Book Review: All The Pretty Things | Emily Arsenault

All the Pretty Things


BOOK: All the Pretty Things

AUTHOR: Emily Arsenault 


Stars: ⭐⭐⭐

Published: March 17, 2020


There is a sinister element to this book, and then again, not as sinister. I can’t tell you exactly why there may be trigger warnings, but there are a small amount. The characters have a depth to them where you are always wondering what trauma they have all endured for being so secretive. 


While I did enjoy elements of this book, the ending was not what I expected. For me it wasn’t as shocking as I thought it would be, but it was a little bit revealing of what we already know. There are few parts of the story that I don’t think got addressed as well. But the story was one that was important. 


Small Summary:

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.


I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Received from Netgalley.

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