Jun 2, 2011

Review - Meridian by Amber Kizer

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Thursday, June 02, 2011
Meridian by Amber Kizer
Released Aug 2010
Genre: Paranormal YA
Rating: 3 to 3.5 out of 5
Sexual Content: Some kissing.

My Cover Blurb: "Cute, Warm Drama"


Sixteen-year-old Meridian has always been surrounded by death. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders burrowed into her bedclothes to die. As she grew, the animals got bigger, and soon they were finding her at school to die in her presence. Meridian became an outcast, labeled by her classmates as Reaper, Gravedigger, and Witch. Each death she witnesses weakens her body, and loneliness weakens her spirit.

On her sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a deadly car crash. Though she’s untouched, Meridian's body explodes with the victims’ pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she's a danger to her family and rushed to her great-aunt's house in Revelation, Colorado. It's there that she learns the secret her mother has been hiding her entire life: that she is a Fenestra, the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. It's crucial that she learn how to transition human souls to the afterlife and preserve the balance between good and evil on earth. 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. Dark, lovely, and lushly romantic, MERIDIAN introduces a powerful heroine who will entrance readers

My Thoughts:
A cute read. The writting was fine, nothing stands out as good or bad. I did enjoy Meridian as a character as well as Tens and Granny too. Meridian's power was pretty useless though, helping the dead cross over to the otherside wasn't all that exciting. I kept hoping she'd discover she could do something more but nothing came. I thought it took them too long to figure out that the head of the local church cult was the bad guy, when it seemed so obvious that he wasn't a normal human and there was something supernatural about him. Then when you actually think something exciting was going to go down, it lasted 5 seconds and Meridian didn't do much some random guy from the beginning of the book ended up saving her and Tens. Overall still an enjoyable read, but I'm not sure if I'll pick up the next one. I wanted more action and instead got more drama. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a slower drama with a hint of the paranormal.

Meridian Saga

Book #1 Meridian

Book #2 Wildcat Fireflies (July 2011)

Book #3 Speed Of Light (Fall 2012)

Book #4 Counting Tens (Spring 2013)

Book #5 Echos Of 1492


Amber on June 16, 2011 at 11:55 AM said...

This is a good review and I'd have to agree with most of the things you said. Overall I thought this book was pretty boring and I won't be picking up the next one.

New Follower btw! Fantastic blog!

Amber @ http://thespine-breakersclub.blogspot.com/

Rebs @ Book-Rants on June 16, 2011 at 1:55 PM said...

Thanks for stopping by! PS, I'm now following you!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com on July 5, 2011 at 7:03 PM said...

I adored Tens.

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