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. . .
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.
her sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a deadly car crash. Though she’s
body explodes with the victims’ pain.
she can fully recover, Meridian is told that
she's a danger to her family and rushed to her great-aunt's house in
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.