The past few months have been extremely crazy for me. With the pregnancy, my house renovations, my reading slump, finishing up school with exams, and my recent obsession with crochet, I've been extremely busy. Do not fret, for today I have a book review for you guys! I've noticed that I talk about The Mediator series by Meg Cabot, a lot, and so I thought I'd do a series review for you guys. This is my all time favorite series and I can't wait to tell you guys why.
Last thing: Now that it is summer I'll be getting A LOT of reading time in. What else is a pregnant girl to do in this heat? That said, I also have TWO blog tours I'll be participating in! I've never done a blog tour, and so I'm SUPPER excited to partake in them. Stay tuned for them!
Without further ado...
Title: Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, Haunted, Twilight
Author: Meg Cabot
Published: December 2004- December 2005
Publisher: Avon Books
The Mediator series by Meg Cabot has been my go-to book for over five years now. The first time I picked up the series was definitely not my last. I think it's safe to say that most of us fall in love with books but never really come back to them. So much to read, so little time. You might completely adore the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick or The Immortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, but you'll probably never come to read them again because there will always be all those other books you just have to read. The Mediator series an exception. I've reread this series to the extend that my book are actually falling apart. Here's why...
First book, Shadowland, starts off with our main character, Suze, moving to California to live with her mom and new step dad, along with his three boys. However, the day she moves into their beautiful new home, Suze wants nothing to do with California, or her bedroom... There's a ghost living in her room and no matter how much Suze threatens to kick his ass, he won't leave. Meet Jesse, the totally handsome and irresistible ghost that just wont leave Suze alone... But you also get to meet a previous student of Suze's new school that will do just about anything to get Suze out of the way. Suze is a mediator, someone who can see and communicate to the dead (and we can't forget about also kicking ghost ass). So when her hopes of starting her new life fresh, away from ghosts, are shattered, she knows what she's gotta do... well, kick ghost ass. The first book in this series is very catching and alluring. If you love a good ghost story with a hottie, then you will fall head over heels with the first book.
If you decide to then continue the series, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, and Haunted are fantastic series- continue- books that will keep you on your toes. There is always something new happening, more ghosts to send off to where ever they go, new love interests, as well as old (wink, wink) as well as a few shocking discoveries that left me at awe. The series never feels old are to much. Meg Cabot does a great job at continuing the series without overdoing it. Although she does continue some aspects of the books throughout the series, she introduces enough "new" stuff to keep you entertained.
So, if you then go this far into the series, then you have to complete the series with Twilight. What can I say, I'm a sucker for good-happy endings. For me to truly love a series or book it needs to have a satisfying ending. For books that are not the last in the series need to have some sort of hook that snatches me into their world. The entire series was just that and then the last was the perfect ending that left me satisfied. You know how you'll read a series and that last book will always have high expectations. You'll want thing or another to go your way, but when you get certain authors that rather do what the reader completely doesn't expects, well, that gets frustrating. Twilight is nothing like that! Meg Cabot actually takes the readers feelings and hopes into consideration and creates the best ending I've ever read. It's probably one of the reasons why I keep reading the series over and over again. So if you're looking/hoping for a series that will leave you happy, you can count on this series ending just the way you want.
All in all, this series is number one on my favorites list. I'm a big romantic-ghost-story kind of girl, so if you are too then this series is for you. Loved Anna Dressed in Blood? I think you'll love this. Loved Supernatural? I think you'll love this. It's got great, funny characters, a kick- ass heroin and a hot ghost boy. What more could you want this summer?