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.
On the day Meridian turns sixteen everything in her life changes. Sure she has always been a little odd. Things die around her, they have since she was born but when people start to die and her family drops her off at a cab to take her to the bus station, she knows things will never be the same.
I went between liking Meridian and being greatly annoyed at Meridian’s ignorance. The main characters seemed to just go in circles. They would figure something important out and then 10 pages later be wondering about it again.
It also felt like I was missing a big chunk of the story. Like the author left out some important detail.
In spite of all these complaints, I still liked the book. Weird huh? It was an original idea and Meridian was a likable character most of the time. The villain, to me, was a bit laughable at times. Tens, the boy love interest was a very redeeming factor. He was everything you would want in a YA romance. I’m sure I will grow to like him and Meridian even more if the series continues.
So, should you read it or not? I’ve gave you the bad and the good. I say you give it a try. It was a very fast read read and I don’t regret reading it. 3 Stars.