Just Like Fate Blog TourI am super excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Just Like Fate, and also be one half of the blogs to kick this tour off. Now I know you are wondering what I mean when I say 'one half of the blogs'. If you have read Just Like Fate or even know a bit about it, then you know that the protagonist, Caroline, has two paths to follow depending on the choice she makes. The publishers had a fantastic idea to buddy up with another blogger, and think of an idea that we could do for our stop on the tour. Bungle from Midnight Reads and I decided we would review the book, and post the other bloggers reviews on our blog, so instead of seeing my review today, you get to see Bungles, and to see what I thought of Just Like Fate pop on over to Midnight Reads and take a look.
But before you visit Midnight Reads, make sure to keep reading her review, and then see what Cat and Suzanne had to say when we gave them a few questions to answer.
Where to start with my review of Just Like Fate!? I'll be honest, I wasn't aware of the book until I became involved with the blog tour but I'm sure glad I did. Let's start at the beginning shall we. I think in life we all have those moments when we think 'what if' and how many times have we sat wondering what if Neo would have taken the blue pill instead of the red pill, what if I'd left the party 30mins later, what if I'd been on time, what if I'd been late. With Just Like Fate we get to see the what if of Caroline's life as we learn that one simple decision can change everything.
Caroline's life is not the easiest, he parents are no longer together and after witnessing the rows and anger that led to their separation Caroline decides to live with her grandmother, the one person she truly loves and can rely on. But while her grandmother is in hospital faced with death Caroline is faced with her own decision, does she STAY and be by her grandmothers side or does she GO to the party that her best friend has invited her to. (There is more in the story that leads to Caroline's decision to 'Go').
We see Caroline's life unfold through these split decisions. With the 'Stay' story we get to see familiarity, family bonds mended and the guy Caroline has always had a crush on seems to finally remember her again. There were some things that happened in the 'Stay' world that I just didn't think Caroline would let happen, especially with Joel, the crush. I have to put it down to her grief. Although there were elements I liked about the 'Stay' path my heart really lies with the 'Go' path.
Many people question why she would 'Go' when her grandmother is about to die but given the situation with the whole family I think it's rather easy to see why Caroline would want a night off! I really loved the 'Go' storyline, it just seemed to feel more real, more like Caroline. She moves on, she finds herself, she rebuilds family bonds, she discovers new things and a new man! The beautiful Chris, who was just so charming and loveable!
I really enjoyed Just Like Fate and it was really interesting to see that no matter what choice you make in life fate will always take you where you are meant to be. It was nice to see the hints of both paths crossing into each other with particular events and people, the story just had me hooked. It's the kind of story you just need to keep reading, it's hard to put down. Definitely one to get your hands on and pick a path, I'm 'Go'!
Now that you have read Bungles review, keep reading to find out what questions we asked Cat and Suzanne, and also read their entertaining and thought provoking answers. But don't forget to stop by Midnight Reads and check out my review.