See All The Stars is a young-adult mystery novel that follows Ellory-May, a high-school student entering her senior year at Pine Wood. The chapters alternate between ‘then’ and ‘now’; then Ellory was part of a close-knit friendship group, now she’s in her senior year trying to navigate to her locker without bumping into anyone. The ‘then’ chapters build chronologically towards the event which Ellory’s parents refer to as ‘the fall’; what actually happens isn’t revealed to the reader until right at the end, I was expected to be disappointed but was pleasantly surprised by.
The alternating worked really well as you get to see the changes in Ellory’s character and the effect whatever happened had on her and it was great at building suspense; I did get the ‘must keep reading, must find out what happened’ feeling as the ‘then’ chapters inched closer and closer towards her Junior year Spring Break.
I gave this four out of five stars and would recommend to anyone who’s enjoyed shows/books along the lines of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars; its the dark side and drama behind female high school friendships.
See All The Stars is currently scheduled for release on 13th August 2018. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.