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?
This book was such a fantastic read! I really enjoyed going between Thea and Anders' heads! Anders had a mystery, something he was keeping quiet, but kept hinting at, and Thea, well, she was odd and I really enjoyed being in her head!
The note in the beginning mentioned that a musician making a deal with the devil was part of the inspiration for this book, and then Thea walked on the scene and the first chapter was written. Yeah, that sounds pretty great, and gave me a hint about what this story was about!
We knew that Thea was maybe doing not so great things for a pretty good cause. But when we were in Anders' head, well, it was pretty easy to let doubt slip in, that maybe she wasn't doing it for a good reason, that maybe she was crazy or something. That doubt just added a great flavor to this book!
Honestly, I wouldn't mind to have this book be made into a series. To see Thea go out and help other people, to spend more time in this world and learn how it works, yeah, I wouldn't mind that! On the other hand, this was a pretty great self contained story, so I'd be happy either way!
Loved reading this book, it was such a great story!
Author: Jacqueline West
Read: September 2nd, 2019
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2019 Book!
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: May 7th 2019