Meridian (Fenestra #1)
by Amber Kizer
16-year-old Meridian is sickly, has constant aches and pains and wakes up every morning with animal corpses in her bed. Meridian is told she is a Fenestra and has to live with her great-aunt. At her Auntie's, Meridian meets a rude boy Tens and a wolf, Custos. Fenestra are the window which souls of the dead travel through to Heaven. Aternocti escort souls to Hell. Tenskatawa Valdes (Tens) is Meridian's protector. The Aternocti want to kill the Fenestra or turn them bad, into Nocti. There is an evil preacher who has taken over the small town of Revelation and proclaimed Auntie to be a witch. This reminded me of the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones in that souls pass through Meridian like they do Charley. But Meridian has a really hard time with opening and closing her window passage for the souls. This was an interesting concept and there was a lot going on. But it didn't quite come together for me. 3 stars.