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Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and We Were Liars, All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn is a gripping young adult thriller told from the perspective of everyone except the alleged killer—a seventeen-year-old girl. You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and We Were Liars, All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn is a gripping young adult thriller told from the perspective of everyone except the alleged killer—a seventeen-year-old girl. You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did…. Everyone thinks they know what happened. Some say Tabby pushed him off that cliff— she didn’t even like hiking. She was jealous. She had more than her share of demons. Others think he fell accidentally—she loved Mark. She would never hurt him…even if he hurt her. But what’s the real story? All Eyes On Her is told from everyone but Tabby herself as the people in her life string together the events that led Tabby to that cliff. Her best friend. Her sister. Her enemy. Her ex-boyfriend. Because everybody thinks they know a girl better than she knows herself. What do you think is the truth?


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Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and We Were Liars, All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn is a gripping young adult thriller told from the perspective of everyone except the alleged killer—a seventeen-year-old girl. You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and We Were Liars, All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn is a gripping young adult thriller told from the perspective of everyone except the alleged killer—a seventeen-year-old girl. You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did…. Everyone thinks they know what happened. Some say Tabby pushed him off that cliff— she didn’t even like hiking. She was jealous. She had more than her share of demons. Others think he fell accidentally—she loved Mark. She would never hurt him…even if he hurt her. But what’s the real story? All Eyes On Her is told from everyone but Tabby herself as the people in her life string together the events that led Tabby to that cliff. Her best friend. Her sister. Her enemy. Her ex-boyfriend. Because everybody thinks they know a girl better than she knows herself. What do you think is the truth?

30 review for All Eyes on Her

  1. 4 out of 5

    daph_pink

    3.5✨ Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, And Jill .... Well read this book to know what actually might have happened to Jill if this nursery rhyme was actually a murder plot! High school senior Tabitha and her Ivy League boyfriend, swimming star Mark hike into the woods. He falls from a cliff and dies. She stands accused of his murder. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone thinks they know Tabby. Love her or hate her, they judge her. Well personal 3.5✨ Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, And Jill .... Well read this book to know what actually might have happened to Jill if this nursery rhyme was actually a murder plot! High school senior Tabitha and her Ivy League boyfriend, swimming star Mark hike into the woods. He falls from a cliff and dies. She stands accused of his murder. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone thinks they know Tabby. Love her or hate her, they judge her. Well personally I enjoyed this story a lot so let's break down my likes and dislikes ! Things I absolutely loved Writing / Narration This is where the author actually nailed it !The writing format and layout of this story really works well because it is told from multiple POVs to include the main and side characters involved in Tabby’s and Matt’s lives aside from these two themselves. There were also Tabby’s old text messages, diary entries, and newspaper clippings. I thought this allowed for the audience to begin to formulate their own opinions on the situation and learn as we go rather than already having all of the facts laid out. Furthermore, the author does a fantastic job of seeding doubt in everything in order to dismantle your preconceived notions about gender roles.I loved how the author made everyone a suspect, or at least had them seem suspicious. People can think they know someone, but their interactions with them - - along with their perceptions - - might make them feel differently. My thoughts are polarising about it Characters To be honest I didn't liked any of the characters but we all have flaws and nobody is perfect but I guess some of their actions were rather stupid I can say!Tabby’s sister Bridget and her best friend Elle are her staunchest supporters. I was a huge fan of both Bridget (Tabby’s sister) and Elle (Tabby’s best friend). Both of them were severely loyal and dedicated to Tabby, and along the way, each of them experience their own metamorphosis. Most everyone else wants to tear Tabitha down, some for their own pleasure, some for the drama and some because they think she wronged them. We only hear from Tabitha in the last chapter. Plot While I didn’t think that this one offered anything particularly new or surprising to the YA murder mystery genre, I still found All Eyes on Her to be a completely engrossing read nonetheless. The story was "BASIC" in my opinion or rather I say " MEDIOCRE". Any red herring thrown at readers weren't surprising enough! Things I didn't liked Because ofc this wasn't perfect The ending I’m pretty sure Flynn did this purposefully, is that I still don’t feel like I understand what makes Tabitha tick and the absolute, unvarnished truth about what happened on the cliff.For the final entry, we are left with a major unreliable narrator: Tabby—can we trust her?Sadly, I'm not thrilled with the ending, despite most of the story's threads being wrapped up. There's too much we still don't know, and only one person with the all of the answers. That person isn't inclined to be 100% honest, so we're left wondering what the truth actually is. I wouldn't say the ending was unsatisfying, because it did follow the same pattern as the rest of the book, but I wish the conclusion had been more definitive. More insight on Tabby's parents or the town people verdict I would liked to have read short entries from random people in town giving their opinion as a sort of objective view of the situation, especially since the fact that they lived in such a small town was frequently being mentioned. Even an entry from the parents of the couple—how they were handling the case and the loss of their children.  The parents and adults in this book were mostly nonexistent. Tabby's parents just sucked. You would love this book if you liked Y/A mysteries like We were liars, Good girls guide to murder , one of us is lying or the truth about Alice. Recommended for people in search for past paced mystery book which will make you question everything , this is for you!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    A golden boy, remarkable swimmer, Princeton’s shining star, wearing bright yellow running shoes went to hike with his girlfriend, only 17, not so girl next door, mostly called trash who doesn’t do anything to deny that notorious reputation, wearing pink running shoes! The boy fell from the cliff, the girl came back alone! The boy is drown. The girl is scared shirtless! The girl says it was accident. You know what, the girl’s story has more holes than my sweatpants! Let’s introduce them with thei A golden boy, remarkable swimmer, Princeton’s shining star, wearing bright yellow running shoes went to hike with his girlfriend, only 17, not so girl next door, mostly called trash who doesn’t do anything to deny that notorious reputation, wearing pink running shoes! The boy fell from the cliff, the girl came back alone! The boy is drown. The girl is scared shirtless! The girl says it was accident. You know what, the girl’s story has more holes than my sweatpants! Let’s introduce them with their real names. Mark and Tabby who had a toxic relationship and planned to break up with each other million times. Both of them acted insane when they were together. They brought out the worst in each other’s. So did they have the worst fight and did Tabby kill him as self defense? But who is the real Tabby? A killer, a manipulator, a sociopath, an attention seeker, power and spotlight thirsty, dangerous girl, a villain, a cheater? Or is she neglected, abused, fragile girl? A supportive sister, a loyal friend, a honest but also jealous girlfriend? Is she a victim of a controlling relationship and martyr of the boosting biased hatred of social media by the jealous people who wants to shred the pieces of her? Is she a prey or is she bloody hunter? Let’s listen to her close circle: Her best friend keeps dark secrets which may have directly ruined Tabby’s life. Yes, Elle, we talk about you! I know you did everything to save your bestie from the abusive relationship but you’re not better person than her. Her ex Beck may still have crush on her and he thinks she is innocent. But he’s also not reliable witness. Maybe he helped her with the murder. What about Mark’s best friend Keegen? He hates the guts of her and from the beginning of their relationship he wanted them break up, spying every move of Tabby for catching her in the act to report to Mark. Why was the real reason behind his hatred? Her nemesis Lou hates her since she stole her part at Streetcar Named Desire and humiliated her in front of her teacher’s wife. She posts her videos at school which shows Tabby’s dark violent side she perfectly hides. Now entire media outlets sniffed the blood smell and they go after story to crucify Tabby. Great job, Lou! But did you do it as perfect law abiding citizen or were you afraid of the possibility that she could steal your boyfriend who is also Tabby’s ex Beck? And sweet Brigitte, the well behaved, good, loyal sister, who believes the media distorted the facts about her sister and she believes her innocence from the beginning. But is she really the sweet girl everyone believes? She can be lion when it comes to protect her loved ones. From the beginning each POV insists they’re telling the truth but none of them are reliable or accurate. Do they really know who the real Tabby is and what she is capable of? When all eyes are on you, there’s nowhere else to look but in. Do they know how to look in to have an objective view? Well: the pacing, multi POVed, riveting writing style were the strengths of the novel. But instead of Brigitte, all of the characters were despicable and you find yourself burning with huge desire to vomit at their faces at several times. And yes, there are twists and surprises but most of them are obvious and so predictable. I still I enjoyed the final chapter which finally gives us Tabby’s POV! Overall: it’s not my favorite YA thriller experience but it was still better than most of the works I’ve read. I lowered my points because I want to write another book about how I fantasize to kill these disgusting characters. But I’m still rounding up my 3.5 stars to 4! I want to read more works of the author. And I’m ending my long talk to take a break and jump into another thriller. Goodbye for now, my dear friends. See you at another review!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea Humphrey

    3.5 stars rounded to 4, because this wasn't anything original, but I had a dern tootin' good time reading it. *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did…. Those few sentences were all I needed to read to know that All Eyes on Her is a book right up my ally and it did not disappoint. The pacing, the character development, and the multiple point of views were all on point. Keep in mind that this is a YA mystery so you get all that teen angst and some You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did…. Those few sentences were all I needed to read to know that All Eyes on Her is a book right up my ally and it did not disappoint. The pacing, the character development, and the multiple point of views were all on point. Keep in mind that this is a YA mystery so you get all that teen angst and some really catty bitchiness and, I admit, that sometimes this works for me and sometimes it doesn't but I'm happy to report - This worked for me! I was never fully sure what happened that day on the mountain and I'm still not fully sure that I do after turning the last page but I do believe that this was done purposely by the author. Ultimately I enjoyed this book for the easy, popcorn popping, juicy little gossip fest that it is and I am totally unashamed. Thank you to Edelweiss and Imprint for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    This book has the easy fast paced teenage voice, though at times I'm tired of their bad mouthing of one another. I like how the story is organized with newspaper clippings, chat messages, diary excepts, etc. Teen relationships are so rocky. I do like one advice during the story was to enjoy more in life than letting the relationships get in the way. In the end, I don't favor any character because they all do something mean to one another. 
This book started with Tabby, 17, giving an interview to This book has the easy fast paced teenage voice, though at times I'm tired of their bad mouthing of one another. I like how the story is organized with newspaper clippings, chat messages, diary excepts, etc. Teen relationships are so rocky. I do like one advice during the story was to enjoy more in life than letting the relationships get in the way. In the end, I don't favor any character because they all do something mean to one another. 
This book started with Tabby, 17, giving an interview to a highest bidder telling viewers not to believe everything they hear/read. She is accused of killing her boyfriend Mark, 20. The book let you, readers, reading through different views and deciding for yourself if she's guilty or not. Then the story begins, told in the first person point of view following Elle, Tabby's best friend. Elle's view recalled that Tabby, beautiful & popular, called her in the middle of the night to cry over how Mark, the town's golden boy, died. The second view is Bridget, 15. Bridget said her big sister, Tabby went out to hike at the lookout known as the Split with Mark and didn't come home until late. The third view is Keegan, Mark's best friend. He felt mad that Mark died and believed Tabby is guilty. The fourth view is Beck, Tabby's ex and Lou's current beau, told via police interrogations. The fifth view is Lou who disliked Tabby since 10th grade's school play. There are other individual views to give their opinions as well. This book is divided into 4 parts. 
All Eyes on Her is well written and easy to read because reading this book feels like the characters are talking to us. I like the bits about how girls have to say sorry often and how they have to scream to be heard. Little by little, new evidences are being revealed. I like that I couldn't guess the cause of death. As much as I enjoyed the modern technology usage in this story with news article posted and comments from online trolls, I find the newspaper clippings often repeat the who and the what. I laughed at Tabby for monetizing her experiences because I see that happening all over with book deals and movie deals. I like how the author worded Tabby's reasons for writing her book. xoxo, Jasmine at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com for more details Many thanks to Fierce Reads for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Tl;dr: If you read only one young adult title in 2020 make it this one! All Eyes on Her is a searing look at gender roles, emotional abuse/manipulation, and how much and how strongly society judges teenage girls. All this and one cracking mystery--one where you, the reader, are left to think about who did what and why and (and this is the best part!) what role your assumptions about teenagers, gender, and society are. (Yes!!) To say I loved All Eyes on Her is an understatement because I adored it Tl;dr: If you read only one young adult title in 2020 make it this one! All Eyes on Her is a searing look at gender roles, emotional abuse/manipulation, and how much and how strongly society judges teenage girls. All this and one cracking mystery--one where you, the reader, are left to think about who did what and why and (and this is the best part!) what role your assumptions about teenagers, gender, and society are. (Yes!!) To say I loved All Eyes on Her is an understatement because I adored it so much I read it twice and then begged to order as many copies as possible.* I also had more than seventy (83 to be precise) highlighted text portions and easily half a dozen notes. It's an easy read but astonishingly compelling and extremely thought provoking. One of the best books I've read in 2020 and if you loved Gone Girl or Sadie you will love this! *I don't know why there isn't more marketing/publicity for All Eyes on Her! I haven't seen any promotional ads or...anything and for a book this smart and sharp, for a novel that asks so many questions, that grips you tight even as it makes you question just about everything, it needs and deserves the widest audience possible! This is so much better than Sadie, because it is about living teenage girls and how society and we (the readers) see and judge them. So yeah, I loved this and if you're still reading, stop and go add and read All Eyes on Her. You deserve to read this outstanding book!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alexa

    This one is a must-read for YA thriller fans and those who enjoy taut, social thrillers. I wasn't sure at first how it would work with the conceit--it's the story of a tragic death (or is it a murder?) told from the POVs of a bunch of people who know Tabby, the girl suspected of foul play in her boyfriend Mark's death. It's all about how THEY see her, their assumptions, their snippets of information and speculation. Interspersed with their first person accounts are articles, Tabby's diary and he This one is a must-read for YA thriller fans and those who enjoy taut, social thrillers. I wasn't sure at first how it would work with the conceit--it's the story of a tragic death (or is it a murder?) told from the POVs of a bunch of people who know Tabby, the girl suspected of foul play in her boyfriend Mark's death. It's all about how THEY see her, their assumptions, their snippets of information and speculation. Interspersed with their first person accounts are articles, Tabby's diary and her text messages to Mark over the past year. I was HOOKED. I flew through this, oscillating wildly, re: my feelings for Tabby, for Mark, for the POV characters. God LOU. I really hated her at times. Keegan was also his own special brand of annoying. I sympathized with Tabby's sister Bridget and her bestie Elle, but at the same time I wasn't entirely sure I could trust them. Via this conceit, the book explores the golden boy vs. slutty girl dichotomy; how we give the benefit of the doubt to good ole boys and seek to destroy pretty girls, forward girls... all sorts of girls. The book twists and turns and uses our own biases and feelings against us at times. The ending gives no easy answers, though there's still enough throughout the book to parse the answers you want. Yeah in short I LOVED IT and recommended it enthusiastically to fans of thrillers in general, especially if you like Dateline-esque "did he jump from that cliff or did she push him?" type who-dun-its. This is now on my favorite YA thrillers list.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

    Thank you Macmillan Audio for the free ALC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I can’t believe I haven’t seen much of this one on bookstagram. I was intrigued by the synopsis and then started it on a whim yesterday and I barely hit pause until I was able to finish. Where are my Sadie and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder fans? You’re looking at your next binge-worthy YA thrill ride! The audio is FANTASTIC! A (large) full cast, and while it doesn’t have podcast elements like the Thank you Macmillan Audio for the free ALC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I can’t believe I haven’t seen much of this one on bookstagram. I was intrigued by the synopsis and then started it on a whim yesterday and I barely hit pause until I was able to finish. Where are my Sadie and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder fans? You’re looking at your next binge-worthy YA thrill ride! The audio is FANTASTIC! A (large) full cast, and while it doesn’t have podcast elements like the titles I mentioned above, I think that’s the only form of media it was lacking. It’s got diary entries, text messages, news articles, police interviews, and blog posts. I have to get myself a physical copy now, because I’m dying to see what it looks like inside. All Eyes on Her has your typical mean girl high school student who is the subject of a murder investigation. We hear everyone else’s side of the story besides hers. The reader really gets to be the judge/jury on what happened. Who do you believe? I think some people might be annoyed with the ending, but I loved it! In my opinion, it leaves the reader wondering just the right amount. Add this one to your TBR for next month! Can’t recommend the audio enough, but even though I haven’t seen it for myself, I bet the physical copy is pretty awesome too!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kelly deVos

    You know those books that make you want to stay home with a cup of cocoa and cancel everything and read? This is one of those. An incredibly well-paced thriller with with sharp psychological features that’s loaded with barbed zingers about the unfair expectations facing teen girls, ALL EYES ON HER will keep you guessing until the very end. Is Tabby Cousins a victim or a vicious killer? Is Mark the Shark a golden boy or an abuser who got what was coming to him? The answers to those questions may You know those books that make you want to stay home with a cup of cocoa and cancel everything and read? This is one of those. An incredibly well-paced thriller with with sharp psychological features that’s loaded with barbed zingers about the unfair expectations facing teen girls, ALL EYES ON HER will keep you guessing until the very end. Is Tabby Cousins a victim or a vicious killer? Is Mark the Shark a golden boy or an abuser who got what was coming to him? The answers to those questions may depend on who you are, and ultimately all eyes may be on you.

  10. 4 out of 5

    rachel ☾

    ➸ Trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[adult-minor relationship, cheating discussed, abusive relationship, slut shaming, bullying, abortion mentioned, death from a fall, drowning, grief & loss depiction, and death of a boyfriend & best friend (central theme) (hide spoiler)] . Blog • Trigger Warning Database • Twitter • Instagram ➸ Trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[adult-minor relationship, cheating discussed, abusive relationship, slut shaming, bullying, abortion mentioned, death from a fall, drowning, grief & loss depiction, and death of a boyfriend & best friend (central theme) (hide spoiler)] . Blog • Trigger Warning Database • Twitter • Instagram

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kristi

    All Eyes on Her is a difficult book to describe, it’s a mystery/thriller wrapped up in a blanket of social issues, dysfunctional relationships and unreliable narrators all told in a variety of voices and perspectives. Tabby Cousins went on a hike with her uber hot boyfriend, Mark the Shark, golden boy swimmer and returns alone. This is where literally EVERYONE knows what happened: Tabby pushed her boyfriend off the cliff or Mark got too close to the edge and fell off accidentally or …. It’s left All Eyes on Her is a difficult book to describe, it’s a mystery/thriller wrapped up in a blanket of social issues, dysfunctional relationships and unreliable narrators all told in a variety of voices and perspectives. Tabby Cousins went on a hike with her uber hot boyfriend, Mark the Shark, golden boy swimmer and returns alone. This is where literally EVERYONE knows what happened: Tabby pushed her boyfriend off the cliff or Mark got too close to the edge and fell off accidentally or …. It’s left to the reader to decipher the clues left by the secondary characters who, incidentally, could be suspects themselves! It seems that there are many out there who had plenty of reasons to push Mark off a cliff, if indeed, that is what happened. The secondary characters are intriguing and I hesitate to call them secondary because although we’re hearing Tabby’s story, we’re hearing it through the eyes of those that are closest to her or have reason to investigate a little deeper. Each character is morally gray and justifies their actions clearly within their narrative which to me, made them all the more sketch. Even though I didn’t hear from Tabby until the very end, I learned a lot about her through the eyes of those who knew her best; those that both loved and hated her or maybe a combination of both. But just how accurate are their portrayals? To be clear, there are no ‘perfect’ characters in this story, everyone is morally gray to some extent, realistically so which makes this the perfect mystery in trying to untangle the subjective musings of the characters. The plot moves along at a pretty quick pace and alternates between narrators seamlessly thanks to the talented Khristine Hvam - one of my favorites whose narrated all of LT's novels! Her voice is perfectly pitched for male voices and switches smoothly to the female voices, what a talent and a joy to listen to! There are creative twists and red herrings that kept the story moving forward along with a whole slew of secrets that made the guessing all that much harder. One of my favorite YA audios this year, a true mystery that I think fans will eat up and discuss for a long time. I know I need to talk to someone about that ending! Thanks to Macmillan Audio for gifting me All Eyes on Her!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amber (The Book Bratz)

    Holy shit this sounds amazing 😱😱😱

  13. 4 out of 5

    PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    4.5 STARS High school senior Tabitha and her Ivy League boyfriend, swimming star Mark hike into the woods. He falls from a cliff and dies. She stands accused of his murder. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone thinks they know Tabby. Love her or hate her, they judge her. ALL EYES ON HER is the story of what everyone thinks Tabitha did to Mark, or Mark did to Tabby. They all have secrets they believe played a role in what Tabitha did or didn’t do. They all lie, or hide part of the truth. Only Tabby 4.5 STARS High school senior Tabitha and her Ivy League boyfriend, swimming star Mark hike into the woods. He falls from a cliff and dies. She stands accused of his murder. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone thinks they know Tabby. Love her or hate her, they judge her. ALL EYES ON HER is the story of what everyone thinks Tabitha did to Mark, or Mark did to Tabby. They all have secrets they believe played a role in what Tabitha did or didn’t do. They all lie, or hide part of the truth. Only Tabby knows what happened on that ledge. Or maybe someone else was there. Laura Elizabeth Flynn’s latest novel reminded of of THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE, Jennifer Matthieu’s groundbreaking story about a girl who was raped then slut-shamed. In ALICE, readers gradually learn the truth about the teen with the underserved bad-reputation. Multiple narrators, newspaper and blog articles and text messages tell their biased versions of Tabitha. Tabby’s sister Bridget and her best friend Elle are her staunchest supporters. Most everyone else wants to tear Tabitha down, some for their own pleasure, some for the drama and some because they think she wronged them. We only hear from Tabitha in the last chapter. Flynn masterfully allows the story to unfold. Narrators’ biases are meant to be overt. My only criticism, and I’m pretty sure Flynn did this purposefully, is that I still don’t feel like I understand what makes Tabitha tick and the absolute, unvarnished truth about what happened on the cliff. Normally this would REALLY bug me, but Flynn is such a great storyteller, I don’t mind.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Laura Peden

    3.5 stars rounded 👆🏼This was a fun YA mystery! Did Tabby kill her boyfriend in the woods? You’ll hear from everybody surrounding the case except for Tabby...you have to wait til the end to hear directly from her. The narrator did an exceptional job flowing in and out of all the male & female characters. Highly recommend if you like YA Mystery 🖤 3.5 stars rounded 👆🏼This was a fun YA mystery! Did Tabby kill her boyfriend in the woods? You’ll hear from everybody surrounding the case except for Tabby...you have to wait til the end to hear directly from her. The narrator did an exceptional job flowing in and out of all the male & female characters. Highly recommend if you like YA Mystery 🖤

  15. 4 out of 5

    Fizah(Books tales by me)

    This rainy weather was asking for a Mystery so I tried one and guess what My favourite Mystery list got a new member. The Story is about a girl and boy who went hiking but returned only one. This story is about Mark-a Princeton-swimming champ-golden boy and Tabby-dark-suspicious-not so good girl, and many other characters. Tabby is suspected for Mark’s murder, every one believes it from people of school to media. “The world sees what it wants, and make sure everyone else sees it, too”. It is that k This rainy weather was asking for a Mystery so I tried one and guess what My favourite Mystery list got a new member. The Story is about a girl and boy who went hiking but returned only one. This story is about Mark-a Princeton-swimming champ-golden boy and Tabby-dark-suspicious-not so good girl, and many other characters. Tabby is suspected for Mark’s murder, every one believes it from people of school to media. “The world sees what it wants, and make sure everyone else sees it, too”. It is that kind of book which totally hooked you. The writing is so engaging. The format was such a bold attempt which could go wrong, easily. POVs of different characters, author and characters talking to you, a few chapters are in 3rd person POV, text and personal diary format. Everything worked perfectly for me. The character development was so clever, the author gave the reader enough of what is going with each character but she also hides a chunk here and there. I went through many feelings while reading the POV of all characters: Hate, dislike, confusion, betrayal, creepy, disgusted, curious and many more. It got everything which I like in a mystery Perfect pace Engaging writing Well kept secrets Dark characters Mind-blowing twist and turns Court drama & Cryptic Ending I’ll recommend it to everyone.

  16. 5 out of 5

    ✨Brithanie Faith✨

    3/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐ ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I can't say that I'm surprised by my 3 star rating. Don't get me wrong- I enjoyed All Eyes On Her, but there wasn't anything about this book that felt particularly new/exciting to me, or made me feel like I HAD to keep reading it in order to find out what happened next. The pacing in this book was done really well, and there wasn't a single point of view that I felt was unnecessary. I loved the concept of this one, I jus 3/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐ ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I can't say that I'm surprised by my 3 star rating. Don't get me wrong- I enjoyed All Eyes On Her, but there wasn't anything about this book that felt particularly new/exciting to me, or made me feel like I HAD to keep reading it in order to find out what happened next. The pacing in this book was done really well, and there wasn't a single point of view that I felt was unnecessary. I loved the concept of this one, I just didn't love the execution.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    Did the author do zero legal research? This gripping mystery was ruined by an utter absence of legal and courtroom procedures. The victim's family does NOT hire the prosecutor. The medical examiner cannot determine time of death to the exact minute. Cell phones are not allowed in a courtroom. Teenagers bringing 'evidence' to the police should not be taken at their word. You cannot find a footprint in the woods a month after a crime. And the police don't share their every lead with the press. God Did the author do zero legal research? This gripping mystery was ruined by an utter absence of legal and courtroom procedures. The victim's family does NOT hire the prosecutor. The medical examiner cannot determine time of death to the exact minute. Cell phones are not allowed in a courtroom. Teenagers bringing 'evidence' to the police should not be taken at their word. You cannot find a footprint in the woods a month after a crime. And the police don't share their every lead with the press. God, a first year law student could have caught all these errors. Do your research!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kay

    Good one! All Eyes on Her is a YA thriller with many elements similar to One of Us Is Lying; multiple POVs, newspapers, blogs, interviews and texts. As you read you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! I think I know who did it. But do I? 🤔 Good one! All Eyes on Her is a YA thriller with many elements similar to One of Us Is Lying; multiple POVs, newspapers, blogs, interviews and texts. As you read you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! I think I know who did it. But do I? 🤔

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sophie Gabrielle

    4.5 stars. The only reason this lost a half star is because it lacked character diversity. Everyone was straight and white. Apart from that it was A MULTI LAYERED FEMINIST MASTERPIECE

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lauren R.

    That was fun! As always during my shitty reading year, I’m looking for books that I can read quickly and hold my attention. This book definitely did both. I liked all of the points of view, the articles, the texts, etc. I didn’t develop a lot of theories like I normally would so I was hoping to be surprised by the ending. I was, but I’m also unsure of how I feel about it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Diana

    This is one of those books that I loved but am kind of convinced otherwise because of all the emotions it made me feel towards the characters. Like, what? Who are we suppose to root for here?! We're not suppose to know; which is exactly why I liked it. While reading your thoughts and opinions go everywhere, because you'll never know what the truth is. I'm a big fan of the idea that if you ask different people about one subject they will give you different stories; and that is exactly what this is, This is one of those books that I loved but am kind of convinced otherwise because of all the emotions it made me feel towards the characters. Like, what? Who are we suppose to root for here?! We're not suppose to know; which is exactly why I liked it. While reading your thoughts and opinions go everywhere, because you'll never know what the truth is. I'm a big fan of the idea that if you ask different people about one subject they will give you different stories; and that is exactly what this is, it's one side of each person's story. It's a great emphasis on how we're all guilty when it comes to quickly jumping to a conclusion or judgment towards a person. And even when all the facts are on the table we still won't know the entire story.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Gina Adams

    Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an early copy! All Eyes on Her was fast-paced, dark, and, at times, darkly funny. It reminds me of a 1990s high school movie. The coolest part about the book is the storytelling format. Tabby and her boyfriend went on a hike one day. Only Tabby came out of the woods. What comes next is a media frenzy about a girl and her dead boyfriend and the possibility that he is dead because of her. What’s fresh about the formatting is that the Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an early copy! All Eyes on Her was fast-paced, dark, and, at times, darkly funny. It reminds me of a 1990s high school movie. The coolest part about the book is the storytelling format. Tabby and her boyfriend went on a hike one day. Only Tabby came out of the woods. What comes next is a media frenzy about a girl and her dead boyfriend and the possibility that he is dead because of her. What’s fresh about the formatting is that the story is conveyed by onlookers, people close to Tabby, people close to her boyfriend, people who hated them both, strangers hiding behind their keyboards on forums... but never Tabby herself. It’s a realistic way of portraying a could-be murder. There is feminism spread all over these pages, but it’s a strange kind of feminism. The only feminist commentary is on the double standards between men and women. Things like, how a dead man was a golden boy and a dead girl in the same situation would have been seen as reckless for letting things happen to herself. It was completely valid criticism of society but it was so one-note and heavy-handed. The characters were all pretty awful. Lying to each other, secretly hating each other, openly hating each other, using each other... Bridget, the little sister, seemed to be the only real level-headed character. But what made me cringe the most was the open ending. I must admit, I expected as much, with Tabby never speaking up throughout the novel. But there’s a tease of the truth at the end and it’s ripped right out from under your nose and I don’t like that. Yes, it’s probably nuanced and the answer is actually probably pretty apparent if you read into it, but I actually am Dumb and don’t want to work for it. I want to know with certainty how every book ends and that is a personal preference and still love you if open endings leave you satisfied I still recommend picking this up; it’s quick and interesting and your opinion could differ wildly from mine. There is so much information given on the case throughout the novel that a much Smarter pal than me could formulate theories but I am not on the jury,, I am just in the court audience

  23. 4 out of 5

    Forever Young Adult

    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: Snore Drinking Buddy: Character Bloat MPAA Rating: R: Language, Sexuality, Violence, Alcohol and Drug Use Talky Talk: Lack of Research Bonus Factors: Trial by Press, Unreliable Narrator Bromance Status: Juror #3 Read the full book report here. Graded By: Brian Cover Story: Snore Drinking Buddy: Character Bloat MPAA Rating: R: Language, Sexuality, Violence, Alcohol and Drug Use Talky Talk: Lack of Research Bonus Factors: Trial by Press, Unreliable Narrator Bromance Status: Juror #3 Read the full book report here.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    If you like gritty, edgy novels about sex, the teenage party scene and a little bit of murder (maybe?) you’ll love All Eyes On Her. With mystery and an important message about assumptions and gender roles and labels, All Eyes On Her will have you guessing right to the end. Tabitha went into the woods for a hike with her boyfriend, Mark. Tabby made it out alive. Mark didn’t. Everyone thinks they know what happened. Everyone thinks they know what kind of girl Tabby is and they fondly remember Mark If you like gritty, edgy novels about sex, the teenage party scene and a little bit of murder (maybe?) you’ll love All Eyes On Her. With mystery and an important message about assumptions and gender roles and labels, All Eyes On Her will have you guessing right to the end. Tabitha went into the woods for a hike with her boyfriend, Mark. Tabby made it out alive. Mark didn’t. Everyone thinks they know what happened. Everyone thinks they know what kind of girl Tabby is and they fondly remember Mark. But what really happened that day? I would be amiss in not first discussing the writing style and layout of the book. Each section is written from the perspective of many different characters, main and side characters. All except Tabby and Mark themselves. This works perfectly for emphasising the message of perspective, assumptions, labels and making up your own mind about what happened and why, but also being aware of the things that impact this decision. Honestly, it would make a perfect book for group discussion. While the ending does provide some closure, which I was happy about, because if it was an open ending I was going to be be mega cross! But there is room for doubt. The author at no point gives a final retelling, or she does but you still have to decide what you believe. You have all the stories and truths and lies to wade through, so it would be perfect for getting a group to decide themselves and argue about why they think that. Speaking of plot, the author does a superb job of piecing together the story, bringing in clues just when you need them. The middle section is a bit slow and repetitive, but a bombshell twist caught my attention again just in time. As a teacher librarian who works every day with teenagers, it’s a little hard not to think the behaviour and attitudes are dialled up and overdone just a little bit in this novel. Sure, the party scene, use of alcohol and relationship drama is realistic for teenagers, but whether it is to this extent, frankly I don’t want to know. But it fits the darker, edgy tone of the book and works for the plot. I must address content and trigger warnings here. This book has every sexual reference, innuendo and situation you could possible imagine, except a detailed sex scene. Everything else is fair game. It does serve a purpose in the story and brings to light the constant inequality between standards, expectations and labels for girls compared to the comments made about boys who engage in the same behaviour. SPOILER: I also need to include a trigger warning for abortion. You can find a more detailed reader advisory and content warning at the end of my review. This book is not something I will be giving to younger teen readers nor readers who want murder without sexual or crude content. It actually hard to write this review without comparing it to the book I read prior to this one. They couldn’t be more different yet have a similar relationship theme crossover. While the other book was all about teenage true love, finding the ‘one’ and how perfect and lovely and amazing that is, All Eyes On Her is about the darker side of that passionate and all encompassing teenage relationships. He’s the one, she’s mine, we’re in love are terms used in both books, but in All Eyes On Her, it’s like a warning for teenage love gone bad, and how things can slip into dangerous, controlling, obsessive territory. Compelling, it’s impossible not to spend the whole book desperate for find out who did it, and with a strong and clear message to challenge assumptions and societal gender rules that are horribly unequal, this is a mystery novel that will keep you guessing, long after the last page is turned. The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. Find more reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library

  25. 4 out of 5

    Paige Green

    Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: All Eyes on Her Author: Laura Elizabeth Flynn Book Series: Standalone Rating: 3/5 Recommended For...: Murder mystery, thriller Publication Date: August 18, 2020 Publisher: Imprint Pages: 384 Recommended Age: 16+ (murder, sexism, slight violence, language) Synopsis: You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: All Eyes on Her Author: Laura Elizabeth Flynn Book Series: Standalone Rating: 3/5 Recommended For...: Murder mystery, thriller Publication Date: August 18, 2020 Publisher: Imprint Pages: 384 Recommended Age: 16+ (murder, sexism, slight violence, language) Synopsis: You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did…. Everyone thinks they know what happened. Some say Tabby pushed him off that cliff— she didn’t even like hiking. She was jealous. She had more than her share of demons. Others think he fell accidentally—she loved Mark. She would never hurt him…even if he hurt her. But what’s the real story? All Eyes On Her is told from everyone but Tabby herself as the people in her life string together the events that led Tabby to that cliff. Her best friend. Her sister. Her enemy. Her ex-boyfriend. Because everybody thinks they know a girl better than she knows herself. What do you think is the truth? Review: For the most part this was an ok book. The premise is interesting and excitable. The book does well with the world building and the pacing is even for the most part. However, the ending is open and that really left me with more questions than answers and the book didn't do well with the characters. It was an interesting way to write the book, but the characters were left very underdeveloped in my opinion. Verdict: It was ok but was a bit confusing.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Laura (crofteereader)

    A solid YA mystery: the town's golden boy found dead, scattered evidence implicating his girlfriend, the rumor mill flying (is she guilty or innocent? Or somewhere in between). Told in short chapters alternating between interviews, diary entries, text messages, and narratives from something like 7 primary characters, ALL EYES ON HER keeps you barreling towards the end. The audiobook narrator was fantastic, though I think I would have preferred a full cast to really get a sense of all of the chara A solid YA mystery: the town's golden boy found dead, scattered evidence implicating his girlfriend, the rumor mill flying (is she guilty or innocent? Or somewhere in between). Told in short chapters alternating between interviews, diary entries, text messages, and narratives from something like 7 primary characters, ALL EYES ON HER keeps you barreling towards the end. The audiobook narrator was fantastic, though I think I would have preferred a full cast to really get a sense of all of the characters we meet. She does a great job of distinguishing pretty much everyone but Elle and Bridget (who I think are supposed to seem rather similar?) I love that we got so many pieces of the story that are almost tangential to our murder. It gave dimension to the characters. Though I found Elle to be a little too "purposefully opaque" with her frequent proclamations of"it's all my fault - but not really - but it's all my fault." The first time was mysterious, after that, it got a bit repetitive. Part of me really liked that we didn't get Tabby's perspective except one piece right at the end, and part of me protests at the fact that we never really get to see Tabby at all - only the way everyone else sees her. But I guess that's the point. I've always loved YA mysteries like this. Drama and intensity without the banality of "marriage issues" and "functioning alcoholism" that permeate the adult-equivalent. Often there's too much relationship drama but the plot usually moves fast and this one was no exception. {Thank you Macmillan Audio for the ALC in exchange for my honest review; all thoughts are my own}

  27. 4 out of 5

    Read by Coco ✨

    2.5⭐ Loved the concept, just wasn't in love with the execution. I personally think it was a bit too vague for my taste, although I think the entire point is you don't definitively know who killed Mark. Personally, I just wanted some juicy plot twists, uncovering of damning evidence, etc. I did have a good time reading this one, it just wasn't as exciting as I wished it was.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Many thanks to EdelweissPlus and the publisher for providing me with a DRC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. When I read the blurb that this was perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and We Were Liars I was all in. And I was not disappointed. This is a gritty mystery/thriller for YA readers. I loved the multiple perspectives and that as a reader you are being talked directly to throughout most of the book. The characters are all willingly telling you the story of what happened Many thanks to EdelweissPlus and the publisher for providing me with a DRC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. When I read the blurb that this was perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and We Were Liars I was all in. And I was not disappointed. This is a gritty mystery/thriller for YA readers. I loved the multiple perspectives and that as a reader you are being talked directly to throughout most of the book. The characters are all willingly telling you the story of what happened that day on the cliff, or at least what they think happened, when Tabby and her boyfriend Mark went hiking. There's no way to know for sure because Tabby isn't talking and Mark is dead. But everyone else has a lot to say about it: Tabby's sister, her best friend, the media, Mark's friend from high school, the police. And it's all there for the reader, except for Tabby. She is agonizingly silent throughout the book-leaving you, the reader, to judge for yourself based on the stories of those around her. And it is SO GOOD. I would say this is a first purchase type of book, especially for collections where the patrons are interested in mystery/thrillers. This is definitely a book for grades 9 and up. There is language and some sexual references, but mainly because the characters are older (seniors and in college).

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jessy♡

    This book gave me whiplash lol I was so undecided the whole time. Idk how I feel about the ending but overall I was super into it. If you’re into true crime you’ll def like this one has Amanda Knox vibes.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lydia Hephzibah

    DNF at 10%. It's not *bad*, I'm just bored. Started it a couple of weeks ago and have had no desire to return to it.

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