Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Review: Something Like Fate

Something Like Fate
Susane Colasanti
Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Published:  May 4th 2010

Lani and Erin are lifelong best friends — and total opposites. Lani’s a down-to-earth Taurus; Erin’s a fiery Leo. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. They’ve always had wildly different tastes, from pizza toppings to guys.
That is, until Erin starts dating Jason.
From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can’t deny the amazing connection she feels with him. It’s like they’ve known each other their whole lives. She’s not sure if he feels it, too — but even if he does, he’s off-limits. Lani’s determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than hurt her best friend.
Then Erin goes away for the summer — and Jason seems to appear everywhere Lani turns. How long can she keep running from the guy who just might be the love of her life?

I wasn't sure what I'd get out of Something Like Fate, this being me third novel by Susane Colasanti. The other two books: one I loved, one I was disappointed in, so it could have gone either way. What I ended up getting was a fun and sweet story that I enjoyed.

I usually hate these kind of stories. I just don't do the whole girl-in-love-with-her-best-friend's-boyfriend thing. For what ever reason I always end up getting mad at all of the characters. But, this one was done very well.

ONe reason I liked it was because Erin wasn't a total phsyco super-snot like a lot of best friends are in books. For whatever reason, best friends are usually snots who I can't stand. But Erin was a descent person. I sympathized with her, yet still liked the main character Lani.

I also liked Lani. Even though what she did wasn't totally right, she was still a sweatheart and wanted everyone to be happy. She was incredibly ignorant. But she was a good person.

This was an easy book to get into. The plot developed appropriatly. It's a sweet and clean read. There's no sex or cussing. It's clean, but not in a way that you're wondering if it's really young adult.

Something Like Fate may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed it. It was cheesey, but just the right amount. It's not going to blow your mind, but it's enjoyable. It wasn't perfect, but there were no big, obvious flaws either. If it looks like something you might like, I'd say give it a try.

3.5 hearts

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