You seemed lost and found at the same time
I thought the back of this sounded interesting and I had hoped it would have been that way too. Here We Are Now was a little bit disappointing but still interesting.
Book Review: Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga
Title & Author: Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Release date: November 7 2017
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Despite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen, Taliah Abdallat never thought she’d ever really meet Julian Oliver. But one day, while her mother is out of the country, the famed rock star from Staring Into the Abyss shows up on her doorstep. This makes sense – kinda – because Julian Oliver is Taliah’s father, even though her mother would never admit it to her.
Julian asks if Taliah if she will drop everything and go with him to his hometown of Oak Falls, Indiana, to meet his father – her grandfather – who is nearing the end of his life. Taliah, torn between betraying her mother’s trust and meeting the family she has never known, goes.
With her best friend Harlow by her side, Taliah embarks on a three-day journey to find out everything about her ‘father’ and her family. But Julian isn’t the father Taliah always hoped for, and revelations about her mother’s past are seriously shaking her foundation. Through all these new experiences, Taliah will have to find new ways to be true to herself, honoring her past and her future.
I give Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga three out of five hearts because I thought the story was interesting but not very well executed. I wish it had been because it was a good story.
Taliah is the daughter of super-star Julian Oliver and she knows it. She has been trying to get into contact with her father sine she was thirteen. Three years later he ends up on her doorstep to get her to meet her grandfather, who is dying. It is very interesting to see how they both deal with this.
The parts that I found lacking was the fact that sometimes things were repeated and repeated and I really started to think that Jasmine thought the fact hadn’t come across well enough or have one character tell a story, then another one tell the same story but a little different. Unless those stories are completely different it is hard for the reader to notice these details that are different.
Overall the story is cute and fun. The world is nothing special, just the ordinary world and that actually makes the world realistic and not too over the top. The repetition is kinda annoying, which took some of the fun out of the novel for me. But if you can see past that this is actually a great book about loving, forgiving and finding yourself.
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