The Status of All Things by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

23492736 The Status of All Things by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

**This review is based on an ARC from Netgalley, release date: 6/2/15

The premise of this book kind of reminded me of some others I had read before, but it still intrigued me. Kate is getting married to the love of her life, Max, in Hawaii with all of their closest friends and family in attendance. On the night of the rehearsal party, he decides to tell her that he doesn’t think they should get married and that he is in love with one of their mutual friends. Kate is known for making her life seem perfect on Facebook and can’t bear the thought of disappointing everyone and posting a status about what really happens. So, she writes something else and then wakes up the next day to find that it is actually now 30 days before her wedding…she has been given the chance to do the last month over again and feels like her sole purpose is to fix whatever went wrong with Max. She finds that any status she makes on Facebook comes true, so she makes several frivolous wishes at first.  She eventually finds that these things are starting to backfire and she is messing up her life, along with the lives of others, even more. She has a “guardian angel”, Ruby, that is appearing randomly and trying to give her advice. Will she change who she is to keep Max or was it meant to be that they not get married in the first place? Kate has to discover for herself if she can be happy without him and what to do with her last wish.

This was a cute, well-written story and a quick read. I found the style of writing and storytelling entertaining and I was interested throughout. Kate, and most of the others, are likable characters and easy to relate to. It is easy to imagine yourself in her situation not knowing what to do. I will definitely be recommending this book to some friends.

My rating: 4/5


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