Friday, July 31, 2009

Meridian by Amber Kizer

In stores August 11, 2009!

On the flap:
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.

Rating:
Character Development: 8/10
Originality: 8/10
Overall Enjoyment: 9/10
Ending: 8/10
Voice: 7/10
Setting: 8/10
Recommendation: 9/10
Total Score: 57/ 70
Grade: A

Age Appropriate?
Cussing: Yep
Drugs, alcohol, etc: None
Sexual Content: None
Disturbing Images/ Violence: Lots of death scenes (obviously), some bloody scenes as well.

Review:
Meridian's story quickly draws you in, and the book is impossible to put down. I read it in two sittings. The writing is somewhat simplistic, but it compliments the book and the character perfectly. Amber Kizer shows a deep understanding of life and death through Meridian's role as a Fenestra. Though this book might hold some religious controversy, the main motif of life and death remains somewhat neutral.

The chapters flow seamlessly together and create a fast and enjoyable read. The plot and cast of characters will make anger broil up inside of you, happiness elate you and contemplative thoughts run through your mind. Some parts are cheesy, and some relationships seem to develop too quickly, or too choppily. Yet these few negative aspects are easily bypassed as the story comes to life on the pages.

This book is definitely a must for paranormal lovers.

5 comments:

  1. Great review! If I don't win this at Bloody Bookaholic's blog, then I may have to get it from the library :)

    -Briana

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  2. I'll definitely be reading this one! Thanks for the awesome review.

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    Jessica

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  3. Another book to add to my massive wishlist :)
    Thanks for the review

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  4. This book sounds awesome, and I love her name. Meridian Sozu, I wish I had such a cool name!

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