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.All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on June 4, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller
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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 boyfriend, real estate heir Carter Shaw. He’s kind, ambitious, the town golden boy—but he’s far from perfect. Because behind Amanda’s back, Carter is also dating Rosalie.
PRIVATE NUMBER: I’m watching you, Sweetheart. ROSALIE: Who IS this?
Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend—while concealing her identity from her Christian fundamentalist parents. After years spent in and out of conversion “therapy,” her own safety is her top priority. But maintaining a fake, straight relationship is killing her from the inside.
When an anonymous texter ropes Amanda and Rosalie into a bid to take Carter down, the girls become collateral damage—and unlikely allies in a fight to unmask their stalker before Private uproots their lives.
PRIVATE NUMBER: You shouldn’t have ignored me. Now look what you made me do…
I am never a fan of thrillers, but lately, I am! All Eyes on Us was no exception. I am pleasantly surprised and did not see any of the twists and turns coming.
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 perfect. The reader is immediately introduced to Amanda and Rosalie, two girls who just so happen to be dating the same guy: Carter. Now, Carter is kind of an ass. First of all, he’s so ignorant to believe that Amanda, his first girlfriend, has no clue that he’s dating another, yet, of course she does.
WELL, stuff gets crazy as soon as both Amanda and Rosalie start getting this creepy text messages from a private number. Crazy, right? This number keeps sending them weird messages. It tells Amanda that she needs to break up with him. When she doesn’t, someone decorates her entire locker in stuff that looks peculiarly similar to blood.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book because of how mysterious it was. Truthfully, I really thought that I knew the direction that the book was taking, and then all of a sudden it went elsewhere! It’s awesome when that happens. I was completely surprised when I found out who the private number actually was.
I also loved that this book featured an LGBT character with Rosalie. She’s actually just dating Carter because of her family and their opinions towards the fact that Rosalie is LGBT. Her parents even force her to do conversion therapy because they’re unhappy with her. This is why she fake dates Carter. I loved Rosalie… in fact, she was my favorite character. She grows immensely throughout the novel, and same with Amanda.
I would definitely recommend reading All Eyes on Us. There were so many twists and turns! It was reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars, but in a good way!