Jul 22, 2010

Book Review: SOMETHING LIKE FATE

Title: Something Like Fate
Author: Susane Colasanti
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Good if...you want something soft, sweet, and romantic. Good, lazy, summer reading.

Summary (Amazon):
Best friends Lani and Erin couldn’t be more different. Lani’s reserved and thoughtful; Erin’s bubbly and outgoing. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. There’s no possible way they could be interested in the same guy. So when Erin starts dating Jason, Lani can’t believe she feels such a deep connection with him—and it may be mutual. The more Lani fights it, the more certain she feels that it’s her fate to be with Jason. But what do you do when the love of your life is the one person you can’t have?

My Review:
I read this book totally for the cover. I've never read any other Susane Colasanti books, but somehow this cover just spoke to me. I typically shy away from Young Adult books like this. I tend to like the paranormal romances and this defiantly isn't paranormal. However, I still found it enjoyable and romantic. I liked Lani and I liked Jason. I was afraid that (after reading the summary) Jason might come across as a jerk for trying to date both girls at the same time--that never happened. I sided with him the whole way through and found nothing jerkish in the way he handled things. One thing I did find strange with this book was how eerily teen-sounding Susane writes. I mean it really feelings like a teen wrote this book. Now...I'm not saying this is a good thing. Actually, it sort of bugged me a bit at parts. However, I still liked the story and might look into some of her other books in the future. I recommend it (especially for teen readers), but I wasn't crazy about it.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

I love Susane Colasanti but in my opinion this was her weakest novel. When It Happens is my favourite.

Sarah said...

Michelle--thanks for the tip. I'll have to look for it.

Swimmer said...

I really want to read something by Susane Colasanti.... I haven't yet, and want to know how she writes


Great Review!

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