The Leading Edge of Now by Marci Lyn Curtis

The Leading Edge of Now

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 change...

Details The Leading Edge of Now

TitleThe Leading Edge of Now
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherKids Can Press
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary

Reviews The Leading Edge of Now

  • Lara (Bookish_turtle)
    One of my favourite Netgalleys of all time!! So beautiful, heart-breaking, lovely and moving, definitely go read it as soon as it comes out!! This book hit me right in the feels!!I loved that Owen & Grace had a backstory and it wasn't insta-love at all! They were so cute together and I ship them so much. They were always rooting for each other even when everything was terrible and ASDFGDSSAASFAHFHASA they are so cute!!!But just the development of...
  • Anja
    *5 OUTSTANDING STARS*Before I start, my review will not do justice to this book, so can anyone who doesn’t have this book on their tbr yet, go add this right now?!? This was my first approved Netgalley book and I did not expect it to be this good.This emotional rollercoaster is about Grace, who lost both her innocence and her father in a matter of weeks and ends up in foster care for two years. She then finally gets claimed by her only living r...
  • Emma
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Trigger warning: rape.Let’s start this review by saying that this book is simply outstanding. The story this book tells is not an easy one, but it manages to do so in a very admirable way. All the characters are very well crafted, Grace especially. Her story and her bravery truly moved me. The emotions the author describes are raw and real, someth...
  • Emer
    Trigger Warning: rapeThe Leading Edge of Now is a compelling and moving read about a young teenage girl named Grace. Not only is Grace dealing with the death of her beloved father, she is also trying to figure out what exactly happened one night two years ago when she was passed out on Ambien. She thinks she knows. But her doubts plague her. The unknown violation plagues her. And most importantly the guilt she feels eats get aliveThis wasn't a bo...
  • Brianna
    TW: rape/sexual assault (including flashbacks)I was immensely moved by this book. This is a story about a teenager named Grace who is attempting to cope with the loss of a family member while, at the same time, experiencing intense anxiety and guilt over being raped in her past. This was a heartbreaking and critically important story that I was thankful to have read.One aspect I found particularly significant in this book was exploring the feelin...
  • Nadia
    This book really surprised me, I did not expect it to be this good! Having not read any other books by the author and the title giving little away, I went into this one a bit blind. Also, having just read Courtney Summer's Sadie, which I loved, I thought it would be hard for my next YA read to make a mark. Well, I can tell you that The Leading Edge of Now has definitely made one. The tale of the main protagonist Grace, is a sad one. Becoming an o...
  • PinkAmy loves 💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW by Marci Lyn Curtis in exchange for my honest review.***Holy unexpected awesomeness, Batman.What if your father died and you spent two years languishing in foster care right after you were sexually assaulted by your boyfriend Owen while you were passed out on Ambien? What if you spent those last two years blaming yourself, unable to talk to your best friend, b...
  • Chelsea
    TW: rape (not graphic but frequently mentioned)It took me almost the entirety of this book to figure out how I felt about it.That might not seem significant, but I’m the type of reader who can usually get a sense of whether a book is working for me within a few chapters. Not with The Leading Edge of Now.I had a lot of high expectations for this novel going in, being that I have long considered Curtis’s The One Thing to be one of my favorite Y...
  • Hristina
    "I've cracked a little the last couple of years. From the stress, I'm guessing."I'm at a loss of words. I don't know how to phrase it so you understand how good this book is. I can just try.The Leading Edge of Now might be the most compelling book I've read in a long while, maybe over a year. The writing is amazing, Mrs. Curtis nailed both the pacing and the tone of the narrator, which is why this book, despite the heavy subject, was so easy to r...
  • Isabella
    3,5 Sterne – ich bin förmlich durch das Buch geflogen. Ich weiß nicht, ob ich noch eine ausführliche Rezension schreiben werde, aber ich will unbedingt eine Trigger Warnung für Vergewaltigung aussprechen. Der Klappentext erwähnt es nicht, in den Rezensionen wird es, wenn überhaupt, am Rande erwähnt, was mir unverständlich ist. Ich kenne mich nicht ausreichend aus, um zu beurteilen, ob es gut behandelt wurde, hatte aber den Eindruck, das...
  • Silvy Herondale
    4.5ARC provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewRecensione: http://wefoundwonderlandinbooks.blogs...
  • Lindsay Currie
    I was fortunate enough to read an early draft of this book and all I can say is WOW. This book . . . it's AMAZING. THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW is emotion, bravery, and brilliance all rolled into one. Marci Lyn Curtis is a force in the young adult arena and this newest book is one of the best contemporaries I've ever read.
  • Vicky Who Reads
    review on my blog!
  • Sharon Roat
    "OH, MY SWEET HOLY LORD." I loved Marci's first novel (THE ONE THING) so freaking much, I pestered her to let me read an early draft of her new novel and... GUYS... WOW. It's so amazing. I was blown away. THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW is sooo incredibly good. I stayed in my pajamas all day to read it because I seriously couldn't put it down long enough to shower and get dressed. Add it to your TBR list now and then you can start pining away for its rel...
  • Lola Sharp
    This book is everything you'd expect and want from a Marci book: snark that is laugh out loud funny, swoony romance, and emotional moments that make you cry and break your heart, but then puts your heart back together again better than it was before. This book is an unforgettable contemporary YA. 1000% rec.
  • Jennifer
    Grace is back at her hometown and while she's dealing with the death of her father 2 years after, she also still doesn't have a clue who sexually assaulted her. You could see great characters and a beautifully written story in this book. An important, heartbreaking, and poignant read. Thanks to NetGalley and Kids Can Press for providing me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review."Grief isn't something you can't hurdle. It's something you ...
  • allys_books
    Auch hier vergebe ich 4,5*. Das Buch hat mich wahnsinnig begeistert, hat eine so wichtige Message und es hat wahrhaftig mein Herz berührt.
  • Samantha
    I knew the first time I read THE ONE THING that Marci Lyn Curtis was going to be an author worth stalking following. I was right. And when I learned she had another book coming soon, I begged her to let me read an early draft because I simply couldn’t wait. THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW did not disappoint in a single way. Marci has a way with words that is so beautiful and endearing. Her characters are fun and fresh, yet they always take me on a deep...
  • Stephanie Marie
    Trigger Warnings: rape, death, and griefI cannot remember the last time a book made me cry, but this was emotional and beautiful and fantastically written. I’m so grateful to have read this. The beginning hooked me immediately, and I kept reading for the amazing story that unfolded. Primarily, I loved the way Curtis wrote the book. Her words, pacing, and ability to create such dynamic characters all added to the quality way in which she formed ...
  • Laurie Flynn
    Oh hello, beautiful book! Welcome to Goodreads! I was fortunate enough to read this one early and, well, I'm obsessed with it. It's exactly the kind of YA contemporary that I gravitate toward because it feels achingly real and so authentic. I know it's cliché to say "I couldn't put that book down!" but... I really couldn't put this one down. THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW is raw, honest, gripping, and continually surprising. It's a book everyone should...
  • Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
    "When you’re a virgin for fifteen years of your life, it’s pretty easy to tell when you suddenly aren’t."I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.The Leading Edge of Now made my skin crawl. You know that feeling you get when you think you're being watched? That's pretty much ...
  • A Lib Tech Reads
    The Leading Edge of Now, Marci Lyn CurtisRating: 3.5/5Note: Special thanks to Kids Can Press for providing an ARC for review.I liked this book at its core. There wasn't a whole lot I did not like and I felt like it handled the topic of sexual assault appropriately; however, there were a few things about the plot that I did not particularly enjoy or felt like it could have been expanded upon.There are multiple elements in this book that make you f...
  • Isabel
    Wie man es von Königskinder Verlag gewohnt ist, überzeugt er auch bei diesem Buch mit einer außergewöhnlichen, wunderschönen Aufmachung. Ich würde mir so eine Umschlaggestaltung, auch unter dem Schutzumschlag, wirklich für jedes meiner Bücher wünschen. Einfach zum Anbeten! Unter anderem sieht dieser nämlich nicht nur sehr hübsch aus, nein, die Sonnenblumen haben auch eine ganz eigene Bedeutung, die einen nach dem Lesen des Buches ganz ...
  • Sara
    I loved Marci Lyn Curtis's debut, THE ONE THING. Completely adored it - easily one of my favorite YA reads ever. So I've been rather impatiently waiting for this one, and it did not disappoint. THE LEADING EDGE OF NOW is a beautiful book - all at once funny and heartbreaking and sad and hopeful and it has all these little moments of absolute loveliness. The setting - so vivid and rich. Curtis's writing transported me to that small beach town in F...
  • S.M. Parker
    It's no secret that I was a HUGE fan of The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis so I was thrilled to get a sneak peek at her second novel, The Leading Edge of Now. It's hard to know what to say about this book because its brilliance is scattered into so many beautiful places. Grace, the main character, is smart, savvy, lost, broken and sarcastic. She is beautiful and flawed and I loved her every word, every insight. I read her story in a day because I ...
  • Kelly Hager
    Holy crap, this book! I completely loved her first book and so I have been waiting impatiently for this one for years. It was a long and hard wait but it was so, so worth it. It's smart and funny and heartbreaking. It's pretty much a perfect book.As the synopsis says, Grace has been sexually assaulted. She's not dealing with it particularly well (she feels deeply ashamed and she blames herself) but you know what's wonderful? Everyone she tells re...
  • Susan
    Holy wow, this book is one that will make you fall in love from the first page and will keep your heart until the very end. (And long after!) Full of snarky humor, first loves, heartbreaking grief, and secrets that threaten to tear everyone apart, The Leading Edge of Now is everything I want in a book.
  • Andi (Andi's ABCs)
    This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. When a friend asked if I wanted to take part in a book tour for this book I said sure. It sounded like a good book and I had been meaning to read the author. I really had no idea how the book would be, but I can happily report it was really fantastic. It had every...
  • Rebecca Akins
    This book was difficult for me to rate. I wasn’t in love with the plot of the story. The pacing and the focus on certain aspects of the story just wasn’t my cup of tea. This is a own voices novel The author put in the acknowledgments that she had a similar experience in her past. While it wasn’t my favorite novel on this topic it was interesting because the main character goes through many different steps to finding out what really happened...