They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire
Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller
Published: October 14, 2014
If you're on it this year? Your life ends.
The girls on the list have started to die, one by one. Is it a coincidence? A curse? Or is the list in the hands of a killer?
Time is running out for Kenzie, but she’s determined to uncover the deadly secret of the list...before her number’s up.
I 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 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.