Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Review: The Status of All Things: A Novel by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

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What would you do if you could literally rewrite your fate—on Facebook? This heartwarming and hilarious new novel from the authors of Your Perfect Life follows a woman who discovers she can change her life through online status updates.

Kate is a thirty-five-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiancé, Max, breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner—to be with Kate’s close friend and coworker, no less—she goes straight to Facebook to share it with the world. But something’s changed. Suddenly, Kate’s real life starts to mirror whatever she writes in her Facebook status. With all the power at her fingertips, and heartbroken and confused over why Max left her, Kate goes back in time to rewrite their history.

Kate's two best friends, Jules and Liam, are the only ones who know the truth. In order to convince them she’s really time traveled, Kate offers to use her Facebook status to help improve their lives. But her attempts to help them don’t go exactly as planned, and every effort to get Max back seems to only backfire, causing Kate to wonder if it’s really possible to change her fate.

In The Status of All Things, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke combine the humor and heart of Sarah Pekkanen and Jennifer Weiner while exploring the pitfalls of posting your entire life on the Internet. They raise the questions: What if you could create your picture-perfect life? Would you be happy? Would you still be you? For anyone who’s ever attempted—or failed—to be their perfect self online, this is a story of wisdom and wit that will leave you with new appreciation for the true status of your life.
 



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Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have been best friends for 25 years and survived high school and college together. Liz lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children. Lisa, a former talk show producer, now lives in Chicago, IL with her husband, daughter and two bonus children.

Their debut novel, YOUR PERFECT LIFE, about two childhood best friends who switch bodies at their twenty-year high school reunion, was published by Atria Books in June 2014.

Up next is THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS, about a woman who discovers she can change the course of her life with her Facebook status, out TODAY!!!


Man oh man...I loved this book...from cover to cover.  I think that Fenton and Steinke are quite the team.  They have a way to write a perfectly blended stories that are engaging, original and so much fun to read.  But it is more than that.  The Status of All things also is a book that makes you think, reflect and make changes in your own life.  It is pure genius and I highly recommend it to all!  5 stars





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