ARC Review: The Leading Edge of Now by Marci Lyn Curtis

Title: The Leading Edge of Now
Author: Marci Lyn Curtis
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: ARC from author
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publication Date: Sept. 4th,2018

Summary: 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?

Oh man guys, I don't know where to start. First I want to thank Marci for giving us the chance to receive an ARC of this amazing book. Marci was able to transport me into a new world with this book. The way she wrote this novel left me feeling the heartbreak and betrayal as well as the love and happiness, like it was my own. 

Like it says in the summary, Grace is moving in with her uncle Rusty after two years of living as an orphan. She's moving back to New Harbor, a place she loved as a child, until one night that changed her entire life. Grace is now faced with the memory of that night everyday. As she begins to face the truth of what happened, she learns much more than she thought she knew and the truth may be more than she expected.

THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW was a wonderful story of personal growth, trust, and facing the truth. I loved everything about this book and can't even tell you how many times I cried. The character development was beautiful and Owen might just be the man of my dreams (yes, he's perfect). Grace was instantly my favorite character. She's a strong, young girl who just lost her dad and has to live with her distant uncle next to her ex best friend and ex boyfriend. She has a lot on her plate but walks with her head held hight either way. As you get to know Owen, Rusty, Janna, and the others, you realize just how close and caring everyone is with each other. It also made the truth even more shocking (which I wont spoil I promise). 

The title really caught my attention and after reading the book, it fit the story completely. Grace was truly on the leading edge of now as she was learning the truth. She had to face something no one should ever have to go through and in the end, she was able to get closure.

This book is a must read for everyone. You'll laugh and cry (maybe even at the same time). Be sure to check out our Q&A with Marci as well as entering our ARC giveaway located on the same page! I hope you all enjoy reading this as much as I did! 

1 comment

  1. This sounds like a really awesome book! I really want to know about this truth you talk about! ;) Great review!


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