They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire

February 25, 2016     Elle     ,

They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. ClaireThey All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Published by Delacorte Press Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 341
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My Rating : three-half-stars

Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination in this YA psychological thriller that will have readers' hearts racing right till the very end!

Every year, the lives of ten girls at Vienna High are transformed.

All because of the list.

Kenzie Summerall can’t imagine how she’s been voted onto a list of the hottest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average life becomes dazzling. Doors open to the best parties, new friends surround her, the cutest jock in school is after her.

This is the power of the list. If you’re on it, your life changes.

If you’re on it this year? Your life ends.

 first picked up this book because of the cover. I mean it screamed “READ ME”. And also, the blurb pulled me in too. After all, I am a huge fan of Pretty Little Liars and Scream Queens. So, did this book accomplish what I had hoped? Overall, yes it did. I found it to be not only enjoyable but creepy and fun as well. However, I wish the book STAYED creepy. I wasn’t really a fan of the ending or what was really killing off these girls. I can’t go into details because if I do I will spoil it, but for some reason this just didn’t do it for me. Other than that, the book is great.

The book is about a bunch of high school students who ultimately end up on the “hottie” list. Each year 10 girls are chosen and this forms an elite sisterhood between the girls. Unfortunately for the girls who made the list this year, something is killing them. Each and every death is made to appear as an accident. Is it, or isn’t it? That’s the fun in reading it.

The characters in this book are pretty likeable. While it took me a little time to warm up to them, eventually I did. I liked Kenzie and her backstory especially where it concerns her family and her brother. The whole situation made me emotional and I could essentially feel the emotions her character was emitting. I also liked the secondary characters as they reminded me of my high school days. You have the popular kids, the nerds, the jocks, the cheerleaders etc. So overall, the characters were written well and fit into the “high school cliché”.

The plot is interesting and pretty unique as I have never read a book like this before. This is what made reading it so exciting for me. Again, while I wasn’t a fan of the ending the book still held its ground and was interesting.

Overall this is a very enjoyable 3.5 – 4 star read. If you like young adult mysteries with some serious creep factor than this is certainly one to consider. While I am not a huge fan of the price ($10.99 on kindle) it’s a good book worth getting your hands on.


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