I was fortunate to receive the e-Arc from @sourcebooksfire as being a tour stop on @mtmctours. I want to share a little about this incredibly novel.
- Title: Where the Road Leads Us
- Author: Robin Reul
- Date of Publication: April 6, 2021
- Publisher: SourceBooks Fire
- You can purchase here: https://shop.sourcebooks.com/where-the-road-leads-us.html
Jack is on the verge for leaving for college, but before he does, he wants to track down his estranged brother, Alex and find some closure in the wake of their father’s death. Meanwhile, Hallie has just found out some upsetting news about a friend in Oregon, and she has a small window to go see him before it’s too late.
Jack and Hallie are practically strangers. They shared a class together years ago and haven’t seen each other since, though they have more in common than they’d ever imagine. And when fate puts them into the same rideshare to the bus terminal, it kicks off an unconventional and hysterical adventure that may lead them to their own true selves…and maybe to each other.
As a reader, I found the story to be fascinating. The dynamic between Jack and Hallie was incredible to watch. They are both dealing with loss and this journey helped them in a way. Grief is powerful. Losing his dead definitely impacted Jack in a way that he didn’t know how to deal with. His purpose in seeing his brother is the driving force for him to move his journey forward. That relationship is estranged, and the author deals with that beautifully. As for Hallie, this trip is of importance due to the fragility of life. I found the book to be worthy of not only investing my time, but also investing in the characters. I love road trips and this road trip story was definitely what I needed to read.
A Spotify playlist!
I created a Spotify playlist to go along with this story.