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Scattered Colors

(Colors #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  773 ratings  ·  89 reviews
The use of the phrase life is hard has become so diluted, so overstated through the years that when someone hears it the words go in one ear and out the other. The impact is no longer there. The meaning, the importance of that phrase no longer holds any water with those it's spoken to.

Freya Linden's life became hard at the age of seventeen, the summer before her senior yea
Paperback, 312 pages
Published May 11th 2015 by CreateSpace (first published April 25th 2015)
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This was a surprise ... in a good way. I knew it would be full of teenage/NA/HS/college drama and angst and I got that but it was done well.

Parker went straight on my perfect hero shelf, even though he did a silly thing - he did what he thought was best at the time, being stuck between a rock and a hard place. His love for Freya was absolute, despite the separation, which totally worked. They both needed that time apart to grow and mature and find themselves.

What didn't quite measure up for me i
Apr 02, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Life has always been easy for Freya Linden.
Happiness. Family. Love.

Until the unthinkable happens and she's forced to grow up and face reality.
The once bright colors of her life fade into black and white, leaving her a colorless shell full of loneliness.

Then she meets him.

Parker Owens is broken, hiding his sorrow behind a mask, pretending to still be the popular boy with all the answers. But Freya sees through his façade. Suffering lingers in his soulful
Spoilers ahead, 3.5*

It's rare for me to swoon over a NA hero, only 2 authors come to mind out of the hundreds I've read. In this case Parker made it to my bbf shelf!

Freya's dad moved them to a new town after her mom's death, he lost the love of his life and wasn't able to cope. In his grief he basically abandoned his daughter as well. Freya's sad and lost,when she meets Parker they do not hit it off. But as time passes Freya is able to see another side of Parker and she's able to find happiness
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
** I received an ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.**

*4.5 stars*

One of Prince's best! Scattered Colors is the story of Freya, a teenage girl from Chicago who's colorful world is turned black by a devastating accident. She and her traumatized father move to the small town of Sommerspoint, Washington where she meets Parker, a teenage boy who also shares her sadness.

Freya and Parker form a friendship that quickly and full-heartedly turns into more. But an ultimatum from TH
Stephanie   GooglyEyes
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angsty, 2015-faves
JP's books just get better and better.
I always fall in love with her characters. She has an exceptional knack for side characters and BFF's. In this story we don't get 1 but 2!!!
Spritley Stella and Piper. Both are from different points in her life. After being uprooted from her life in Chicago to Washington by her father is where she meets Stella, and of course, Parker. After way too much turmoil and heartbreak, and trust ms, there's lots, after graduation she takes off to F
Lu Bielefeld
"She always said mean people were just scared, pathetic human beings who needed to build themselves up by knocking other people down."

"The thing about putting your entire happiness into one person is that, in the blink of an eye, it can be stripped away from you, leaving you completely stunned and shattered. When you make one person your whole world you run the risk of losing everything, feeling as through you’ve been set out to sea, all alone with no land in sight, just trying to stay afloat as
Deborah G.
I haven't always been a fan of teenage romances as I was usually in the mind set of "been there done that". Recently I'm very happy to admit that I've come across a few winners, including this particular book. Freya has just experienced a sudden loss & as her grieving father decides a change would help them both he moves them from Chicago to Washington state into a sleepy small town called Summerspoint. Upon arriving at their new home, Freya was overwhelmed to see that the house sat on a bluff o ...more
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Star read

Story type: Contemporary New Adult, HS and early college

Storyline: This is the story of Freya and Parker. Freya is uprooted by her father and moved from Chicago to a small town in Washington state (view spoiler) right before her senior year in high school. Her mom always told her to make sure to take the time for things like the sun setting, so the night after they move in she head
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
** I received an ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.**

4 solid stars from me full review to follow...
Fiona Fog
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding Your Way Back

First off how did I miss this book? This series? I’m all over it now.

Get ready for an emotional read of loss and heartbreak. This story had it all, and I fell in love with our leads Parker and Freya.

When her world is shattered in an instant Freya fears she’ll never recover. Her father switched off emotionally to deal with it and his answer was to pack up and move, leaving all the memories behind.

But arriving in her new home Freya doesn’t expect Parker the boy next door.

Three Chicks
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Jessica Prince's Scattered Colors is a sweet, slightly angsty story about two people in high school struggling to swim upstream against the currents holding them back.

Freya Linden was a junior in high school when her mom was killed by a drunk driver, while on her way to picking Freya up from practice. Both she and her dad were devastated. She blindly fumbled her way through the rest of the school year. But without warning, her father tells her they are moving from Chicago to
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 RGB Stars

So what color dress did you see? I saw white and gold. Apparently that was wrong. Then we learned that there are rods and cones, blah, blah. Bottom line...some people see more colors than others. Makes me wonder if I match when I leave the house in the morning.

Freya (cool Viking name) doesn't see white and gold or blue and blue. Her world has gone gray and not the good 50 Shades kind. The color, the happy, the secure, has leaked out of her life. Or more like poured out. By the buck
Victoria Colotta
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Prince gives the reader a beautiful love story filled with friendship, pain, and the struggle to make sense of the world around us.

Four Star Review

As Scattered Colors begins we are in a world were everything is gray. For Freya, there is no color after the death of her mother. This one event, changed the course of her life. It will define her relationship with her father and others. She can’t see that there is something on the other side of the pain.

Then another event changes the course of her life again. Her fa
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I recently fell into a reading slump and desperately needed to get out of it. I read lengthy, rich, dark fantasy novels back-to-back and was exhausted! What better way to get out of such slump than to read a sweet romance novel?

Let me start off by saying how wonderful this book is. It has a nice flow and the main character, Parker, has me falling head-over-heals for him! He is arrogant, sarcastic, and everything perfect in a guy. I'm not talking about that bad arrogance; I mean that funny, rich
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Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Scattered Colors is my first read by Jessica Prince; I was initially drawn to the gorgeous cover, hadn't even read the blurb, and I knew I was adding it to my TBR.

Freya and her father relocate to a small town after the death of her mother. Her plan is to stay invisible, not form any attachments, finish her senior year and get the hell out. But not all things go according to plan, especially if the school's popular bad boy sets his sights on you. Drawn to the same sadness and pain he sees reflect
Dilek VT
There is a separation for 2 years all because his ex-girlfriend blackmails him.

I don't know the reason but WTH?
Laur Laur
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was angstier (in a good way) than I expected, and I didn't realize it was as NA as it was - I'm on a Jessica Prince binge and this is the first I've read with characters this young (17 - 20). The H actually had a believable reason for breaking her heart, and you could feel the heartbreak coming off the page. I found some of the behaviour a bit immature, but I accepted it with no problem because of the ages and lack of life experience.

Not this biggest NA fan, but this was really well written
Andrea B
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Even tho this is well written I just had a hard time getting into it because was about high school kids
Julie Reveles (Juls ~ ILST BLOG)
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

**** I Love Story Time was gifted an ARC copy in exchange of an honest review ****

5 Stars!

"When you meet the person you're supposed to be with for the rest of your life, they make you whole. They're your other half. Yes, life can be good, but once you meet your other half, it's fucking wonderful. That's not an unhealthy dependency, Freya. That's what soul-mate's do for each other. That's what you do for me".

Not too long ago I Love Story Time posted a cover reveal for Scattered Colors. The minu
I Love Story Time
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: julie-jules, arc

**** I Love Story Time was gifted an ARC copy in exchange of an honest review ****

5 Stars!

"When you meet the person you're supposed to be with for the rest of your life, they make you whole. They're your other half. Yes, life can be good, but once you meet your other half, it's fucking wonderful. That's not an unhealthy dependency, Freya. That's what soul-mate's do for each other. That's what you do for me".

Not too long ago I Love Story Time posted a cover reveal for Scattered Colors. The minu
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC book for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.


The author, Jessica Prince, touched on a couple of sensitive subjects in this book. I feel that she could not have done it any better with the character development and the way she had them deal with death at the teenage stage of life. I have dealt with such a tragedy in my life, however it was when I was in my 20's. I can understand how the heroine was
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
review to come

I was given an E-book of this in exchange for an honest review.

YA is making a come back in my world! Thank you, Jessica Prince, for such a beautiful story. i ten to stay away from YA, a lot of the books just do not do it for me (read: whiny characters and hard to believe plots). However, an author friend of mine that i greatly respect and admire asked me to review this one. It was being overlooked by many readers (that happens, there are TONS of books coming out al
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scattered Colors is my first book by Jessica Prince but certainly not my last. She has a writing style that feels effortless. Her words are beautiful, fluid, and poignant, tugging on a place deep inside of me until I couldn’t help but lose myself in this story. Scattered Colors is the quintessential New Adult novel. Parker and Freya’s journey is colored by loss and splashed with heartache as they both navigate their inimitable connection and intense feelings. Jessica Prince has crafted character ...more
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"One Day, you'll wake up and realize you can breathe a little easier than the day before. Until then, all you can do is lean on the people closest to you.. lean on me. I want you to."

Freya and her father pick up one day and move to the unknown... a new town where she'll be the new girl in school for her senior year. She just wants to get through that last year of high school so she can leave for college. That is, until Parker Owens forces himself into her colorless life. She starts to heal... un
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review of Scattered Colors (Colors #1) by Jessica Prince

Review done for Hooked on Books

4 ½ out of 5 stars

Parker Owens has had to be the man of the house ever since his little brother died. His father was too busy messing around on his mother to even help her when she tried to commit suicide. Parker has had to take care and protect his mother for a long time.

He feels that he isn’t worthy of anything good in his life; that is until he meets his beautiful new neighbor.

Freya Linden has been drowning
Tara Bryant
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Scattered Colors
By Jessica Prince

"My story isn't a pretty one. The bumps in the road were monumental and infinite. But it’s my story. And the one thing that holds true is this…. Despite the hardships, I made it through to the other side."

The name alone spoke to me...Scattered Colors. It could mean so many things. But this beautiful story was not what I was expecting. Jessica took me away into the story so effortlessly. I was mesmerized from the first word and I was unable to put the book down.

Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
 This is the first time I have read anything by Jessica Prince and I loved it. Scattered Colours is well written and the characters draw you in straight away. Freya Linden had a great life she was doing well in school had great friends and a loving family. One afternoon that happy family life is ripped away when her mother is killed, in the next few months her father finds it hard to cope  without his wife and throws himself into work even finding it difficult to help his daughter at this tragic ...more
Kendra Needs
I have to say that SCATTERED COLORS was beautifully written and had me hooked in the first chapter.

The story line in this book was heart wrenching and flowed nicely and was very fast paced , I found myself reading and reading without putting it down. There are so many characters in this book and they will all grab your heart and bring you on their amazing journey of first love and love lost. The main characters in the book are Freya and Parker, which happen to be my favorite couple in this book
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

I was a bit unsure at first, but Jessica Prince won me over with this beautiful story of love and second chances.

Freya meets Parker after a tragic accident forces her to move away from her comfortable home in Chicago. At first she doesn't care for him much but he grows on her as the days go on. But Parker has a few secrets of his own that cause him to hurt Freya when that is the last thing he ever wanted to do.

Scattered Colors is a total swoon worthy read. I loved Parker and how much h
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Born and raised around Houston, Jessica is a self proclaimed caffeine addict, connoisseur of inexpensive wine, and the worst driver in the state of Texas. In addition to being all of these things, she’s first and foremost a wife and mom.
Growing up, she shared her mom and grandmother’s love of reading. But where they leaned toward murder mysteries, Jessica was obsessed with all things romance.

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