Meridian by Amber Kizer
Series: Fenestra #1
Published by Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers on August 11th, 2009
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Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.
Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow into her bedclothes and die. At her elementary school, she was blamed for a classmate’s tragic accident. And on her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family home–and Meridian’s body explodes in pain.
Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. It’s there that she learns that she is a Fenestra–the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. 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.
With a creative spin on angel lore and a protagonist who didn’t complain about the destiny she didn’t know she was always meant to live, Meridian had the potential to be great. Unfortunately, the slow-paced plot, scattered pieces of information that didn’t add up to form a coherent whole, and a romance that developed too quickly stifled Meridian’s potential and my enjoyment. [Read more…]