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Seventeen-year-old VERONICA SMITH has it all: a loving family, a funky car named Jezebel, and a plan to go to college after graduation. On the first day of senior year, she meets DIMITRI GLENN--a mysterious transfer student with gray eyes and a mischievous smile who seems determined to win her heart. But there's something odd about Dimitri, leading Veronica to wonder if thSeventeen-year-old VERONICA SMITH has it all: a loving family, a funky car named Jezebel, and a plan to go to college after graduation. On the first day of senior year, she meets DIMITRI GLENN--a mysterious transfer student with gray eyes and a mischievous smile who seems determined to win her heart. But there's something odd about Dimitri, leading Veronica to wonder if there's more to him than meets the eye. Before long, she finds herself in a whirlwind romance that seems too good to be true--until a series of devastating events leaves her questioning everything. It's not until she chooses to think with her heart instead of her mind that she can rise from the ashes to learn the truth of their connection....

Title : All of It
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ISBN : 9780991140213
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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All of It Reviews

  • Christy
    2018-12-04 19:02

    4.5 stars! After reading and loving Bright Side and Gus by Kim Holden, I knew I wanted to read her debut novel, All of It. It was much different than her other books, but what a story! The plot was unique, the story was beautiful and that ending… my god I had tears running down my face. It was exceptional. There were times it felt a little slow in the middle, but overall I LOVED IT. It gave me the feels in an entirely different way. Dimitri and Veronica were fantastic characters and their story is unforgettable!“Life is sometimes… destined.”

  • Dilek VT
    2018-11-11 17:56

    Actually, I shouldn't rate this book maybe because I have read it until %50 and then the main character, Veronica, annoyed me so much that I wanted to throw away my kindle. She was a selfish, spoiled and irritating character and because I couldn't stand her, I didn't care for her story.She had this amazing boyfriend, Dimitri, and she just didn't deserve him!I couldn't feel their love story much, or maybe, I only felt Dimitri's, and I was yelling loudly, "Oh Dimitri, go find someone else, she isn't worth all of this" but of course he was destined to fall in love with her no matter what. And after %50 of the book, where stupid drama after drama followed one another, I dropped the book (which is something I hate to do). And I thought maybe I would find the strength to go on some day but having talked to my buddy read Bookylicious, I was convinced that it was going to drag me till the end with the same tone and the same type of drama. So I opened and read the last 30-40 pages to solve the mystery.OK; the ending was good... really good. But why was it good? Because this book has a very unique plot (don't read the spoiler if you want to read this book because it will ruin the book for you) (view spoiler)[reincarnation (hide spoiler)]. And with this unique plot, even though the book was boring, annoying and unbearable, the ending was interesting because as I said, with a topic like that, "the revelation of the mystery" moment was bound to be interesting...So, I am rating this book, emphasizing that I read it until %50 and then couldn't stand it and therefore, skipped maybe 100-120 pages and then I read the end of it. So, my rating, which is 3 points, all goes to the originality of the "plot" but a plot like this could have been written in such a better way, not in an annoying way that this book is written with a horrible heroine and with so much teenage drama and stupidity.

  • Beverly
    2018-11-29 16:55

    I loved this one, so much! Tons of feels and such a unique story!

  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    2018-11-30 21:10

    All of It by Kim Holden4 stars!!“Life is sometimes…destined.”After the EPIC read that was Bright Side that was also penned by this author I decided to read the other book that Kim Holden had written. For a first book, this book was amazing. I was glued to the pages from start to finish, trying to read between the lines, coming up with my own ideas and just drowning in Veronica and Dimitri’s story.“Life is sometimes … tingly and covered with goose bumps.”Kim Holden has the art of bringing her characters to life, you feel like they are your friends and you are on their journey with them. You feel like a voyeur looking in, but the writing is like a drug, you just have to keep reading. As with Bright Side this book is emotional in places and yes the tear ducts were working, but it is not on the same level as Brightside for tear inducing moments.“Life is sometimes … an epiphany.”This is the story of Veronica and Dimitri and what a beautiful story it was too. Veronica/Ronnie is a senior in high school; she is sporty, one of the lads, academic, helpful, kind, thoughtful…just an amazing girl that has her hopes, dreams and aspirations. She tries to keep herself to herself just having a close knit of friends, who incidentally are mainly guys. But her “guys” are like brothers; they look after her and are extremely protective of her.“Life is sometimes … mind-blowing.”Ronnie is assigned to chaperone the new student for a few days, something that she volunteered for being the kind and caring person she is. Nothing could prepare her for the onslaught of feelings she had when she met Dimitri. Despite a shaky start, these two fast became friends, there was just something about him that had Ronnie mesmerised. He had a fantastic memory and could remember everything she ever said and even some things she thought she hadn’t even mentioned, but she must have, right? How could any guy be that attentive?“Well, in that case, pack up, Ronnie. We will leave this unsatisfactory, tear-inducing hell-hole for something much more upscale. There’s an IHOP just down the street.”Dimitri is so swoon worthy it is unbelievable, he is perfect in every way and his feelings for Ronnie are more than just friendship. He is super intelligent, a fantastic artist, a musician, it just seems that there is nothing he cannot do and everything he does, he does well. Dimitri makes it his mission to win the heart of Ronnie and he is a man on a mission. He has complete tunnel vision when it comes to Ronnie, but you can tell that these two would be fantastic together, they complement each other, and they understand each other and bring out the best in each other.“Dimitri was and remains the constant in my life; a saint sent to endure me. There’s no other way to put it. He simply … lovingly … endures me.”I cannot say much more because it would give away too much of the story and this is one of those that needs to be read and experienced first-hand. Yes they have their ups and downs and there are some trying moments but love conquers all and when fate deals its hand you just have to go with the flow. These two were soul mates, they have that undeniable connection, and you feel the emotion and the passion in their connection. Dimitri is so open with his feelings, his love for Ronnie radiates off the page and you just cannot help but champion them along. Ronnie is always that bit more reserved and holds back at times and you just want to tell her to wake up and smell the coffee because what she has in front of her is once in a lifetime…literally!!“I promise to love you every day … every yesterday, every today, and every tomorrow … forever.”This book has the same writing style as Bright Side, fluid, emotional, captivating, all encompassing…one of those stories that I couldn’t put down and hard to believe was a debut book. This author is incredibly talented though, this is a plot that has that element of suspense and it isn’t until the end that all is revealed. I had my suspicions and had kind of guessed but not after being wrong on so many occasions. This book proves Kim Holden’s versatility as it is so different from Bright Side yet just as compelling. I cannot wait to read what this author pens next, I for one will definitely be reading, I have another 1click author on my list. All I can say is bring it on Kim Holden bring it on!!“Life is sometimes … finding something to live for.”“Life is sometimes … auspicious.”“Life is sometimes … enduring.”“Life is sometimes … just right.”“Life is sometimes … your past and your future.”www.theromancecover.com

  • Michelle
    2018-12-02 16:49

    Copy provided by author in exchange of honest review[image error]When I was given the opportunity to read All of It by Kim Holden, I jumped at the chance to review this book because all I heard how amazing BrightSide was and I wanted to check out her debut book, All of It. All of It was definitely one of those books that took on a slow pace as the story progresses. It was not necessarily bad but I felt at times, the author should have quicken the pace up a bit. With that being said, All of It was a lovely book that explores love, life, friendships, happiness, loss, and soul-mates. Personally, this book dealt with theme of connections. Two souls destined to meet and have their lives intertwined with one another. Dimitri and Veroinca were two lovers whose journey consisted of them exploring life and love together through the ups and downs. Overall, I enjoyed the book and the last few chapters since it did capture the true essence of life, love, and happiness. “I promise to love you every day … every yesterday, every today, and every tomorrow … forever.” [image error]Review can also be found on Four Chicks Flipping Pages: http://fourchicksflippingpages.weebly...

  • Tasha
    2018-11-18 17:40

    I average about 3 books a week...I will rate them, but I don't leave reviews on all of them. When I come across a book that stays with me long after I have finished it, I make sure to post a review and search out the author. Kim Holden...GAH!!! I've been singing her praises for a solid week now...stalking her on social media...pimping Bright Side out to anyone who will listen. Now I am going to continue my assault on her awesomeness with All of It. Started and had to finish Veronica & Dimitri's story in one day...It. Was. That. Good. Such a beautiful story...the way Kim writes is soul grabbing and you are left with no choice but to absorb every single word! I don't know how she does it...but I am SO glad that she does, and I hope and pray that she continues for many, many, many years to come. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...Kim, YOU ARE A ROCK STAR!!!!

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-24 21:03

    I read All of It by Kim Holden solely based on author recognition. I heard great things about her latest book, so I picked this up having no idea what to expect and not reading the synopsis. I must admit that the beginning was EXTREMELY intriguing. I could not figure out what was happening. Strangely, Dimitri, the MC, reminded me of Edward from Twilight. I know, strange. I thought maybe it was Twilight fanfic <- I don't want to spoil it, but I was wrong ;)In any case, Dimitri is the new boy in school. As a member of the Honor Society, Veronica is assigned to walk him around for the first few days to get him acquainted with the school. He comes off as quite strange because he already knows his schedule and his way around the school, even though he's the new kid. He claims he has a good memory but you can tell that something else is going on. On top of that, he calls Veronica by a nickname that no one but her parents call her, and she has a dream about him one night that is FASCINATING! She actually has several dreams about him throughout the book, but the first one blew me away. I was completely hooked at that point because I had to know where Dimitri came from and how he had this connection with Veronica.Dimitri and Veronica soon become inseparable and are in a relationship for quite some time. Veronica lives in a lower middle class town, but her family is comfortable and she has a very close relationship with her parents. Dimitri has moved to town with his mother and brother. They are extremely wealthy. Even with this class difference, they are both accepted into each others homes as if they are family. Everything just seems too good to be true. The relationship is so easy. Eventually Veronica feels the pressures of having to decide on her future. She feels like she's ignored her friends for too long to be with Dimitri, she still hasn't picked out a college, etc. This is only the beginning of the turmoil that they experience in their relationship. A horrific tragedy is the breaking point for Veronica and she falls into a very long depression. I'll admit that although I didn't cry, it was fucking depressing for quite awhile in the book. I was looking for the intrigue that I felt in the beginning, but the story sort of went in a different direction.The relationship between Dimitri and Veronica is not short lived...it is epic! Yes, we finally do find out the mystery behind Dimitri and Veronica, but not until the very, very, end. I only wish that more "easter eggs" could have been sprinkled throughout the story, instead of a little bit in the beginning and then wham, bam, everything at the very end. With that said, All of It is a wonderful, yet mysterious, love story that I definitely recommend!An ARC was kindly provided by the Author for an honest review.Review posted at Love Between the SheetsFollow us on Facebook and Twitter

  • Annika
    2018-11-30 13:02

    Why? Why didn’t I listen to myself when I after only 2 (yes 2!) sentences found myself wanting to throw the book away? A book that starts with:“Hi, my name’s Veronica.” “Hi, I’m Dimitri.” is obviously going to keep being as unimaginable and boring as the beginning. The general idea of the book, with reincarnation could have turned it into a pretty good novel, but this book was soo boring and slow paced I almost fell asleep – several times. I literally had to force myself to finish it so that it didn't end up in my dnf shelf.Not only was there hardly anything that kept the story going forward or anything resembling an actual plot, the extremely detailed way every little thing was explained just made this book plain boring, kept you waiting for something to happen (preferably the book ending).And in the end of the book the author decides to kills some random people off - cause apparently she had too many in her plot… (Hear the irony). That served no purpose whatsoever. I can’t say I was sad to see them go, I didn’t really feel or care about any of the characters, or perhaps maybe Piper, she was actually a nice change, a bit of fresh air.I believe the author meant to make Dimitri the perfect boyfriend, but she truly failed. I mean her parents suddenly and tragically dies in a car accident. His girlfriend gets, understandably upset. But it evolves to a full out depression, where she barely exists, and he lets it happen, he enables her to keep being numb, not caring – for over a year!! Wake up, if you know someone that depressed that person needs professional help to deal with the loss, not pitying and coddling. He (they) have lived through this countless times before, he knows the signs but doesn’t help her until she is on the verge of suicide? - Sorry, but that is not even close to a perfect, or even good boyfriend (or any kind of friend/family really)And the author also failed to portray Veronica in the way I believe she meant to. She was supposed to be this good girl that get good grades and helps everybody, asked or not.Honestly? I found her to be incredibly selfish, spineless and boring – harsh but true.The only good thing with this book was that it finally ended.

  • Bookylicious
    2018-11-27 19:43

    It was a wonderful read till %47. And the writer decided to add some teenage drama... Puffff. The plot was oh sooo unique and when I first read the first 2 chapters I was definetly hooked. I felt their chemistry although they were 16. Their sudden love didn't disturb me at all because I knew sth gonna happen and every question in the readers mind will be answered in the end.I knew what was going on from the begining, thanks to my gr bestie:)) Dilek, who loves reading more than necessary reviews!!!! But even if I dived in this book blind, there were hints here and there for the reader to understand or guess...because of these reasons Im not gonna rate this book. But I should admit that I liked those dreams of Veronica about her past and Dimitri's conversations with veronica which contains hints and some spoilers :)))*'dont be silly. Besides this is for me too. I've never been able to buy you a ring from a store like this. Let me be selfish just this once.'*I've never dated anyone else but u.'And there were those Sebastian hints:)'I know you both break up for nothing. U always do the same' :) I wish I could say that I love the rest of the book as I loved these dream and hint parts. 2nd half of the book was just so lame an unnecessary.Except those teenage drama and 3 deaths there were not much twists in this book. :)I loved and adored dimitry and in some parts I wished him luck finding another soulmate other than veronica. Because she was an immature kid. Yeah yeah I know she was just 16 but whatever. I try not to give spoilers and yeah at the end u will have all the answers of your questions. But just in 2-3 pages and when veronica was in a hopeless sittuation. I liked that epilogue though it was predictable but convincing and sweet.

  • Reanell Tisdale
    2018-12-06 15:56

    OMG. This book. I need to process for a moment.Review to comeKim Holden knows how to write an epic story. I read Bright Side and that book devastated me but yet also quickly became my favorite book EVER. So of course I have to read every book she's written which brought me to All Of It. All of It was exactly what I expected. Beautiful, a tear-jerker and just an all around fantastic read. Kim's writing grabs you by the heart and makes you fall hard for her characters. This one had more mystery than Bright Side. I was left wondering what I was missing until the end, and that ending was not what I expected at all. It's been months since I read All Of It and I'm still left reeling! I'll be a Kim Holden fan for life. Keep those books coming and I'll keep buying!

  • Beth Hudspeth
    2018-11-28 13:49

    Wonderfully written love story with a beautiful twist at the end.Going back to the beginning with Kim Holden

  • Karen
    2018-12-06 15:08

    I just need a minute to wipe the tears off my glasses.Done.I knew this book would make me cry because Kim Holden is a sadistic bitch. She gets off on other people's pain and snot. It's fine, I already forgive her. I think I love Dimitri Glen. I love that he is devoted, talented, loyal, loving, he loves Paris, he's tall and skinny - totally my thing. Add Converse and jeans and I am getting ready to fight Ronnie for him. But their love is true love. Perfect love. Enduring love.Woven into the story are clues. You have to find them. Knowing glances. Passing comments. Little smiles. I didn't guess. Never expected it. All Of It is not a sexy steamy read. In my humble opinion, it didn't need it. What it is though, is a tale of two people who are destined to be together and no matter what shit life throws at them, love will conquer. This is an amazing young adult read.I make no excuse for the number of quotes that will follow or the fact that I won't use speech marks. I am the grammar police usually so I allow myself the day off.Life is sometimes...memorable Life is sometimes...wet (and beautiful)Life is sometimes...a racing heartLife is sometimes...tingly and covered with goose bumps Life is sometimes...gentlemanly. (Damn it)Life is sometimes...sexyLife is sometimes...perfectLife is sometimes...consumed with guiltLife is sometimes...bruised and brokenLife is sometimes...over-thoughtLife is sometimes...destinedLife is sometimes...mind-blowingLife is sometimes...deadLife is sometimes...whatever your heart tells youLife is sometimes...incessantLife is sometimes...finding something to live forLife is sometimes...just a series of goodbyes Life is sometimes...auspicious Life is sometimes...enduringLife is sometimes...just rightLife is sometimes...your past and your futureLife is sometimes...ceremoniousLife is sometimes...burningLife is sometimes...a waiting gameLife is sometimes...a gift Life is sometimes...looking backLife is sometimes...just life...and death"It's funny how beauty radiates out of some people. It's at the core of their being and reveals itself bit by bit as you get to know them.""It's at that moment that my life comes into focus, like flipping a switch. The entire world tips back onto its axis. Call it an epiphany; the rare type of realization that changes your life absolutely. I need this man in my life. I need him like air and water. He is part of me - my past and my future.""Sadness is pain; it's something you physically feel in your heart. Depression is something different altogether - it's destructive.""Weakness doesn't knock. It doesn't ask to be invited in. It bears down until you surrender.""Love can endure all things, I think. Even death.""I promise to love you every day...every yesterday, every today, and every tomorrow...forever.""Thank you for sharing your life with me...and for loving me...always. I'll be counting the days until we meet again. I love you forever and ever...and the lifetime after that."Oh flip my glasses need wiping again. And I flipping loved this book.

  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    2018-12-04 16:43

    DNF @ 36%I love Kim Holden, but I'm just not feeling this super sugary romance. The heroine is rather naive and annoying. Maybe it's just too Young Adulty for me? Dunno. Perhaps I'll come back to it.

  • Daniela(Lost in a Book Blog)
    2018-12-03 15:10

    **ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**All Of It is my first book by Kim Holden and oh it was such a sweet, sweet read. I really enjoyed every page of it.“Life is sometimes…destined.”1This book tells the story of Veronica Smith, her good and seemingly perfect life. She's worked her whole life to do everything right, so she can get in the best school she can and have the life she wants. She's a kind person, who loves to help those she love and then some. Her life is pretty simple. She has two wonderful parents who love her deeply. She has amazing friends: a best friend who protects and looks after her every single day, a friend who will say anything that comes to her mind without filtering it, and a shy but really smart and sweet friend who'll help her with anything she needs. Her world is pretty simple... until Dimitri Glenn arrives to her school. Now, she has to be her tour guide for two days. The first day starts horrible, lots of awkward moments and not so nice moments. But, as the day goes one, things start to change. With Dimitri comes a familiarity, something that makes her feel comfortable around him. There's something about him that makes it easy to talk to. But there's something behind the sweet, and passionate, and reliable Dimitri."Hi, my name's Veronica.""Hi, I'm Dimitri." His voice is quiet, but confident.Like I said, I really liked the book. It was sweet, it was heartfelt, and it was a fast read. The story itself was well paced, it was easy to read and easy to get in to. As I kept reading, I had this feeling about what was happening, but I felt the explanation came a bit too late. I understood the story perfectly when it came, but I thought it could've happened earlier. Don't get me wrong, the book has a lot of things going on (and I say this in the best possible way), that help you get to know and understand the characters and their story. Each situation brings something important to the characters' and the story's development. Then, when the explanation comes, you've figured it out and, even though it no longer surprises you, it leaves you thinking: "yep, that's what I thought, it makes sense."Still... I wish it had come earlier.The characters were sooooo perfect. Veronica is such a relatable girl. I loved her from the first moment. Even though everyone might think her life is just perfect and everything comes easy for her, she's gotten everything she has thanks to her dedication. And her parents' support. She's as good as it gets. She helps people because she loves to do something for others, she loves making people happy. It doesn't mean she has it easy. She's good, but she's not perfect."Life is sometimes... a gift."Dimitri Glenn. From the first page I got hooked, because Dimitri seemed to be really interesting, and mysterious, and so... lovable. The guy gave me the butterflies from day one. There was something about him that made you fall for him pretty quickly. Even though the book is entirely from Veronica's POV, you can feel and see how much he cares about her. His feelings for her are always there, never doubting. His mind and heart are set on having Veronica in his life, and he'll do everything and be anything she wants and needs. He's not just a boyfriend, he's her friend too, her confidant. He's her rock when she needs to be strong, he stays away when she needs her space. He's the kind of guy that's forever devoted to the girl he loves. I just loved him.“Life is sometimes … finding something to live for.”This being my first Kim Holden book, well.. I have to say that I loved her writing style. It was so beautiful and there were a few things that stuck with me, like the end of each chapter.

  • Christine
    2018-11-15 17:04

    3.5 StarsI hated Bright Side and I know I was in the minority with that book, but I liked Kim Holden writing style so I wanted to give ALL OF IT a chance.This one is hard to rate. Great premise. I liked the whole idea of it, but sometimes the heroine drove me nuts. I understand she was a perfectionist, but I think she was crazy. Her reasons for doing some of the things made it hard for me to empathize with her. At first I liked her, but then I could not understand why D wanted her time and time again - literally. I ended up skimming a lot in the middle because I did not trust her. She was all over the place. A bit selfish and immature now that I think about it. It was always about her. She would use the excuse that she could not divide her time fairly, but I think her friends had their own lives and when they said "we don't see you anymore - we miss you" they were saying it to be nice. She 18 years old and a senior in high school and had an amazing boyfriend these friends have their own lives, they did not need the heroine all the time. She was making excuses and it got old and I got annoyed. I do love stories about soulmates, but hard for me to connect when I frustrated and annoyed with the heroine 80% of the time.

  • Joy Whiteside
    2018-11-22 19:51

    This was an enjoyable read that kept me interested from the very beginning all the way till the end.It moved along at a great pace, had interesting and amazing characters and a great story.This is a must read and I look forward to reading more from this talented author in the future.

  • Sabrina Hijazi
    2018-11-25 14:58

    HORRIBLE! Don't even bother to read it...

  • D.B.
    2018-11-11 20:58

    I'm still processing. Holy shit. That. Was. Beautiful. I cried big, fat, ugly tears. Such a beautiful story about life and love...all of it!

  • P.J. Belden
    2018-11-23 20:43

    Thought changing and MAJOR book hangover. MUST READ!!!When I first saw this book, I thought it might be the book to break my slump. Then life interferes, but I found the time and boy am I glad I did. This book did cure my slump, but created another problem all its own. I'm trying my hardest to push this book from my mind, in short I have a MAJOR book hangover! LOLThis book is hard to review and honestly it's not because there were not good things because there was some AMAZING things, but because of the uniqueness of this story I fear of spoiling one of the mysteries it holds. Veronica and Dimitri are one of the most amazing strong and well written couples I've read. Though the book takes place in high school neither are their age emotionally. Their emotions, functions, thoughts are all beyond their years. I also have to say that the supporting characters were just as strong as they were which really pulled me into the book more.The tears, the laughter, the pain, this book holds every emotion all wrapped around a love bigger than Veronica could ever imagine. There are typical issues that all high school students are presented with, but there are other underlining issues that make this story so unique and intriguing. The heartache that she has to go through before she realizes that sometimes your brain misses out on the obvious things your heart already understands.The growth of each of the characters (not just the main ones) shows the understanding the author has of her characters. They all developed and grew at different stages which sets the story up as more life like because not all of us mature at the same rate.This book is definitely one that will stick with me for a while. It has changed the way I see the obvious and look deeper to see what could be lying beneath the surface of each decision I make. I can't wait to read more from this author! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Just be prepared to lose your heart...

  • Louise
    2018-12-05 12:41

    It's probably not a good idea to finish this book then go to the gym and listen to 'Then' by Brad Paisley. Otherwise you may find yourself sobbing while running on a treadmill and trying to pretend those tears are sweat. Pretty awkward. God I loved this book. It wrecked me. So emotional but also so so beautiful and what a gorgeous concept. Dimitri is just perfect - clear evidence that men need a couple of centuries to get it right, but when they do... wowza. I want to read it again now but fear that I am probably already significantly dehydrated from all the sobbing.

  • ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡
    2018-11-16 14:05

    Re-Reading time ....Not sure when I read the book the first time but it felt good to come back to it. When you need the feeling that "Everything will be OK in the End" than this is one of the "Go to" books. For more Reviews subscribe my Blog : http://jeri-ryan.wix.com/jerisbookattic like my FB Page : https://www.facebook.com/JerisBookAttic

  • Lisa Guzman
    2018-11-10 14:46

    One heck of a readKim Holden is an amazing author. This story is not just a love story it is about destiny. Do you believe there is a soul mate out there in life who you are destined to be with in not only this lifetime but the but the next lifetime as well? Well this story proves it. Loved the concept of the entire story. Such an awesome read.

  • Elena ( The Queen Reads )
    2018-11-17 14:45

    I know that this is fiction but still it's too good to be true. Even for a book. Impossible. Sorry not sorry.

  • Mash
    2018-11-28 17:55

    Life is sometimes … just life … and death.

  • Sandy Walters
    2018-11-20 12:54

    At first I had alittle trouble getting started but by page 45/50 it took off and I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed it. I cried and laughed in the book.

  • Jeanna
    2018-11-22 12:47

    I don't know what took me so long to read this one. I've read ever other book by Kim Holden and loved them all. All of It is no different. Loved the characters and story.

  • Jany
    2018-11-28 20:54

    A touching and beautiful love story.I really enjoyed this unique love story and plot. The author did a great job keeping me interested throughout the book. I especially liked the dream sequences she used in most of the chapters. It gives you hints about their unique love story but you don’t really get to know it until the end. And what a beautiful end it is. It tore me but warmed me at the same time. It’s a feeling I haven’t quite experienced in a young adult book up until this point. The story moved along at a great pace and it had interesting, strong, lovable characters. I also really looked forward to the end of each chapter when she summed up the theme of that chapter and compared it to life. I have to say, that I found myself anticipating what the next one would be. This is the type of story that will keep you turning the pages until you’re finished. It is filled with many details and unexpected events. Just when you think you know where the author is going with this story, she sucker punches you with a twist. Wait, wait . . .what?! I never saw that coming! And she does that. . . more than once!! Needless to say that after that, I knew better than to “expect” anything and I just let the story unfold. This is the story of Ronnie and Dimitri. I love that they are not “that couple” that instantly fall in love. I love that he manages to throw an otherwise even-keeled Ronnie, off-balance. Ronnie is a senior in high school. She is smart, an over-thinker, really. She is athletic, philanthropic, loves her friends and family. Her parents, Jo and William are very lovable characters and they have a great relationship with her. Ronnie is a planner. She thinks she has everything all figured out. She dreams of Paris and believes that one day she’ll walk by the Eifel Tower with the man of her dreams. She is strong-willed and knows what she wants. She puts an excessive amount of pressure on herself and rises to the challenge. Nothing could have prepared her for what lied ahead. Dimitri, a gray-eyed mysterious, good-looking, mature beyond his years, younger boy with what seems to be an incredible memory, enters her life the first day of her senior year. She was assigned to give him a tour of the school for the first two days of school, since he was new to the school. Although they had a little bit of a weird start, they became more than well acquainted and he was determined to win her heart. Even though there were things she couldn’t explain about him, she let herself fall for this beautiful man, but she was always thinking it was too good to be true. After several painstakingly twists and events, it is that love that guided them, that got her through everything she was going through. This love is a very important theme throughout the book. This love they share is more powerful than we could have ever imagined. It made me laugh, it made me cry and yes, sometimes, it made me want to slap Ronnie across the head, but of course, she is a teenager, who thinks she knows what’s best for her and well, we all know how that could turn out. The ending of course takes you by surprise but sums up the theme in the story nicely, and it explains a lot of those minor details that turned out to be important symbols. Is their love strong enough to endure a lifetime? Well, you’re just going to have to read and find out.  If you enjoy young adult novels and even if you don’t, this is a great read. It’s enjoyable, it is very detailed, the story line keeps you on your toes, and you fall in love with the characters. I look forward to reading more from this talented author in the future.

  • Rafael Ray (The Royal Polar Bear Reads)
    2018-11-13 12:43

    View my review here: https://theroyalpolarbearreads.wordpr...I hate you Kim Holden! Like hate hate – I love you. Why do you always write beautifully written painful novels? I couldn’t even move on from Bright Side when I read it last couple of years and I was in tears, like, a lot and I couldn’t help to continue reading Gus when it was released. I thought that Keller should be the title of your next book before Gus, but no, you really did a great job on writing it and making me feel like I was in love and afterwards I am broken that I can feel his devastation with his music. I don’t even forget the time when Kate and Gus were writing and recording and writing and composing their music all at once and when I went beyond Gus, I was in pain, in tears and I don’t know what to do, as if, I wanted to stop on reading because the feels is drowning me and it is so overwhelming that I wanted to breathe or should I continue and go on and go deep further and be drown by the feelings and emotions and thoughts of the character. You are probably wondering why I am writing this, well it is because, yes I can’t move on and I don’t think I will ever be on Bright Side and Gus – and probably they will stay on my heart because you, Kim Holden, has this kind of writing that can even the simple melody and lyrics and emotions of a music can be heard and feel.I am currently reading All of It by hers truly, and I couldn’t fathom the fact that I was in pain like right now and things going on my mind and I don’t know what to do or what to expect about this book. I don’t want to feel ugly on inside when I’m reading this but I would assume unless it was stated. I believe that Kim Holden will always put pain on her novels because that’s what makes us us, right? Without the pain, we wouldn’t appreciate the pleasures that we are taking granted for. I’m just writing this because I can’t accept what is happening right now on the book. Well, yeah. It hurts so much that I wanted to cry. I’m putting a brave act right now, so don’t even try to give me all the feels that will drive me into tears.*****What the hell?! After a loss is another loss and when you start on finding yourself, you are lost in the process. Died. Died. Died. There are so much death, lost, longing and moving on but how? How will I tolerate this? I am writing this because I freaking don’t know. I am sad because of the existing events of this book. I hate you Kim Holden! How am I supposed to move on from the first and now, there’s a second? What’s next? This is so beautiful and painful at the same time. The love is pure and tragically magical. Why do you have to kill someone before they says that they love that person? Why do you have to do that? Why? It hurt so much that I am crying while typing this. Deep inside, I want to scream, to loathe you but I can’t because I am holding on to your words. That yes, there is pain but eventually it will subside.*****Kim Holden! You never fail to rip my heart out. I am not expecting anything in your book other than pain.*****This review has been on my drafts ever since, I just gotten the time to post this today!My ratings: 4 freaking magically painful stars!

  • Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
    2018-11-17 13:40

    I'm really struggling with my feelings about All of It. It was written by one of my favorite authors, Beth Flynn. Her novel Bright Side is one of my all-time favorite books. I loved the follow up to it, Gus. I wanted to enjoy All of It just as much. I didn't.All of It was a struggle for me to read from the beginning. I had a hard time getting into the story. (I even set it aside for a couple of months.) I just didn't connect with the main characters, Ronnie and Dimitri. Ronnie was annoying. The way she spoke and acted didn't remind me of a high school senior at all. Dimitri was kind of creepy at first. He was way too forward, and Ronnie was way too accepting of it for having basically no experience with guys. If a guy talked to me the way Dimitri talked to Ronnie after only knowing me for a week, I would be avoiding him. I didn't get their insta-love. I also didn't get the way they talked to each other. They sounded way too mature and formal for teenagers.Somewhere around the sixth or seventh chapter, I began to get into the story. As Ronnie and Dimitri's relationship progressed, I began to like them more. It lasted like a minute because the story moves forward in time and Ronnie's making really dumb decisions. Decisions we have take her word on because we didn't see any of it happen. She just tells us. When she finally comes to her senses and I start liking the story again, not one, not two, not three but FOUR deaths take place. That was pretty crazy. Of course, Ronnie can't handle it (Who could?) and Dimitri has to save her.Through all the depressing craziness, the bright light in the story is Dimitri. He has her back. He stands by her when he probably shouldn't. It was sweet and I loved how he got Ronnie back on track.But then the story jumps time again. Now, it's 20 years in the future. Ronnie catches us up on what's happened and where she is now in her life. This is when the biggest mystery of the book is revealed. It's also my favorite part of the book. Ronnie and Dimitri's connection was so cool. I wish the rest of the story would have been as cool. I want to say the journey was worth it to get to the ending, but I'm not sure it was.Obviously, I didn't love All of It. I wanted to because, hello, it's Kim Holden's. It had a couple of amazing parts, but the rest was just so-so. I had to remind myself that it was her first book. If I put it in that perspective, it's a pretty good debut novel. It just wasn't phenomenal like Bright Side. So, it falls somewhere around 3 stars for me.

  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    2018-11-20 16:54

    This is my first experience of reading a book by this author. What I really loved about this story is that it was so different to others in this genre. In a sea of young adult, contemporary romance books that are released each week, this story took me on an unpredictable sail across the lives of Veronica and Dimitri.Veronica is assigned to one of the new students coming into her high school in this, their senior year. His name is Dimitri. He is pretty good looking and has the most gorgeous grey eyes that seem to draw her in. There is this connection between them, like he sees no one else but her, despite attempts by other girls to draw his attention.It's not long before they are more than just friends and Veronica has this sense that Dimitri was too good to be true. I too found him to be a bit mysterious but not in a bad way, there is just something. The bond they share is just incredible and Veronica begins to feel overwhelmed."It's funny how beauty radiates out of some people. It's at the core of their being and reveals itself bit by bit as you get to know them. Dimitri is flawless on the outside, but it appears the real treasure is inside. Where did he come from?" - Veronica Being a teenager in that last year of high school is such a pivotal moment in a young person's life as you make career choices, leave the safety of the family home and begin the journey into adulthood. You experience lots of firsts and falling in love is often on that list. I don't think Veronica expected that to happen to her this young, to feel this forever kind of love with someone she has known in such a short time.This year will have a huge impact on Veronica's life as she finds herself dealing with unexpected events and emotions. All through this story you will be trying to figure out what it is about Dimitri that has you a bit guarded about him. All will be revealed in the epilogue and it is beautiful! Completely unexpected and I loved that it was so. I loved how this story kept me guessing right until the end and when it ended I was left with a deep sense of satisfaction."I've learned that to love means giving everything, body and soul, and expecting nothing in return. The beautiful thing is that if you're loved in return, it will all come back to you ten-fold."