Book Review- We Made it All Up

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 4 stars

RELEASE DATE June 28, 2022



Synopsis: Celeste is the talk of the town when she moves to Montana from Montreal, but the only friend she makes is Vivvy, the heir to the town’s name and a social pariah. Inspired by a passion-fueled school incident, they begin writing a love-story fan fic between the popular guy and the school stoner, one that gradually reveals Celeste’s past. While their bond makes Celeste feel safe and alive again, Vivvy keeps prodding Celeste to turn fantasy into reality. When they finally try, one drunken night on a dark mountainside, Celeste is the one who ends up kissing golden boy Joss. And Joss ends up dead.


Celeste doesn’t remember the end of that night and can’t be sure she didn’t deliver the killing blow. Could she still be that scared of getting close to a boy? Secrets are hard to keep in a small town, and even Vivvy seems to suspect her. Exploring the winding passages of the cave where Joss died, Celeste learns he had his own dark secrets, as does Vivvy. The town isn’t as innocent as it appears.


My THOUGHTS:

Imagine you're in high school and you and your bestie are writing a fanfic about 2 boys in school. BUT THEN. . .one of them DIES. Yep. and you were the last one to be with him except you got so drunk, you blacked out. All you have is a hazy memory of a shared kiss, his shirt he offered when you were cold, and he's dead. The rest of the night is lost in bottle of brown spirits.


Celeste is the new girl in town full of secrets and suddenly she's in the middle of a murder investigation. She and her best friend Vivvy share an even darker secret of writing a sexy fanfic but then Vivvy tries to play puppeteer with the 2 boy's lives, Celeste is starting to regret their storytelling.


Now, I don't know about the whole fanfic thing. I personally found it odd but in the case of this story it worked. If you're really into fanfic, this book will press all the buttons for you. The premise kept me hooked, even if I didn't relate to the MC. I was curious however, of how the murder took place especially after she discovers some truly horrifying evidence against the other kids in school.


Overall I was pleased with the story and enjoyed the telling of going back into the past one chapter at a time then back into the present in the following chapter. It left for great cliffhangers and kept me turning the page.