Date Published: May 11, 2012
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
The Blurb:Julia has a secret: she killed the guy she loved. It was an accident—sort of.
Julia is a Sary, the soul of a child who died before taking her first breath. Without this 'breath of life' she and others like her must help those on the verge of suicide. It's a job Julia used to enjoy, until the accident that claimed her boyfriend’s life—an accident she knows was her fault. If living with the guilt weren't enough, she's now assigned to help a girl dealing with the loss of her mother, something Julia's not exactly the best role model for. If she can't figure out a way to help her, Julia's going to lose her position in the Sary, something she swore to her boyfriend would never happen.
Colors Like Memories is the debut novel by Meradeth Houston. I didn't really know what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. The book never mentions angels, but the Sary seem like a type of Guardian Angel. They become a part of the human's life, so they can better protect them. The story presents you with segments from Julia's past and her life with Derek to segments from the present and a possible new love interest, who I'm very curious about. these two perspectives fit together to tell two stories within Julia's life that weave perfectly together into one. Colors Like Memories grabbed my attention from the very beginning and never let it go. I stalked the authors website to find there will be more books about the Sary. I hope this means there will be more books along this story line. I think there is so much left to Julia's story. There's more I need to know. I want more!Check out my interview with Meradeth Houston along with an excerpt from Colors Like Memories.
Colors Like Memories by Meradeth Houston was provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
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Meradeth’s never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:
She’s a Northern California girl. This generally means she talks too fast and use "like" a lot. When she’s not writing, she’s sequencing dead people’s DNA. For fun!
She’s been writing since she was 11 years old. It's her hobby, her passion, and she’s so happy to get to share her work!
If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she’s terrified of heights.