Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno

Everything All at Once

From the author of The Half Life of Molly Pierce and The Lost & Found comes a magical new YA novel about 24 dares, 3 weeks, and taking a leap into the unknown.Lottie Reeves has always struggled with anxiety, and when her beloved Aunt Helen dies, Lottie begins to fear that her own unexpected death might be waiting around every corner.Aunt Helen wasn’t a typical aunt. Sh...

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Everything All at Once Reviews

  • Sana

    Every single thing that happens in Everything All at Once is nothing short of amazing. It was, simultaneously, too late and too early in the week for all the emotions that this book made me feel.

    It was so easy, almost effortless, to relate to Lottie. So many little things and big things about life and loss and death and family and siblings and friendship to relate to. ENDLESS LOVE FOR THIS BOOK LIKE HOW IS SUCH PERFECTION EVEN REAL.

    Lastly, there are so, so many words just dedicated to books and

    Every single thing that happens in Everything All at Once is nothing short of amazing. It was, simultaneously, too late and too early in the week for all the emotions that this book made me feel.

    It was so easy, almost effortless, to relate to Lottie. So many little things and big things about life and loss and death and family and siblings and friendship to relate to. ENDLESS LOVE FOR THIS BOOK LIKE HOW IS SUCH PERFECTION EVEN REAL.

    Lastly, there are so, so many words just dedicated to books and reading and aahhh. One of my favorites (because I pretty much highlighted like 3/4th of the book):

    smell them

    *

    Review to come when I'm feeling more than just keyboard slamming my feelings.

    *Quote taken from the ARC and may change upon publication.

  • Crini

    MANY FEELS, NO WORDS TO WRITE A COHERENT REVIEW RN.

    Do yourself a favor and pre-order this book!

  • Cait (Paper Fury)

    It perfectly combines contemporary with a smidge of magical realism that just pleases my heart greatly because MAGIC. I love magic!! And this one kind of sneaks up on you, because it's

    . As books should be. Honestly if a book doesn't have ice cream, what's the point of its face. I ASK YOU.

    It perfectly combines contemporary with a smidge of magical realism that just pleases my heart greatly because MAGIC. I love magic!! And this one kind of sneaks up on you, because it's

    . As books should be. Honestly if a book doesn't have ice cream, what's the point of its face. I ASK YOU.

    Like just spot-on and accurate. And NO magical-cure messages. Lottie is following directions from her dead aunt's letters but it's none of the "go throw a wild party and suddenly become an extrovert" nonsense. It's good stuff. I like.

    Nice parents in a YA book??? Hold me I'm GOBSMACKED. Lottie's were just the bessst. And I particularly adored how lovely her brother Abe was (he was like a massive bookworm) and their relationship was just afdjksafldas. I adore books with fantastic siblings.

    The author knoooows us. SHE KNOWS. This is full of people who treasure books, who are obsessed with books, who reread and collect and find their homes and hearts in books. Lottie's dead aunt was a super famous children's author and so everyone is obsessed with her books and it's just so sweet. And also goals??? Can I pls have Aunt Helen's career???

    It just needs to be mentioned how awesome that is.

    #LIKE

    Which I think is great because the book was really focusing on Lottie and her anxiety and dealing with losing her aunt...and her relationship with Sam was soooo not instalove. It was like this warm goldenly delightful friendship ALL BATHED IN MYSTERIES because Sam doesn't quite ever give anyone the full picture. And I loved him so much?!? (I actually have a weakness for Sam's in books. See:

    .) He was so sweet and I liked how lovely their romance was.

    Lottie is half Peruvian and her best friend is a lesbian, and then there are anxiety disorder rep and cancer rep.

    Like death. Lots of death talk. And about the meaning of life. And I just really liked having something so BIG and EXISTENTIAL CRISIS-ISH to think about. Nice.

    And that was mostly that the magical part didn't come in till the end and then the book just up and ENDED. I think the ending was too abrupt. I

    like open endings, but this left me going "ok but we didn't conclude anything at all". Which leaves me a little peeved. (I also think that, since I'm a fantasy addict, the fact that it was 98% contemporary and 2% fantasy just wasn't a

    thing. So not particularly the book's fault.) Also I do think

    About 50% in!! I had it ALL figured out!! Boom. So either it was a touch predictable or I am super super smart. Let's assume the latter.

    It's not fast paced and it was a bit "whaaaaa" mind bending with all the existential theories going on about the meaning of life (which is cake, duh, I'm sad they didn't come to that conclusion). The friendship and family and romance levels are A+ perfection and SO CUTE. And just omggggg the sheer amount of bookworm appreciation?!? I LOVE IT.

    ** QUOTES ***

    "You know she has the first editions of every single Roald Dahl book, right? I can't wait to..." He blushed, turned away from me, and cleared his throat.

    "Were you about to say

    ?" I said.

    "Obviously, no," he mumbled.

    #BE #STILL #MY #BEATING #HEART

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    About: Everything All At Once is a young adult fiction written by Katrina Leno. It will be published on 7/25/17 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 368 pages. The genres are young adult, contemporary, mental illness, and fiction.

    My Experience: I started reading Everything All At Once on 7/12/17 and finished it on 7/15/17. This book is really a great read! There were many valid questions that makes me think about life and death. I love the characters and plot. I love the letters Aunt Hele

    About: Everything All At Once is a young adult fiction written by Katrina Leno. It will be published on 7/25/17 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 368 pages. The genres are young adult, contemporary, mental illness, and fiction.

    My Experience: I started reading Everything All At Once on 7/12/17 and finished it on 7/15/17. This book is really a great read! There were many valid questions that makes me think about life and death. I love the characters and plot. I love the letters Aunt Helen left behind for Lottie and how meaningful they are. Despite the seriousness of the topic in this book, I love those rare humor that creeps out. I love how well Aunt Helen knows Lottie. The letters feels so real, as if she’s there talking and I can’t help smiling while reading them.

    “It is one thing to crawl into bed after a normal day, but it is another thing to crawl into bed after an adventure – that’s the best kind of sleep, the still-excited, still-buzzing kind of sleep where dreams blur into reality and it’s almost like the sleeping and waking worlds blur and become one.” 41%

    In this book, readers will follow the point of view of Lottie Reaves, a senior in high school going through the motions of losing her aunt to terminal cancer. She has anxiety attacks but she keeps it a secret, only her aunt Helen and best friend Em knows. Her family suspects of it but gave her space. Lottie is very close to her aunt because her parents are doctors and overworked and her aunt often babysit her and her brother Abe. Before her aunt passed away, she wrote 24 letters with missions/tasks for Lottie to complete. Her aunt was famous similar to JK Rowling where she published Alvin Hatter and the Overcoat Man series. Her letters would ask Lottie to take risk once in her life, let go of something she couldn’t live without, or cry hard and long. This book also posed a question of immortality and would you drink it if there is a fountain of youth available.

    “for every single thing you learned about someone, there were a hundred other things you might never know.” 73%

    This book is very well written. The characters are well liked and the plot is interesting. I love Lottie and her brother Abe’s relationship. I love Abe’s book collection. I like her friendship with Em. I like the diversity in this book where Lottie’s English teacher is Vietnamese, her mom is Peruvian, and her friend is a lesbian. I like Lottie-da’s easy going family. The letters from her aunt are interesting to read. I like following Lottie’s train of thoughts, yet it is sad and it makes me cry. One thing I don’t enjoy much from this book is the snippets of Alvin Hatter and the Overcoat Man series. It reminds me of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell’s snippets of Carry On. I just personally don’t enjoy little pieces of a story because it’s a constant cliffhanger. Other than that, this book is a page turner and I highly recommend everyone to read it.

    Pro: questions to think about life and death, questions about time, diversity, family dynamic, friendship, page turner, fast paced, adventures, humor,

    Con: not really a con, but just be prepared to cry because there are sad parts

    I rate it 5 stars!

    ***Disclaimer: Many thanks to the author Katrina Leno, publisher HarperTeen, and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.

    xoxo,

    Jasmine at

    for a detailed review

  • Sarah

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

    This was a YA contemporary story, with a bit of a fantasy twist towards the end.

    Lottie was an okay character and I felt sorry for her when she had to try and deal with anxiety and panic attacks. It was also quite sad that her aunt had died so young.

    The storyline in this was about Lottie receiving 24 letters from her aunt af

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

    This was a YA contemporary story, with a bit of a fantasy twist towards the end.

    Lottie was an okay character and I felt sorry for her when she had to try and deal with anxiety and panic attacks. It was also quite sad that her aunt had died so young.

    The storyline in this was about Lottie receiving 24 letters from her aunt after her aunt’s death, and slowly opening them and doing whatever her aunt asked her to do in the letter such as reading a book, attending a party, or buying a copy of her aunts favourite record. I didn’t find these tasks all that exciting though, and they really didn’t come across as ‘dares’ like the blurb suggests. We also got a twist towards the end which was more out of a fantasy story than anything, which was a little odd, and which I didn’t really see coming.

    The ending to this was okay, and the book did have some nice messages about stepping outside of your comfort zone and really doing something with your life, but overall I just wasn’t wowed by this book.

    6.25 out of 10

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