All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick | Review

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All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick | ReviewAll Eyes on Us by Kit Frick
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on June 4, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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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…

(Last Updated On: November 24, 2021)
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I am never a fan of thrillers, but lately, I am! All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick 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 annoying. 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.

Final Thoughts

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.

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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 by Kit Frick. There were so many twists and turns! It was reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars, but in a good way!

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3 Comments

  1. It’s cool when tastes change and books we used to not like we end up enjoying. This sounds like a good read and one which I’ll probably easily get sucked into and really enjoy. Especially if there are twists that are unexpected.

  2. I love reading a book with many twists and turns, where the author leads you to think one thing but actually reveals something else instead. I’m not a fan of multiple POVs, but I think I’ll find a way to get through it for the twists. *waddles to add to TBR*

  3. I don’t read many thrillers either but I do appreciate a very good one! You make this one sound really good! Conversion therapy is a topic I always find interesting! Ans twists and turns are always a treat for bookworms 🙂

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