Friday, 30 August 2013

The Chemistry of Fate by Meradeth Houston

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Meradeth Houston.
The Chemistry of Fate
Blurb (From Goodreads):
“They are everywhere, can be anyone, and are always the last person you’d expect.” When Tom stumbles across his grandfather’s journal, he’s convinced the old man was crazier than he thought. The book contains references to beings called the Sary, immortals who are assigned to save humans on the verge of suicide. They certainly aren’t allowed to fall in love with mortals. Which the journal claims Tom’s grandfather did, resulting in his expulsion from the Sary. As strange as the journal seems, Tom can’t get the stories out of his head; especially when he finds the photo of his grandfather’s wings.

Tom’s only distraction is Ari, the girl he studies with for their chemistry class.

Ari has one goal when she arrives in town: see how much Tom knows about the Sary and neutralize the situation. This isn’t a normal job, but protecting the secrecy of the Sary is vital. If Tom is a threat to exposing the Sary to the public, fate has a way of taking care of the situation, usually ending with the mortal’s death. While Ari spends time with Tom, he becomes more than just an assignment, but how far can a relationship go when she can’t tell him who she really is? When she finds out just how much Tom actually knows about the Sary, Ari is forced to choose between her wings, and her heart.

THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE is a companion to COLORS LIKE MEMORIES and is set before the latter takes place.

The Chemistry of Fate by Meradeth Houston

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Chemistry of Fate(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Meradeth Houston.)
673-year-old Ari is a Sary – a type of angel that guides people when they consider committing suicide.
Ari latest mission is different though, a boy called Tom has found a journal that once belonged to his grandfather, which documents his life as a Sary, and how he gave up his wings because he was in love with a human girl.

Ari needs to determine how much of the journal Tom believes, and whether he is going to tell anyone about it, but as she investigates, they start to fall in love.
Does Tom believe what he’s read? What will happen if Ari can’t convince him that it’s untrue? And is there any hope for Ari now that she’s fallen in love with Tom?

This was an okay paranormal romance, and I liked the idea of the Sary.

Ari was a sweet girl, and Tom was very dedicated to his studies, so much so that it took a while for him to really pay attention to Ari. It was sweet how she persisted in her duties to investigate Tom though, all the while falling in love with him. Ari’s housemates on the other hand weren’t very nice to her, and weren’t very supportive of her either which was a shame.

The storyline was okay, although I would have maybe liked a little more information of the Sarys and what they did. I thought that the romance between Ari and Tom was quite sweet, even if they both tried to fight it at first, and it was nice how their relationship almost mirrored that of Tom’s grandfather and grandmother.
I liked the way this book ended, and although it wasn’t maybe 100% what Tom and Ari would have wanted, at least they were happy.
Overall; an okay YA paranormal/angel romance story.
6.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I did promotion for this book and always wondered how it was. Sounds okay.