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Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young Book Review and Giveaway

Just Like Fate

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...
Source: ALA
Page Count: 304 pages

I’ve heard so many amazing things about The Program, so I was extremely excited to read Just Like Fate. I also was very curious to see how the two authors cowrote this book. Just Like Fate turned out to be a very thrilling book with one of the most unique premises I’ve ever read.

The book starts with the main character, Caroline, making the decision whether to stay with her Grandma as she’s dying or go to a party with her friend. The decision she makes will drastically change her life. The premise alone caught my attention and made me eager to keep reading. Each chapter alternates between her life if she stayed and her life if she went to the party. The idea of how much a single decision could change your life completely fascinated me! 

I ended up liking the the “go” scenario more, which I didn’t expect at all. Caroline has two different relationships in each different outcome, and all I can say is that Chris was completely amazing! He is so sweet and funny. I love how obvious it was that he genuinely cared for Caroline. There was another guy in the other scenario, Joel, who was a lot different than Chris. My favorite definitely remained as Chris.

The plot focuses some family issues and being true to yourself, along with the romance. I really enjoyed reading all those things, but was ultimately curious about which scenario was the one Caroline had chosen. I think the epilogue just leaves it open for the reader to decide. The epilogue was one thing that could definitely fit with either choice. I like that, but at the same time I wish it had given you a clear indication to which choice she made.

Just Like Fate is a fun, intriguing read that I’d highly recommend. I’d give it 4 out of 5 flowers.

*I’m also giving away an ARC of this book to any US/Canada reader! :)

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  1. This one sounds really interesting. I actually love the idea of the epilogue not cementing which choice she made!

    1. I'm not sure whether or not I like it, but it was definitely unique! :)

  2. The Program is one of my favorite! I look forward in reading this book. Thanks for the awesome review :D -Dannielle

  3. This sounds sooo intriguing! I have read positive reviews for this one and I am very curious to see how the storyline works out. I can't wait to see what scenario Caroline chooses! I'm glad you enjoyed this, Montana! Great review! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  4. I'VE WANTED TO READ THIS FOR SO LONG! Lol. But seriously, I love Cat Patrick.

  5. After reading your review, I'll definitely be getting a copy of this asap! I was really intrigued by the synopsis and now I'm even more intrigued to read about Caroline's lives and see which one she chooses!
    Great review!

    1. The choice isn't made completely clear, but the book was great!

  6. The premise reminder me of the movie Sliding Doors....always curious to see how a 2-author book stands up, having been part of a (failed) coauthor duo myself. Thanks!

    1. Reminds, not reminder....sorry, running a fever right now, might be a little delirious. :(


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