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 When strange things start happening to local music idol Anders Thorson, everyone blames his number-one-fan, Thea. But is ...

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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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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. ...

    This review is posted on both my personal account and the Crossroads Public Library account. Actual Rating: 4.25 This was a fun and spooky read. (view spoiler)[It's a nice twist on the "devil at the crossroads" sort of deal. (hide spoiler)] I listen to a lot of metal and I defin...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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! ...

  • Liz
    Sep 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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. ...

    This review is posted on both my personal account and the Crossroads Public Library account. Actual Rating: 4.25 This was a fun and spooky read. (view spoiler)[It's a nice twist on the "devil at the crossroads" sort of deal. (hide spoiler)] I listen to a lot of metal and I defin...

    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...

    Actual Rating: 4.25 This was a fun and spooky read. (view spoiler)[It's a nice twist on the "devil at the crossroads" sort of deal. (hide spoiler)] I listen to a lot of metal and I definitely appreciated that a) the author referenced relevant bands and b) that Anders was a metal sn...

    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...

    This was pretty good! I listened to the audio, which was a great performance. I loved that it was about metalheads, and I like that there was some mystery about Thea and her deal (was she evil? was she good? is it murky?), in some ways it was like a reverse Twilight, with the mysteriou...

  • 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Brenda
    Jul 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

  • 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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. ...

    This review is posted on both my personal account and the Crossroads Public Library account. Actual Rating: 4.25 This was a fun and spooky read. (view spoiler)[It's a nice twist on the "devil at the crossroads" sort of deal. (hide spoiler)] I listen to a lot of metal and I defin...

    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...

    Actual Rating: 4.25 This was a fun and spooky read. (view spoiler)[It's a nice twist on the "devil at the crossroads" sort of deal. (hide spoiler)] I listen to a lot of metal and I definitely appreciated that a) the author referenced relevant bands and b) that Anders was a metal sn...

    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...

  • 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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
    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

  • Kelli Cross
    Jul 08, 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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. ...

    This review is posted on both my personal account and the Crossroads Public Library account. Actual Rating: 4.25 This was a fun and spooky read. (view spoiler)[It's a nice twist on the "devil at the crossroads" sort of deal. (hide spoiler)] I listen to a lot of metal and I defin...

    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...

    Actual Rating: 4.25 This was a fun and spooky read. (view spoiler)[It's a nice twist on the "devil at the crossroads" sort of deal. (hide spoiler)] I listen to a lot of metal and I definitely appreciated that a) the author referenced relevant bands and b) that Anders was a metal sn...

  • 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

  • Kat
    Sep 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

  • ✩ 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

  • Menna♡
    Oct 02, 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

  • Crossroads Library
    Jul 08, 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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. ...

    This review is posted on both my personal account and the Crossroads Public Library account. Actual Rating: 4.25 This was a fun and spooky read. (view spoiler)[It's a nice twist on the "devil at the crossroads" sort of deal. (hide spoiler)] I listen to a lot of metal and I defin...

  • 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. So, not bad for a high school kid. Thea Malcolm...

    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...

    This book is AMAZING and perfect for Halloween! Twisted and delightfully descriptive and creepy. Anders plays in a metal band in rural, wooded Minnesota. Thea is a shadow at his every performance at the local coffeehouse. Everyone whispers that her aunt is a witch. Everyone says Thea i...

    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!! ? ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Last Things alternates between chapters of Thea and Anders, slowly revealing the main plot, always with a hint of mystery and suspense. There's an overall eerieness that I thoroughly enjoyed. The woods almost take on a life of their own, they have an ominous, dark, mysterious even dang...

    there's nothing that's really wrong with this, I'm not sure if it's "it's not you, it's me" situation but I can't say exactly what I didn't like about this. I didn't hate it exactly I just felt lukewarm about everything and couldn't care about what was happening. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...