Wildcat Fireflies (Fenestra, #2)
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Wildcat Fireflies (Fenestra #2)

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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...more
Hardcover, 508 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2011)
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Arissa
You know when a book pops up in your head and you think, I wonder if the sequel is out yet? With this book it happened to me all the time but I would never see the sequel! So now I'm super relieved and it won't be bugging me anymore :)
Tracy
A couple of years ago I read a book that really threw me for a loop. It was unlike anything I had read before and I started raving about Meridian by Amber Kizer to any and everybody that would listen.
Meridian is the story of a young girl who discovers that she is a fenestra. Basically a human being with a little angel DNA, someone who helps people's souls transition into the afterlife. Of course where there's good there is evil hoping to stop this from happening. Discovering this at almost 16 m...more
Kapri
I read Wildcat Fireflies's predecessor almost three years prior to reading this novel. I remembered that I really enjoyed it, but that's about all. So, aside from the basic plot line and major events of Meridian (because of the spoilers I had to look up), reading Wildcat Fireflies was pretty much a new reading experience for me.

Meridian was an overall good character, despite two characteristics: immaturity and her whiny-ness. Now, I was, for the most part, okay with her immaturity. After all, d...more
Brob
I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved all of Meridian but did not quite feel the same about the latest installment. It was weird at first because I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly was out of place for me in the story. The characters were the same and the writing is the same however it just didn’t hold my interest as much as the first book. After rereading the book, I really think it was because I couldn’t get into Juliet’s story. I really enjoyed any parts that related to Meridia...more
Fenestra
A wonderful sequel to Meridian! I loved everything about this book. The characters are so well-developed. NOT MIDDLE SCHOOL APPROPRIATE!!!
Nafiza
I have been wanting to read the sequel to Meridian for a long while now but only just got around to it. Despite it getting mixed reviews, I really liked Meridian and thought it presented an intriguing mix of magic and a new twist on the overdone and very stale trope of angels in YA novels. But unfortunately Wildcat Fireflies suffers greatly from second book (in a series) syndrome. While the book does not suck horribly, it does have several things that bothered me a whole lot.

The first thing was...more
Angie
First off, I absolutely loved Meridian, the first installment in the Fenestra series. That being said, I think Wildcat Fireflies was better than Meridian in some aspects, and not-as-great-as the first novel in other aspects, but still greatly enjoyable.

At first, I found it hard to really get into Juliet's story because I was already so attached to Meridian and Tens from the first book--I wanted the entire novel to be told from Meridian's point of view. However, I realize why Kizer chose to writ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I read the first book before I started blogging and really loved it. The whole world building as well as the characters capture my imagination an set me on a whole new path to discover.


What I loved most about this book is the character growth. Meri is growing in who she is and what she is meant to do. There are times where she feels so incapable of doing things that I could feel her frustration. I could see the time away from her family as well as always being on the run is taking a toll of her...more
Megan B.
Meridian and Tens are back again in Wildcat Fireflies, on the road to Indiana looking for another Fenestra, and, of all things, a cat. While searching for this Fenestra (who is a sixteen year old girl named Juliet) they unexpectedly make some great friends and learn some shocking secrets. The reader also finds out a bit more about Tens’s background. This book is written a bit differently than the first as the story is told from alternating perspectives of Meridian and Juliet.

I had such mixed fee...more
Amber at Fall Into Books
Honestly, I was hoping that Kizer would grow as an author and not do the telling instead of showing again. Instead, she told even more and showed even less. I still got no sense of emotion from these characters. The only thing that made me read this sequel was the fact that the story is interesting. Unfortunately, the story isn't enough to make me read the next one. The emotions and fake "Native American" lore were terrible, and the fake American Indian story was disrespectful, to say the least....more
Kerry
Wildcat Fireflies was a really great follow up to Meridian. Kizer does a good job of unfolding information and you learn as Meridian and Tens learn new things about the Fenestra mythology. This is a little used mythology and that is one of my favorite things about the series. (no vampires or or werewolves here, whoo hoo!) It doesn't feel like anything else that's been written, and its a little darker and deeper than other books/series in the teen paranormal romance genre. And best of all the cha...more
Dark Matter
This review was written by Evie Kendal for Dark Matter Zine. This and more reviews, interviews etc are on Dark Matter Zine, an online magazine. http://www.darkmatterzine.com.

Amber Kizer’s Meridian series is a young adult fantasy following the life of Meridian Sozu, a sixteen-year-old girl with the ability to help dying souls crossover into the afterlife. Known as “Fenestras” girls like Meridian are half-human, half-angel beings that fight to save souls from the evil soul-stealing Aternocti. Whi...more
harlequin {Stephanie}
First 528! No! won't The first I even enjoyed at times. Bought first and second books at once. Got about 100 pages into the sequel.

I am becoming more jaded with ya books. Found this book boring.
Jenny Renee
Aug 20, 2010 Jenny Renee marked it as to-read
omg so excited! my mouth literally dropped when I saw this :)
ephrielle
This book was a bit of a disappointment for me. I read so many books now that I don't remember much of them any more. That didn't hold true for the prequel to this one. It stuck with me and I have been looking forward to this one for some time. In that respect I had some fairly high expectations. I don't think the book failed in any respect other than my expectations.



The premise of this book centers around the balance between "good" and "evil" over the souls of mankind. Throw some angels and de...more
Emma (BelleBooks)
I loved Meridian so much when I listened to it on audio that I had to pick up Widlcat Fireflies almost right away.
I listened to this one on audio as I did with Meridian.

The story picks up right where we left off at the end of Meridian, in search of other Fenestra's that the Nocti could be after. Finally Meridian and Tens run into Juliet, an orphan who lives in a dreadful Children's Home and spends her days cooking, cleaning and looking after the younger children. Juliet has no idea she is a Fene...more
Aydrea
Omg I have waited so long for this book and I was not disappointed! The mythology in this series is so cool and I love learning more and more. The whole plot was once again crazy, Meridian and Tens don't get to rest much. I flew through this book pretty dang fast for it's length because I wanted to know what happened. There were some intense moments, but it was also nice to see Meridian and Tens get some time to be somewhat normal. Carmel, Indiana was a great town and all of the aspects of it we...more
Angel Charms
Jul 21, 2011 Angel Charms rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA PNR Fanatics, Older / Mature Teens
Honestly I loved first book of this series way better than this one. If I could I would have given the first book 10 stars. Anyway I loved this book but it was way way way too long.

Pros:
- Loved Meridian. Since we live in MC's head most of the time, it is very important to like being in her head.
- Relationship between Meridian and Tens is amazing. They are not perfect, but realistic. They have their share of fights, banter, love, flirt, playfulness etc.
- This is not your typical sequel either....more
Regina
Pros:
-Meridian gets to use her powers more
-Tens gets more screen time
- Theres more action going on
-The new characters are interesting and likeable
-Meridian and Tens develop a deeper understanding in their relationship which is much more realistic than fall in love and happily ever after

Cons:
- Meridian doesn't handle jealousy very well and throws too many tantrums considering theres bigger problems at stake
-i liked Juliet more than Meridian in this book
-some parts of the book dragged a little

Pos...more
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Review from Teens Read and Write

Be afraid, be very afraid...
Hey, I fell in love with MERIDIAN ages ago and when expectations are high, I'm always afraid of being disappointed. WILDCAT FIREFLIES only left me disappointed that I had to wait so long for more of this fabulous story!


Meridian is still one of the most real teens in YA. Strong, determined yet vulnerable and insecure. She struggles with loss, her strange powers and her blooming relationship with Tens - okay, still not a fan of this name...more
Bry
Overall I was pretty happy with this sophomore book in the Fenestra series. Kizer really fleshed out Merry and Tens and I loved getting to see them improve and react to their budding relationship and responsibilities.

The plot in this one revolved around Merry and Tens trying to find another Fenestra girl that they think might be in trouble. Only they don't know who there are looking for, where she is, or why she is in trouble. Yeah.... Overall though the plot was good, a bit predictable, but st...more
Erika
Jul 22, 2011 Erika rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
First reaction:
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.

Characters:

Me...more
Leah
I did really like this book, and the book before it in the series, Meridian. However, I did not like the setting. This book takes place in Carmel, Indiana, and that is actually a real town in Indiana, and I live right next to it in Fishers. The book describes Carmel so that it sounds like a quaint small town with really cool tea house restaurants and glass blowing studios, but it is actually pretty big and one of the richest cities in Indiana. I just did not like this because I knew when the thi...more
Lawrencia Mensah
After thoroughly enjoying Amber Kizer's debut novel, Meridian, I've been looking forward to the sequel, Wildcat Fireflies, for a long time. Meridian was such an enjoyable, fun debut novel that I was completely pulled into Meridian's world of Fenestras and souls that I wanted to know more. After what felt like far too long, I was able to get my hands on Wildcat Fireflies, which continued Meridian's adventures in new and unexpected ways.

Now that Meridian knows her destiny as a Fenestra, a sort of...more
Jule
„Meridian – Flüsternde Seelen“ von Amber Kizer
Auf der Suche nach einer Fenestra gelangen Meridian und Tens in eine Kleinstadt in der Nähe von Indinapolis. Doch wie sollen sie das Mädchen fast ohne Hinweise und noch vor ihrem 16. Geburtstag finden? Hilfe erhalten die beiden von ganz überraschender Seite. Doch die Suche ist sehr gefährlich, denn die Aternocti wollen das Mädchen für sich und schrecken dafür vor nichts zurück, auch nicht vor Mord...
In „Flüsternde Seelen“ dem zweiten Band der Meridi...more
Libbie
Life seriously got in the way of reading and reviewing this week. Between work stress, kid stress and being sick as hell...yeah. Funtimes.

Finally wrapped up the second in the Fenestra series though and while it was a fine read, I think I'll be leaving the world here. The sad part is, there isn't a real defining reason why. I just got to the end of the second book and there was absolutely nothing pushing me to hit Overdrive for the third book. It was more of a "that's done" kind of feeling instea...more
Melissa
Let me say WOW! I love you Amber Kizer !!!! This book was outstanding. I just love Meridian and Tens. The only other thing that bothered me was she thought she was undeserving of Tens, Hell no, he's perfect for her. They complete each other in a way that's different. Tens is the strong silent type, who she doesn't really know anything about besides the fact he is her protector and soulmate. Meridian is strong, outspoken, and totally awesome. She goes through some hard times, and feels like she w...more
Wendy
I can't really say much about why I can't give this a higher rating than three stars other than the fact that it took a long time for me to really get sucked into the story. I think I was about halfway through the book before I really had that "I really want to get back to that book" feeling. WIth that said, onto a few good good things...

I absolutely loved Juliet's character. She was completely believable as the one who instilled hope in the little ones, yet felt the weight of the world on her s...more
Amanda
After thoroughly enjoying Amber Kizer's debut novel, Meridian, I've been looking forward to the sequel, Wildcat Fireflies, for a long time. Meridian was such an enjoyable, fun debut novel that I was completely pulled into Meridian's world of Fenestras and souls that I wanted to know more. After what felt like far too long, I was able to get my hands on Wildcat Fireflies, which continued Meridian's adventures in new and unexpected ways.

Now that Meridian knows her destiny as a Fenestra, a sort of...more
Erin Ashley
This book was another one of those 'second book downfall' kind of books.

Don't get me wrong, this book was pretty spectacular at parts and the new characters added a whole new light to this story, but it did have some flaws. My major flaw was Meridian and how she was such a cry baby in this story. I understand that she is struggling to deal with having to leave her family behind, deal with being a Fenestra and cope with her girly teenage feelings about Tens, but seriously, she seemed to be crying...more
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