Book Review : Close To Destiny by Adria J. Cimino
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Great book !
Such a magical and yet confusing – in the beginning – story. Sheesh I can barely write this review !
Kat, a young woman who due to her depression fell into anorexia and even worse tried to kill herself a few times. But her life is about to take a total 180 degree change as she packs for London when her agent, Gewn Garnier calls her to come down and show her art work. Strangest of things happen while she’s staying at the Grand East Hotel. In her first night there she gets a rather strange visit from a girl – let’s face it, who on Earth has the guts to run around a hotel in the middle of the night, naked ? other than someone crazy ?!. This intrigues her a lot and so does her next visit, when the nameless girl takes Kat by the hand and leads her on the hotel’s rooftop where there’s a party. A rather strange one. From the point where she learns the girl’s name everything turns into a crazy ride.
Figures, Destiny is not a total loon after all, but our main heroine does not believe a single word that she says. Up on the rooftop she is being introduced to Will who, from Destiny’s sayings would be someone from Kat’s previous life.
If you’d be given the chance to right the wrongs from your past life, what would do ? Accept it as it is and go forward or be careful, ask questions every step of the way, in an attempt to find out the truth ?!
Well, Kat chose the second option. The one where she’d ask lots of questions in order to find out if it’s true or not. Every night, Destiny takes her to Gabriel’s parties and each time she thinks she’s going crazy. Only that…she is not. She still does not want to believe that Destiny is a medium that what she tells her is not a mumble jumble. She spends almost 5 months at the Grand East Hotel, time in which a lot of things happen. From her falling hard and fast for Will, to Destiny’s death – cause by a terminal illness -, to Audrey’s death. A death that still stay under the question mark.
A very beautiful story whatsoever, about two people who are brought together by a medium, who becomes Kat’s friend in a rather short amount of time. This book reminds me a lot of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.