Meridian by Amber Kizer

Meridian Sozu has never led what you’d call a normal life. For as long as she can remember, death has followed her wherever she goes. On her sixteenth birthday, Meridian witnesses a deadly accident and is immediately sent away to stay with her great-aunt in Revelation, Colorado. It is there that she learns the secret her family has kept from her for her entire life. Meridian is a Fenestra: a half-human, half-angel being whose purpose is to transition souls into the afterlife; to help people die. Meridian must learn how to transition human souls before her presence in Revelation is discovered by the Aternocti, a band of evil beings bent on destroying Fenestras. If she fails it could cost her her life.

One of the things that stuck out to me while reading this book was that Meridian is not a particularly special girl in any way. She’s not very clever, which was almost frustrating as a reader because sometimes I had things figured out before she did. But in some ways being unexceptional makes her an interesting, relatable heroine. She constantly doubts herself and her abilities, but rises to the occasion what it matters the most.

Meridian is an exciting and intriguing novel. I would recommend this book to teens (13+) who enjoy contemporary supernatural novels (Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Mortal Instruments, etc.) and are looking for something new.

Wildcat Fireflies, the sequel to Meridian is currently available in paperback, and the third book in the series, Speed of Light, will be released on November 13. For more information, visit the author’s website.

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