9 May 2014

Meridian by Josin L. McQuein

Meridian by Josin L. McQuein
Series: Arclight #2
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: May 27th 2014
Source: Edelweiss [Greenwillow Books]

Marina thought that she had solved all of the Arclight’s mysteries. She had found her own history—that she was one of the Fade, that she never should have been human. She knows that the Fade who surround the Arclight don’t want to be the humans' enemies at all. She knows that the leader of those inside the Arc, Honoria Whit, never told the whole truth.

But there is so much more that Marina is just discovering.

There are more survivors out there. Only Marina—and her friends, all of whom have connections to the Fade they'd never known about—can lead her people to them. But there are also darker dangers, things that even the Fade fear. And Marina slowly realizes she may never have been “cured,” after all. 

So I ended up picking up Meridian as soon as I finished reading Arclight. I just couldn't wait to see what was going to happen!It started off exciting and I was dying to know what was going to happen, but I gradually started to lose interest. Meridian was told from two POV's - Marina & Tobin's - and to be honest, I didn't care for Tobin's POV. It made me hate him even more and also made me lose interest.

Marina is re-adjusting to life in the Arc after everything she found out about herself in the previous book. People's opinions on The Fade have changed thanks to Marina and her friends. She's struggling to come to terms with what happened and is trying to work out what would be best for her.

Tobin spends all of his time moping about Marina, thinking about her, pissing off Rue and making me want to punch him. He's a complete jackass and I hated him.

And then we have Rue. Rue may tease Tobin (or Tibby, haha), but he's never horrible to him. In fact, Rue has saved Tobin's life on countless occasions (even when he hasn't wanted to). He's sweet, kind and extremely protective of Marina.

Honoria was lying to all of the people in the Arc about The Fade and everyone is adjusting to the truth - The Fade aren't dangerous. But then they discover that there's a different kind of Fade - a darkness that's coming for them all. After a few of their people have been infected, a group from the Arc set out to find other survivors to try and help them defeat the darkness and save their people.

There was actually a lot of action, fighting and explosions towards the end of the book that I really enjoyed - especially that massive showdown at the end which was fantastic!

I didn't think that the story was as good as Arclight's. There were times when I was questioning what was happening and why everything just came from nowhere. It was enjoyable, but not as good as the first book.

I wasn't a massive fan of how Meridian ended because it just... ended. I didn't really feel anything when I finished it, usually I'm dying to get my hands on the next book, but I don't feel like that about this one. I kind of want the next book because there's still a lot to be answered, but I'm not too bothered about it.

Overall, Meridian didn't live up to Arclight for me. The story wasn't as good, I wasn't a fan of the dual POV but I still enjoyed it.

1 comment:

  1. Bummer that this one didn't live up to the previous book that you loved, Samantha! I'm thinking of starting this series, but I might just wait till the final book comes out and binge read the whole thing so this one doesn't bummer me out too much.
    Great review!