It’s Julia’s job to save her roommates, but she doesn’t expect that she will need them to save her. The three girls Julia lives with are facing everything from family deaths to stalker ex-boyfriends, driving each of them closer to ending their lives. If Julia can’t stop them, she’ll lose her position as a Sary. The Sary are the souls of a children who died before taking their first breath, and without this breath of life they are only allowed to have a body and stay on earth if they devote eternity to serving humans. After the man she loved died, her work as a Sary is all Julia has left.
Julia’s life becomes more complicated when Edison arrives on campus and seems to know way too much about her. Julia can’t help being attracted to him, but that only brings back memories of her inability to save the last man she gave her heart to.
The memories Edison unearths make it next to impossible for Julia to support each of her roommates, and undermine her grip on reality. Her only chance at keeping her sanity, and her job with the Sary, if to find a way to reconcile herself to her past, and that’s going to take the help of her roommates—if Julia can keep them from committing suicide.