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 ...more
Anders Thorson is a rock god. Okay, not really a rock god. He's actually a high school kid but he is front-man of a band, Last Things, and they do have a regular gig at a coffee shop in their Northern Minnesota town.
Thea Malcolm is the new girl in town but has quickly become Anders number one fan. She shows up every where he goes, never approaching, just quietly lurking in the background.
When bad things begin to happen to Anders and those closest to him, the first suspect ...more
Second: if that wasn’t enough, it takes place in northern Minnesota! Uff-da, it better live up to my now FREAKISHLY HIGH expectations!! 😂
TITLE: Last Things
AUTHOR: Jacqueline West
RELEASE DATE: May 7th
GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
RATING: 4.5 Stars
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LAST THINGS was a total surprise and I didn't expect it to love it as much as I did. It is told in dual POV and the author lets you get closer to the characters only in baby steps and it isn't clear until the last third of the story what we are dealing with here. The enemy and the main characters are kept in mystery w ...more
Title: Last Things
Author: Jacqueline West
Release date: May 7, 2019
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 his soul to the devil for his musical talent. She gives it her own metal band spin with a high schooler who has rocketed to fame in a small town in Minnesota. I'm not a metal fan, but those who are will find a lot of references in ...more
“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 concept sounded incredible and like something that I would love, the execution of the book was quite underwhelming.
It took me a while to get used to the writing style that was in Last Things, because descriptions are kind of off so ...more
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 ...more
Let's talk characters. Anders Thorson is now one of my favorite male charac ...more
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 Patrick and Jezz. Anders’s talent is world-class, bigger than the small town where he lives and plays. Together (but mostly with Anders’s feelings), they decided not to make any money from their playing until after they gr ...more
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 don't like metal music, you will still want to read this.
It's not a mystery, per se. It is simply a story of a boy. He's got some skills, shall we say. He may have made a mistake. Everything is not as it seems, and neit ...more
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.
Last Things has potential to be one of the largest bands in the world. All of their shows bring people into this small coffee bar that’s located near the woods and people come from all over to see Anders.
Thea sits in that coff ...more
The story is told in alternating perspectives, one being Anders who is the lead singer of the band Last Things, the other being the new girl in town, Thea. Anders is the typical brooding musician at t ...more
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 male protagonist Anders and him being a music prodigy leading a metal band.Then there is Thea, who is super intriguing and has her own interesting past.
Jacqueline West describes since with the right amount of detail th ...more
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 Thea knows that there were dark things in the woods and only she can save him. Or can she?
Andrea doesn't even think of his stalker, he just wants to play music. He will do anything to be a star. Or would he?
I have to be ...more
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 the book but creepy at its best till the end.
I am surprised by what the author intends for Thea's character. I never thought that major twist. I kinda felt a Stephen King twist at the end but it is not.
Last Things was ...more
Im having a hard time understanding how i just read a book by a ny times best seller.
The book overall was a rip off of the movie Jennifer's body. A band becomes famous because of a deal they make with the devil.
I cant even talk much more about this book without giving spoilers because not much is explained throughtout 3/4 of it and not much ha ...more
Hello My Book Loves! I received a copy of Last Things by Jacqueline West from Harper Teen Canada in exchange for an honest review.
What would you be willing to sacrifice for what you want? This book explores this this theme throughout. It is mysterious, a little dark, and little creepy. I read it in just about one sitting. It's a pretty quick easy read and thoroughly enjoyable.
What I Liked
Anders - I thought that Anders was a really good main character. He's a teenage musical prodigy, his band...more
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?...more
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 of head-turning admiration. And Thea Malcom, a newcomer to the insular town, is one of his admirers. Thea seems to turn up
Imagine you are small town famous rock star and you are still in high school. Imagine that you know you and your group will be famous one day soon. Now imagine that all of this talent and fame was unintentionally given to you by an evil that you can't see and don't even understand. Anders Thorson is the lead singer and guitar player for a rock band, Last Things. He plays the guitar like no eighteen year old should be able to play, and song lyrics and music just come to him. How ...more
This story had a very small-town secrets kind of feel to it except that most in the town are completely oblivious to the darkness that hides in the shadows. I found the characters easy to relate to. They have their strengths, weaknesses, struggle ...more