★★★★ 4.5 Fascinating Stars ★★★★
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Kat is struggling to get her life back together and put her anorexia and suicide attempts behind her. She must expel the mysterious inner demons that have plagued her for years, and patch up the rocky relationship with her fiancé.
But when she arrives in London for a therapeutic art project, an encounter with an enigmatic woman named Destiny upsets her views of reality and plunges her into a quest for the truth about her past—an astonishing past that reaches back well before her birth.
After midnight, Destiny leads Kat to extravagant parties at an eerie luxury hotel and introduces her to a man who seems to know her better than she knows herself. Kat tries to convince herself this is all part of a strange dream. But as evidence mounts suggesting otherwise, Kat is torn between fascination and fear.
Will Kat run away, or will she seize the fleeting opportunity to change her life and find true love?
Alternating between the reality of day and the mystery of night, Close to Destiny by best selling author Adria J. Cimino is a magical realism story of déjà vu and righting past wrongs that will delight fans of authors like Sarah Addison Allen and Erin Morgenstern.
Woah. This book is so much different than my normal reads but I really enjoyed every single minute of it. There are so many special things about this book that must be mentioned. First, the author is able to successfully weave a tale that twists facts and fiction together. The lines between the two become so blurred within this story that readers question their own sanity along with the main character. This my friends is good writing! Another amazing thing about this story is the fact that the entire plot is so interesting you cannot help but become so engrossed in the story- it is very hard to put down. With some books, blurring facts and fantasy can become very confusing for readers but this simply is not the case with this book. This of course, if why you cannot put this book down. It is all just so interesting and fun! Finally, I loved the main character. There were time of course that I questioned her, but in the end you can’t help but hope that she regains what she lost and that her life will turn out for the better. I had a lot of sympathy for her as well and the author was able to set my mind at ease concerning her past attempts.
Overall this is a fantastic story, one I won’t soon forget. I am so glad I was able to get the opportunity to read such an awesome book filled with magic and wonder. If you haven’t read this one yet, then I strongly suggest you do. You will not be disappointed!