Here We Are Now

Here We Are Now

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. Jul Despite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen, Taliah Abdallat never thought she'd ever really meet Julian ...

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Title:Here We Are Now
Author:Jasmine Warga
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1444791788
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Here We Are Now Reviews

  • Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
    Aug 08, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

  • Jenna
    Nov 30, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Feb 14, 2018

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

    You would start this book thinking it has a destination, but actually, it is just a journey of a beginning. ...

    Julian Oliver is a famous rock star. He has fans all across the globe, has numerous magazine spreads and one day he turns up on Taliah Abdallat's doorstep, confirming Tal's theory that he is in fact her father Don't make a Star Wars joke, don't make a Star Wars joke Not only doe...

    (ARC Review) Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga Disclaimer: I received this ARC published by Harper Collins courtesy of Kinokuniya Malaysia in exchange for my honest review. Here We Are Now is a story centered on Taliah Sahar Abdallat, a 16-year-old who lives and breathes music. S...

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. Taliah Sahar Abdallat loves music. It helps ease the pain of never having known her father. Her secretive mother, who was born in Jordan, won't say a word about her past and who Taliah's father is. When Taliah fin...

    A family focused story, which was quite heartfelt at times, while exploring a myriad of themes. I feel like this is a hybrid story, as half the story is told present day, and half is flashbacks recounting Tal's parents' relationship, which all contribute to Tal learning more about hers...

    4.5 stars ***I read an ARC of this book through work*** There's two stories happening at once in this story; Taliah meeting her father and going on a quick road trip with him to meet her dying grandfather, and the backstory of how he and her mother met, how their relationship came to ...

    ARC Review (9/22/17, received from Sarah Prineas) "Jasmine Warga?s newest tells the story of the secrets families hide in a simple yet breathtaking way." My full review for Here We Are Now is up on my school newspaper's website. After Reading: I adored this simple yet hea...

    What in the fresh hell was this story. When it started, I felt it would be an alright story but it quickly went downhill. The entire story I kept thinking, "WHY AM I STILL LISTENING TO THIS?!". I'm a glutton for punishment, apparently. I did not like Taliah and her selfish, self-in...

  • Sarah
    Oct 14, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

  • Andrew
    Apr 27, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

    You would start this book thinking it has a destination, but actually, it is just a journey of a beginning. ...

    Julian Oliver is a famous rock star. He has fans all across the globe, has numerous magazine spreads and one day he turns up on Taliah Abdallat's doorstep, confirming Tal's theory that he is in fact her father Don't make a Star Wars joke, don't make a Star Wars joke Not only doe...

    (ARC Review) Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga Disclaimer: I received this ARC published by Harper Collins courtesy of Kinokuniya Malaysia in exchange for my honest review. Here We Are Now is a story centered on Taliah Sahar Abdallat, a 16-year-old who lives and breathes music. S...

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. Taliah Sahar Abdallat loves music. It helps ease the pain of never having known her father. Her secretive mother, who was born in Jordan, won't say a word about her past and who Taliah's father is. When Taliah fin...

    A family focused story, which was quite heartfelt at times, while exploring a myriad of themes. I feel like this is a hybrid story, as half the story is told present day, and half is flashbacks recounting Tal's parents' relationship, which all contribute to Tal learning more about hers...

    4.5 stars ***I read an ARC of this book through work*** There's two stories happening at once in this story; Taliah meeting her father and going on a quick road trip with him to meet her dying grandfather, and the backstory of how he and her mother met, how their relationship came to ...

  • Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
    Oct 10, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    Jun 19, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

    You would start this book thinking it has a destination, but actually, it is just a journey of a beginning. ...

    Julian Oliver is a famous rock star. He has fans all across the globe, has numerous magazine spreads and one day he turns up on Taliah Abdallat's doorstep, confirming Tal's theory that he is in fact her father Don't make a Star Wars joke, don't make a Star Wars joke Not only doe...

    (ARC Review) Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga Disclaimer: I received this ARC published by Harper Collins courtesy of Kinokuniya Malaysia in exchange for my honest review. Here We Are Now is a story centered on Taliah Sahar Abdallat, a 16-year-old who lives and breathes music. S...

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. Taliah Sahar Abdallat loves music. It helps ease the pain of never having known her father. Her secretive mother, who was born in Jordan, won't say a word about her past and who Taliah's father is. When Taliah fin...

  • Trevor
    Nov 30, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Nov 01, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Nov 05, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

  • Maggie
    Feb 09, 2018

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Oct 27, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

    You would start this book thinking it has a destination, but actually, it is just a journey of a beginning. ...

    Julian Oliver is a famous rock star. He has fans all across the globe, has numerous magazine spreads and one day he turns up on Taliah Abdallat's doorstep, confirming Tal's theory that he is in fact her father Don't make a Star Wars joke, don't make a Star Wars joke Not only doe...

    (ARC Review) Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga Disclaimer: I received this ARC published by Harper Collins courtesy of Kinokuniya Malaysia in exchange for my honest review. Here We Are Now is a story centered on Taliah Sahar Abdallat, a 16-year-old who lives and breathes music. S...

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. Taliah Sahar Abdallat loves music. It helps ease the pain of never having known her father. Her secretive mother, who was born in Jordan, won't say a word about her past and who Taliah's father is. When Taliah fin...

    A family focused story, which was quite heartfelt at times, while exploring a myriad of themes. I feel like this is a hybrid story, as half the story is told present day, and half is flashbacks recounting Tal's parents' relationship, which all contribute to Tal learning more about hers...

  • Luke Reynolds
    Sep 19, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

    You would start this book thinking it has a destination, but actually, it is just a journey of a beginning. ...

    Julian Oliver is a famous rock star. He has fans all across the globe, has numerous magazine spreads and one day he turns up on Taliah Abdallat's doorstep, confirming Tal's theory that he is in fact her father Don't make a Star Wars joke, don't make a Star Wars joke Not only doe...

    (ARC Review) Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga Disclaimer: I received this ARC published by Harper Collins courtesy of Kinokuniya Malaysia in exchange for my honest review. Here We Are Now is a story centered on Taliah Sahar Abdallat, a 16-year-old who lives and breathes music. S...

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. Taliah Sahar Abdallat loves music. It helps ease the pain of never having known her father. Her secretive mother, who was born in Jordan, won't say a word about her past and who Taliah's father is. When Taliah fin...

    A family focused story, which was quite heartfelt at times, while exploring a myriad of themes. I feel like this is a hybrid story, as half the story is told present day, and half is flashbacks recounting Tal's parents' relationship, which all contribute to Tal learning more about hers...

    4.5 stars ***I read an ARC of this book through work*** There's two stories happening at once in this story; Taliah meeting her father and going on a quick road trip with him to meet her dying grandfather, and the backstory of how he and her mother met, how their relationship came to ...

    ARC Review (9/22/17, received from Sarah Prineas) "Jasmine Warga?s newest tells the story of the secrets families hide in a simple yet breathtaking way." My full review for Here We Are Now is up on my school newspaper's website. After Reading: I adored this simple yet hea...

  • Cori Reed
    Apr 20, 2018

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

  • Geekyeram
    Mar 25, 2015

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    Jun 13, 2018

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

  • Anis Suhaila
    Jul 13, 2018

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

    You would start this book thinking it has a destination, but actually, it is just a journey of a beginning. ...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Sep 28, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

  • Chelsea
    Jul 23, 2016

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

  • Grace
    Nov 20, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

    You would start this book thinking it has a destination, but actually, it is just a journey of a beginning. ...

    Julian Oliver is a famous rock star. He has fans all across the globe, has numerous magazine spreads and one day he turns up on Taliah Abdallat's doorstep, confirming Tal's theory that he is in fact her father Don't make a Star Wars joke, don't make a Star Wars joke Not only doe...

    (ARC Review) Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga Disclaimer: I received this ARC published by Harper Collins courtesy of Kinokuniya Malaysia in exchange for my honest review. Here We Are Now is a story centered on Taliah Sahar Abdallat, a 16-year-old who lives and breathes music. S...

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. Taliah Sahar Abdallat loves music. It helps ease the pain of never having known her father. Her secretive mother, who was born in Jordan, won't say a word about her past and who Taliah's father is. When Taliah fin...

    A family focused story, which was quite heartfelt at times, while exploring a myriad of themes. I feel like this is a hybrid story, as half the story is told present day, and half is flashbacks recounting Tal's parents' relationship, which all contribute to Tal learning more about hers...

    4.5 stars ***I read an ARC of this book through work*** There's two stories happening at once in this story; Taliah meeting her father and going on a quick road trip with him to meet her dying grandfather, and the backstory of how he and her mother met, how their relationship came to ...

    ARC Review (9/22/17, received from Sarah Prineas) "Jasmine Warga?s newest tells the story of the secrets families hide in a simple yet breathtaking way." My full review for Here We Are Now is up on my school newspaper's website. After Reading: I adored this simple yet hea...

    What in the fresh hell was this story. When it started, I felt it would be an alright story but it quickly went downhill. The entire story I kept thinking, "WHY AM I STILL LISTENING TO THIS?!". I'm a glutton for punishment, apparently. I did not like Taliah and her selfish, self-in...

    SPOILER-FREE REVIEW IS UP ON MY CHANNEL: https://youtu.be/aB7XMq-AdtQ Actual Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars NOTE: I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review by Date a Book/Hachette Australia. All my thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! ...

  • Justine
    Oct 15, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

  • Ashvin
    Aug 06, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

    You would start this book thinking it has a destination, but actually, it is just a journey of a beginning. ...

    Julian Oliver is a famous rock star. He has fans all across the globe, has numerous magazine spreads and one day he turns up on Taliah Abdallat's doorstep, confirming Tal's theory that he is in fact her father Don't make a Star Wars joke, don't make a Star Wars joke Not only doe...

    (ARC Review) Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga Disclaimer: I received this ARC published by Harper Collins courtesy of Kinokuniya Malaysia in exchange for my honest review. Here We Are Now is a story centered on Taliah Sahar Abdallat, a 16-year-old who lives and breathes music. S...

  • Kiki Cole
    Jan 12, 2018

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

  • ellie ☼
    Jun 06, 2018

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

  • Kate (beautifulbookland)
    Aug 27, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...

    3.25 Stars ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family-centric contemporary stories. They are so...

    Review soon. ...

    Warga's debut, MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES was one of my favorite reads of 2016. Yes, it is by no means perfect but I rated it 5* because it gave me all the feels. Anxiously awaiting her next release, I kept refreshing my library catalog waiting to be the first to put a hold on it. ...

    4.5 Honestly, when I first read the synopsis for Here We Are Now, I didn't know whether I would like it or not. However, since it's written by Jasmine Warga, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad that it's so much more than what I expected, and I'm happy that I didn't brush it ...

    Fakt to bolo celkovo oveeee?a lep?ie ne? som ?akala ?? ...

    And I reach a place similar to that myself. A place with lots of unknowns but somehow okay..." It was a such sweet read; about being lost, discovering oneself, acceptance, forgiveness and of course our universal language love. And lastly, I adore how Jasmine Warga ends her nove...

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews. Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The best word that I can use to describeHere We Are Nowis'disappointing'. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga's debu...

    Here We Are Now was a phenomenal story about family, acceptance, and love. I would say that I enjoyed this one so much more than My Heart and Other Black Holes. The transition between the past and present was beautifully organized and I found myself almost crying at certain parts. Whil...

    You would start this book thinking it has a destination, but actually, it is just a journey of a beginning. ...

    Julian Oliver is a famous rock star. He has fans all across the globe, has numerous magazine spreads and one day he turns up on Taliah Abdallat's doorstep, confirming Tal's theory that he is in fact her father Don't make a Star Wars joke, don't make a Star Wars joke Not only doe...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Apr 23, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

  • Krista Regester
    Jun 12, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

  • Leanna Domalik
    Feb 10, 2018

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

  • ☽ MaryJane ✨
    Mar 19, 2018

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

  • Bookread2day
    Nov 07, 2017

    To be clear: three stars is a fairly positive rating for me. I think this will work for a lot of readers. It's deep and meaningful in all the right ways that can touch your soul. It's also still an arc version, and with a few aspects improved, I have no doubt many will fall in love. It...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy. That?s one of the toughest things about love, right? The way people we l...

    It felt like thousands of question marks were floating in the air, and instead of grabbing them out of the air and shaking them for answers, we were simply accepting the uncertainty of the moment. This was actually a 3.5 star read for me, but the more I pondered it over the two-day ...

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was a contemporary story about a girl whose absent rock-star father turned up on her doorstep asking her to meet her dying grandfather. Taliah was a great character, and I understood h...

    Things I enjoyed about Here We Are Now -The diversity -The cover! -The unique names - I mean come on.. Harlow? Taliah? Lena? Perfect! -The references to musical artists -The feminist vibes -The idea of your long lost father turning out to be a famous rock star god -The flashb...

    This one really surprised me. It wasn?t really what I was hoping for, which is weird because looking at the synopsis in comparison to the story I read, I?m really not sure how it could have gone any other way. This story was very emotional, every page made me feel something dif...

    After reading My Heart and Other Black Holes I will basically reading ANYTHING she writes. I don't know anything about this book but I'm still excited for it ...

    ?But I believe strongly that we all have multiple versions of ourselves. And the true test of love is learning to accept all of those versions, even when it?s messy. Actually, especially when it?s messy.? I LOVE family center contemporary stories. They are so easy for me to...

    *sighs* I was going to give his 3 stars if it weren't for the last pages. Just barely. But we'll get to that. Story? Taliah?s mom always told her his dad was dead. But at some point she started wondering if this super star rock musician might be her dad? (I know, but her explanati...

    all the stars | i definitely was not expecting to love this book as much as i did, and this book has genuinely surprised me. i fell in love with every single thing about this novel; the plot, the characters, the setting, the dynamics, the banter, the writing...everything. after reading...

    Mini Review: I adored Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes, so I was eagerly anticipating this one. While it is only a 3 1/2 star read for me, it is pretty well written and a solid YA contemporary novel. The writing was sometimes a little too on the nose with references and p...

    3.5 Stars This was such a heartwarming book. Totally recommend it! ...

    Some people show up on your door step who you never expect. For Taliah her rock star dad turns up out of the blue. After Taliah had found her mother's shoe box with clippings of her dad in a rock band she had secretly been writing letters to him asking if Julian Oliver was her father. ...