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Speed of Light

(Fenestra #3)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  510 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Fans will be thrilled with the up and coming book in the Meridian trilogy as the romance between Meridian and Tens heats up. And Juliet returns, but her obsessions leave her open to evil exploitation.

Meridian Sozu is a Fenestra, an angel infused human, destined to transition souls into the next world. Together with Tens Valdes, her soulmate and Protector, they've made a h
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Published November 13th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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ARC supplied by NetGalley and Delacorte Books for Young Readers in exchange for an honest review.

Excuse the short review. This book was just so lengthy and boring, and I don't really want to talk about it for that long in this review. Also, this review is super old and rather humiliating, so I'd prefer if you just ignored it.

I liked the first two books in the Fenestra series well enough. I liked Ms. Kizer's writing and I enjoyed the books.

I don't know what went wrong in SPEED OF LIGHT, but som
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
Since this novel won't be out until later this year, I'm not going to go into massive details. I'm just going to state the facts. I was disappointed. I don't know if this is the last novel out of the series or if there are more. I can tell you however that this novel CRAWLED, seriously!

I felt like I was falling asleep and Mrs. Asura or whatever her name is, should of been dead in book two. It was like beating a dead horse.

The only time I perked up in this novel is at the second last chapter, th
Emma (BelleBooks)
Sep 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love this series so much, I actually squealed when I saw that Speed of Light was available on NetGalley! I honestly didn't think that ARC's would be out till much later in the year!
This is this third book in the Fenestra series and just like the second book Wildcat Fireflies the story is told from alternating points of view, switching back and forth from Meridian and Juliet.

Speed of Light throws us right back into the story, straight away you are immersed in Meridian's world and all the crazy
Cassie C
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disappointing
This really pains me to write, but I was completely and utterly disappointed in this book :( I loved Meridian, and liked Wildcat Fireflies, so I was hoping for so much more with the third book in this series. I figured Wildcat Fireflies just suffered from 2nd-book-syndrome, so I was really excited for this book. However, I felt that this book was useless to the series for a number of reasons.

1)Juliet's POV...I understand that she's another Fenestra and therefore plays a major role, but do I want
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, e-book, ya, angels
This book finds us in the same place as the last book, Meridian and Tens, along with the band of motley crew they put together, are still working to find more Fenestra, beat the Nocti, and most importantly help Julia with her new place in life.

Juliet is a hot mess in this one. I will fully admit to getting very tired of the way that she tried to isolate herself from the group, how she knew she was doing this, knew it was wrong, yet did it anyway. At times it seemed like Juliet was working on he
I have to admit that this is my least favorite book out of this series (which is definitely one of my faves). It was a little slow until the very end (as many other reviewers have already stated). Granted, I understand WHY Kizer chose to write this book less action-centered and more character and information driven--we needed the characters to grow into themselves and we needed more background info about the Fenestra world. However, the majority of the book was Juliet feeling sorry for herself a ...more
Vanessa  Pham
May 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I'll be honest. I loved the first one. I loved the second one, but I did not like the third one at all. After the intensity and the greatness of the first two, I was utterly disappointed in the final installment of this series. The spice and suspense that I found in the first two novels wasn't found in this one.

I think a big problem for some of us was that since we all read the second book the second it came out- we forgot some of the plot from the previous book. Therefore, I was a wee bit loss,
The title is a rather strange fit.

I had a hard time staying interested in reading this book. Between the Indy 500 and very slow progress it just dragged. I have no understanding or appreciation for the Indy 500. There was a vast wealth of information and a descriptive plethora about the experience of attending the Indy 500. Yet it didn't awake in me any desire to experience this sport for myself. More like it helped to solidify my belief that this is one sport I will never get into. Crowds, dri
This is the third in Amber Kizer's Fenestra series, and I'm giving it three stars because while I enjoyed it well enough, I also see some weirdness in it.

Here's the thing: by the time we as readers get to the third book, we've already spent quite a bit of time with Meridian and Tens. We're very familiar with their background, and we're invested in their future. Yes, we've also gotten to know Juliet a bit, and we kind of care what happens to her, but we're (or at least I'm) not willing to sacrifi
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it
I really wanted this book to be good because I loved the first book in the series but it just wasn't that great. Most of the book revolves around the Indy 500 which I could care less about. Also Juliet becomes really annoying in this book, she is basically a female human version of Grumpy Bear from the Care Bears. Tens gets a bit of his personality back that was missing in the second book but he is still a shell of what he was in the first book. I almost wish I hadn't picked up the first book so ...more
Mar 02, 2012 rated it liked it
It was not what I expected out of the last Fenestra novel. Trilogy's are always tricky, sometimes readers lose interest by the 3rd novel. I was excited to start this book, but after a while I lost interest. This book was significantly different from the first. Right from the beginning we were launched into an action packed novel, which was great. i didn't love the alternating POV's from Meridian to Juliet. I think I prefer Meridian's voice, and that is only because Juliet is far to depressing/mi ...more
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was ok slow. This book had none of the hot almost-sex scenes of the second book in the series and the main battlegrounds was the Indie 500. No good!
Brandi Kosiner
Oct 26, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
Could not remember enough to connect with meridian. Felt like being told too much rather than getting into plot.
Also, in the arc the formatting wasn't well done and distracting
Mar 19, 2017 marked it as yeah-uh-never-happening



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Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Slow paced didn’t balance the world building, and just wasn’t for me.

Opening Sentence: What if a young woman was both a girl to the living and a portal to the dying?

The Review:

Speed of Light is the third book in the Fenestra series by Amber Kizer. In the long list of paranormal young adult stories, Speed of Light was a good addition. Angels, the battle versus good and evil, and a romance fill the pages of this story. Unfortunately, it was hard
Feb 03, 2017 rated it liked it

I’m actually quite impressed with myself for finishing the last two books in the series. Mainly because after I read the first one, I couldn’t find the second two for quite some time that I almost gave up but then I moved to NYC and voila, the library had them. Also because I wasn’t 100% in love with the first one that it would’ve been simple for me to simply disregard the rest of the series but somehow I never got around to taking them off my TBR li
Nov 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
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I deserve a medal for finishing this book. No seriously. Speed of Light was excruciatingly long with very little action and a serious case of overwriting.

The characters were stale. You couldn't really care about them because they were so clearly good that it was a little frustrating. Meridian's perspective was particularly boring. She was so sweet and seemed to have no personality beyond wanting to help everybody and being in love with Tens. Tens was perfect. He
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Review posted on Dark Faerie Tales.

Speed of Light is the third book in the Fenestra series by Amber Kizer. In the long list of paranormal young adult stories, Speed of Light was a good addition. Angels, the battle versus good and evil, and a romance fill the pages of this story. Unfortunately, it was hard for me to connect to the story. By the end of the book, it just wasn't for me.

Many people adored this book, as well as the series. But before you agree with me, let me tell you a few things so
Apr 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Speed of Light is the third book in the Meridian series by Amber Kizer, a personal favourite of mine. I am always afraid that when I really connect with, really love a book that the follow up will disappoint in some way. Amber Kizer is one of those rare authors who never does.

Speed of Light continues where Wildcat Fireflies left off and delves deeper into both Meridian and Juliet's family history and what it means for them to be Fenestra. We meet new characters and lose some old ones. I wish I h
Feb 22, 2012 rated it liked it
I'll be honest, I'm being very lenient with my stars, this book deserves maybe 2 tops. I'm giving it the extra because I really liked the series and I have a soft spot for the author. I couldn't even finish this book and I was honest to goodness dragging my feet through what I did read. There were some very nice scenes that deserve praise but honestly, those were few an far between. I hated that the focus was so far removed from Tens and Meridian and every time the story flashed back to them I f ...more
Amber at Fall Into Books
This was the SLOWEST MOVING BOOK EVER. And that's kind of sad because even though it was the slowest book in the history of all book-kind, it still was better than book two in this trilogy. The plot wasn't that interesting, and the characters annoyed me. I'm not a big Nascar fan either, so I didn't feel the Indy 500 battle. Overall, I'm just not impressed with this entire series. I kept hoping this last book would redeem the series for me, but the entire trilogy just fell flat.

Meridian and Tens
Jules Goud
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I believe that this is the last book for this series and honestly, I hope it is. It was a nice and good ending. It was one that made you smile after reading it. The biggest thing? It satisfied!

I have to say that I was having problems with Juliet at the beginning. I'm not a big fan of people doing the self sacrificing thing. I think that it is plain dumb. Let people choose the outcome of their lives please. Anyways, as she became more and more trusting, she started to change. That was really good
Jun 18, 2012 rated it liked it

I can't but feel as though I missed out on something great. I was expecting so much from this book and I guess I technically received everything I was hoping for but in the wrong way. The first two books blew me off my feet, I loved them so much and then the third book came out and I was honestly disappointed.
I just had no problem at all with closing this book and setting it down for hours on end, there were no real cliff hangers that kept me up late into the night like the first tw
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
First, some words of warning. You should definitely start with the first book in this series. I still haven't exactly figured out the mythology of this series, and I feel like it'd be better if I knew. Second, it's marketed as young adult, but there are some surprisingly graphic adult scenes in it. Just a couple, and it's not Fifty Shades of Grey or anything, but it's something you should be aware of.

Now, on to the real review. Despite the things I just mentioned, I did enjoy this book. It's a
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
I found this overlong, boring and both Juliet and Meridian were irritating as was Rumi's vocab. Juliet was extremely irritating, Meridan mildly so. I think Rumi 's quirk of using obscure words was supposed to be amusing but I found it interupted the flow of the narrative(I don't want to have to go look up words every other sentence when I am reading). In the second book Juliet was almost saint like in her suffering, in this book she is stupid and annoying with her whining, nobody loves me I am u ...more
Vianca Perez
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
It drags on a bit with Juliet's uncertainty and her ability to not trust and want to protect everyone. It gets quite boring while they are searching, not much happens. It gets a bit confusing going from Meridian's to Juliet's point of view and repeating the same scene again is no fun. The ending leaves you confused, yes they are gonna go to another one of them, but then what? I wished she would of explained more of Juliet's dad and write about what him and Roshana went through, if Fenestras and ...more
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
I give this 3.5 stars.
It's been so long since I read the last book I almost forgot what happened. Good thing here was so much reviews of the past in this one.
I enjoyed the writing and I love Meridian and Tens but this book kind of dragged for me. Juliet was a little annoying with her self loathing and trust issues. I can't really say that I liked the change of POV from Meridian to Juliet, it got confusing at times.
I guess as much as I enjoyed this series, this one was a little boring. I just w
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm pretty much addicted to this series- the mythology is interesting & I adore Meridian & Tens. I also liked getting Juliet's perspective in this book because she is so different from Meridian. Fara is a fun character too. It was great to learn more about Meridian's powers and the setting of the Indy 500 was fun. Plus there were some hot scenes between Meridian & Tens *fans self* I love seeing their relationship grow, it's so different from the first book, lol! They are definitely a favorite co ...more
Anna Roth
Jun 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Currently reading this, nearly half-way through, and I am NOT impressed. The book is completely boring, there's absolutely no sign of a plot and so far all I can tell is that the author is rather unintelligent. However, I've read interviews with Amber Kizer and she seems quite lovely, so I feel guilty saying that. But it's not like she'll read this, so why should I be concerned? Not even two-star worthy. I couldn't give less of a fuck about Juliet; she's whiny and annoying and I wouldn't care if ...more
Oct 18, 2012 rated it liked it
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