Review: Just Like Fate

Mar •  13 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Just Like FateJust Like Fate by Cat Patrick, Suzanne Young
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Simon Pulse on August 27th 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Supernatural/Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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 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...

I haven’t pick up a book that carries a  somewhat supernatural plot line. When I read this synopsis, I was immediately intrigued.

Plot: This is a story that showcases two different paths. Though the main character is unaware of it, the reader is. It kind of reminds me of the choose your own adventure stories but only this time you get two stories at once. The chapters switch back and forth. One chapter would be one decision she made and the next chapter is the what if she choose something different. Both authors did a great job in letting each chapter flow well to the next without confusing the reader.

Love: In both paths, Caroline mets two guys. Though one may seem right for her, as I read on I was starting to see that maybe the guy I thought would work for her doesn’t. I strongly believe in fate and the choices we make. I believe all choices leads up to where we are today but I do think that no matter what choices you make, some things are meant to be.

Ending: The ending of the book is precise and clean. I think the way it all came together in the end is well done. I have to say that I’m impressed with the way it was written and how it concluded.

Overall, this is a great book. I like that the reader can see two different paths yet fate does take some control. An inventive yet creative read, Just Like Fate is great!

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. I absolutely love Cat Patrick. She’s an amazing writer. I need to get to this one soon.
    Bethzaida @ Bookittyblog

  2. Oh interesting. Especially when the one that you think is perfect turns out is not! Great review!

    • Savannah
      Mar 15, 2014

      Yup, it had me stunned.

  3. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Mar 14, 2014

    I liked this one too. I was really really hoping she’d end up with one guy over the other and — whew! — it turned out okay.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

    • Savannah
      Mar 15, 2014

      HAHA! Exactly 🙂

  4. I keep forgetting that I own this book and need to read it! I’m glad you liked it!!