Sunday, January 31, 2010

Review : Meridian by Amber Kizer

Title : Meridian
Amber Kizer
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

About the book:

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.

My Review:

I’ll get straight to the plot which I liked. Meridian, a 16 year old finds unusual things around her since her childhood. When she wakes up in the morning, she always finds herself covered with dead insects and sometimes even little animals like mice. Death has somehow always surrounded her which made her think that she was a total freak! Meridian kept herself resolute in the fear of causing death to whoever was around her until one day on her sixteenth birthday, a major accident happens around her house and she is been hustled of by her parents secretively to her great aunts place whom she has never met before. All that she knows about her Auntie is her Quilts which she gifts Meridian on her every birthday.
Once reached to the palace like house of her great aunt, she meets Tens there. A young handsome boy who takes care of the old lady- Auntie.
Here, Meridian finds her purpose of life and what she is!
Yes, meridian is a Fenestra. A Fenestra is a half human and a half Angel; a link between the living and the dead. As and how she learns her own abilities from her auntie, she also discovers about the Aternocti; a dark evil force which is trying to kill Meridian. She has to learn how to deal with her powers and also the Aternocti.

OK. loved the idea of Fenestra! It’s pretty unusual! But sadly, I couldn’t connect to any of the characters in the book. Amber Kizer is no doubt an excellent author, but, I was hoping that the characters of the book should have been fleshed out a little more. That was the only major problem with it. I would have given ‘Meridian’ 4 stars as this book is very different than the other paranormal ones; but, because of this major flaw, I would rate it as 3.5.

‘Meridian’ by Amber Kizer is very quick and easy to read book. A few messages have been passed between the lines and many things have been taught in this book about Life and death. I would definitely recommend you to read this one as it is no doubt a page turner.


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