Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Last Romantics - Book Review

I loved Tara Conklin's novel The House Girl (read my review *here*) so her newest novel The Last Romantics was definitely on my radar. I was excited when the audio book was available on my library app. (We can talk about my surprising and new-to-me use of the library app later.) I listened to it quickly and finished it earlier this week.

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin is the story of four siblings dealing with the untimely death of their father and their mother's subsequent descent into depression. Unlike The House Girl, this novel is set in the recent past and contemporary time period as the siblings navigate their lives together and separately. I love novels that are heavy on characterization and the study of people and their relationships so The Last Romantics was really intriguing for me. The few sections set in the future didn't resonate with me and didn't seem to fit with the story. There were a few angles that I wish had been given a little more attention. But the problems were few and I very much liked the novel overall.

I enjoyed the audio version. The narrator was good and I found her easy to listen to. The Last Romantics is getting a lot of buzz right now and I feel it is deserved. Whether you listen or read, give The Last Romantics a chance.

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin is published by William Morrow and released on February 5, 2019.

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