Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Something Like Fate
Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
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?
All I Need was the first book I read by Susanne Colasanti, and this was only the second. I can't get enough! I am officially a fan! There were times when the characters in the book got annoying. However, it was so realistic. That's how most teenagers talk. I didn't realize how annoying I used to sound, but I'm sure I did. All this to say, Susanne really understands teenagers and how they interact with each other.
I loved this book. I don't believe in horoscopes and astrology and such, so sometimes that was a little excessive for me. It did fit into the book well though. I loved how Lani and Jason had so many little things in common. It was so cool getting to learn that as they figured it out. It was really sweet, and they truly were perfect for each other.
I liked that the conflict(s) towards the end of the book were very believable. Many times in books, I think the conflicts and drama can be blown way out of proportion. Most of the book will be about the drama, and that always drives me crazy. I think it was done really well in this book though. It wasn't excessive, yet still believable. I loved that the focus was on the romance.
The end of the book was a little disappointing to me. It was a little anti-climatic I thought. I would have liked a more romantic ending. Overall though, I really enjoyed this book.