In the last day of summer, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway, vanished from the familys lake house without a trace, leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie, and a slew of unanswered questions.Years later, seventeen-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother. Determined to finally let go of the past, she throws herself into life at Knollwood, the prestigious New Englandschool she attends. Charlie quickly becomes friends with Knollwoods it crowd.Charlie has also been tapped by the Asthe schools elite secret society well known for terrorizing the faculty, administration, and their enemies. To become a member of the As, Charlie must play The Game, a semester-long, diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize her friendships, her reputation, even her place at Knollwood.As the dark events of past and present converge, Charlie begins to fear that she ma...
|Title||:||All These Beautiful Strangers|
|Number of Pages||:||448 pages|
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All These Beautiful Strangers Reviews
wowowowowowow RTC one day when I'm done freaking out
This felt like a very interesting YA/adult novel hybrid, with it's focus on both Charlie Calloway (in 2017) and her parents (in the 1990s). With Charlie's mother's disappearance, and the mysterious death of a boy on campus, there are more than a few secrets hidden by the Calloways, and as the book slowly unfolds, you get all the answers. The three POVs and different time periods means there's often dramatic irony in the relaying of information, so mostly I was waiting for Charlie to catch up on ...more
DNF @ 12%. Nothing particularly bad about this, but it feels like a book trying to imitate successful thrillers and only half succeeding. It feels distinctively less sophisticated than the adult thrillers I've read recently, but since this is a debut, I think the writing has good qualities that could be built upon in future books. I definitely see the Gossip Girl comparison. I hate that show, but if you like it you may have better luck with this book. Recommended if you enjoy YA thrillers.
I received a free copy of All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth from Goodreads for my honest review.
Wonderful read, keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Charlie Calloway has it all, a wonderful family, fantastic friends, money. Charlie finds out about a secret society at her school and is determined to get in it. Little does she know that the secrets are deeper than she can imagine. Charlie always wanted to know about her mother's disappearance and n ...more
I have a rocky relationship with YA mystery/thrillers, I actually quit reading them over a year ago because I found the ones I picked up to be predictable and not suitable for an avid reader of thrillers like myself. But as soon as I saw the cover of this I did a double take, it’s stunning! Then I read the description and got a Gossip Girl meets The Skulls vibe so I said, to hell with my self imposed YA thriller ban and added it to my TBR. I’m SO glad that I did, while this most assuredly i ...more
I really enjoyed All These Beautiful Strangers! I was immediately hooked by the prologue, and looked forward to finding out what the mystery was.
Part of this book is set at a boarding school, and part of it is set at a family lakehouse. I loved both settings. They were tense, intriguing, and it was very easy to get lost in the story. There's also a secret society, which is such a fun aspect of the story. All These Beautiful Strangers has a lot of mysterious flashbacks, and I liked figuring out ...more
I love it when a debut novel, especially one in the YA thriller category (which is starting to boom these days), really sucks me in. Admittedly, this did run a little slow at the beginning, but then around 100 pages or so in, I didn't want to put this one down.
Like most YA thrillers I've read, this is just fun and entertaining. As discussed with my fellow Bookstagrammer, Amy, it definitely has Gossip Girl/Skulls vibe and these are guilty pleasures for me, so how could I NOT like this?!
I'm alway ...more
S.T.A.G.S meets The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks in this high society thriller. Joining a secret society at her upper class boarding school leads Charlie to discover old family secrets that were better left at peace.