Nov 22, 2009 | Book Reviews | 3 comments

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MeridianMeridan by Amber Kizer
Series: Fenestra #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Published by Delacorte Press, Random House on August 11, 2009
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Source: Borrowed
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"My world was, and is me and death. It's a lonely place to live, but I thought things were getting better. My name is Meridian Sozu, and I was wrong."

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


First Impressions

This cover fits the story perfectly, from the dark moody background to the intricate flowers, thorns and skull design drawn like ivy on the cover. The picture of the main character Meridian in the center looking over her shoulder in the classic pose draws us in with her eyes, wanting us know more about her story. The cover is simple yet intriguing at the same time. Interested in reading the synopsis? Yeah


This story intrigued me with the new twist on death and how the main character Meridian dealt with it being a major part of her life and her strange powers. I liked how from the start of the story to the end there was no dull moments with us being force fed loads and loads of the history of her origin, but that we learned who Meridian really was with her.  I loved Meridian’s mentor and name sake, her great aunt which she called auntie. I loved how caring and strong she was helping as much as she could with getting Meridian to see who she really was, and that the powers she possessed was not a burden but a gift to helping people in their final time.  There was a little bit of romance thrown in which I felt could have been explored more (but don’t mind me I’m a romance junky) between her and Tens. I enjoyed how Meridian and Tens didn’t fall instantly head over heels in love but grew into their love for each other.

The plot was dynamic and filled with drama as Meridian was thrust into excepting who she was and dealing with the threat, that had the charm and charisma to literally take over a whole town, wanting to destroy them.  Making this story overall an exciting good read, hopefully turning into a great series.

4 Stars


  1. Literary Cravings

    Thanks so much hope you'll keep checking back cause there's way more to come!!!

  2. june

    I love the look of your blog! It's dark and atmospheric. Make your mark in the world of book reviews. There are so many great sounding YA books, I really utilize review sites to help me pick and choose. Yours looks like its going to be a good one.I'd never heard of Meridian before seeing it on your site. The cover is fantastic.Thanks for following me. I'm going to do the same for you.


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