Saturday, July 31, 2010

Weekend Book Club: Meridian

My love affair with YA novels continues.

Because books like this fuel it.

Devoured MERIDIAN in just over a day. Loved it.

Here's the blurb:

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.


The writing is evocative, the characters are wonderfully real and the supernatural stuff is eerily thought-provoking.

The pages couldn't turn quick enough but I was sad when it ended, a definite sign of a keeper!

Can't wait for the sequel!

What are you reading this weekend?

10 comments:

Lacey Devlin said...

It's a very eye catching cover and a fascinating concept. I'll have to track it down. I'm reading YA too Evermore by Alyson Noel.

Nicola Marsh said...

I read that one a while ago, Lacey.

Let me know what you think when you finish :)

Lacey Devlin said...

I just finished it this evening and you know I liked it! It's something different and was quite fast paced (much better than doing the washing :) ). Meridian isn't out until the 24th of August I'll have to put it in the diary so I don't forget boo :(.

Lois said...

Been reading Miranda Neville's The Wild Marquis. :) And spending too much time on the computer. LOL :)

Lois

Nicola Marsh said...

I enjoyed it too.

I saw Meridian advertised in the Borders catalogue here a few weeks ago? You sure it isn't already out?

I bought it at K Mart last week.

Nicola Marsh said...

You love your historicals, Lois :)

Lacey Devlin said...

I've just realised there's two release dates one for May and one for August (I never know why this happens? Perhaps for the really popular books?). I guess the stores I checked were out of their original stock I haven't tried Kmart though :) Thanks!

Nicola Marsh said...

No worries :)

Lois said...

Yep. LOL I tend to alternate between a Regency and Contemporary book/series. . . so if it happens that I end up with more historicals on the weekends. . . purely a coincidence! LOL :)

Lois

Nicola Marsh said...

They're such opposite ends of the spectrum, Lois. A nice contrast in reading :)