Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Review #60 - Meridian (Fenestra #1) By Amber Kiza

Half human, half angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility. 

Meridian has always been an outcast. It seems that wherever she goes, death and grief follow. On her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family's home - and though she's untouched, Meridian's body explodes in pain. 

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she's a danger to her family and is hustled off to her great-aunts' house in Revelation, Colorado. There she learns the secret her parents have been hiding for her entire life: Meridian is a Fenestra, the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. 

It's crucial that Meridian learn how to transition human souls to the afterlife - how to help people die. Only then can she help preserve the balance between good and evil on earth. But before she can do that, she must come to terms with her ability, outsmart the charismatic preacher who's taken over Revelation, and maybe - if she can accept her sworn protector, Tens, for who he is - fall in love. 

My Rating: 3.5/5 

From the moment I started reading this book I was ready to give it five stars. However, the middle portion of the book was slow and boring at times. It was about the time where the Religious aspects of the book were properly introduced. 

The pacing of the book was like a roller coaster. The start was fast, then the middle slowed considerably and then the end was even faster than the start. The ending was actually quite rushed, and left alot of unanswered questions. 

It is definitely one of the best books I have read involving angels.

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