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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  15 reviews
When strange things start happening to local music idol Anders Thorson, everyone blames his number-one-fan, Thea. But is she out to hurt him? Or protect him?

High school senior Anders Thorson is unusually gifted. His band, Last Things, is legendary in their northern Minnesota hometown. With guitar skills that would amaze even if he weren’t only eighteen, Anders is the focus
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2019 by Greenwillow
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    Last Things
    Release date: May 07, 2019
    When strange things start happening to local music idol Anders Thorson, blame falls on his number-one fan, Thea. But is Thea out to hurt him? Or prote ...more

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    ✩ Ashley ✩
    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!! 😂
    Jacqueline West
    Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
    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.
    Nov 05, 2018 added it
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    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 character, Anders.
    While the writting isn't bad, I have to say that ythe characters lacked depth for me, and all of them were quite archetypical: hot guys who is famous but who struggles, awkward girl with powers there
    Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    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 match the tone of the story. Regardless, Jacqueline West's writing is so compelling. I don't know about you, but so much of why I love a book is how immersed I feel while reading. Let me say, I was on cruise ship whil ...more
    Ann N.
    Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    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 you hit the last 100 pages you won’t be able to set the book down.
    ♠️ Tabi ♠️
    I smell faeries
    Matt Pavloff
    Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
    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 earned--it was given. And now he's seeing that this gift comes with a heavy price. We also have Thea, a mysterious newcomer in town who seems like the newest obsessed fan--but she's much, much more. Her goal is to save ...more
    Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    As a reader, I'm a tough one to please, as I recognize and appreciate good writing but a growing problem with focus prevents my burrowing in with a book, as I used to do, for hours on end. So I began "Last Things" by nibbling but a half dozen chapters in found myself unable to take a break. West's story really pulled me in, particularly her clever and natural dialogue -- often the teasing banter of teenagers -- and her principal characters, each deserving of empathy. Anders and Thea, who pass th ...more
    Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    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 scene.
    Nov 16, 2018 rated it liked it
    Great story about talents and seeing things. Slight romance but dealing with evil . Reminded me of Stephen king needful things. But different with a guitar and fame.
    Joelene Weeks
    Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
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    Just finished this one. Review tk
    Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Advanced copy courtesy of Edelweiss. Interesting spin on the paranormal as Anders is musician who just keeps magically getting better and better and Thea is his obsessive fan (or is she?).
    Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it
    Thank you to HarperCollins and Edelweiss for the E-arc copy of this novel.
    Last Things is an odd and eerily strange book about talent, but obsessiveness and overtures of those who have it. The novel is very fantastical look at our desires and dreams. The characters are missing something for me. I liked the premise of the novel and teens will enjoy the dark nature of the plot.
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