Last Things

Last Things

When strange things start happening to local music idol Anders Thorson, everyone blames his number-one-fan, Thea. But is she out to hurt him? Or protect him? High school senior Anders Thorson is unusually gifted. His band, Last Things, is legendary in their northern Minnesota hometown. With guitar skills that would amaze even if he weren?t only eighteen, Anders is the focus When strange things start happening to local music idol Anders Thorson, everyone blames his number-one-fan, Thea. B...

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Title:Last Things
Author:Jacqueline West
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B07CL2RMPK
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Last Things Reviews

  • Christina
    Jun 03, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

  • Bruce
    Jun 14, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

    ?But when you?re empty inside, dark things will find a place inside of you." What would you give up to have everything you have ever dreamed of? Anders wanted fame, fortune, and to be a guitar master. One day, he got exactly what he asked for but it came with a dire price. ...

    I received this Arc from Greenwillow press. Thank you for a copy in exchange for a fair review. Thea seems obsessed with Anders, she goes to every show and she follows him after every show. No one really knows who she except that she is related to the crazy lady on the woods. But Th...

    This was a surprise because I liked it a lot. I kinda felt a Dark Placesvibe because of the theme it tackles and the whole drive of this novel. I really liked the characters especially Thea and Anders. I thought this would be another cliche YA because it is kinda YA within 40% of t...

    A small town brimming with secrets is the setting for Jacqueline West?s dark YA thriller about the cost of talent and the evil that lurks at the margins. Fans will have a hard time putting this one down. ...

  • Jacqueline West
    Dec 19, 2018

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

  • Roxanne
    May 17, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

    ?But when you?re empty inside, dark things will find a place inside of you." What would you give up to have everything you have ever dreamed of? Anders wanted fame, fortune, and to be a guitar master. One day, he got exactly what he asked for but it came with a dire price. ...

    I received this Arc from Greenwillow press. Thank you for a copy in exchange for a fair review. Thea seems obsessed with Anders, she goes to every show and she follows him after every show. No one really knows who she except that she is related to the crazy lady on the woods. But Th...

  • Angela
    May 19, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

  • Laurie
    Apr 07, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

    ?But when you?re empty inside, dark things will find a place inside of you." What would you give up to have everything you have ever dreamed of? Anders wanted fame, fortune, and to be a guitar master. One day, he got exactly what he asked for but it came with a dire price. ...

    I received this Arc from Greenwillow press. Thank you for a copy in exchange for a fair review. Thea seems obsessed with Anders, she goes to every show and she follows him after every show. No one really knows who she except that she is related to the crazy lady on the woods. But Th...

    This was a surprise because I liked it a lot. I kinda felt a Dark Placesvibe because of the theme it tackles and the whole drive of this novel. I really liked the characters especially Thea and Anders. I thought this would be another cliche YA because it is kinda YA within 40% of t...

    A small town brimming with secrets is the setting for Jacqueline West?s dark YA thriller about the cost of talent and the evil that lurks at the margins. Fans will have a hard time putting this one down. ...

    I smell faeries ...

    Interest Level: YA Imagine you are small town famous rock star and you are still in high school. Imagine that you know you and your group will be famous one day soon. Now imagine that all of this talent and fame was unintentionally given to you by an evil that you can't see and don'...

  • Karyn Silverman
    Apr 09, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

    ?But when you?re empty inside, dark things will find a place inside of you." What would you give up to have everything you have ever dreamed of? Anders wanted fame, fortune, and to be a guitar master. One day, he got exactly what he asked for but it came with a dire price. ...

    I received this Arc from Greenwillow press. Thank you for a copy in exchange for a fair review. Thea seems obsessed with Anders, she goes to every show and she follows him after every show. No one really knows who she except that she is related to the crazy lady on the woods. But Th...

    This was a surprise because I liked it a lot. I kinda felt a Dark Placesvibe because of the theme it tackles and the whole drive of this novel. I really liked the characters especially Thea and Anders. I thought this would be another cliche YA because it is kinda YA within 40% of t...

    A small town brimming with secrets is the setting for Jacqueline West?s dark YA thriller about the cost of talent and the evil that lurks at the margins. Fans will have a hard time putting this one down. ...

    I smell faeries ...

    Interest Level: YA Imagine you are small town famous rock star and you are still in high school. Imagine that you know you and your group will be famous one day soon. Now imagine that all of this talent and fame was unintentionally given to you by an evil that you can't see and don'...

    It got 2 stars soley because i managed to not dnf'd it. This book could have been good. It was stranger things meets some extremely bizarre indie flick. Im having a hard time understanding how i just read a book by a ny times best seller. The book overall was a rip off of the movie...

    Just my speed. Very anxiety producing. Comp this to The Replacement or The Accident Season but with heavy metal. Two thumbs up. ...

  • Ann N.
    Nov 24, 2018

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

  • Ryan
    Dec 19, 2018

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

  • Matt Pavloff
    Feb 05, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

  • Jessica
    May 01, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

  • Linda
    May 05, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

  • Amy
    Mar 13, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    Dec 20, 2018

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

    ?But when you?re empty inside, dark things will find a place inside of you." What would you give up to have everything you have ever dreamed of? Anders wanted fame, fortune, and to be a guitar master. One day, he got exactly what he asked for but it came with a dire price. ...

    I received this Arc from Greenwillow press. Thank you for a copy in exchange for a fair review. Thea seems obsessed with Anders, she goes to every show and she follows him after every show. No one really knows who she except that she is related to the crazy lady on the woods. But Th...

    This was a surprise because I liked it a lot. I kinda felt a Dark Placesvibe because of the theme it tackles and the whole drive of this novel. I really liked the characters especially Thea and Anders. I thought this would be another cliche YA because it is kinda YA within 40% of t...

    A small town brimming with secrets is the setting for Jacqueline West?s dark YA thriller about the cost of talent and the evil that lurks at the margins. Fans will have a hard time putting this one down. ...

    I smell faeries ...

  • gelowmichael
    May 06, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

    ?But when you?re empty inside, dark things will find a place inside of you." What would you give up to have everything you have ever dreamed of? Anders wanted fame, fortune, and to be a guitar master. One day, he got exactly what he asked for but it came with a dire price. ...

    I received this Arc from Greenwillow press. Thank you for a copy in exchange for a fair review. Thea seems obsessed with Anders, she goes to every show and she follows him after every show. No one really knows who she except that she is related to the crazy lady on the woods. But Th...

    This was a surprise because I liked it a lot. I kinda felt a Dark Placesvibe because of the theme it tackles and the whole drive of this novel. I really liked the characters especially Thea and Anders. I thought this would be another cliche YA because it is kinda YA within 40% of t...

  • Jen
    Mar 31, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

    ?But when you?re empty inside, dark things will find a place inside of you." What would you give up to have everything you have ever dreamed of? Anders wanted fame, fortune, and to be a guitar master. One day, he got exactly what he asked for but it came with a dire price. ...

    I received this Arc from Greenwillow press. Thank you for a copy in exchange for a fair review. Thea seems obsessed with Anders, she goes to every show and she follows him after every show. No one really knows who she except that she is related to the crazy lady on the woods. But Th...

    This was a surprise because I liked it a lot. I kinda felt a Dark Placesvibe because of the theme it tackles and the whole drive of this novel. I really liked the characters especially Thea and Anders. I thought this would be another cliche YA because it is kinda YA within 40% of t...

    A small town brimming with secrets is the setting for Jacqueline West?s dark YA thriller about the cost of talent and the evil that lurks at the margins. Fans will have a hard time putting this one down. ...

    I smell faeries ...

    Interest Level: YA Imagine you are small town famous rock star and you are still in high school. Imagine that you know you and your group will be famous one day soon. Now imagine that all of this talent and fame was unintentionally given to you by an evil that you can't see and don'...

    It got 2 stars soley because i managed to not dnf'd it. This book could have been good. It was stranger things meets some extremely bizarre indie flick. Im having a hard time understanding how i just read a book by a ny times best seller. The book overall was a rip off of the movie...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Oct 30, 2018

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

  • Kris
    May 09, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

  • Olivia Farr
    Apr 30, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

  • Diana
    Nov 05, 2018

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

  • Rachel
    Jun 23, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

  • Stacy Fetters
    May 05, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

    ?But when you?re empty inside, dark things will find a place inside of you." What would you give up to have everything you have ever dreamed of? Anders wanted fame, fortune, and to be a guitar master. One day, he got exactly what he asked for but it came with a dire price. ...

  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    Apr 29, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

  • FTLOReading
    May 27, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

  • Carrie
    May 03, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

  • megs_bookrack
    Apr 23, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

  • Rachel Foley
    May 11, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...

    Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge: A book with no chapters/unusual chapter headings /unconventionally numbered chapters Dude. DUDE! THIS BOOK. I think Jacqueline West may actually be magic, because she managed to tap into my adolescent brain. This book felt EXACTLY like something I...

    ?But when you?re empty inside, dark things will find a place inside of you." What would you give up to have everything you have ever dreamed of? Anders wanted fame, fortune, and to be a guitar master. One day, he got exactly what he asked for but it came with a dire price. ...

    I received this Arc from Greenwillow press. Thank you for a copy in exchange for a fair review. Thea seems obsessed with Anders, she goes to every show and she follows him after every show. No one really knows who she except that she is related to the crazy lady on the woods. But Th...

    This was a surprise because I liked it a lot. I kinda felt a Dark Placesvibe because of the theme it tackles and the whole drive of this novel. I really liked the characters especially Thea and Anders. I thought this would be another cliche YA because it is kinda YA within 40% of t...

    A small town brimming with secrets is the setting for Jacqueline West?s dark YA thriller about the cost of talent and the evil that lurks at the margins. Fans will have a hard time putting this one down. ...

    I smell faeries ...

    Interest Level: YA Imagine you are small town famous rock star and you are still in high school. Imagine that you know you and your group will be famous one day soon. Now imagine that all of this talent and fame was unintentionally given to you by an evil that you can't see and don'...

    It got 2 stars soley because i managed to not dnf'd it. This book could have been good. It was stranger things meets some extremely bizarre indie flick. Im having a hard time understanding how i just read a book by a ny times best seller. The book overall was a rip off of the movie...

    Just my speed. Very anxiety producing. Comp this to The Replacement or The Accident Season but with heavy metal. Two thumbs up. ...

    "Music followed me everywhere. I could literally feel it thumping in my bloodstream. And that was all I wanted: to be a part of it. To be a conduit for it. To be one tiny piece in whatever it was that made it real." Probably more of a 2.5 than a 3. This book was not exactly what I e...

  • ✩ Ashley ✩
    Oct 21, 2018

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

  • Michael
    Apr 29, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

  • Alex Pippenger
    May 10, 2019

    **3.5-stars rounded up** Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not actually a rock god...yet, but he is the front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town. Not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm is the...

    Last Things by Jacqueline West is a standalone young adult fantasy read that just oozes mystery and intrigue along the way. The story is told with a dual point of view alternating between the two main characters of Anders Thorson and Thea Malcom. Anders is a teenage rock god? well...

    First: who else is getting Stranger Things vibes from this?! *Yessss* Second: if that wasn?t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! ? ...

    Title: Last Things Series: Standalone Author: Jacqueline West Release date: May 7, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: YA fantasy Jacqueline West explains in the author's note that this story is inspired by the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson, the man who's told to have sold h...

    A biased review, I admit -- but this is honestly my favorite book I've ever written, and I'm thrilled that it will be heading out into the real world very soon. Thanks, readers. ...

    This was ok. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. Once we hit about 53% into the book it finally starts to take off. Full review to come ...

    I LOVED this book! It gave me the same creepy feelings as when I read The Hazel Wood. I loved the character development, the superb writing, and the focus on music. I do wish the cover better portrayed the sophisticated writing and storytelling--it looks too cartoon-ish and doesn't mat...

    ?Each note is a scream The drone is deafening Beat beat beat Until the truth is beaten.? I thought the premise of this book sounded absolutely brilliant and I went into it with such high expectations, and I was so let down by it, unfortunately, because even though the con...

    The premise of the book seemed really captivating, but when I began reading I couldn't help but find Thea was a bit stalker-ish and a lot creepy. I know the author wanted to unveil her mistery bit by bit, but I don't know, all it conveyed to me was an obssession with the main male char...

    This was excellent! West?s descriptions are so vivid that I will be walking around with her settings (especially the woods!) and characters in my head for weeks now. Set aside some time to read this one without interruptions. The entire story is absorbing and suspenseful, but once yo...

    Find my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti... LAST THINGS is a YA fantasy that follows two teens, Anders and Thea, in alternating points-of-view. Anders is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the metal band, Last Things, which also includes his BFFs Patr...

    Last Things is a Faustian tale told in through two perspectives. Anders is a local rock legend. Only 18 years old, he's already garnered nationwide attention for his incredible skill on the guitar, songwriting prowess, and perfect voice for the metal scene. But Anders' gift wasn't earn...

    Okay friends, this book was a ride! Let's start with that, because I'm still trying to put together all my thoughts into a coherent review and that's forefront on my mind. It's always a breath of fresh air to read something outside the lines, to read something that is atmospheric and i...

    Edge. of. my. seat. Flipping pages until 2am. This story simply hummed! Everything about it was electrifying. I loved the metal song lyrics. I loved the progression, the way that it unfolded. The characters, the dawning, the realization. Even if you don't like mysteries, or if you d...

    This was a unique, well written plot, book with suspense and mystery. This book is on the creepy/thriller side which is a genre I don't usually read, but by the time it got really creepy, I was already hooked and had the know how it would end. ...

    In a small town deep in the northwoods, metal guitarist Anders Thorson and his band, Last Things, are about to be the next big thing. But there?s something uncanny about his ability, and there?s something in the woods. This is freaking great! ...

    I got a really creepy vibe from this book, but also found it very fun to read. I liked the supernatural elements throughout the book, I thought it brought a lot of different aspects to the story. I also enjoyed the inclusion of a lot of the lyrics from the songs they were singing at th...

    I got offered an ARC without even knowing what title it would be. This book showed up a couple weeks ago. It sounded interesting and is out soon, so I plopped down with it about 2 1/2 hours ago. I couldn't put it down, as it teases the reader perfectly with the mystery behind the m...

    Amazing. The perfect blend of frightening and musical. Jacqueline's poetry background shines in the lyrics, and her real-world metal band inspirations are evident in the band she's created. It's a love letter to the North Woods, as well as to off beat metal clubs and the kids in that s...

    When I first heard about this book, I was really excited to read it. Having read it now, I'm just disappointed. Nothing happens until, like, 80% into the book. Not even weird things, or strange things, to up the atmosphere and darkness. It's just Thea going around being cryptic and sta...