Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Received from publicist for honest review
In a world where nothing is certain, a little magic couldn't hurt...right?
When Erin Channing's favorite aunt dies, Erin is bequeathed a pink crystal ball and a set of weird instructions. Granted, Aunt Kiki (aka Aunt Kooky) always lived "outside the box." But now Erin and her two best friends are convinced that the pink crystal ball holds the key to their future-or at least the key to getting dates...
Consider Your Fate to Be Sealed . . .
- Absolute knowledge is not unlimited; let the planets be your guide to the number.
- There are sixteen ways to die, but four of them you will never see.
- The future belongs to you alone. Other voices will be disappointed.
- One rotation is as far as you can see. Only uncertainty lies beyond.
Erin's personality was mellow compared to her friends who were eccentric and outgoing. The fact that she wasn't a risk taker, labeled her as "boring" in the group. I actually liked that she was different than most the protagonists I read about. In reality, we aren't all thrill seekers, I sure know I'm not. In spite of that, Erin did show signs of change, especially when Jesse re-surfaced in her life. His manner was sweet and charming. He seemed like a good fit for Erin. Finally, all the events caused by the pink crystal ball were engaging from beginning to end. My favorite part was definitely the ending which helped me understand the true testament behind aunt Kiki's gift. Risa's sarcastic undertone and light writing will keep you smiling with every chapter. It's definitely recommended not only for young adults but tweens as well.
My Rating: (4.5)
Risa Green grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and has worked as a corporate finance attorney and, more recently, as a college counselor. She currently resides with her husband, their children, and their dog in Los Angeles. Her previous adult title, Notes From the Underbelly, was made into a TV series.