The Leading Edge of Now (ARC)|Book Review

The Leading Edge of Now – Releases September 4th, 2018

“Just when Grace is beginning to get used to being an orphan, her estranged uncle suddenly comes forward to claim her. That might have been okay if he’d spoken to her even once since her father died. Or if moving in with Uncle Rusty didn’t mean returning to New Harbor.

Grace once spent the best summers of her life in New Harbor. Now the place just reminds her of all she’s lost: her best friend, her boyfriend and any memory of the night that changed her forever.

People say the truth will set you free, but Grace isn’t sure about that. Once she starts looking for it, the truth about that night is hard to find — and what happens when her healing hurts the people she cares about the most?” – Goodreads

WHAT I LIKED

I was fortunate enough to get an e-copy of this book and took the time to read it this week. It releases in a couple of weeks, which is always exciting – to read something before everyone else does.

To be honest, the cover drew me to this one. It’s beautiful.

This book really kept me on the edge of my seat (well, TBH I read it in bed) because I was constantly wondering who was responsible for ruining Grace’s life two years ago by raping her. My mind assumed the worst at all times and still never saw the answer coming. Super intense.

The characters really grew on me and were fairly developed. It’s written really well and it’s a super interesting story. There’s a bit of a beach feel, so it sort of feels like a summer read, but honestly it’s such a heavy topic and centered around something so intense that it’s more of a rainy day feel to me.

WHAT I DID NOT LIKE

This one for sure needs a trigger warning if it doesn’t already. I think it’s going to be a little too intense for my 8th grade classroom but is perfect for high school aged readers.

SPOILER: I did not like the ending. I have a hard time believing the romance piece would still play out.

OVERALL RATING

4 stars

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