All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire _ Book Review


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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 Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town.

Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win back her friendship…and her heart.

Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left.


{{I recieved an arc from Netgalley for an honest review}}

I am a huge fan of Jamie McGuire and I don’t think I have ever read a book by her that I didn’t enjoy in some way. All the Little Lights is one of those books were when you learn the huge secret at the end it makes you change the way you thought of certain characters. This review is going to be short and sweet because I really don’t want to give away anything. #nospoilers

 My favorite part of the book was Elliot. He is head strong and determined at such a young age. Elliot’s character is just so well written. He isn’t perfect, and he has flaws, but he doesn’t ignore them, and they help to make him who he is. Catherine took a while to grow on me, she pushed people away and her reasoning was vague at times. She had a huge secret that she’s keeping from everyone and it was one that I completely didn’t guess.

My biggest complaint with the story was that it felt way too long and dragged at times. Other than that, as a whole it was beautiful written with high emotion and a bit of suspense. I look forward to more of Jamie McGuire’s books in the future.

Pain is beautiful?” she asked […]
“Pain . . . love. Can’t really have one without the other.”




7 thoughts on “All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire _ Book Review

    1. Thank you! yeah this would be a good one to start with since it’s a complete stand alone. The Maddox Brothers series is one of my favorites, it starts with Beautiful Disaster 😁

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