Review Meridian by Amber Kizer

Meridian (Fenestra, #1)

Goodreads Blurb: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.

My name is Meridian Sozu. I am a Fenestra. I have always shared my world with the dead and the dying. But I really didn't understand what that meant until I turned sixteen and glimpsed my own mortality. . .

Meridian has always been an outcast. It seems that no matter where she goes or what she does death follow's her everywhere. Literally death follow's her. On her sixteenth birthday a car crash's in front of Meridian. A car that was meant for her. Even though she is not touched, her body explodes in pain unlike anything she has felt before. Meridian is rushed off by her father during the chaos and is taken to the local bus station and is told to leave and go to her auntie's that she has never met. Left alone,confused and scared Meridian sets off on a journey of a lifetime. 

Meridian finds out that she is a Fenestra. A window between the dying and heaven. A portal in which the souls can pass peacefully. Her Auntie is also a Fenestra but Auntie is old and she will not last much longer. This is why Meridian needs to accept who she is and figure out how to deal with her powers so she will be able to help the souls pass peacefully. If a soul does not pass through a Fenestra it just recycles into the universe, reincarnates itself until it can pass on. 

Tens is a protector, Meridian's protector. Their destinies have been set since before they even knew who the other one was.  He is there to help Meridian through her journey as a Fenestra. Tens and Meridian get closer to each other as they help Auntie through her last days. The Nocti are a group of destroyers who want to kill the Fenestra so they will not be able to help the souls pass onto Heaven. 

A man has moved into the small town that Auntie lives in. He has taken over the town in an unnatural way. He has claimed to be a Pastor a believer in all things Heavenly. But he has warped the minds of the towns people. Taught them to live in fear of outsiders and those who do not believe and think exactly like he does. But the Pastor is nothing like he seems.

Tens and Meridian set out to find more of her kind and to help destroy the Nocti before they destroy all the Fenestra's.

I really loved the relationship between Meridian and Tens. At first it seems like he wants nothing to do with Meridian and this frustrates the hell out of her. But Tens is so thoughtful and careful with Auntie, Meridian can't help but find a soft spot for him no matter how hard she tries. Tens respects Auntie more than anyone he has ever known. And wants nothing but the best for her and to keep her safe. Being the only man to help, Tens has taken it upon himself to be the protector for both Meridian and Auntie.
But as hard as Tens tries to keep his cool he can't help but feel for Meridian the same way that she feels for him. It only helps to strengthen their relationship but it doesn't start off the smoothest. 

I really enjoyed this book and my review is not doing is justice. I really recommend this book to anyone who enjoys YA. It has a gorgeous cover and an amazing storyline. Definitely a must read. I cannot wait for the sequel. Great job Amber. She has created great characters with great relationships. The connection is undeniable and it is a gripping read. 

I give this 4/5 Hearts! 

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