Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Review: Meridian by Amber Kizer
Author: Amber Kizer
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy)
My name is Meridian Sozu. I am a Fenestra. I have always shared my world with the dead and the dying. But I really didn't understand what that meant until I turned sixteen and glimpsed my own mortality...
Sixteen-year-old Meridian has always been surrounded by death. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders burrowed into her bedclothes to die. As she grew, the animals got bigger, and soon they were finding her at school to die in her presence. Meridian became an outcast, labeled by her classmates as Reaper, Gravedigger, and Witch. Each death she witnesses weakens her body, and loneliness weakens her spirit. On her sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a deadly car crash. Though she’s untouched, Meridian's body explodes with the victims’ pain.
Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she's a danger to her family and rushed to her great-aunt's house in Revelation, Colorado. It's there that she learns the secret her mother has been hiding her entire life: that she is a Fenestra, the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. It's crucial that she learn how to transition human souls to the afterlife and preserve the balance between good and evil on earth. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos. Dark, lovely, and lushly romantic, MERIDIAN introduces a powerful heroine who will entrance readers.
(I will not be posting any spoilers! Only opinion for the sake of those of us who love to have our first look at a book be untainted by foreknowledge.)
Absolutely loved it! Normally, I have a few key blogger I listen to about what they are reading and if they say they enjoyed something I check it out or if they say that something wasn't quiet their cup of tea. Well, I get curious and check that out too. While I had heard from a friend (one of those bloggers) that she felt it was on okay book but not quiet her thing, I was worried. I though I might not enjoy it or I might find something missing. Just the opposite! I LOVED it! It had everything I was looking for and even though it talks about such serious subjects and subjects that it can be really hard to be able to really write about it does it with such amazing ease and grace and keeps everything with just the right balance of emotion. I could understand what was happening and put together pieces without getting bogged down or dragged down by one character's emotions. It was just beautiful and something I am so happy I decided to read. I think I am officially an Amber Kizer fan. I can hardly wait for book two "Wildcat Fireflies" set to come out next year!
Would I suggest you read it:
Yes! I loved this books and would suggest it to anyone! Anyone interested in angel novels, nephilim novels or a completely new spin on things. I just adored it! I am so happy I gave it a chance and truly suggest you do the same!
Looking forward to:
Posted by Emma Michaels