Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Delacorte Books for Young Reader(August 11, 2009)Young Adult Fiction
I read this book probably a month ago, but I decided to go ahead and do a small review, since a lot of people still haven't read it, and Amber Kizer is a new author.
Description:(From Borders.com) "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.
This book was different than most of the stories I’ve been reading lately, so I applaud Amber Kizer for breaking from the crowd and writing something new. Before reading this book, I had never heard the term “fenestra” or read any books on the subject. It was very interesting. It’s about deaths, so the whole book has a sad atmosphere to it. It definitely leaves an opening for another book, so I hope the next one is a little more upbeat.
Parental concerns: There was lots of profanity. There was some violence, and just the overall theme of death, including humans and animals. There wasn’t any sexual scenes.