Author: Meg Cabot
Series: The Mediator
Original Date Started: February 11, 2013
Original Date Finished: February 13, 2013
Format: Mass Trade Paperback from my own shelf
Susannah Simon has never been normal. From a very young age she has been able to see and talk to the dead. As she got older and when her dad died, she started figuring out that these ghosts came to her to help them move on to the next life or whatever. Of course, because of this she’s gotten into a lot of trouble back in New York. But all of that is going to change now that her mother has remarried and they’re relocating to Carmel, California. With the new step-dad, she gets three new step-brothers (who she has already nicknamed Sleepy, Dopey, and Doc) and a house that is a historical monument and has the ghost to prove it.
His name is Jesse and he haunts Suze’s bedroom. And really he is the least of her problems. It turns out that the only reason she was able to start at the school that her step-brothers go to is because a girl died over the winter break. The girl, Heather, though hasn’t left the Mission Academy. She’s still haunting it and despite Father Dominic’s (the principal of the school) best efforts, she is not moving on. And now that Suze is there, Heather feels that she is taking her place and she is very, very angry.
Okay, so Remembrance (book 7 of The Mediator series) comes out in less than a week, which means that it’s time for my re-read of the series to prepare. I’ll be honest this is like the third time I’ve re-read these books in the last 10 years and it gets better with each re-read. Suze is an awesome main character with a punch first ask questions later attitude who has felt like an outcast most of her life because of this special ‘gift.’ I love her step-brothers too and even Adam and CeeCee have a special place in my heart. When I first read these books thirteen years ago I wasn’t too big a fan of Jesse – only because I read book 5 first – but he’s grown on me as well.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Compared to A Game of Thrones, this is so much lighter and more fun. It’ll be a while before I get going on book 2, only because I just checked out a whole new stack of books from the library.
Bookshelf worthy? My copies are really worn and because I don’t like have five of the six books in paperback while book 6 is in hardcover, I went out and bought the out of print omnibuses of all six books. So. I then will have two copies of each book, what do you think?