If I were to base my attention solely upon the cover of Last Things by Jacqueline West, I am one hundred percent sure that I would be finding a way to get it in my hands so I could read it. Unfortunately, I actually have next to zero interest in actually reading this story. The book behind this fascinating cover is definitely not what I expected it to be. It’s kind of a horror-esque obsession story, from what I can tell? And it involves a musician with a band. I just…not my thing.
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 of head-turning admiration. And Thea Malcom, a newcomer to the insular town, is one of his admirers. Thea seems to turn up everywhere Anders goes: gigs at the local coffeehouse, guitar lessons, even in the woods near Anders’s home. When strange things start happening to Anders—including the disappearance of his beloved cat, then his sort-of girlfriend, and, somehow, his musical talent—blame immediately falls on Thea. But is she trying to hurt him? Or save him? Can he trust a girl who doesn’t seem to know the difference between dreams and reality? And how much are they both willing to compromise to get what they want?
How do you feel about this book? Is Last Things something you see yourself interested in reading? What do you think of the story? How might the cover play into it all? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! Happy reading, everyone!