Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Meridian by Amber Kizer
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.
To be honest, I didn't expect to like this book that much. From the description, I just didn't think I would want to read it. I debated whether to buy it or not and decided to give it a try. I LOVED it! I was hooked from the beginning. Meridian is such an interesting character, as is Tens and Auntie. All three of them are very deep and three-dimensional. The villain is interesting enough to make you hate him as much as Meridian, Tens, and Auntie.
Kizer gives a backstory to both Tens and Auntie, which I thought was great because in some books I've read recently there hasn't been much talk of what characters were like before the book.
This is the first book of Ms. Kizer's that I've read and from the looks of it...I'll be checking out more.