Title: We All Fall Down
Author: Natalie D. Richards
Publication: October 1, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Teens, Young Adult
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Theo’s always been impulsive. But telling Paige how he feels? He’s obsessed over that decision. And it’s time. Tonight. At the party on the riverbank, under the old walking bridge, site of so many tales of love and death.
Paige has had a crush on Theo since they first met, but she knows her feelings are one-sided. She’s trying to move on, to flirt. A party at the river is just what she needs. Except a fight breaks out, and when Paige tries to intervene–Theo’s fist lands in her face.
All Theo and Paige want to do is forget that fateful night. But strange events keep drawing them back to the bridge. Someone, something is determined to make them remember…and pay for what they each did.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
To be completely up front, this book should be labeled sci-fi and mystery, thriller and falls under YA Fiction. I was not aware there was a sci-fi twist in this book when I decided to read it. Had I been aware, I likely would not have picked it up because sci-fi is not my absolute favorite. However, with that said, I will say I was fairly surprised.
We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards follows two stories that intertwine throughout. Theo and Paige were friends, but after a horrific accident they no longer speak. However, life seems to want them together and finds ways to draw them to each other.
Having reviewed Richards books before, I was familiar with her writing style and knew she was good at keeping the flow of the story. Their were no parts that lost it’s power or felt forced. We All Fall Down kept the same pace throughout. From the beginning there was drama and mystery, as well as action to keep me engaged. Paige was a bit of an annoying character, in my opinion. She was constantly telling Theo he shouldn’t be near her, but then showing up places and acting like she wanted him near.
Aside from Paige’s crazy behavior and the scifi portion, We All Fall Down was a great read and flowed very nicely. The characters were well written and back stories were thought out and summarized well to give just enough information for us to base our story on. If you are into a twists and turns science fiction story, We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is for you.
STAR RATING: 4/5
We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is available on October 1st at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and a bookstore near you. You can also add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you finished. Natalie D. Richards also has multiple other novels you can pick up, including Gone Too Far, which I reviewed in the past. Check out that review here and pick up a copy.