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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  475 ratings  ·  145 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
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Carrie
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick is a young adult mystery/thriller. The story is told from a dual point of view style with alternating the chapters between the two female leads, Amanda Kelly and Rosalie Bell.

Amanda is one of those girls that seems to have her future all laid out for her and a perfect life. Amanda has been in a relationship with Carter Shaw for years and they have been that golden couple in school. Carter’s family is incredibly rich and it’s assumed Amanda and Carter will marry
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Krystal
A little light on the drama I was hoping for, but an okay read I suppose.

Amanda was perfectly nasty to start with but Rosalie was dealing with real trauma and I'm gonna be honest, I wasn't ready for it. I was totally expecting some petty teenage drama with a side of rich-people problems. NOT THE CASE.

Here's the deal: Amanda is the typical mean queen B and Carter is her arm candy. He's the typical, 'most popular guy in the school' and he and Amanda are destined to get married, be rich and do lots
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Kit Frick
Aug 15, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jamie beauty_andthebook_
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dahlia
Apr 27, 2019 added it
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.
Kelsea
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
Don't you hate when you finish a book and you don't know how to feel about it. Like it wasn't bad, but you didn't really care about it enough to be good either, so it's just okay I'm done with that - onto the next book. That's kinda how I'm feeling after finishing All Eyes On Us.

I liked Amanda and Rosalie's character progression, but I thought the mystery was pretty obvious and I never really enjoy religion in books - expecially if it endorces conversion therapy (majoy trigger warning). I also
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Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
Wouldn’t you look better without a cheater on your arm?

Trigger Warnings: Conversion Therapy, Religious Fanaticism, Homophobia, Parental Shunning, Alcoholism, Threats of Outting and Violence.

I went on a splurge at the bookstore in June and kind of was grabbing at stuff, whatever looked good to me. Screw the Goodreads ratings - I was just buying blind. This one was on the books that I hadn't heard of prior but looked like fun, so was my blind buy worth it? Well, Kind of.

All Eye on Us is a
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Rachel Solomon
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to read an early version of this, and it is EXCELLENT.
Sam (she_who_reads_)
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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.
Mandy
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Probably more like 3.5 stars.
This is the story of Rosalie and Amanda, two seventeen year old girls who are under tremendous pressure at home and are both dating the same boy. Rosalie is seeing Carter as a cover as she is secretly gay and her family are members of the FOC, who have recently been exposed as a cult rather than the church that they say they are. Rosalie has in the past undergone conversion therapy to " cure" her, so she is trying to keep her girlfriend secret, but Carter seems to be
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OutlawPoet
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
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
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Iris
Dec 09, 2018 marked it as maybe-so-maybe-not  ·  review of another edition
I... I can't decide whether this book sounds horrible or amazing.
Derek Milman
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
Atlas
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
We're at the center of everything. All eyes on us.

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4 / 5


I'd describeAll Eyes On Usas a cross betweenPretty Little LiarsandOne of Us is Lyingwith a dash of The Thousandth Floor. This deceptively simple book packs a lot in and is entertaining, with lots of the drama and the glitz and glamour of the wealthy alongside plot twists.

Everyone wants my attention the second we hit the doors. That's the price of being Amanda Kelly

All Eyes On Usalternates between Amanda Kelly, devoted girlfriend to
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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
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Lydia Hephzibah
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 Barber
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
All Eyes On Us focuses on two girls - Amanda and Rosalie - who seem very different, but who have a lot more in common than they realise...Carter Shaw, son of a local businessman.
Amanda is part of his social circle and their families have been pushing for them to be a couple since they were little. Amanda's life is mapped out for her. College with Carter, a long engagement and then children, turning a blind eye to Carter's indiscretions because that's what's expected of her. For years, she's
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Julie (Bookish.Intoxication)
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

When I saw this title, from Kit Frick, I knew I had to read it. I love her writing style and the way that she writes real characters. This book was no exception.

Incredibly entertaining, it kept you on the edge of your seat. A boy who has everything, who wants for a life of anonymity, a girl with so many expectations from her parents to make them millions and a girl who is pressured by her church to suppress and
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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.
Rachel
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
*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
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Books on Stereo
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A solid thriller that adds a nice amount of social commentary.
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 the ...more
Donna
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ooooo did ALL EYES ON US surprise me, in more ways than one. I read the first chapter, which is Amanda, before going to bed and my initial thought was oh. A bunch of rich kids get played with? Meh. But I don’t stop reading after ten pages, but I fully anticipated stopping around the 50 page mark. Nope. That did not happen.

The book is told in alternating points of view between Amanda, a rich girl who has her life all planned out with her equally rich boyfriend, and Rosalie, the lesbian stuck in a
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Mari Johnston
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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Elizabeth
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
3.5 STARS

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
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Bookishly
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, arcs
For my full review, check out this post on my blog! (starting June 14th, 2019 at 9am)
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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
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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
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