Thursday, May 9, 2013

5 stars: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

"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 seperate 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 longtime 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..."

Expected publication: August 27th 2013 by Simon Pulse. I received a digital ARC of this story.

Is it my imagination or are many YA authors named Cat/Kat? Usually if that's not what they're named, they have a character with that name. 

But anyway, I saw the movie Sliding Doors (interesting and unrelated side note-I learned a couple years ago that is my cousin) in the movie theater, and then several years later, I bought it. I am a BIG FAN, no, a BIG FAN of these types of stories! For those who don't know what I'm talking about, I mean stories where you see what is happening to someone in this dimension and what is happening in another dimension, OR just the outcome of what happens when you make one choice versus what happens when you make another choice (sidenote-wouldn't it be fun to spy on yourself in other dimensions?). In this story, we see two outcomes of one choice, and it's interesting how both scenarios end a bit... similarly.

This was a very moving story that was hard to put down. It was powerful enough to make me cry. 

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