Today I have a snazzy book tour and giveaway for you!
ABOUT THE BOOK
See All the Stars by Kit Frick
Publisher: McElderry Books
Release date: August 14, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Part love story, part thriller, We Were Liars meets Goodbye Days in this suspenseful,
It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.
THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s
whole solar system.
NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception,
and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.
THEN Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the be-
ginning of a spectacular, bright love.
NOW Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and
summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out
by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by
guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds
that even in the present, the past is everywhere.
The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the
lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kit Frick is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. When she isn’t putting complicated characters in impossible situations, Kit edits poetry and literary fiction for a small press, edits for private clients, and mentors emerging writers through Pitch Wars. Her debut young adult novel is See All the Stars (Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, August 14, 2018), and her debut full-length poetry collection is A Small Rising Up in the Lungs (New American Press, fall 2018).
Prize: One finished copy of See All the Stars by Kit Frick (USA only)
Review: This was an odd one for me, I related to Ellory’s shyness, and the writing was excellent, but there wasn’t a whole lot going on for the first quarter or so of the book. But I never actually felt bored, in fact I was so riveted that I kept reading which is not often for me when reading contemporary. There’s just something about the book that kept my attention and compelled me to keep turning the pages.
I liked the unreliable narrator thing going on, since the book was told in Ellory’s perspective you don’t quite get the whole truth since she’s not even telling herself the truth. Most of the book was contemporary but as you get to the last quarter it turns into a thriller and the revelations blew my mind! They made the time jumps, Ellory’s long break from school, and her breakup make sense and upped the wow factor for me.
The book was riveting and compelling, the ending was really satisfying, and I loved Miss Frick’s writing. I recommend this book!
P.S. That cover is gorgeous!
Rating: 4 Stars
Recommendation: ages 16 and up
FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
1. Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I-I took the one with Ret.
2. It hits me that this is exactly how I used to see Matthias’s world. An onion, endless layers. You know you’re going to end up with tears streaming down your face. But you grit your teeth. You keep peeling the layers back.
3. I told myself everything was fine. With Matthias, with my friends. I told myself the universe was thrumming along in perfect equilibrium.
4. I thought Bex and Jenni were the lemmings, but the biggest lemming was me. And Ret could see it. She saw me. And then I let her tell me who to be.
5. My entire body was a thousand tiny robin’s eggs, stitched together with invisible thread. One bump, one push, one too hard shake of my hand, and everything was going to shatter.
6. Ret was the sun and I was the moon, and I could see straight through her.
7. She’d never admit it, not even to me, but too much happiness scared her. It meant having something to lose.
8. I fought for us and it wasn’t enough. Remembering that girl–the one who believed in happily ever after–makes me want to cry or scream or disappear.
9. Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I–I walked away, but I never said goodbye. It was an ending, but not the end. And Ret, I owe you that.
10. Ret. You were wild and bold and absolutely maddening. Selfish and demanding and more scared than you’d ever admit. You were adrenaline rushes and tested limits and fierce, bright light. And now we have to say goodbye.
11. But you lied to me, Ret. You thought I’d give in, like I always gave in to you. And then you went and died on me, and I couldn’t even hate you, I was so busy hating myself.
12. I will make something worthwhile out of everything we destroyed. It won’t be perfect, and it will never be enough to bring you back. But it is what I can do.
I hope you enjoyed!