Half human, half angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.
Meridian has always been an outcast. It seems that wherever she goes, death and grief follow. On her sixteenth birthday, a car crashes in front of her family’s home - and though she’s untouched, Meridian’s body explodes in pain.
Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she’s a danger to her family and is hustled off to her great-aunt’s house in Revelation, Colorado. There she learns the secret her parents have been hiding for her entire life: Meridian is a Fenestra, the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead.
It’s crucial that Meridian learn how to transition human souls to the afterlife - how to help people die. Only then can she help preserve the balance between good and evil on earth. But before she can do that, Meridian must come to terms with her ability, outsmart the charismatic preacher who’s taken over Revelation, and maybe - if she can accept her sworn protector, Tens, for who he is - fall in love. Meridian and Tens face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos. But together, they have the power to outsmart evil.
Dark, lovely and lushly romantic, Meridian will entrance readers.
‘Dark and beautiful, haunting and romantic. With Meridian, Amber Kizer proves that there are still fresh, original, and exciting new stories to be told.’ - Richelle Mead, New York Times bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series.
‘Rich and hauntingly lovely, Meridian is a powerful story!’ - Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author.
Amber Kizer is addicted to trashy reality television, sour candy, loud pop music, and the scent of fresh lilies. Like Auntie in Meridian, Amber finds inspiration in quilting and baking. She likes to write with book-specific scented candles burning and a book-specific playlist going in the background (for Meridian, pine- and fir-scented candles and Celtic folk and rock music). She lives on an island with a menagerie of animals and too many yet-to-be-read books. Amber's debut novel, One Butt Cheek At A Time, was named a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age.