Before Now by Norah Olson

Before Now

A harrowing and heartbreaking teen romance expertly told with a reverse timeline, Before Now is another emotionally charged novel from suspense author Norah Olson about a young couple who runs headlong into tragedy while trying to escape their complicated pasts.The odds were against them, but somehow aspiring astronomer Atty and her troubled boyfriend, Cole, managed to escape their old lives in the rough neighborhoods of Minneapolis and the judgm...

Details Before Now

TitleBefore Now
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Before Now

  • Sarah
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a contemporary story, told in a reverse timeline from the end to the beginning.Atty was quite a passionate character, and she felt things really deeply. I did feel sorry for her because she wasn’t allowed to be with Cole, and the situation she found herself in wasn’t really her fault.The storyline in this started from the end, with a semi-succes...
  • Zoë
    One of the more unusual books I've read this year is definitely Before Now by Norah Olson, which is a Memento-style young adult novel about a Romeo and Juliet romance told in reverse. The issue is that stakes don't seem really high and instead of the main characters, Atty and Cole, just seem overly dramatic. I think part of that has to do with them being teenagers, which might be realistic, but part of it has to do with the fact that the book is ...
  • Andrew
    ***I read an ARC of this received at work*** Actual rating: 2.5? I guess?Before Now is a story told in reverse, because the beginning of the story (the further along you are in the book) makes things more interesting than the end of the story (the beginning of the book). This makes the story a little hard to get into at first, and I don't know if this plot line was the best fit for that style, but it still sort of works. Because of this, when rea...