Thursday, May 12, 2011

Review: Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

Something Like Fate
by Susane Colasanti
Publication Date: May 4th 2010
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9780670011469
Source: Library

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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? -Goodreads

My Review:
I really enjoyed reading Something Like Fate. It’s the first book I’ve read by Susane Colasanti, and I am looking forward to reading more of her work. It was a really fun, quick read.

The main character, Lani, kind of reminds me of myself. (Only in the fact that I am a huge tree hugger, and I like to bug people about recycling and taking care of the planet.) I guess I connected with her more because of this. I loved Jason from the very beginning. He was so sweet. I enjoyed watching their relationship grow, but sometimes reading about them having SO much in common and so many coincidences, it was a bit much.

The plot, while being one that we’ve read about time and time again, still made for a great read. The book does get more serious towards the end, and definitely shows how some teens and adults can really act in life. I’m glad that was included in the book. Some people just don’t have a clue, and they can be so mean.  It’s really sad when you think about it.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book, and am looking forward to starting another of Mrs. Colsanti’s books. Happy Reading!

Have you read this book?? Do you want to? If so, leave a comment and let me know what you think of the book!
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  1. Glad to hear that you liked this one. I haven't read any of her books either. I do have a couple on my shelf though! Great review!

  2. I really want to read this book and your review definitely convinces me to do so =) !!
    Thanks !

  3. Ummm... That cover looks like trouble. I love it when I can make a special connection with a character. Great review.

  4. I've never read anything By her either... I'll have to remedy that!!!

  5. I love the cover and I'm a big fan of contemporary, so I think I'll try this out. Thanks for the review!

  6. Sounds like a great book! Definitely must read. Great review!

  7. I'm starting to blame you for my ever-growing wishlist of books I haven't heard about before. I already thought this sounded nice when you feautured it in one of your IMM posts, but now I want to read it, too. It sounds so cute!
    Thanks for sharing! Great review. :)


  8. This author is also new to me but it sounds like a fun summer kind of read! I am adding it to my TBR pile.

  9. I'm definitely going to add this one. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I have never read anything by her. I do have a couple of books by her hanging out on my shelf though! Great review! :)

  11. Wow. The plot to this sounds so much like Something Borrowed. Nevertheless, the book sounds interesting as I'm sure the characters find themselves in a bit of a sticky situation. Great review.

  12. I haven't read this book but I did just read Something Borrowed. I'm wondering how differently it ends up!

  13. Great! You got this book.
    I have seen this few days ago in some blogs. I really want to read it.

  14. It sounds fantastic---Great insightful review Christy! I definitely want to read it so on my reading list it goes!

    Thanks for sharing!



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