(Meridian) PDF Kostenlos õ Amber Kizer
G published right now that there has to be one better than this I m frowning I iked 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 he was Then they needed person B and Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems lucky for Meridian the mother of person B already had a dream about Meridian needing their help so they were already near where it all went down But not without the help 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 somebodyike me behind the wheel and I d probably would have ran over the poor animal because I didn t see it so she could Requiem for a Wren 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 disasterike that is horrible No it s not pretty people are hurtdyingdead But do I really need to read about what a mix of blood urine and shivers human waste smells Red Notice like What it feelsike 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 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 Les pingouins nont jamais froid like I wasistening 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 Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone like thatI also didn t feel the connection between Meridian and Tens I didn t feel any attraction between them at all it feltike 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 I had a hard 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 had been 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 Code pnal 2020 annot. dition limite - 117e d. like that It was a good book though Meridian just turned 16 and has spent her wholeife haunted by death Every morning since her birth she s woken up to find the bodies of animals surrounding her with no explanation as to why And things are steadily getting worse On the day she turns 16 she returns home from school to find her family has suddenly packed up the house 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 home of her Great Aunt in Colorado to The Peoples Songs learn how to control the powers that draw the dying to her before the dark forces who are hunting her manage to track her down Her aunts home is not as safe as it seems however as an extremist cult has settled into the area and theeader has made Meridians aunt into a target The good Interesting plot City of Big Shoulders likeable characters main female character isn t completely helpless and doesn t actike a damsel in distress And despite wanting nothing to do with her powers she is willing to step up and Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles learn what she has 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 didike though I thought it was very sweet and far believable than the main one If Kizer ever decides to write that story as a novel I d definitely My Name is Bob love to check it out The bad Aot of it was very predictable I guess the author was trying to drop subtle clues to readers but it was ike an anvil dropping on your head I knew after about a chapter of her 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 east the story seems Billy Bragg 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 intoove with someone that fast especially when you don t know them very wellAlso At one point we have a character show up who plays a major part in the story and it s his second appearance The thing is it s unlikely you Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary 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 him when he appears knowing exactly who he is Meridian must be a freaking genius for names faces because I sure as heck didn t remember him I can t even remember people I ve met than once in realife half the time if they re not people I actually talk to and see occasionally A stranger I meet once in passing Not happeningOverall it was a good read It was interesting and I l probably check out the rest of the series to see what happens unless the writing takes a major header Good for fans of supernatural plots especially those involving demons and angels. Rbenen in den Himmel Aber davon wusste ich nichts bis ich sechzehn Jahre alt wurde – und plötzlich in großer Gefahr schwebte.
(Meridian) PDF Kostenlos õ Amber Kizer
All those other YA books that claimed to be dark were sadly acking I m The Majors Daughter 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 who helps guide the souls of the dead into the afterlife so that they are not reincarnated and are able to meet up with theiroved 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 her powers begin in earnest and from that day on she and her Miss Shumway Waves a Wand 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 highly enjoyable Meridian spends most of the book in confusion and fear understandable since she never understood what she was and is being hunted Herife growing up was hard on her she had no friends people thought she was some kind of witc I had the good fortune to win an ARC of MERIDIAN from someone who snagged it at the ALA Midwinter conference I read the book in nibbles and gulps both wanting to savor it and make it The Touch 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 aittle of myself at that age I really On His Majestys Service like how she explores her powers and the idea of death Kizer handles these scenes with subtle nuanced emotion where aesser author might stray into the melodramatic Meridian s protector and Different Class 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 he s mysterious but not annoyingly so The weakest parts At times I feltike the antagonist was just stuck in there to provide tension and didn t really have a good reason to show up so often Even though the antagonist has a motive it wasn t one I felt at a gut The Essential Good Food Guide level The ending conseuently seemed somewhat flat and also feltike a set up for a seuel Also the pacing felt a Textbook of Wisdom little uneven in theast half of the book I wondered if these scenes were written 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 375I have been wanting to read this book for awhile because it has one of my absolute favorite opening sections ever which I did read A few times But never the whole book but I was saving it to read with my book club since I knew it was on the schedule We finally read it for In Defence of Dogs last month s meeting so now I can share it with you for Helluva Halloween I want to start by saying that all in all I would recommend this I didike it butBut I felt ike it et me down a The City in Mind little Maybe it was because Ioved the prologue so much Maybe it was because I had been building it up in my head for months and months And it s never that it was really bad don t get me wrong But though I Revenge (The Red Ledger liked it as a whole there were a few things I couldn t get pastHere s the breakdownMeridian had an original feel It was interesting because I think it did follow a formula we re all familiar with in YA There was a predictability so much so that there were things you could see coming through the entire book and you begin to wonder why none of the characters see it The villain is so obvious the entire time that it becomes on of those irritating things that makes you say how do you not see this That s aittle frustrating The good guys were really obvious too and you can always tell who s going to be coming back into the story to save the day But in spite of this there is still a feeling of freshness about the work Kizer s fenestra mythology is interesting and new and the issues that it raises and is bound to cause for Meridian add noticeably to the story The religious zealotry in the story though admittedly over the top was also an interesting aspect At No One Wants You least for me as there sittle that freaks me out And even though the bad guys and good guys may as well come with big declarative flags over their heads they re still interesting I genuinely The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity liked Meridian Auntie and Tens especially Tens and wanted of their backstories again especially Tens I thought some good groundwork wasaid for the future of the series with the Penguins Poems for Life little snippets of information that we did get but at the same time it was frustrating Don t just give me good groundwork for future books give me a good book now Make me want to read your future books on the writing alone not a hook or a plotine I want to see finishedWhich brings me to the most irritating part of the book other than the obviousness that wasn t obvious to anyone the ending I ve said it before I l say it again I am not a fan of deus ex machina At all The end of this was a disappointment for me on a few evels It was just all too convenient every ast detail And so so uick Blink and you missed it I want some meat to it What happened Break it down drag it out a bit give me something to chew on and savor This wa. »Mein Name ist Meridian Ich gehöre eider nicht zu den Mädchen die man gerne zu Geburtstagsfeiern einlädt – denn obwohl ich.
S the biggest point of contention for my book club actually I think we all felt a Divine Beauty little cheatedike we d been given the brush offBut in spite of this most of us still said we Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone liked the book me so than many Two haaated it It was engaging and what wasn t fulfilling I could supplement with my mind I don t think a book should make you do that but ateast it means there was something there to work with And Down to the Sea in Ships like I said it managed to somehow be fresh and there were some issues raised that I hope to see and should certainly be in book 2 It feltike Kizer has yet to hit her stride but that when she does she Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, ll be an author to watch 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 in herife Her family is of no help at all I mean Dog Years like theeast useful people ever If your daughter was a foreordained Fenestrawindow of death thingy with people coming after her and trying to kill her when she comes into her full powers WOULDN T YOU WANT HER TO KNOW ABOUT IT No Hell to the no They stick their heads in the sand Chain of Fire like a couple of ostriches being raised by animals who eat their young would probably give Meridian a better survival rate actuallyTheoving parents 1 act The Devils Elbow (Mrs. Bradley, like they re disgusted of Meridian because she attracts dead things 2 give her no clue as to what she is so she ateast knows what she s facing 3 give her no survival skills whatsoever so she can fight back 4 The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur literally toss her onto a bus with no idea where she s going when people are trying to kill herTheoving aunt is not much better For someone who needs a successor she didn t really do much to help Meridian survive That scene where Meridian s abandoned at the bus stop She is a braver girl than I If I were Maharaj left in a foreign place in the middle of a snowstorm tossed out by my parents not picked up by an aunt whom I hardly knew existed I d be a sniveling crying mess When they finally meet Auntie is horrified at theack of information Meridian s parents gave her Um HELLO For 16 years all you did was send her uilts Kuduz 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 all an angel based story but I didn t reallyike the evil guys being Christian evangelists and 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 ike there was much centralization to the plot I didn t ike Tens either what the hell kind of a name is that anyway This is an YA fantasy book give me a sexy name I don t need to The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, learn to count He comes off as completely patronizing and rude to Meridian when she first arrived in Colorado considering that he s supposed to be her protector he could have been aeetle bit nicer and The Taste of Ashes less of a doucheMeridian herself is the victim of the people around her her parents aunt Tens they ve all resulted in her being a weak scaredittle girl Not that I blame her I d be worse in her case but the book did not set her up to be a very good main character and I find that I didn t care much for her at all Man this was a hard book to finish 25 3StarsDeath finds her for as Camellia (Ellie, long as she can remember It was a way ofife for Meridian always finding dead animals scattered around This was her normal This was her ife For as ong as she could remember death has followed her alwaysI wanted to The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels, 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 thateft me wanting and China: la edad de la ambicin (Ensayo poltico) less The story itself wasn t evenly paced and while I have to applauded the originality of this concept since I thought it was a cool twist to Angels and I found it fascinating and interesting toearn about Fenestra but unfortunately this was another book that didn t Green River Rising live up to it s full potential and I ended up skimming to just finish itWhat could 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 illogic and bland characters plus not minding that the villain uotes the Bible and uses Christianity as a weaponFenestras are half angel beings that transport souls to heaven Nocti transport souls to hell If neither a Fenestra nor a Nocti are around when a person dies the person reincarnates The 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 slate having no friends no hobbies no dreams no drive She doesn t Wife Swap like that things die around her 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 handsome project your own fantasy here cutout figure They fall inove 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 her powers As soon as the Nocti threaten her a deus ex machina turns up to save her and TensThere are so many supernatural romances bein. Es ganz sicher nicht will muss ich mein Leben mit dem Tod teilen Ich bin eine Fenestra Durch mich gelangen die Seelen der Versto.