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Monday, May 3, 2010

Book Review: Something Like Fate by Susan Colasanti


where I got my copy:Viking
where to buy: Amazon, Borders, BN
release date: May 4, 2010

Lani and Erin are bonded for life. One thing that connects them is their fascination of fate. Lani wonders how much of our lives has already been decided and how much we can actually influence. Since the Unknown can unexpectedly change our lives forever, how much can we really control?

From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can't deny the intense connection they share. It feels like she's known him forever. She's not sure if he feels it, too. But it doesn't matter. Because Jason is Erin's boyfriend. Lani is determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than risk hurting her best friend.

How long can Lani keep running from the boy who might be her destiny?

I was really glad that I got an advance copy of this book. I consider this as one of my early birthday present. Coincidently, this book will be released tomorrow, we have the same birthday :) I've never read any of Susan Colasanti's books and when I saw this last year and read the blurb, I know I got to read it. I love the dynamics of Erin, Black and Lani. Three close friends no matter how different, they still meet each other half way.

Erin is the pretty one. The popular chick in your group, the one that has a lot of friends outside your circle, the one every boy wants to date, the one that other girls' wants to be her best friends with.
Blake is a girl's ultimate best friend. Blake is gay. In a certain high school. He's the one who puts up a front pretending he's straight to keep her dad from finding out the truth. He's the one who notice how other guys look at you. Offers you honest advise whether you like it or not. And Lani? She's the average one. Smart, likable, friendly and does her part in saving the environment. Unfortunately for Lani and Blake the whole school will go against them if Erin is not their to back them up...

It all started with a guy named Jason. He's every girls in campus dream boyfriend. Erin like him. A lot. But when Jason met Lani sparks began to form. As a horoscope and all around fate junkie Lani saw the signs that they are somewhat predestined to each other. And they were, they have so many thing in common and they get each other like nobody does. There's only one thing that's stopping them. Erin and her complete blindness that Jason is a better partner for her best friend and vice versa.

I like how everything pans out. There is a small part though, something in me will never really agree with Jason and Lani. Erin might be irritating and self centered all the time but part of me sides with him. You just really can't date a friend's ex-boyfriend no matter what. I'd love to see an Erin book in the future.

1 comment:

Jessilyn said...

i 've read a review for this one once already it seems more like something that would actually happen sounds pretty good too I'd give it a try.

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