Saturday, July 14, 2012

Colors Like Memories by Meradeth Houston

From Goodreads - 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.

Julia is a Sary and has been for a very long time.  Even though her boyfriend Derek died over a century ago, it's still fresh for Julia.  Now, she has a new charge, a young girl who just lost her mother.  She also meets a new boy, Edison, and they connect on a different level. 

Told in two different time lines, present and the time from before, leading the reader to Derek's death, is captivating.  The reader is drawn to Julia and her feelings for Derek and for Edison, which shows how she grows over time.  A very unique world, the Sary is unexplored territory and one that I found captivating and would love to know more about.

Julia's journey is heart-breaking and also full of hope.  Take the journey with her, it will resound deeply within your heart.  A beautifully written story of life, connections and loss, moving on and filled with dynamic characters, Colors Like Memories is a must read! I totally loved it!!

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks SO much for such a beautiful review!! I can't tell you how much it means to me :)


The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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