The Status of All Things

The Status of All Things

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Kate is a thirty-five-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiance, Max, breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner, 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, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681413006
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

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

Amy is an Earphones Award winner and a 2014 Audie Award finalist in Literary Fiction.

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The Status of All Things: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
runnergirl83 More than 1 year ago
At Kate's wedding rehearsal dinner, her fiance Max, breaks up with her to be with her friend and co-worker. Kate is devastated, as she had absolutely no idea. She wakes up and it is suddenly a month before the wedding rehearsal and she has a chance to change her future. Soon she realizes that whatever she writes on her Facebook status, comes true. The only two people who realize the truth are Kate's two best friends Jules and Liam. Kate uses her new magic Facebook power to convince them. Yet her attempts to help them improve their lives have consequences. This was a light, fun read. The idea of time traveling and magic Facebook statuses coming true was amusing. Kate works hard to try to keep her fiance Max, when clearly he is not right for her. She is trying to change herself to be with him and that's not right. She should be herself. It makes you wonder if you had this magic Facebook power, what would you wish for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought I was going to hate this book when I started reading it. It started out a bit weird. I ended up really liking it. It is fun read when you don't want to put alot of thought into it.
Connie57103 More than 1 year ago
This is an exceptionally great book! At the rehearsal dinner of her wedding, Kate finds out from her fiance, Matt, that he is in love with someone else!!!! Kate knows who that someone is! The next day, while getting coffee, her barista gave her some cryptic cheering up. Next thing we know, Kate changed back time: long enough to keep that girl's paws off of her man! She had to do some magic wishing to get her two best buds to believe her, that they are back in time. Everything she tries to "wish into reality" is hitting the fan! What is the poor girl to do? When is the wedding going to take place (or IS it)? It is a great read!!! And, it is also on audio book! Liz Fenton, your writing is outstanding!!!
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
I had such high hopes for this book. The premise seemed so fun and similar to one of my favorite books, The Future of Us. Sadly, it didn't live up to the hype for me. Kate is dumped by her fiance, Max, at her rehearsal dinner. She is devastated. When she returns home from Hawaii, she is granted the power to change her life by updating her Facebook status. She chooses to go back in time one month and try to stop Max from leaving her again. I found Kate incredibly insecure and annoying. She cared way too much what other people thought of her, and she was so consumed with preventing Max from falling in love with Courtney that she doesn't even take the time to examine herself or whether the relationship is even right for either of them. I really enjoyed Kate's best friends, Jules and Liam. The three of them met in college and had very healthy, honest relationships. Jules was super strong and amazing, and I totally loved her. And Liam was such a kind and wonderful guy. So much better than Max! Overall the story was fairly predictable, but just too painful to read. I wanted to slap Kate constantly, as did Jules and Liam I think. I appreciated the message about Facebook and the attempt to write a very contemporary story, but it fell very short for me.
bookloverfl12 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it. It was addicting because it makes you wonder the possibility of re-writing your life through your Facebook status. Very interesting concept for a book. Even though there are two authors, you cannot tell where one writes and the other picks up. Very smooth storyline - making me want more.
JustJan3 More than 1 year ago
The Status of All Things by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke I almost put the book down but am glad I didn’t. What would you do if something major happened in your life and you did not like it? What if you had the ability to make a wish and go back in time and rewrite history? Would you take it? Would you make an attempt to change your fate? Will someone ever be able to change history? Are we fated to live our lives no matter how things happen? Do you believe in fate? Is everything that happens to you supposed to happen in the way it does? I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. To quickly summarize my opinion of The Status of All Things…..good with a moral. This story definitely makes a strong statement about fate and how we live our life. Our main character is Kate. She is obsessed with posting on social media and with others who post. She feels that everyone she reads about on Facebook lead perfect lives. She gets this feeling because of everyone only posts positive comments. Kate is having problems with her soon to be husband Max. She makes a wish on Facebook and it comes true. She tells her two best friends about it. Initially they do not believe her but when she makes a wish for each them and those wishes come true, they believe her. Ms. Fenton and Ms. Steinke take a humorous poke at the obsession people today have with social media. Journey through time with Kate and come to your own conclusion.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
Would you change any part of your life if given the chance? When social media addict Kate’s wedding is called off by her fiancé during their rehearsal dinner, she is devastated. Why would he do this to her the day before their wedding? When Max tells Kate he has fallen in love with one of her friends, she really takes it hard. One morning after the breakup, Kate drags herself out of bed. She walks to the coffee shop where she meets a barista named Ruby who might have the answer to Kate’s happiness. Kate soon learns she can change her life by changing her status on Facebook. Will this incredible gift be just what Kate needs, or is it a mistake waiting to happen? I enjoyed reading how Kate changes her life and the lives of her close friends Jules and Liam. When their lives start falling apart, Kate will do anything to make them happy again. This book made me think of the things that I would change in my life if I had the opportunity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A recycled theme with a modern twist. It was an entertaining story with likeable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful and real
anovelreview_blogspot_com More than 1 year ago
Loved! Such an enjoyable novel! As my kids are constantly underfoot, I am finding it harder to read. THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS is the perfect summertime book. You simply fall into the story and there isn't a needless amount of overwriting--just good fun storytelling. Kate is relateable character to anyone who may post a wee bit too much on Facebook and who may make sure when posting a status reveals our awesome selves (cough cough). She can't help it everyone else seems to having amazing facebook worthy lives. Well everything gets tripped up when her fiance Max ends things at the rehearsal dinner.  Seriously? What is a girl to do? She just wants to go back in time to fix everything--a status posted and poof she gets her second chance! In fact, whatever she posts happens. Umm that is a lot of power! With a whole lot of unexpected consequences.  I gobbled THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS up! I could totally get Kate-I mean she just wanted to keep her life on track! I loved her friends Jules and Liam they brought the much needed reality check into Kate's life while still trying to be supportive. They also brought a good balance to the story itself, both brought their issues without weighing down Kate-who was completely focused on one thing only. I also loved the character Ruby, who was the fairy godmother type. Her presence was an ever reminder that there forces out there larger than our own wants and everything we do has a consequence. I just really loved it. It was fun without losing sight of real life. Reminding us how real life isn't the pretty picture we all try to paint on facebook.