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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
Rating: 3.7/5

Synopsis: 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?

Review: With all of Colasanti's books, I have a problem with how the characters talk in their "teen" voice. Most of the time, the characters seem really real, but then when they start talking with a mini valley girl-esque tone, I cringe. Moving on...

I was very excited to receive this book for a tour (see disclosure). This was a short read, probably about only a few hours. The pacing was not too slow, but yet, not too fast at the same time. I symphathized with Lani over her problems. But for Erin, I didn't feel anything at all even when (spoiler: highlight)her boyfriend left her for Lani. In fact, I was even rooting for them. And the way she acted was completely uncalled for. As for the main relationship present in the book, it really did seem like Lani and Jason are a perfect match. Fate played its course very well. Lani's fascination with it was something played out very well. I think one of the only things I didn't like was how rushed Erin and Lani's friendship was in the end.

What I thought of...

The Beginning: It was kind of slow, but the characters were fun to read about.

The Middle: Lots of things happen here...the first half of the middle picked the pace up while the second half slowed things down.

The End: Satisfying, but kind of confused.

FTC: Received for Traveling ARC Tours


Sandy said...

That's strange, usually it's the first half of the book that's slower and THEN the pace picks up afterwards. o.O But as long as it ends well, it doesn't really matter! xD