Title: Safe House
Author: Meg Cabot
Previous Books in the Series:
1. When Lightning Strikes
2. Code Name Cassandra
Date Read: March 13
Format: Mass Trade Paperback from local library
The last time we saw Jess Mastrani she had just saved a kid from a cave and had discovered that her ESP powers – the ones she received when she got struck by lightning and make her find lost people if she sees their picture before she goes to sleep – have advanced. When she gets back to start her junior year of high school, she goes back with a new attitude and a new wardrobe.
But her new attitude barely lasts a day. The girl who sat in front of her – Amber – was found dead the day before and the Popular Crowd are blaming her for the girl’s death. How could something like that possibly be her fault? Well, because thanks to good old Karen Sue, everyone still thinks that Jess has her ESP powers and she should have been able to use them to find Amber.
The crazy thing is another girl – Heather – goes missing and this time Jess does everything she can to find her. She does, with help from Rob, but now she’s next.
Okay, so as I keep saying I love Meg Cabot’s books, and I love this series. I just wish that Rob wouldn’t take so long to show up! Seriously, the last book and this one he took at least 100 pages – out of 260 – to finally make appearance. In the last book it made sense because Jess was at a summer camp that was four hours away. But why did it take him so long to show up in this one? It doesn’t make sense! Then there’s Jess cluelessness when it comes to Rob. I mean, in the first book he clearly stated that he felt something for her, he just couldn’t act on it because of his probation. So why does Jess insist on not knowing how Rob feels for her?
Talk about a girl who desperately needs a clue.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Love the twists and turns of the mystery. Love how Rob tries to play all aloof about his feelings for Jess, but eventually just throws it out the window…wish he would do that more. And Jess’s parents are infuriating as usual.
Bookshelf worthy? I really like the cover redesigns that came out in 2007, and it’s Meg Cabot so, yes.