Something Like Fate


Susane Colasanti's fourth novel, Something Like Fate, is the story of best friends Lani and Erin. The two couldn’t be more different. Lani’s reserved and thoughtful; Erin’s bubbly and outgoing. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. There’s no possible way they could be interested in the same guy.


So when Erin starts dating Jason, Lani can’t believe she feels such a deep connection with him—and it may be mutual. The more Lani fights it, the more certain she feels that it’s her fate to be with Jason. But what do you do when the love of your life is the one person you can’t have?




North American Publisher: Viking Children's Books

Foreign rights: Penguin, Kimberly Ryan (

Foreign right sold: German to Arena Verlag; Turkish to Epsilon Yayincilik Hizm Tic

Film rights: Gillian MacKenzie (


"Colasanti provides credible and engaging character development for each cast member and interactions that spark just the right amount of tension to make this a romantic page-turner." - Booklist


"Lani recounts both the thrill of romance and the terror of losing what little social status she has in an intelligent, fast-paced present-tense narration." - Kirkus Reviews


"As a realistic portrayal of first love and BFF betrayal, this hits the mark." - BCCB  


"This book makes me want to change my life." - The Truth About Books