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Review and Giveaway: The Leading Edge of Now


Author: Marci Lyn Curtis

Pub. Date: September 4, 2018

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 336

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, TBD

Synopsis: 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?

Review: This story was heart breaking and beautiful, tragic and uplifting and a rollercoaster of emotions. The story sounds like it’s going to be a downer right from the start. Grace has had a horrible couple of years and her attitude has hardened. Her trust in others diminished to the point where she feels completely alone. Despite her circumstances though Grace manages to find humor in her situations and that is conveyed with a wry twist through the writing. I found myself admiring Grace for her strength and determination and later for her willingness to take a chance and a leap of faith. The book is extremely well written and plotted. The relationships between the characters well thought out and developed. I loved the supporting characters and found that they all added a significant amount to the story. The only reason my rating isn’t 5 stars (I give it 4) is because it was a bit of an emotionally exhausting book. The story deals with a lot of tough issues and while it does it very well, I felt like there was maybe a bit too much going on. I would still recommend that anyone who reads YA pick this book up immediately!

*Trigger Warning – One of the issues in this book is rape.

*I received an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for my honest opinion*

About Marci-Lynne: Marci Lyn Curtis is the author of young adult dramedies THE ONE THING and THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW. She lives near Tampa, Florida with her husband. You can find out more about Marci on her website (, on Twitter (@Marci_Curtis), on Instagram (@marcilyncurtis), or on Facebook (marcilyncurtis).

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/27/2018- Sophie Reads YA- Review

8/28/2018- BookHounds YA- Interview

8/29/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous- Review

8/30/2018- Do You Dog-ear?- Review

8/31/2018- Book-Keeping- Review

Week Two:

9/3/2018- Pacific Northwest Bookworm- Review

9/4/2018- Here's to Happy Endings- Review

9/5/2018- Sweet Southern Home- Excerpt

9/6/2018- Simply Daniel Radcliffe- Review

9/7/2018- Arctic Books- Excerpt

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