All Eyes On Her by L.E. Flynn

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About the Book:
Title: ALL EYES ON HER
Author: L.E. Flynn
Pub. Date: August 18, 2020
Publisher: Imprint
Formats: Hardcover, eBook,
audiobook
Pages: 320
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?

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.

About L.E.:

 

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn is a former model who lives in London,
Ontario with her husband and children. She is the author of three young adult
novels: Firsts, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, along with Last
Girl Lied To and All Eyes On Her, under the name L.E. Flynn. She is also the
author of Wattpad featured series The Boys Tell All.
 

Her adult fiction debut, The Girls Are All So Nice Here, will
be published in 2021. It has been optioned for a TV series by AMC.
When she’s not writing, you can likely find her hiking in the
woods, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or bingeing on reality TV.
Giveaway Details:
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Tour Schedule:
Week One:

8/10/2020

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8/10/2020

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8/11/2020

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8/12/2020

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8/14/2020

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8/14/2020

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8/17/2020

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8/18/2020

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8/21/2020

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House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

Disclaimer: I got this book for my book club! Support your authors!

 

Book: House of Dragons

 

Author: Jessica Cluess

 

Book Series: House of Dragons Book 1

 

Rating: 5/5

 

Diversity: f/f romance

 

Recommended For…: dragons, thrones, medieval style

 

Publication Date: May 12, 2020

 

Genre: YA Fantasy

 

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, dragon harming, romance, heartbreak, TW sexual violence mention, TW rape mention)

 

Publisher: Random House for Young Readers

 

Pages: 470

 

Synopsis: When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year, these five outcasts will answer the call….

 

THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death.

 

THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again.

 

THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game.

 

THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free–he must take what he wants.

 

THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.

 

Review: Overall, I thought this was a great read. The book was thrilling and it had a definite Game of Thrones feel to it (although not inspired by it, but along the same feel ala medieval times with dragons and throne stealing). I thought that the character development of not only the kids, but the dragons as well, were well developed. I thought that the author did well to write extremely strong female characters. The writing was extremely well done and the pacing was on point. The book also did amazing with world building and while it had a “set in the medieval” theme, the feminism in this book was amazing and I loved how the author had LGBT+ characters.

 

However, I did have some issues with the book. I thought that 5 POVs made the book a bit of a difficult read. The book jumped around a lot in the beginning and the repetition at the beginning was also a bit of a struggle. I also didn’t really understand the “game” the kids played and I think that the backstory/explanation of the events was a bit to convoluted. However, despite my early struggle with the book, I did extremely enjoy the book from about page 100 onward. The book really did pick up pacing at the end, even though I think that momentum could have been executed earlier.

 

Verdict: A great read!