Thursday, May 16, 2013

BLOG TOUR [Review & Interview w/ This or That? + GIVEAWAY] The Chemistry of Fate by Meradeth Houston

The Chemistry of Fate
by Meradeth Houston

“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.

“They are everywhere, can be anyone, and are always the last person you’d expect.” 

I absolutely loved COLORS LIKE MEMORIES so when author Meradeth Houston emailed me about participating in her new book tour-THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE, I was pumped! I was so excited to read more about these Sary and what they had been up to. And then I found out it was a companion to COLORS LIKE MEMORIES and is set before the latter takes place. That made it all more exciting.

The story is about a Sary named Ari and her assignment, a college student named Tom. Tom finds his grandfather’s journal which contains references to beings called the Sary. Ari was sent to see what he knew and to diffuse the situation. But instead of throwing water on the flames she only made more sparks. She fell head over heels for him. 

If COLORS LIKE MEMORIES kept me on my toes, THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE kept me flipping through the pages to see what Ari would do next and how she would protect Tom at all cost and keep her wings, while she was dealing with the forbidden love. How could this actually play out to keep everyone safe and together? You will have to read this book and find out!

Meradeth did a great job again of hitting the floor running with this story. I hope she writes more. The Sary are really intriguing to me and I hope to be able to keep reading about their “assignments”! :)


If you would like to check out my previous review of COLORS LIKE MEMORIES go HERE!
A little bit about about Meradeth ...
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, but now lives and teaches anthropology in Montana.
>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.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
-Hmm, this mostly depends on my mood, but mint chocolate chip is something I can go for most of the time!

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
-Hot chocolate. Okay, so it’s drinking something, but it does make a good breakfast!

One food you would never eat?
-Lettuce. I actually wish I liked it, but it’s always tasted incredibly bitter to me, even the varieties that aren’t supposed to. *Shrug* No clue why!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?
-When I was really little, a ballerina . But I’ve known I wanted to be an anthropologist of one variety or another since I was about 11. I was weird like that!

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
-A house with a giant library! Preferably with one of those cool swings-in-a-circle hidden doors.

What movie are you looking forward to this year?
-Catching Fire, of course, and City of Bones. Can’t wait!

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is....
-A Wrinkle In Time. I adore that book!

What is next on your to read list?
-Unexpected by Faith Sullivan. Looking forward to it!

Top 5 songs on your playlist?
-Linkin Park’s Shadow of the Day, Calling All Angels by Train, pretty much everything ever written by The Black Keys (especially Chop and Change—I love that song!), and Between the Raindrops by Lifehouse. I’m a bit of a music junkie so I my list is actually a lot more varied .

What is the last thing you Googled?
-How to make breakfast sandwiches that you can freeze. That’s actually a pretty normal one for me!

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?
-With a book, a fireplace, and a whole lot of hot chocolate!

If you had a time machine, where would you go (past or future) and who would you like to visit?
-I’d have a seriously hard time picking! Right now, I might go visit my future self and ask for some advice. Though I’ve always wanted to have a conversation with Gregor Mendel (which says way too much about my nerdiness!).

Where is your favorite spot to read?
-My couch. I spend a lot of time there, lol!

If you were on Death Row what would your last meal be?
-A really good steak, potatoes, and a pumpkin pie.

Can we get a hint on what you are working on? What are your future plans?
-I’m working on a very different New Adult book that I’m starting to query. Also, the third Sary book that I’m hoping to finish revising soon!


Print or Ebook? 
Beach or Pool?
Pizza or Pasta? 
Horror or Romance? 
Coke or Pepsi?
Harry Potter or Twilight?
 –Harry Potter
Gum or Breath Mints?
Summer or Winter?
Facebook or Twitter? 
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? 
–Planning ahead
Black or White? 
Hot or Cold? 
Night owl or early bird? 
–Night owl
TV or Movies? 
Truth or Dare? 
Text or Talk? 
–Depends on the person! Text mostly
Diet or Regular?
Christmas or Thanksgiving? 

Thank you!! This was a lot of fun!

THANK YOU! I was so glad to have you here today. Thanks for visiting!! Come back again when your next Sary book releases. :)

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Riv said...

I did keep a journal when I was younger, was I have never been very consistent to do it for a longer time.

Meradeth Houston said...

Thanks a million for hosting me! I'm so glad you enjoyed Chemistry :) I'll certainly be back when the next one releases!

Gaby said...

I have kept two journals. I still have them, but I don't write in them anymore. I say I should throw them way, but a part of me can't :)

Unknown said...

I have kept a journal as a kid I did then stopped for a while then later after married and child was born I started again and still do for 8 yrs now.

Unknown said...

I have kept a journal as a kid I did then stopped for a while then later after married and child was born I started again and still do for 8 yrs now.