on November 1, 2000
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy
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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.
So this is a general review of all 7 Mediator books. I read them this summer while I wasn’t blogging, and I don’t remember which books had what things happen in them. They’re all kind of blurring together. So here’s a general overview!
This series was recommended to me by a friend. I had never read any Meg Cabot books before. I didn’t know she had supernatural books. I guess I thought she had written Princess Diaries and that was about it.
I was pleasantly surprised with this series. I wouldn’t say it was anything brilliant, nor is it going on my list of favorite books, but I read the whole thing in about a week, so that tells you something. They’re fast paced, entertaining, with fun leads, and plenty of moments that will have you going “ARE YOU ACTUALLY AN IDIOT??”
On the flip side, Suze and Jesse are seriously #goals. I mean, getting to watch their relationship progress over the seven books is magical. They’re a slow burn you guys. Sometimes too slow, but since I read them all in a week, I can’t complain too much. I can’t imagine having to wait a year or so for the next book to come out.
Supernatural ghosties and ghoulies are the name of the game here, folks. If that’s not your cup of tea, I’d try Princess Diaries. Nothing too creepy or out there that I recall, and I’m somewhat sensitive to super creepy or horror style writing. It’s not my thing. These books are definitely geared more towards upper middle school and high school readers (until the last one where Suze and Jesse are adults, there’s a little bit of 18+ stuff there).
If star-crossed lovers are your thing, and Scooby-Doo like shenanigans with real ghosts and other supernatural creatures and a good dose of snark keeps you reading, then you should definitely check out The Mediator Series!