Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastianthe guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Just as Rufus is getting ready to move on, Sebastian turns up out of the blue, saying they need to "talk." Things couldnt get much worse, right?But then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. And then he and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife, beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox Whitney.April swears she didnt kill Foxbut Rufus knows her too well to believe shes telling him the whole truth. April has something he needs, though, and her price is his help. Now, with no one to trust but the boy he wants to hate yet cant stop loving, Rufus has one night to prove his sisters innocenceor die trying....
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White Rabbit Reviews
I've been meaning to read Caleb Roehrig's first novel, Last Seen Leaving, since the moment I heard about it, but I kept putting it off. That was OBVIOUSLY a mistake because White Rabbit was absolutely incredible, and I now need his first book in my hands asap. When I received an ARC of this one, I couldn't help myself and dived right in.
White Rabbit reads like a night in Riverdale, but if it were following Kevin and Moose. I'm a huge fan of slasher films, especially ones where you're ...more
Certain to be on all those "Best YA Books of 2018" lists, Roehrig's WHITE RABBIT is a book that shocks, stuns, and awes. Unlike many mysteries, the focus of WR is more of a "whodidntdoit" than a "whodunit." Rufus, our main character, is trying to prove that his half-sister did not kill the guy whose dead body she was next to while covered in blood and holding a knife. You know, a typical day in the life of a Roehrig character. Oh, and tagging along for the ride? Rufus' ex-boyfriend, Sebastian.
A spiritual follow-up to Roehrig's debut mystery LAST SEEN LEAVING, WHITE RABBIT finds its main character - a young, heartbroken, rage-prone gay named Rufus - neck deep in a murder story that's intense and brutal in all the right places. Taking place in a single night following a Fourth of July party, WHITE RABBIT drags its tireless protagonist through one dangerous situation after another, whether its interrogating the spoiled rich kid suspects or worrying about his mother losing their house or ...more
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of WHITE RABBIT in exchange for my honest review.***
When Rufus’s half-sister April calls for his help, he doesn’t expect his ex Sebastian to offer a ride. Rufus REALLY doesn’t expect to find April passed out with a knife in her hand, next to her dead boyfriend. She swears she’s innocent and needs Rufus’s help to find the real killer. What could possibly go wrong?
WHITE RABBIT by Caleb Roehrig delightfully grabbed me from page o ...more
Thank you very much to Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.
TW: sexual assault, rape, homophobia, descriptions of violence, murder, drug use.
White Rabbit is going to be the YA thriller of 2018. I'm calling it now. This murder mystery kept me on the very edge of my seat the entire time I read the book, and even up until the very end, I still had no idea who the killer was or how the book would conclude. A thriller in ...more
CW: sexual identity slurs, eating disorder comment, sexual assault, drinking/drug use by teens
Mysteries can be really interesting. I'm no stranger to watching them all over Netflix, Hulu, and whatever other streaming site I've got access to, not to mention gobbling up books. That's why I wanted to read White Rabbit: it sounded like a twisty maze of a murder mystery that would grip me from page one.
Oh boy. It was a disappointment and I'm really sore about that. Reading the whole of the book turn ...more
This book was a wild fucking ride. Nothing stops happening. It's extremely fast paced from start to finish. I honestly didn't expect the murderer to be who it was and throughout this book I was super unsure cause it could've been anyone. I even felt myself getting scared or nervous while reading. I didn't care too much about the romance althoughhh, I kind of wish Sebastian had a better/ more interesting reason as to why he dumped Rufus. Also, I didn't like all the flashbacks in the beginning. I ...more
This was my first YA thriller and I loved it!
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White Rabbit was an unexpectedly fun read for me. I haven’t read the author’s previous book and I don’t think I’ve ever read a thriller before, so I had no idea what to expect going into this. But I was not disappointed! I feel like many people are apprehensive of reading it, maybe because of the genre, but I recommend everyone to give this one a chance because it might blow you away.
The story is set in a town slightly remi ...more