Monday, 21 October 2013

Review: Just Like Fate

Just Like Fate

Publication Date: August 27th 2013        
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her family, Caroline's been at Gram's bedside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape--both her family and the reality of Gram's failing health. So when Caroline's best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram's side, or go to the party and live her life.

The consequence of this one decision will split Caroline's fate into two separate paths--and she's about to live them both.

Friendships are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts to rebuild old relationships, and even make a few new ones. If she stays, her long-time crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything she's ever wanted.

Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy ending...

Now I can say I've read all of Cat Patricks, up to this point, and I can honestly say that Just Like Fate is one of her strongest. I can't compare Suzanne Youngs' since I haven't read any of hers yet, but I think that's why this one was so strong.

Usually, when having two different writers, I expect it to feel different when it's the same perspective, and maybe fall apart in some places, but it didn't. Caroline's voice was eerily similar, though different experiences happen, the essence is there, and that was a really good surprise.