer.

“We’re in this together. We stic
Apr 17, 2017 rated it liked it
A solid 3.75 stars!

This was an engaging, fast-paced, murder mystery. I really enjoyed being able to unravel bits and pieces of the court case alongside the main character, Kate. It was really fascinating and I couldn't stop guessing and wondering who the killer was the entire time!

I would have given this a higher rating if it had a little bit more oomph to it. It started out strong but there were definitely some parts that dragged, and I think that the ending could have been better considering
Natalie Monroe
2.5 stars

"I lean forward and the other three do the same. Hovering over poor, dead Grant, I say, "Okay, this is our story."

Your story blows. Can I have another one?

This Is Our Story had the potential to be all shades of amazing. Its premise sounds like a mix between The Raven Boys and With Malice.

The intrigue builds and builds and builds... then fizzles out. There's no ingenuity to the ending. It feels too much like something that would happen in real life. Oh. the cops just overlooked a key
Jaime Arkin
I knew I was going to love this book, the big mystery was going to be just how much! I’m a huge fan of Ashley Elston’s writing and if you haven’t read her The Rules For Disappearing Duology then you must do so immediately because it’s one of my all-time favorites and I think so very underrated.

That said, I’m talking about This Is Our Story. First, that cover is gorgeous, and oh so fitting for this story, and if you didn’t notice, I’m going to mention that the title also highlights His Story whi
Lia Bonnibel  (pidgey)
Veronica Mars vibes!
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This book might not have left a mark in me, but since it got me out of a terrible book slump, I feel like I can't judge it too negatively, after all.
Since the beginning, I found it a bit slow but really entertaining, with the right mix of murder mystery and intrigues, and even if I must admit the romance felt a little stay and terribly cheesy at times, it was nice to see two characters respecting the other so much.
I wasn't really impressed with the writing or the plot but
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vay canına!
Resmen hop oturup hop kalktığım, meraktan kafayı sıyırdığım bir kitap okudum. Son zamanlarda ihtiyacım olan buymuş onu anladım. Devamlı tetikte okuyacağınız, soluksuz okutan bir kurgusu vardı.

Beş arkadaş. Aralarından su sızmayan, çocukluktan beri bir arada olan beş arkadaş. Her hafta River Burnu'nda uyuşturucunun, içkinin, eğlencenin dibine vurdukları partiler veriyorlar. Her hafta hep beraber River Burnu'nda ava çıkıyorlar. Ve bir hafta sonu her şey tepetaklak oluyor. Yi
Fafa's Book Corner
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Mini review:

This was a surprisingly good murder mystery. I did not see any of that coming. And it was interesting how you get to read about the police interviews as well as the murderers point of view without giving anything away.

What really brought this book down was Kate and the romance. Kate was really stupid. Her antics were ridiculous. I understood her need to find the real killer but she should've thought more. The romance was very confusing. As there was a case of mistaken identity. Ther
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bir seçeneğimiz yoktu.
Biz o ormanda bir anlaşma yapmıştık.
Ya bundan hep beraber kurtulurduk ya da biçbirimiz kurtulamazdık.
Hepimiz sonuçları biliyorduk.
Bu kadar basitti.
Gerilim-gizem türünde gün geçtikçe daha çok roman okuyorum ve her elime aldığım kurguda arka plan hakkında daha çok mantıklı tahminde bulunuyorum. Kitabın olayı anlatım tarzını çok beğendim. Hem Kate'in ağzından her şeyi takip etmemiz, hep soruşturma kayıtlarını okumamız, hem de dörtlünün bir araya geldiklerinde yaptıkları
Irene Sim
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
It kept me up half the night because I couldn't put it down before I learned what had really happened. The truth is that after many guesses - all wrong FYI - the end was totally believable. And justified.
I just didn't really like the aspect of a 17 y.o. girl in the middle of a murder investigation and one that involved a friend of hers. I can understand why the author wanted it this way and it serves the plot well, but it bothered me extremely.
Nonetheless, an enjoyable read it was with lots of t
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

📚”Kate, ben... oldukça kötü durumdaydım. Sadece düşündüm ki, bilmiyorum sadece seni rahat bırakmanın daha iyi olacağını düşündüm. Tüm bunların bir parçası olmana gerek yoktu.”
Yüzündeki acı dolu ifade ve sesindeki kırgınlık nedeniyle içim acıyarak ona yaklaştım.
“Öyleyse niye şimdi söylüyorsun? diye sordum.
“Özledim... Seninle konuşmayı özlüyorum, Kate. Şu an... konuşabileceğim çok az insan var. Seni her gün görmenin ne kadar zor olabileceğini bilmiyordum. Seni tanıyormuşum gibi hissediyorum
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
An ARC of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts are my own. This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.

I've had this ARC for months, but I wanted to wait until I was in the perfect mood for it because if blogging has taught me anything, it's that I am SUCH a mood reader. And I also know from experience that forcing myself to read a book when I'm not in the right frame of mind for it can be detrimental to my mental state, as well as ref
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
This Is Our Story was one of those books that sucked me in with the first sentence and didn't let me go until the last sentence of the book. I was completely enthralled with this book, and I couldn't stop reading it. The plot was consuming and addictive throughout the entire story. Whenever I thought I had things figured out, the author would throw in a curve ball that had me re-thinking everything. The mystery was so fascinating and I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happe ...more
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bu kitaba hiç beklentisiz başladım ve iyi ki de öyle yapmışım. Çünkü gerilim kitabı olmasına rağmen hiç gerildiğim anı hatırlamıyorum. Kitapla ilgili hiç yorum da okumadım beklentimi yükseltirim falan diye. Çok da mutluyum çünkü kitabı beğendim, sonunu beğendim, karakterleri beğendim yani kısaca hiç rahatsız edici bir şey yoktu her şey yerinde ve güzeldi. Olaylar beni öyle çok kendine sarmadı açıkçası ama bu benim kitaptan sıkılmama yada geç bitirmeme neden olmadı. Zaten pek beklentim yoktu. Tam ...more
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Bu kitap Ç O K G Ü Z E L D İ ! :D Yorumu için:
Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Originally posted on Super Space Chick:

Personal Thoughts: Okay, so it’s taken me a really long time to properly gather my thoughts for my review of This is Our Story by Ashley Elston and it’s for good reason. This is Our Story was one of my favorite books I read in 2016 and I wanted to write a rave review that could do this story justice. Since this is my personal thoughts section, I’m going to start by talking a little bit about the cover (which I’ve also talked about numerous times on my BookT
Kristal Kitap
Çok güzeldi beee! Acayip sürükleyici acayip heyecanlı. Merak, adrenalin, heyecan... hepsi bir arada, hepsi baştan sona sarıyor okuyucuyu. İlk yarısında nefesimi tutarak okudum diğer yarısında ellerim titrer vaziyette. Sonlara doğru hem nefes almayı unuttum hem ellerimin titremesini durduramadım. Üstüne bir de kalp atışlarım hızlandı. Çok beğendim. Çok! Şiddetle tavsiye ederim. Alın okuyun. Yazar bundan sonra kesinlikle takip ettiklerim arasında olacak. Bir sonraki kitabını gözüm kapalı alacağım. ...more
Mind = blown. I raced through this YA murder-mystery-thriller so fast that I didn't even highlight or take notes. I'm not sure how I can review this without giving anything away. EVERYONE has a motive. I even suspected the guy I wanted to like. It accomplishes a lot in a short amount of time, not a very lengthy book. The ending was actually simple and short, but not disappointing. Don't read any spoilers in other reviews!

Must do some thinking, maybe even a reread. Yes, definitely a reread now t
Moonlight Reader
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable Nancy-Drew-style mystery with Kate - the MC - running around trying to figure out who really killed Grant Perkins, and if it was murder or accident. Kate was likeable, and the plotting was well-done. It was a fast, engaging read!
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-on-kindle
Guys you always pick me the best books! I really enjoyed this one and found it to be one of the better YA mysteries out there.

This is Our Story follows the death of a boy at River Point. He was one of five boys hunting that morning but no one knows which boy killed him in what seemed to be an accident. Evidence shows it could be any of them. Kate, who has been working at the DA's office her senior year, is now helping her boss prosecute the case. What no one knows is Kate has her own rea
Colleen Houck

Absorbing, haunting, and memorable. Ashley Elston’s THIS IS OUR STORY is a slow-burning mystery/love story that ratchets up the tension with each chapter. By the time you reach the end you will be breathless!
Nilin Börekçi
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4,5 tan 5 puan.

Sanırım bu kitap hayatımın kitabı olabilir. Okurken deli gibi heyecanlandığım ama aynı zamanda katilin kim olduğunu düşündüğüm tek kitap oldu. Normalde ben böyle kitaplarda hiç 'kim katil acaba?' diye düşünmem, akışına bırakırım -nedense- ama bu kitapta hiç öyle olmadı.

Konusunu falan geçiyorum ama kitabı gözümde çok büyüttüm, beklentim çok büyüktü. Dediğim gibi bir yere kadar o beklentiyi geçti ama bir noktada eksik kaldı. Arka kapağı okuyunca ben çok daha ölümcül, tehlikeli bir ş
Jay G
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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One morning, 5 best friends go hunting out at River Point. Only 4 return. None of the boys will say who shot Grant. Kate Marino, an intern at the district attorney's office, is thoroughly invested in the River Point Boys case for reasons she'd rather not make public. Kate decides that she will stop at nothing until she brings Grant's killer to justice.

Damn, this book was a big surprise,
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kitabı okumaya başladıktan sonra asla bırakamadım. Sabahın 7’sine kadar okuyup bitirdim kitabı. Gerçekten muhteşem bir konu, mükemmel bir şekilde işlenmiş. Karakterler de çok güzel işlenmiş. İçinde sizi fazlasıyla dumura uğratacak, ters köşe bölümler vardı. Size tavsiyem eğer okumaya niyetliyseniz sakın akşam başlamayın yoksa uykunuz heba olur.
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