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 it turns out Julian Oliver is Taliah's father . . . When Julian asks her to go with him to his hometown to meet the family she has never known, Taliah embarks on a three-day voyage of discovery - of her father, of the past her mother has never shared with her, and of herself.
~I was sent a copy from the publisher-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - What a wonderful story! I received this in the mail last week and just had to pick it up. It just sounded amazing and like something I would love and I was not disappointed. This book is diverse, has LGBTQ characters and so much more that makes a book brilliant.
In this book we follow Taliah. She has been writing letters to Julian Oliver, a famous rock star, ever since she was 13 when she found out he could possibly be her father. When her mother is off in Paris she gets a knock at the door and that is about to change everything. Julian turns up at her house unexpected and now Taliah is confused and hurt. Why now? He asks her to come with him to meet his family and even though she's confused she wants answers and agrees and so they set of on a 3 day adventure.
Taliah wants to know what happened between her mother and Julian and why he never responded to those letters she wrote and why after all these years has he decided to take an interest in her. Taliah is hurt and angry but, she is about to learn a lot more about her mother and father, things she never knew and things about her self. With a lot of heartache Taliah is willing to find out the truth, even if the truth hurts.
This book was wonderful and had a little bit of everything from friendship to family relationships to drama. It is a story of finding your family and yourself through music and how you shouldn't take life for granted.
A wonderful, beautiful story from Jasmine that will keep you gripped throughout the whole book. I read it in one sitting as it just had me captivated from the start and it was just brilliant.
I know it's not out till November but, I couldn't wait any longer to read it and I enjoyed it so much. This is definitely one to pick up when it's out!