Monday, February 15, 2016

#Review The Trouble With Destiny by Lauren Morrill

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18982137The Trouble With Destiny
by Lauren Morrill
Release date: Dec. 2015
Format: Hardcover
Genre: YA contemporary

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey... 
With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take Destiny by storm—the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found Destiny, a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnight chocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize. 
Liza can’t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She’s therefore not interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she’s especially not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza’s ex–best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that’s the band’s greatest competition.
But it’s not going to be smooth sailing. After the Destiny breaks down, all of Liza’s best-laid plans start to go awry. Liza likes to think of herself as an expert at almost everything, but when it comes to love, she’s about to find herself lost at sea. 

My Rating:


I've read both Meant To Be and Being Salone Jacobs by Lauren Morrill, both of which I loved and The Trouble With Destiny will not disappoint any fans of this author. Like her other books, The Trouble With Destiny is a fun fluff book that will make you laugh and cringe simultaneously.

Liza Sanders is a bit of a control freak and her life revolves around her school band. So, when she finds out they're running out of funding she knows she'll do anything to save the band. Enter the spring break cruise where they'll be competing to win the money that could save them. Only, Liza doesn't want anyone else to know why it's so important to win and while she's trying to make sure everyone else stays focused she ends up distracted herself.

I know this doesn't have the best reviews and I can see why. A lot of this books points are cliche, right down to the popular ex-best friend and liking the guy who's a jerk and hating the guy who appears to be a jerk but is actually nice. Even Liza, our mc, she's the girl who over plans everything and is too high strung and yadda yadda yadda. Yes. Those are all downsides and at moments a lot of this book is predictable but I mean, it's not supposed be some big mystery. It's supposed to be fun, make you laugh and maybe swoon a little on the way out. So while it's not the best fluffy contemporary I've ever read and while a good chunk isn't very original it still achieved its ultimate goal of being a fun book to sit down and read real quickly while avoiding real life. 

I loved the side characters and the writing. I liked how it was set on a cruise ship though some parts were a little too...convenient, when it came to the ship breaking down. I didn't love the romance... It wasn't bad but I didn't ship it either. I did enjoy reading this one, it just had a lot of cliche factors that stopped me from completely loving it.

Overall I really enjoyed this one even if I could've done without some of the drama. Recommended highly to lovers of the fluffier of contemporaries!

Would I Recommend This? Yes.
Who To? Fluffy contemporary lovers
Will I read more from this author? Yes.


  1. I've been debating on reading this. I love my fluffy contemporary, but it has to have something that stands out against others in the genre. Great review!

  2. Hmmm so, I feel like I should pass. Because I am wary of fluffy to begin with, and then add in cliches... yeah, no. Plus, if I am in the mood for fluff, I am certain that you will have a plethora of 5 star fluffies for me to choose from ;)