Book Review: Surrender the Sky by: Meradeth Houston

Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing

Publication Date: May 1, 2014

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: Gabby lives by two unbreakable rules: don’t expose her kind, the Sary, and don’t fall in love—too bad some rules are made to be broken. 

When Gabby’s most difficult charge accidentally shoots her in front of a class full of students, the event exposes her carefully hidden identity. She shifts from looking like a normal teen to her secret Sary form, revealing her wings and the existence of her kind—immortals who try to keep people from committing suicide. Her incident attracts the attention of the next leader of the Sary, Jassen, who offers her an impossible bargain: she can keep her wings if she makes amends with those who know the truth. Things get more complicated when a rebel Sary, intent on exposing them to the world, starts interfering with Gabby’s work. And there’s no denying her attraction to Jassen, who is torn between his duties and his heart. With threats at every turn and her immortality on the line, Gabby has to find a way to save the Sary or surrender the sky forever.

Review: Gabby is a Sary, the soul of a child who died before taking her first breath and given the option to return in the flesh to help those on the verge of suicide. While Gabby has been helping those close to suicide for a long time, she’s up against her most challenging ward, Chad, to date. When Chad brings a gun to school, intending to use it on others and himself, she must intervene but in doing so she inadvertently exposes her hidden identity and her kind to humans. This is a grave offense in the Sary world, punishable by release – being made human and giving up their wings forever. While Gabby knows she deserves this punishment she does not relish the idea. When Jassen, the future leader of the Sary, gives her a second chance Gabby jumps at the chance. Gabby also is immensely attracted to Jassen, but the second rule of the Sary is to never fall in love. However, when a rogue Sary is hellbent on exposing all the Sary to the world it’s up to Gabby to figure out a way to keep the Sary a secret. Otherwise she’ll be forced to surrender the sky forever. SURRENDER THE SKY is a well-written story and I liked most of the characters. I do wish Gabby had been a little more stable and mature, especially for someone who has been alive so long. Some of the plot points seem convoluted at times, but there was enough action and romance to help smooth it all out in the end. The whole concept of the Sary is intriguing and unique, which is always a plus for me. SURRENDER THE SKY is another good journey into the world of the Sary.

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