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All Eyes on Us

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Pretty Little Liars meets People Like Us in this taut, tense thriller about two teens who find their paths intertwined when an anonymous texter threatens to spill their secrets and uproot their lives.

PRIVATE NUMBER: Wouldn’t you look better without a cheater on your arm?
AMANDA: Who is this?

The daughter of small town social climbers, Amanda Kelly is deeply invested in her
Hardcover, Advanced Reader Copy, 384 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Kit Frick
Aug 15, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Update 6/4/19: All Eyes on Us is out in the world today! So excited to introduce you to Rosalie Bell & Amanda Kelly. But beware, S O M E O N E ' S W A T C H I N G ...

It's true--All Eyes on Us is my second stand-alone YA thriller with S&S/McElderry Books, and it's coming your way in summer 2019! Here are a few reasons I'm excited to share my second book with all of you:

*Girls taking charge of their destinies in the face of immense--and immensely unhealthy--pressure from their families and
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Last year, Kit Frick burst onto the scene with her stellar debut See All the Stars. Now, she has returned with All Eyes on Us and there is no sign of a sophomore slump here! All Eyes on Us delves into the subject matter of LGBTQ relationships and the issue of being yourself when it is unwelcome in your family (to the point of conversion camps, nonetheless.) or being who your family wants you to be - being forced to date the wealthy boy so you can continue to put on a show when your own wealth is ...more
I will never stop laughing at myself for getting so mad at how "obvious" the answer was and then just...being wrong. Good job, me. Also, really happy they re-did this cover, as I think this one is a way better fit for the content and I hope it gets the book more eyes. I think I recommend this to fans of PEOPLE LIKE US? That's where my brain was going.
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
FINALLY! A diverse YA thriller that I can wholeheartedly recommend. I suppose I should add a disclaimer here that I have not read ALL of the YA thrillers, so there may be some wonderful diverse stories I’ve missed, of course. (If you know of any, LMK -- I want to read them all!) But from my previous personal experience, I’ve noticed that the thriller genre as a whole (YA and adult) has been rather lacking in diversity.

Because of this, I went into reading All Eyes on Us with both a lot of anticip
Rachel Solomon
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read an early version of this, and it is EXCELLENT.
Sam (she_who_reads_)
A really solid young adult thriller! I listened to the audio and it was extremely well done- I found the pacing to be spot-on, and I was always compelled to keep listening to find out just what was going on. I guessed part of the ending, but there were definitely elements I didn’t see coming! If thrillers are your thing (either ya or adult) then you can’t go wrong with this one. Super entertaining, well written, with some really great rep! Will definitely be picking up more from this author.
On my blog.

Rep: lesbian mc, Latina lesbian li, gay side characters

CWs: graphic descriptions of conversion therapy, homophobia

Galley provided by publisher

Like the fool that I am, I went into this book believing the two girls in the blurb to be the endgame of this book. They are not. About 80 pages in, when I realised this, my motivation to read it plummeted. And that definitely did affect my rating of the book, but there were other things I was less than comfortable with (one other thing really
I'll be honest - I almost stopped reading this.

It takes a long time for this to become anything resembling a suspense thriller. It starts out teen angst...soooooo much angst.

I liked our lesbian character. I didn't like the straight girl so much, though she eventually had some redeeming qualities.

Finally (finally!!!) we got into the thriller territory and I was curious enough to read on.

I was quite surprised by the 'who' reveal. I didn't see it coming and was very pleased.

So, all in all, an uneve
Derek Milman
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an absolutely riveting thriller: queer; complex characters; beautifully atmospheric; a plot so perfectly twisty it is nearly poetry. I had a hard time putting it down. Every time I thought I figured out the answer, I was proved wrong yet again. Cannot recommend enough.
Dec 09, 2018 marked it as maybe-so-maybe-not
I... I can't decide whether this book sounds horrible or amazing.
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
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4 / 5

~review to come~

This was fun! Like Pretty Little Liars but one of the girls is super rich and the other is part of an extreme Christian movement whilst being a lesbian.

Read my reviews on my blog:
Lydia Hephzibah
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a pretty solid ya mystery/thriller! I did guess the ending quite a bit before, so it didn't pack nearly as much punch as it could have, but I don't know if that's because it was too obvious or I just read enough of this genre for it to be clear

thanks to Netgalley for an eARC!
Karen Whittard
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I you like pretty little liars, Riverdale and Gossip girl, then this is the next book for you. This book is littered with suspense, it is a great book and I really hope that there will be more in the series.
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

All Eyes On Us centers on two polar opposite girls: Amanda Kelly and Rosalie Bell. While very different, they have more than a few things in common. They are both dating Carter Shaw who is basically small town royalty in the suburb of Logansville. Amanda Kelly is the girlfriend who everyone knows about and who everyone assumes will be the future Mrs. Shaw. In fact, her futu
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
This sounds sooooo good! I need it now!!!

Seriously, this sounds like the perfect book for me. I can't wait to read it.
I’m slipping through the crowd, making eye contact and smiling, when my phone chimes. Instead of the usual message preview, the words Private Number light up the screen. I glance around, then step out of the hall and into the entryway. Perched on the lip of the Shaws’ stone fountain, my red Louboutins flashing against the blue marble floor that looks like the ocean, I open the text.

New Year, New You. Wouldn’t you look better without a cheater on your arm?

00 high points final
– Effectively suspenseful and thrilling
Steff Pasciuti
Truthfully, All Eyes On Us by Kit Frick isn't really my kind of novel. And I had trouble rating it as a result. I wondered how much of my preconceived opinions about thrillers was playing a role and how much it was actually based on the novel. Eventually, after much deliberation, I arrived at a solid three. All Eyes On Us is a story that follows to girls, Amanda and Rosalie who are both dating the same boy. Amanda, Carter's first girlfriend, has been with him for a long time and appears to be th ...more
ARC provided by goodreads cause I Won It In A Giveaway!

okay, let’s start the review. i’m generously rounding my 2.5 rating to 3. so a WHOLE 3 out of 5 stars! *whispering* but really it’s 2.5

CONTENT WARNINGS FOR THIS BOOK: excessive description of violent conversion therapy


amanda is dating carter. carter is dating amanda. carter is also dating rosalie. rosalie is dating paulina, because rosalie is a closet lesbian. rosalie is only dating carter because she needs a beard. sorta, amand
Mari Johnston
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review and many others can also be found at Musings of a (Book) Girl.

Content Warnings: conversion therapy, homophobia, alcoholism, underage drinking, kidnapping, violence, minor being drugged, gaslighting

Going into All Eyes on Us I wasn’t expecting anything other than a thriller, but Kit Frick delivered so much more. We see two girls, who were once enemies, band together to take down the anonymous texter threatening their lives. A story of survival, hope, and choosing your own destiny, All
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Amanda knows how the rest of her life will play out. She’ll marry Carter Shaw, you know, the son of the real estate tycoons. Like her mother, she’ll host charity fund raisers on the arm of her husband. Rosalie just wants to avoid being sent back for conversion therapy. She’s only dating rich guy Carter Shaw to appease her parents and hopefully avoid being caught with her girlfriend Pauline. Then both girls start getting anonymous texts about dating a cheater. Things are about to get dan
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
For my full review, check out this post on my blog! (starting June 14th, 2019 at 9am)
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve read, from cover to cover, a good thriller mystery. I don’t know if I haven’t had any luck with choosing a good one but All Eyes on Us blew me away. I honestly don’t read a lot of this genre, mainly because I’m always super gullible and my imagination runs wild. i tend to avoid the stories that stick in your brain and make their way into your subconscious. (Side note: I
Tiffany Neal
Thank you, NetGalley for the digital ARC of this YA novel.

Kit Frick does an incredible job creating a mystery in a story told from two teenage girls’ perspectives. I found the book to be fast paced, written well, and the characters were easy to get to know and root for.

The bigger reason this book is powerful and important deals with the message behind the both MCs’ lives. Amanda’s parents are trying to direct her life so that they can live in a certain social and financial bracket, preventing h
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I am never a fan of thrillers, but lately, I am! All Eyes on Us was no exception, as I was pleasantly surprised and did not see any of the twists and turns coming.

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The story follows the POVs of two characters, which instantly made the story more interesting for me. I'm a sucker for reading through more than one POV, and two POVs is usually just p
A.V. Geiger
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to read an ARC, and I couldn’t put this book down! A wrenching look at the abuse some teens suffer in the name of “conversion therapy,” and the mystery kept me guessing until almost the last page. If you like thrillers full of secrets and blackmail and twisted anonymous text messages... read this!
Jessica M.
Rating is 3.5 stars. I received an ARC of this novel due to release in June 2019. It follows two girls named Amanda and Rosalie who are receiving anonymous text messages that turn threatening to their lives. The twist about the person who was sending the messages was great but other parts were predictable. It was an entertaining YA thriller.
Amanda Hanson
Oh my goodness, Kit Frick is so good. I was actually surprised by the ending of this book. I didn’t guess correctly! But wow wow wow, was it an ending. It’s the ending I wanted for PLL, honestly.

If you like YA and you like thrillers, this book is for you!
May 14, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 35%

I tried, I really did. There's nothing wrong with this book, but I'm just incredibly bored. I have zero drive to pick this book up and actually read it, and as a result I'm just NOT READING, which is never a good thing because I love reading. When I do pick it up, my mind is wandering and I only end up reading a few pages to a chapter before putting it down again to do something else. I have decided to put it down for good so that I can enjoy reading again!
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Content Warnings: intense flashback scenes depicting abusive conversion "therapy" tactics; homophobia; parental alcoholism; bullying/threats of violence, gaslighting

Rep: Rep: F/F relationship (1 MC, 1 Mexican-American SC), M/M relationship (SCs)

The weight of expectations, the fear of them, are heavy upon the shoulders of Amanda and Rosalie. Amanda's relationship with Carter, the golden boy of the town, is supposed to save her secretly debt ridden family. Rosalie has to keep her girl, Paulina, a
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq
I'll preface this review by stating I am a huge fan of the Pretty Little Liars book series.

This is billed as PLL-esque, and it is. To a point.

This isn't a bad novel by any means -- I quite enjoyed it. But outside of the main characters (Amanda and Rosalie) being blackmailed by a mysterious person who they nickname "Private", this book really isn't much like PLL. PLL's A was almost superhuman at times, but in a deeply unsettling way -- and of course A was never afraid to get their hands dirty
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Kit Frick is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow from Pittsburgh, PA. She studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse Unive
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