Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Book Review: We Were Here

Title We Were Here
Series Modern Love Story, book 1
Author Daisy Prescott
Release Date February 22, 2016

In the 90s …

texting involved paper and a pen …

… our selfies were Polaroids ...

… our favorite music was on mix tapes.

Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic.

We were friends and lovers.

We thought we knew everything.

We knew nothing.

We were here.

Set in the early 1990s, a time before the internet, social media, and smart phones, We Were Here is the prequel to Geoducks Are For Lovers. This book can be read as a standalone.

I want to point out that this book is a prequel. Yes, it says it right there in the blurb, but I felt the need to say it again. I went into this knowing it was a prequel, but I didn't really know what it meant for this book. In We Were Here we're basically treated to seven novellas in one book. Each section focuses on one of the main characters in the story. It seems the other books in the series are also standalone books, but focus more on a single character (though I'm not 100% sure as I haven't read any of the others yet). Again, I just wanted to point all of this out as I didn't realize that's what was going on before I picked up this book. Anyway...

Some of the characters captured my attention more so than others. All of them were interesting, but it seemed like a few of the characters really stood out (Maggie, Quinn, Selah, and Lizzy). This book was such a tease in that regard, get me interested in a character's story before moving on to the next one.

At the current moment, I'm definitely interested in reading Geoducks Are for Lovers. Maggie's story is one that I'm really interested in. As for the other books, maybe. I enjoyed Daisy's writing enough to at least consider reading the other books.


4 out of 5 stars

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