Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Color Keepers...


Title:  The Color Keepers
Author:  Catriona Crehan
Publication Date:  May 1st


Hoping to have a good change and good ending to go with it, Emily, a 16-year-old from Ohio, has moved to sunny California.

Moving to a new town can be scary, especially a new school.  So when Sam, the most popular kid there, looks her way, she can't believe this is happening to her.

Everything seems to be working out fine.  That is, until her mother buys and enchanted mirror by mistake.  Suddenly, Emily finds herself in a whole new world, full of talking animals, magic and more change than she was hoping for.

With the help of her new crush, Sam, and her annoyingly goofy 12-year-old brother James, Emily sets out to save their world and ours.


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James was special.

He was really a piece of work, always cracking a joke, always turning a serious situation into a laughing stock.  Sometimes it helped alleviate the awkward.  Other times it was pure hell.  Though I had to give it to him. He was always there for me.  There wasn't one time when I was in trouble that he didn't back me up.  For instance, now.   Here I was, on the verge of dying in a world behind a magical mirror, and he came along for the ride.  He didn't really have a choice, but still.  After looking at him, it made people wonder about me.  How could this boring, weird girl be related to the comedian?  My life was somewhat like a Tim Burton character.  I felt as if every step I took, could be documented and put to a Danny Elfman soundtrack.

We made it to the shore and, instead of Sam tying the boat to the dock, he pushed it back out into the lake.  I looked at him questioningly.

"Emily, if we leave it here the Crow Queen will think we're back in the city. If we push it back out, it will delay her a bit, making her think we're still with the Blue Spirit.”  I nodded in agreement and pushed it with him. We all watched as it floated back into the lake, the current pushing it farther and and farther away.  Suddenly, I saw a very familiar and terrifying crow on the horizon.

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