All the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault is a YA Mystery Thriller out now!
“For fans of Sadie and The Cheerleaders comes an all new thriller about a boy who turns up dead under suspicious circumstances and the one girl who may be the key to solving the mystery of his untimely death.
For Ivy, summer means roller-coaster season, spinning cotton candy at the Fabuland amusement park, and hanging out with her best friend, Morgan. But this summer is different.
One morning, Morgan finds a dead body. It’s their former classmate and coworker Ethan. To make matters worse, Morgan is taken to a hospital psych ward only days later, and she’s not saying much–not even to Ivy.
The police claim that Ethan simply took a bad fall, but Ivy isn’t convinced and realizes it’s up to her to get answers. What she finds is unsettling–it’s clear that some people aren’t being honest about Ethan’s last night at Fabuland. Including Morgan. And the more secrets Ivy uncovers, the closer she gets to unraveling dark truths that will change her life forever.”
My favorite part about this book was how it was set around an eerie amusement park making the murder mystery that much more intriguing to me.
Unfortunately, that’s where my interest started and stopped.
The writing style just wasn’t my cup of tea. It felt a little staggered and missing pieces. I wasn’t sure where the plot was going and the dialogue felt too choppy to keep my interest on the mystery of it all. The story overall just felt deflated and awkward at parts.
I ended up giving this one 2 out of 5 stars. It had potential but just not enough execution.
Published: 17 March 2020
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult Mystery Thriller
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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