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Monday, March 2, 2009

The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot

BLURBS: Shadowloand
Suze is a mediator -- a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn't seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it's not that easy. There's a ghost with revenge on her mind ... and Suze happens to be in the way.
I was a little ambiguous at first, coz Meg Cabot? Like the Princess Diaries? was just too sweet, but after reading an excerpt, I finally gave it a chance; and I am glad that I did. Shadowland is the first installment of the Mediator series, it's Buffy the vampire slayer of the Ghost land. Susannah Simon, Sophomore in high school who moved from New York to Carmel, CA can see ghost and can even touch them. She helps them find their way to their maker, fulfill their unfinished business, deliver messages to their living relatives and in this book performed a Brazilian exorcism. I loved her right away, aside from the fact that she portrays a cocky New Yorker, she also wears black and exceptionally straight forward. Her new step-brothers are very intriguing part of the book too and I can just smell and picture Carmel from the descriptions it makes me wanna go back to Frisco and visit forever. My favorite moment was when Susannah found out that Father Dominic (her Catholic School principal) is a Mediator too. Not going to have a spoiler on that scene. Let me not forget about the Half Spaniard ghost that I am pretty sure she's going to fall inlove with- Jesse. The mystery of his past life and how he died is one part of the book that I am looking forward into reading. I only gave it a 3 because there is something missing, I just can't pin point it, when I figure it out, I'll let you guys know...
P.SMeg Cabot need a better graphics artist, the cover is pretty lame :c
BLURBS: - The Ninth Key
Everything is going great for Suze. Her new life in California is a whirlwind of parties and excellent hair days. Tad Beaumont, the hottest boy in town, has even asked Suze out on her very first date. Suze is so excited that she's willing to ignore her misgivings about Tad... particularly the fact that he's not Jesse, whose ghostly status—not to mention apparent disinterest in her—make him unattainable.What Suze can't ignore, however, is the ghost of a murdered woman whose death seems directly connected to dark secrets hidden in none other than Tad Beaumont's past.
Ok so the story is pickin up fast, and that's a good thing, I think I'm stuck with yet another series. I am really getting fond of Suze. First she suck punched Dopey, I mean Brad and she continue to mock the "popular" girls. The blopper in this book was a shock. (Spoiler!) I mean dude I would too. All this lady ghost told her was "you gotta tell "Red" that it's not his fault, he did not kill me". And then all of a sudden she met this guy named Tad Beaumont and after researching she found out that his dad's nickname is Red, so ok bingo she got the guy right? But not really... ooops wrong Red, all this time the Red that the ghost was talking about was her new step-brother David. ha! and the ghost was his mom who they pulled the plug off because she's already hopeless as it is. So yeah that beinjg said I am liking the series and I am now buying the book 3.
BLURBS: Reunion
The RLS Angels are out for blood, and only Suze can stop them--since she's the only one who can see them. The four ghostly teenagers died in a terrible car accident, for which they blame Suze's classmate Michael... and they'll stop at nothing until he's joined them in the realm of the dead. As Suze desperately fends off each attempt on Michael's life, she finds she can relate to the Angels' fury. Because their deaths turn out not to have been accidental at all. And their killer is only too willing to strike again.
Ok, so I'm pathetic, so I like the bubbling love affair that is happening with Jesse and Suze, so what? 3rd installment of this series is a fun read. I happen to get really happy everytime a description of Big Sur comes up in this book. As you know Orange County right now is freakin cold to be location in California, it had been raining for 3 weeks, for crying out loud and the temp is at 37-42 degrees. So 4 ghost and a 16 year old psycho, intereseting...
BLURBS: The Darkest Hour
When the nineteenth--century ghost of Maria de Silva wakes her up in the middle of the night, Suze knows this is no ordinary visitation -- and not just from the knife at her throat, either. In life, Maria was the fiancée of Jesse -- the same Jesse who was murdered a hundred and fifty years before. The same Jesse Suze is in love with. Maria threatens Suze: The backyard construction must cease. Suze has a pretty good idea what -- or rather, who -- Maria doesn't want found. But in solving Jesse's murder, will Suze end up losing him forever?
This is the best of the series so far. After book 3, I was beginning to think that the story was becoming pretty lame but wow, it picked up really fast in this book. First Maria de Silva's ghost materializes and it turned out that she was such a bitch and that she cannot spell and wrote lame letters. Then Suze found out 8 year old Jack, the one she was baby sitting from work was also a mediator. Then the drama of when they found Jesse's body in their backyard while Andy and Dopey were digging a hole for a bath tub. Then the exorcism of Jesse and the far out decision of Suze that she will find Jesse in the after life, waaay cool. The cat fight were good and just all of it. And on top of it. Suze obviously finally admitted that she is indeed inlove with Jesse, oh and yeah this time instead of just brushing a finger on her cheek, Jesse finally kissed her on the lips! ha! I can't wait for the 5th book.
BLURBS: The Haunted
Suze is used to trouble, but this time she's in deep: Ghostly Jesse has her heart, but Paul Slater, a real flesh—and—blood guy, is warm for her form. And mediator Paul knows how to send Jesse to the Great Beyond. For good. Paul claims he won't do anything to Jesse as long as Suze will go out with him. Fearing she'll lose Jesse forever, Suze agrees. But even if Suze can get Jesse to admit his true feelings for her, what kind of future can she have with a guy who's already dead?
A Love triangle? everybody loves that, although at the same time it's a big hassle for our beloved love tandem, but that makes it all exciting. Paul Slater is baaaaccckk... with some shocking "mediator" revelations to Suze and to cause serious damage. All I am goin to say is, my favorite part was when Jesse and Paul has the one on one at Suze's house while Brad hosted the hot tub party.
BLURBS: Twilight
Suze has gotten used to ghosts. She's a mediator, after all, and communicating with the dead is all in a day's work. So she certainly never expected to fall in love with one: Jesse, a nineteenth- century hottie. But when she discovers that she has the power to determine who becomes a ghost in the first place, Suze begins to freak. It means she can alter the course of history ... andprevent Jesse's murder, keeping him from ever becoming a ghost -- and from ever meeting Suze.Will Jesse choose to live without her, or die to love her?
Like life, we all have to let go and say Buh-bye to a great series. I can't believe this is the last one. This last book was perfect lots of action and super intense. And yes Jesse is alive! How? OMG, just read it. it is the best, and Suze's father finally moved on. It was such a tear jerker.

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