Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ambitious Edition: Meridian by Amber Kizer

Title: Meridian
Author: Amber Kizer
ISBN: 0385736681
Release Date: 8.11.09
Website: http://www.amberkizer.com

The Usual Questions:

Is this the first in a series?
I don't think so. UPDATE: Amber left a comment to let us know that it is potentially the first in a series. Thanks Amber!

What is the basic concept?
from Amber's website:
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. . .

Sixteen-year-old Meridian has always been surrounded by death. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders burrowed into her bedclothes to die. As she grew, the animals got bigger, and soon they were finding her at school to die in her presence. Meridian became an outcast, labeled by her classmates as Reaper, Gravedigger, and Witch. Each death she witnesses weakens her body, and loneliness weakens her spirit.
On her sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a deadly car crash. Though she’s untouched, Meridian's body explodes with the victims’ pain.

Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she's a danger to her family and rushed to her great-aunt's house in Revelation, Colorado. It's there that she learns the secret her mother has been hiding her entire life: that she is a Fenestra, the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. It's crucial that she learn how to transition human souls to the afterlife and preserve the balance between good and evil on earth. 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. Dark, lovely, and lushly romantic, MERIDIAN introduces a powerful heroine who will entrance readers.

Is the cover art favorable?
Oh yeah.

What are some of the author's other works?
One Butt Cheek At A Time.

Notes:

On Goodreads, you can find the Prologue, and some information on Behind the Book.

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