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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire comes a riveting tale of first love that starts young but runs deep.

The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when
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Published May 29th 2018
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Mischenko
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What is it about Jamie Mcguire’s books that I love so much? It’s that they captivate me! I simply can’t put them down until I finish and that’s exactly how I felt when reading All the Little Lights.

When Catherine and Elliot met they seemed to click right away. As young teens, both were dealing with their own problems, yet they became very close and started–what seemed like–an unbreakable friendship. When Elliot is forced to leave town, Catherine is left to fend for herself and as time moves on,
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jessica
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i love books about love. there, i said it. especially when its about a boy falling for the girl next door. ughhh. why did my parents insist on raising me in the middle of nowhere?! i would have loved to have my own cute boy next door to pine over. lol.

its a good thing this book made up for the tragic absence of my own teenage love because this was soooo cute. so if youve seen other reviews for this, youre well aware the first 3/4 or so is literally just about catharine and elliot fawning over e
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Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
***3 STARS***

I want to start with 2 issues I have the All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire.

Issue #1 – It was long AF for no damn reason.
Issue #2 – It was advertised as adult romance but it is not. I don’t mind that it leaned more towards the YA side, just don’t try to trick me as a reader.



Look, I don’t like being lied to. This year, 2018, seems to be the year of miscategorizing books. If a book is advertised an adult romance or contemporary romance read but it is not I get a little salty. It r
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Chelsea Humphrey
As everyone who has come before me in reviewing this title, I'm having trouble finding the proper words (and the spoiler free topics) to discuss just how this book made me feel. While it was unforgettable, multi-faceted, and tender, it was also dark and mysterious, mostly in the second half. I was pleasantly surprised with the change of pace and tone in the latter portion of the story, and almost wish that had been a focal point for the entirety of the novel. It was a bit lengthy for the type of ...more
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
All the Little Lights has a bit of thrillerish vibe going on throughout the book for me. I wasn’t sure how I’d like this from her previous reads, but I must say I did like it, it isn’t anything like her precious books though.

Elliot & Catherine have that once in a lifetime love that carries with them through separation. My heart ached and healed during this read. There are many twists and turns and surprises that will keep you guessing 😁

Although I struggled with the middle of this story, I
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Nina
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ebook, read-in-2018
*Thanks again to Montlake Romance for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

“All the Little Lights” is a book about Catherine and Elliot who meet during one hot summer in a small town in the United States. They fall in love but when Catherine needs him most, Elliot has to leave town. A few years later though, he comes back to her and he’s determined to win back her heart. But just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliot again, he becomes the prime
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Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
RATING: 3.75/5

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Okay...I am not sure how to feel about this book.


The first 70% felt flat for me. Nothing really happened except two characters falling in love (in a very unrealistic way, if you ask me), then a tragedy and then a time jump into the future.

The characters are nothing special really. Catherine is the type of girl who thinks of herself as plain and boring and Elliot is the type of guy who needs to save their significant other
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
3,5- 4 stars

I haven't read a book from Jamie McGuire in years so I didn't know what to expect from this.This was definitely an interesting and unique story!I find myself captivate in the story!I was hooked from the first pages.

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Catherine and Elliot are both unique characters.Their relationship was sweet.I don't want to give anything away from the story.I think it's better to go in this one blind, it will make it more enjoyable!I enjoyed the premise of the book.It has great suspense and I was cur
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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
I’ve been given an advanced reading copy of this book by Montlake Romance via Netgalley but it had no influence on my willing and always honest review.

5 “I've been tricked” stars!

 

When I learned that Jamie McGuire would publish a new book I requested this one immediately and …crossed my fingers. I was really overjoyed when I learned I could read it because:

The cover is so pretty :-D ;
I had a good feeling and so far my intuition never misled me.

Now that it’s all read and done I can honest
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TeaAndBooks
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Please could someone else read this because I need someone to talk to about this book??
The plot was incredible
That ending has me shook and I don't know how to react or feel because it was so unexpected- I swear, the author did such a phenomenal job of creating a story that was so shocking and stunning all at the same time
NiCoLeTa E.
Apr 19, 2018 rated it liked it
***3 ...mysterious... stars***



Hmm... I'm trying to find the right words, but after two days, i still don't know how to say what I want to say about this book...
The truth is that my expectations were very high about this story, but unfortunately the author haven't met them...

I had to read a book by Mrs. McGuire since the "Beautiful" series which I loved, so while I was reading this book, I was wondering "What the Hell"???
No, the story wasn't crappy and it could be quite interesting, if it wasn'
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Elliott & Catherine.

The book starts with 10 year old Elliott spending the summer at his aunt's house because his parents are constantly fighting.

While playing around with his new camera he sees Catherine for the first time behind the huge house she lives in with her parents. But it isn't until he's back the summer when they're both 15 that they talk for the first time.

His parents are still fighting all the time and her parents.... It's difficult.

Elliott and Catherine become the bestest of fr
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3 ★'s

Okay, first things first. I went into this book thinking it was a YA romance...and it was in the beginning. Then, things took a really creepy, sinister turn that was both intriguing and freaky as hell.

I wish I would have known going in that it wasn't just a romance because I'm not sure I would have read it. Have you seen that awful movie The Visit? Well, this gave me the creeps like that one even though it's not exactly the same...just a lot of creepy things going on at night.

To be fair,
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
This was different and I liked it! I have not read the popular series by this author but even I know this was nothing like her other series.

I wasn't sure what to expect but I was completely engrossed. The author did a good job of keeping me guessing about what the heck was going on behind closed doors.

It starts out with a sweet boy crushes on girl story and as the story developed, the more I wondered if there was more going on in the background. It was subtle and brilliantly done. This has a g
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Wendy
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have loved every novel I have read by Jamie McGuire. Her stories are unbelievably heartfelt and "All The Little Lights" is one I won't be forgetting any time soon.
"All The Little Lights" is Catherine Calhoun and Elliot Youngblood's story. Not only a love story but a coming of age story. I loved getting to know both strong characters through their own eyes and how they view each other. Elliot's steadfast loyalty and Catherine's inner flexibility had me rooting for them through the many obstacle
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Pikolina
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
Sólo puedo darle 3 estrellas, a pesar de que me ha gustado, pero me ha faltado la trama romántica que esperaba, ya que no me esperaba ese toque de intriga que tiene toda la historia y al final ese tema me ha parecido más predominante que la historia de amor entre ellos. (no digo mas)
Jemima
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Title: All the Little Lights
Author: Jamie McGuire
Genre: Contemporary, YA
Publication Date: May 29, 2018


ARC

The first time I read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire... I was enchanted. I knew it in my heart that for as long as I live, I would love this author's work. That was 7 years ago. I screamed for joy when I received this ARC..
All the Little Lights is bloody good!

I am going to write this review a little backward by saying that THAT ending? Oh Lord! That was not what I was expecting. I li
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Karen Mc
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing


”It’s good, you know, for things not to come easy. You appreciate them more.”


WOW! Jamie McGuire took my emotions on a romance roller coaster of thrills, twists, and turns that made my pulse pound and my heart soar! All the Little Lights was MY ADDICTION, and I was glued to every word of this thrilling, twisty and tender tale. The PARALYZING INTENSITY pulled me in—dark spun with light—piercing me everywhere. I equally swooned and sat in a sea of shock. All the Little Lights is a STUNNING STOT
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Andie
2.5 maybe 3 stars.

I’m not really sure how I feel about this to be honest. Nothing seemed to be happening for the majority of the book and what did happen was boring and repetitive. The main characters were bland and frustrating, I didn’t connect with either of them. Then around 60% the plot took a turn for the better and things started to get a little interesting. The buildup was slow slow slow but once we got there I felt validated. I won’t lie, things were getting creepy and the twist ending
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I love McGuire's stories. They are always so entertaining as well as heartfelt, with characters that are unbelievably hard to forget. Which is why when I saw her latest release I picked it up without hesitation.

And while I did enjoy this and it will definitely be one that I won't be forgetting anytime soon I'm finding it very hard to review.

It was good, I liked it but it was also very..strange. The story dragged a bit at times and while the big "secret" was quite the shocker, it was also very..s
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Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
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Jennifer
4.5/5 stars

Initial thoughts: This book was absolutely nothing like I was expecting. Elliott and Catherine are the two main characters/narrators (1st person POVs).

Elliott is Cherokee/native. This was so interesting. And it played such an important part in the story.

Both Elliott and Catherine had troubling family lives. This was a key part of the book.

But the biggest surprise to me was that this book is part romance and part mystery. The mystery aspect added so much to this story. And the end!!!!
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Nadine
May 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF 92%


The one word I would use to describe All the Little Lights is irresponsible.

It’s going to be hard to communicate my overwhelmingly negative thoughts and feelings towards this novel without spoiling anything, so bear with me as I navigate the spoiler minefield.

Jamie McGuire introduced me to the romance/new adult genre with Beautiful Disaster and I’ve been a fan ever since. So, when I seen her latest release on NetGalley I requested it immediately. Unfortunately, not only is it an overly
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Julie Parks
There's something about Jamie McGuire's writing that just falls flat.
I read BEAUTIFUL DISASTER when I was sick and glued to bed and despite all of her desperate tries to seduce me into liking it, I just kind of scorned both lead characters.

ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS had a bit of a thriller-ish synopsis. And I was sure I would totally dive into a plot like that, but I must say this one was even more flat than her first one.

I think it's because her characters don't seem to be real people, or at least t
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Tapasya
A boy comes to live with his aunt in summer, falls in love with a lonely girl. They become friends. Finally when it's time for him to leave, the girl is having a tragedy in her life (view spoiler). But the boy leaves her anyway (thanks to his selfish mom). Two years later he comes back. The boy tries to win her back. But their are also some other suspense things going on.

It hurts my heart to give this such a low rating. But I just couldn't connect with the charact
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Kayla Brunson
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from Montlake Romance via NetGalley. 

I haven't read anything by Jamie McGuire since Beautiful Disaster. So I was super excited to see a new release because as problematic as Beautiful Disaster was, it still a favorite of mine and introduced me to the New Adult genre.

I really didn't know what to expect from this one. I didn't really read the blurb and I think it's better that way.  There isn't really much I can tell you about the book because it has a plot twist here. The plot t
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Rabiya
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Finished it only for my Goodreads challenge. Didn't connect with the main characters. Nothing important happened for the most part of the book. This might be the first book I have read/skipped so fast that I don't remember exactly what happened. LOL
Didn't like it but I'll recommended it because you might.
Kaila
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, netgalley, ya
You can't get someone out of quicksand if you're stuck in it, too.

I'm notoriously picky when it comes to contemporary YA novels and even pickier when contemporary blurs the line with romance. Maybe it's that I overdosed on too many cliched stories of young love when I was in high school, or maybe my attention span has shortened to the point where the only declarations of love I want to see are in pauses for breath on a battlefield. Whatever the reason, I tend to be skeptical of tales that revo
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Tracey
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Jamie McGuire’s “Beautiful Disaster” is one of my all-time favorite YA books. Travis & Abby will forever hold a special place in my heart. I was very excited to receive “All the Little Lights”, thank you NetGalley, Montlake & author Jamie McGuire for a free advanced copy for an honest review.

The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet th
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Cristina
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was weird! So weird! But I was so curious to find out what the hell was happening.
And that ending... I would have never guessed.
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Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Jou
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