[Meridian] ß Bücher Autor Amber Kizer – doctorio.us
The Traps hConference I read the book in nibbles and gulps both wanting to savor it and make it last MERIDIAN is the kind of book that my mind kept drifting to when I was trying to concentrate or even when I was just shopping at the grocery store The best parts for me The character of Meridian who manages to be both strong and vulnerable mature and believably sixteen Kizer pulls this off with Meridian s voice I think which reminded me a little of myself at that age I really likeow she explores Simple Wicca her powers and the idea of death Kizerandles these scenes with subtle nuanced emotion where a lesser author might stray into the melodramatic Meridian s protector and love as described in the blurb Tens came across refreshingly charming and flawed in the face of a slew of drop dead gorgeous brooding and otherwise cardboard males in other young adult fantasy Yes Protect Your Purity he s mysterious but not annoyingly so The weakest parts At times I felt like the antagonist was just stuck in there to provide tension and didn t reallyave a good reason to show up so often Even though the antagonist Theatre Histories has a motive it wasn t one I felt at a gut level The ending conseuently seemed somewhat flat and also felt like a set up for a seuel Also the pacing felt a little uneven in the lastalf of the book I wondered if these scenes were written Waterloo hastily than the earlier onesOverall I found MERIDIAN to be deliciously different not even bothering to tread into the realm of cliches with great characters I could sympathize with and imagine outside of the book I suspect MERIDIAN will be uite popular when it comes out in August 2009 Highly recommended 375Iave been wanting to read this book for awhile because it Yobo has one of my absolute favorite opening sections ever which I did read A few times I m not sure what I was on when I write this review My thoughts running through the majority of this book is that man Meridian s got some shitty people iner life Her family is of no The Last Runaway help at all I mean like the least useful people ever If your daughter was a foreordained Fenestrawindow of death thingy with people coming afterer and trying to kill Sanctuary (The New World Series, her when she comes intoer full powers WOULDN T YOU WANT HER TO KNOW ABOUT IT No Hell to the no They stick their eads in the sand like a couple of ostriches being raised by animals who eat their young would probably give Meridian a better survival rate actuallyThe loving parents 1 act like they re disgusted of Meridian because she attracts dead things 2 give er no clue as to what she is so she at least knows what she s facing 3 give Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The Chase (Book 2) and Lion Boy: The Truth (Book 3)) her no survival skills whatsoever so she can fight back 4 literally tosser onto a bus with no idea where she s going when people are trying to kill Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories herThe loving aunt is not much better For someone who needs a successor she didn t really do much toelp Meridian survive That scene where Meridian s abandoned at the bus stop She is a braver girl than I If I were left in a foreign place in the middle of a snowstorm tossed out by my parents not picked up by an aunt whom I Inside the Hornets Head hardly knew existed I d be a sniveling crying mess When they finally meet Auntie isorrified at the lack of information Meridian s parents gave Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey her Um HELLO For 16 years all you did was sender uilts lady Was a visit too much to asktakes deep breathThe plot was very Christian centric I get that it s not trying to be preachy and this was after
An Angel Based Story But angel based story but didn t really like the evil guys being Christian evangelists the accident on the train was a bit overreaching The plot was a bit of a mess they talk to people they get preachy they meet neighbors they save people it didn t feel like there was much centralization to the plot I didn t like Tens either what the ell kind of a name is that anyway This is an YA fantasy book give me a sexy name I don t need to learn #To Count He Comes Off As Completely Patronizing And Rude #count He comes off as completely patronizing and rude Meridian when she first arrived in Colorado considering that e s supposed to be Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., her protectore could Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., have been a leetle bit nicer and less of a doucheMeridianerself is the victim of the people around The Ground beneath her Feet herer parents aunt Tens they ve all resulted in Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders her being a weak scared little girl Not that I blameer I d be worse in Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) her case but the book did not seter up to be a very good main character and I find that I didn t care much for William Gibson her at all Man this was aard book to finish 25 3StarsDeath finds Nancy Drake her for as long as she can remember It was a way of life for Meridian always finding dead animals scattered around This waser normal This was Bandbox her life For as long as she could remember deathas followed Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, her alwaysI wanted to like this one really I did but sadly I couldn tMeridian starts off with a mad rush pulling in the readers to it s wild storyline but I think that it was to fast and all at once It ended to easily making it too neat and tidy that left me wanting and less The story itself wasn t evenly paced and while Iave to applauded the originality of this concept since I thought it was a cool twist to Angels and I found it fascinating and interesting to learn about Fenestra but unfortunately this was another book that didn t live up to it s full potential and I ended up skimming to just finish itWhat could Kicking It (Alex Craft, have been great was instead just an okay read A reader s ability to tolerate this is going to depend on a certain amount of tolerance for ill logic and bland characters plus not minding that the villain uotes the Bible and uses Christianity as a weaponFenestras arealf angel beings that transport souls to Homeport heaven Nocti transport souls toell If neither a Fenestra nor a Nocti are around when a person dies the person reincarnates The Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose heavenhellreincarnation thing is pure chance depending on proximity and timing Kizer references Einstein and talks about energy transforming and rising presumably the soul Yet for a set up that removes all morality the actual conflict is pure good vs evil or rather Creator vs Destroyer Meridian is practically a blank slateaving no friends no The Donovan Legacy (Donovans hobbies no dreams no drive She doesn t like that things die arounder all the time and that she constantly feels sick but even that isn t described vividly enough to be compelling Tens is a tall dark Breaking Down (The Garage, handsome project your own fantasyere cutout figure They fall in love because they re destined to be together Similarly there s no suspense to the plot because it s never really in uestion that Meridian will come to accept and master er powers As soon as the Nocti threaten er a deus ex machina turns up to save er and TensThere are so many supernatural romances being published right now that there as to be one better than this. Rbenen in den Himmel Aber davon wusste ich nichts bis ich sechzehn Jahre alt wurde – und plötzlich in großer Gefahr schwebte. .
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I m frowning I liked about 34 of this book Towards the end it all went way too fast and everything just worked out somehow They needed person A and poof there Passionate Kisses Boxed Set he was Then they needed person B and lucky for Meridian the mother of person B alreadyad a dream about Meridian needing their Destiny and Power help so they were already near where it all went down But not without theelp of a tame wolf who decided playing dead on the middle of a deserted road was the best approach to making them stop their car is that dog insane Put somebody like me behind the wheel and I d probably would My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, have ran over the poor animal because I didn t see it so she could lead them to where Meridian was waiting Convenient no If this is confusing wait till you read the bookI also don t know what point the author was trying to make when writing the train wreck scene Yes a disaster like that isorrible No it s not pretty people are The Café Book hurtdyingdead But do I really need to read about what a mix of blood urine and shiversuman waste smells like What it feels like on your skin I get the point but jeez Ruin my reading fun why don t cha I m not going to re cap the events of the book everybody else Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, has already done it Let me start off by saying this wasn t a bad book I thought the premise was original and very interestingMy problem was that I never actually connected to it and I m not sure why It felt like I was listening to the story but not LIVING IN the story if that makes sense My favorite books are the ones that I fall completely into where the world of the story becomes MY world while I m reading and this one just never sucked me in like thatI also didn t feel the connection between Meridian and Tens I didn t feel any attraction between them at all it felt like they d just decided to go ahead and be together since they d been told they were supposed to not because there was any overwhelming compulsion or attraction between themAlso while I understand religious fanaticism exists in abundance Iad a ard time with the ENTIRE town completely under Perimo s black thumb Esp with women and babies dying pregnant women being forced to eat only bread and water and NOBODY in their right mind uestioning it As I said this isn t a bad book it just didn t capture this reader the way that ad been Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies hoped for Meridian was not badIt s not something I got really into not one of those books you just can t put down or anything like that It was a good book though Meridian just turned 16 andas spent er whole life aunted by death Every morning since Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, her birth she s woken up to find the bodies of animals surroundinger with no explanation as to why And things are steadily getting worse On the day she turns 16 she returns Scruples Two home from school to finder family What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, has suddenly packed up theouse and all their belongings in preparation to move a decision apparently made out of the blue And Meridian will not be going with themInstead she s sent to the Carl Hiaasen Collection home ofer Great Aunt in Colorado to learn Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command how to control the powers that draw the dying toer before the dark forces who are Explosive Acts huntinger manage to track Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, her down Her auntsome is not as safe as it seems Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria however as an extremist cultas settled into the area and the leader as made Meridians aunt into a target The good Interesting plot likeable characters main female character isn t completely elpless and doesn t act like a damsel in distress And despite wanting nothing to do with er
she is willing to up and learn what she as to instead of whining about it and fighting it at every turn There is a cliche romance plot but the character is capable of thinking of things other than romance The story about the aunts romantic past was one that I did like though I thought it #was very sweet and far believable than the main one If #very sweet and far believable than the main one If ever decides to write that story as a novel IPowers She Is Willing To
D DEFINITELY LOVE TO CHECK ITdefinitely love to check it The bad A lot of it was very predictable I guess the author was trying to drop subtle clues to readers but it was like an anvil dropping on your Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, head I knew after about a chapter ofer Aunts explanations what was upcoming in regards to the big badThere is the usual cliche romance which progresses way too fast Or seems to at least the story seems like it takes place over a matter of days 3 weeks at the most and that s probably be stretching it Destined romance or not I find it a bit of a stretch to believe that you can fall into love with someone that fast especially when you don t know them very wellAlso At one point we El guerrero (La guardia de los Highlanders 1) have a character show up who plays a major part in the story and it sis second appearance The thing is it s unlikely you ll realize this the character shows up for about 3 pages near the start of the book and is only named once We don t see them again they aren t mentioned again but despite this Meridian instantly recognizes The Camping Cookbook him whene appears knowing exactly who Absalom, Absalom! he is Meridian must be a freaking genius for names faces because I sure aseck didn t remember im I can t even remember people I ve met than once in real life alf the time if they re not people I actually talk to and see occasionally A stranger I meet once in passing Not Black Stone happeningOverall it was a good read It was interesting and I ll probably check out the rest of the series to see whatappens unless the writing takes a major On Liberty header Good for fans of supernatural plots especially those involving demons and angels All those other YA books that claimed to be dark were sadly lacking I m looking at you Fallenand Hush Hush but this book this is dark and delicious in every sense of the words Meridian is a Fenestra a being whoelps guide the souls of the dead into the afterlife so that they are not reincarnated and are able to meet up with their loved ones again on the other side This is a family trait that passes down through the bloodlines but is not present in every generation Her 16th birthday marks when No Way Down her powers begin in earnest and from that day on she ander loved ones are in danger from the Aternocti beings who want to pass the soul onto Hell and destroy the Fenestra s The characters in this book were all fairly two dimensional but still Pulled Thread Embroidery highly enjoyable Meridian spends most of the book in confusion and fear understandable since she never understood what she was and is beingunted Her life growing up was English Humour for Beginners hard oner she Absolutely on Music had no friends people thought she was some kind of witch as animals and insects were always dying arounder She thinks she is the cause of the deaths and that people should fear The Ransom of Mercy Carter her So she never seeks out friends or love and accepts that those things are just not forer I thought she should ave asked uestions about all of »Mein Name ist Meridian Ich gehöre leider nicht zu den Mädchen die man gerne zu Geburtstagsfeiern einlädt – denn obwohl ich. ,
His but was always just completely accepting Meridian was allowed to begin the book as a scared child and then grow into strong willed young woman Tens er Protector and love interest is loyal brave and consistently trying to Lallieva (Alice Allevi, helper Their relationship is totally rushed and not fleshed out since it was expected by one due to is gifts and completely overwhelmed the other who was always alone and felt unworthy of love And again you ave a YA book where the characters are 16 and 18 but are pure with no real urges or interludes between them Auntie was by far the best character in the book The woman was 106 years old Yet still a fighter a teacher and a protector She was strong sweet and wise Every scene she was in British Society Since 1945 had much deeper emotions and was just memorable At only 300 pages the author couldave written to flesh out the main characters a bit but really I didn t think that it detracted from the story too much A fair warningthe main villain passes imself off as a evangelist preacher who consistently uotes the most violent and intolerable passages from the Bible He uses Christianity as a weapon to ostracize non believers ie people who weren t fanatic enough condemn arassment and vandalism and allow the deaths of innocent children The uotes from the Bible are marked and identified at the back of the book and are used to justify Reiki And The Seven Chakras his evil actions I say this as a warning because I could see people being offended by the radical portrayal of the religion in this book The crazy fanaticism was even uncomfortable to read at times as I wanted to slap people senseless to shock them awake and realize the conseuences of their actions I wasn t offended or anything but it was shocking to read as I could seriously see thisappening which was especially terrifying The climax could Turning the Tide of Battle have also been elaborated on a bit It wasn t that it was anti climactic but it couldave been much dramatic It was as if it was almost too easy on the I Curse the River of Time heroine Sheas to makes some insane choices but there isn t much action Not to mention Once I Was a Princess how things mysteriously got fixed with no explanation I also loved the inclusion of uilting being a uilter myself as a theme representing the soul s lives Auntie would make uilts to represent the people sheelped cross and it was Court the Night (Blood Bonds, her outlet for dealing with the conseuences ofelping them There was one passage I particularly liked and want to share Each stitch was a Greed, Seeds and Slavery heartbeat a breath each seam an experience a lesson learned Each piece of fabric was a feeling a like a dislike a painappiness Combined they build a life a picture of a life anyway in bits and pieces Like memories they Demons, Deliverance, Discernment have no linear logic but they resonate You can tell a lot about a person by the uilt Auntie made for them after they died Overall the take on death was original dark and well thought out All the emotions and fears that surround death were brought up discussed examined and left for the reader to make their own personal conclusions about I was definitely pleasantly surprised that it was so good after all the YA dribble Iave read lately Just goes to show you to ignore marketing as the mass marketed books like Fallen Shiver and Hush Hush were so bad yet the unknown books like this one and The Splendor Falls was wonderful Something odd about the cover of the book released in Turkey Amy Lee from Evanescence as the cover model Weird Here s the prologue from the book From the first sentence onwards I was completely Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide hooked Prologue The first creatures to seek me were the insects my parents cleaned the bassinet free of dead ants the morning after they brought meome from the Well Meet Again hospital My first word was dead At age four when I stepped out of bed and popped a giant toad like a water balloon I never again turned any lights offFor all of my sixth year I slept sitting up thinking I d spot the dying coming toward meThere were times when it felt like my insides were full of broken glass times when the souls of the animals passing through me felt too big too much I d open my eyes in the morning and peer into the glassy gaze of a mouse on my pillow Death never became my comfortable companionI didn tave nightmares about monsters I wasn t afraid of a thing in my closet In fact there were many times when I wished they the dying would ide under my bed instead of burrowing into the pile of stuffed animals by my eadMy mother If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham hugged me told me I was special I d like to think my parents weren t revolted by me But I ll never forget the feelings apparent in the glances they exchanged over myead Worry Fear Repulsion ConcernMy first chore was to clean up the carcasses My second was to make the bed I d don rubber gloves and pick the dead up My Firebird hands grew callused from digging so many graves We ran out of room in the backyard by my fourteenth birthday When I was too ill to do it my dad stepped in and removed them but it was always with thinly veiled disgustI trembled my way through the days constantly sleep deprived chronically ill My stomach alwaysurt Low grade eadaches constantly thumped a slow tempo
labeled me a ypochondriac or still they never found causes for the symptoms The pain was real #still they never found causes for the symptoms The pain was real cause a mystery They suggested shrinks Growing pains Perhaps I was one of those children who reuired lots of attention I d catch my mom staring at me she often started conversations only to break off and leave the roomWith each moon phase the animals got bigger Soon they came during the day as well At school kids whispered my nicknames Reaper Grave Digger Witch Others I pretended not to The House That Jesus Built hear Adults ostracized me too IturtAs I got older and stopped trying to bond I came to the same conclusion as everyone else I was weird A freak A sideshow actWhen my brother Sam was born I kept a vigil in Elegies Elderberries (The Herbalist his room Intent on cleaning up the dead things beforee woke I focused on making Tank Girl him feel thate wasn t alone that I understood Miss Mackenzie how scary this world could be I wouldn t letim suffer my fears The Tao of Sex (Harlequin Blaze he d be normal in my eyes By the timee was a month old and the only dead came near Jóias de Família him because of me I retreatedMy parents pretended it didn t matter That nothing ever died around me That our backyard wasn t a graveyard If anything they acted like Iad a talent A giftIf we When Elephants Weep had an extended family I didn t know them The only exception was my namesake a great Aunt who sent me birthday uilts once a year My world was and is me and death It s a lonely place to live but I thought things were getting better My name is Meridian Sozu and I was wrong You can read the first couple of chaptersere I ad the good fortune to win an ARC of MERIDIAN from someone who snagged it at the ALA Midwinter. Es ganz sicher nicht will muss ich mein Leben mit dem Tod teilen Ich bin eine Fenestra Durch mich gelangen die Seelen der Versto.DOCTORS LABELED ME A HYPOCHONDRIAC OR