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.
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Publication Date:
August 11, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books 
Original Language: English
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Adventure/Supernatural/Romance
Source: Library
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Lootability: There's room but keep looking.

Meridian is the story of Meridian , who on her 16th birthday is sent away from her family to live with her aunt. She is sent to learn about her half-angel nature, and her responsibility sending souls on to the beyond. Torn away from her family, and thrown into the mercurial mutterings of her Auntie's village, Meridian has a lot to learn before she can accept her nature.

What I Liked: It was a new aspect of angel lore, and gave a lot of detail about what Fenestra's do and how they do it. Meridian was finally one of those characters that kept asking questions until she was given answers.

What I Didn't Like: I had a few issues with Tens and Auntie. They seemed to skim over things and give sketchy answers. The interaction between them and the local Minister was strange. Sometimes it was like reading the story through the glass of a snow globe. It felt like I was skipping parts, and missing important points.
Meridian is the first chapter in Amber Kizer's Fenestra series. The sequel Wildcat Fireflies was published in July last year and The Speed of Light is expected to be published later this year.


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