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All the Little Lights

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  17,043 ratings  ·  2,240 reviews
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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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,
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
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
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 en
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 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
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
 ••Camila Roy••
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
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
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.


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
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***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 was
Grace A.
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-stars
The twist in the end was brilliant; you will not see it coming, it is the best I’ve seen yet. It was traumatizing for me but brilliant nonetheless.
Jamie McGuire is a great artist. Every scene had moving parts, he made it impossible to turn your attention away from the characters he chose as the main focus of each scene; it was like watching a movie.
I was sucked into the world of Elliot and Catherine, theirs was a beautiful love story. They both had issues at home, and their community was not th
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,
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
May 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arcs, 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
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
Flor ❁
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it
So, this wasn't what i expected but i'm not dissapointed. The last part of the book left me shock, and that made me like the book more, but i'll give this 3/5 stars because there are a few things that left me confuse and i have question that weren't ansewered in the book. ...more
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
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 STUNN
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
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
****Review to follow shortly****
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!!!!
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS by Jamie McGuire in exchange for my honest review.***


Elliott and Catherine fall in love the summer before their sophomore year. Circumstances tear them apart, but when Elliott returns, Catherine is a shell of her former self, secretive and closed off. She has secrets that could change everything he knows about her and what goes on behind closed doors at the B&B she runs with her mother.

Both Catheri
actual footage of me after finishing this book

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
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.
The Girl with the Sagittarius Tattoo
This is probably going to be unpopular, but I didn't really like this. Elliot is the most unrealistic teenaged boy ever written, Catherine isn't much better, and nothing about this story struck me as authentic.

This is an epic love story set around a "mystery" that wasn't really a mystery. I knew exactly what was going on at the Juniper from the start, but since I didn't consider this a mystery novel figuring it out early didn't bother me. What bothered me was the portrayal of Elliot as a saint a
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 they find
nuin giliath
What. Did. I. Just. Read? I don’t even know what just happened, but I loved it.

This book started off by focusing on the early friendship between the two main characters, Elliott and Catherine. Both had difficult home lives and in a way that became a catalyst to their strong connection. Their friendship was so sweet especially the way he stood up for her. 💕 Unfortunately, they were abruptly separated in the middle of a traumatic experience for Catherine. Two years pass before they are reunited an
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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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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