Friday, July 22, 2011
Review: Wildcat Fireflies
Possible Spoilers for those who have not read Meridian, the first book in the series.
Teaser from Barnes and Noble
Meridian Sozu is a Fenestra—the half-human, half-angel link between the living and the dead. She has the dark responsibility of helping souls transition safely into the afterlife. If people die without the help of a Fenestra, their souls are left vulnerable to be stolen by the Aternocti, a dark band of forces who disrupt the balance of good and evil in the world and cause chaos.
Having recently lost her beloved Auntie—the woman who showed her what it meant to be a Fenestra—Meridian has hit the road with Tens, her love and sworn protector, in hopes of finding another Fenestra. Their search leads them to Indiana, where Juliet, a responsible and loving teenager, works tirelessly in the nursing home where she and several other foster kids are housed. Surrounded by death, Juliet struggles to make a loving home for the younger kids, and to protect them from the violent whims of their foster mother. But she is struggling against forces she can't understand . . . and even as she feels a pull toward the dying, their sickness seems to infect her, weighing her down. . . .
Will Meri and Tens find Juliet in time to save her from a life of misery and illness? And will Meri and Tens' own romance weather the storms of new discoveries?
I have been waiting for this book ever since I read and loved the first book, Meridian a few months ago. This book is in the point of view of two girls, instead of one like Meridian was. Meridian is the fist point of view, and Juliet is the second. I like how the author incorporated both of the girl's points of view instead of just Meridian's because if we did not get to hear Juliet's side this book would have been half as exciting and it would be much more confusing.
Meridian: Meridian is a part angel link between out world and heaven who helps the dead and dying pass into heaven. She only found out about her powers a few months ago when he aunt, who was also like Meridian told her. Meridian's aunt passed and now she is on a journey with her boyfriend, Tens to find others like her.
Tens: Tens is Meridian's protector and boyfriend who was born to guard her from evil.
Juliet: Juliet is part Angel but has not yet uncovered her powers. She lives in a foster home/nursing home under keeper of the house, Mistress, the cruel woman who works the children there until they are old enough to leave.
As already being a fan of the first book I had high expectations for this book. I felt that this book seemed to linger in some situations for to long, but that did help with the understanding. If I were to write this I would have added more action through out the book, and then a better ending fight, which this book lacked. Overall, I am glad I read it and I would recommend it to any paranormal fans.
Please feel free to critique my review.