Something Like Fate Review.

 

Love, fate, and loyalty all come to a head in this charming, standalone novel.

Lani and Erin are bonded for life. One thing that connects them is their fascination ofSomething Like Fate 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?

“We can’t help who we love. Love isn’t logical, or even our choice. Love chooses us.”

I really ripped right through his book, I read it in about a week and a half. Which is pretty fast for me, nowadays. Despite that, I thought that the book was alright, it was okay. I liked  the plot of the book. But there were some things that I just really didn’t like about it. This is going to sound obvious, but all the talk about fate. Yes, the book is called Something About Fate. I didn’t expect it to be in every other sentence. When the summary says obsessed, it means obsessed. I also thought that the author was trying a little to hard to make the characters feel like they met by kismet or something. Every little thing about her life, Jason is there. They used to play at the same playground, she thinks about Jason while in a raspberry patch, she sees him in the grocery store and he’s looking for raspberries, they got the same Little Prince poster around the same time. It’s just coincidence after coincidence and it gets repetitive. It feels tired halfway through.

Then there was this constant angst with Lani’s friend, Erin. She has feelings for her boyfriend, but she can never act on them, and on, and on, and on. However, I enjoyed the ending of this book. About the last a hundred or eighty pages were pretty good. There was little to non talk about fate, and there was new conflict and everything just felt better.

Overall

I give this book a 2 out of 5 stars. There was a really good resolution at the end and it felt very satisfying. I liked the male characters. The language was a little to young for me, but the plot in itself was enjoyable.

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