Thursday, November 1

Speed of Light: Book Review

Speed of Light

Amber Kizer

Delacorte Books for Young Readers
November 13th 2012
Young Adult | Paranormal

Official Blurb -

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 home in Indiana, making sure the dead safely enter the light and aren't stolen by the Dark, known as the Nocti.

Upon rescuing Juliet Ambrose from her terrible childhood, Juliet has become vulnerable without her Protector and grasps at any hope to find her parents, even when it's offered by a proven Nocti, Ms. Asura. Juliet is now faced with the horrible choice between uncovering her past and having a future.

Meanwhile, time may be running out for the hundreds of thousands preparing for the festivities surrounding the Indianapolis 500 car race. As centuries of secrets are revealed, the battles will pit Light versus Dark. Not all with survive as Meridian, Tens, and Julie join forces to try to thwart a potential tragedy.

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, drinking, disrespectful and a desperate need to see carnage.

There were os many pages spent in trust issues. And the way those issues were resolved. Instead of making me more attached to Juliet I found her irritating and boring. Meridian and Tens also were dull. I think the first book was the best of the three.

There are some really strange super power developments in this book. On top of which it was annoying to have the good side so perpetually lacking in knowledge and any sense of confidence. Always broadcasting their worry that everything will go wrong around them. So much fear and doubt.

I recommend you read the first book which is excellent and skip the other two. There just wasn't anything all that satisfying. Especially if you like romance. Tens and Meridian get together in the first book after which it is obvious they are going to remain together. It doesn't matter how many times Meridian feels insecure or doubt tries to weave into the relationship there is no way they will break up. They have the whole soul mate protector thing going on.

Sexual: Moderate
Violence: Moderate

Moments Divine:
"Love? We think about people we love and then what? Cupid's arrows morph into poisoned darts?"
"Armed with love? Hello, Nocti, I love you so much I'd like you dead."