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Ghosts ruin everything. Especially your love life.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, whoseGhosts ruin everything. Especially your love life.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....

Title : Ninth Key
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ISBN : 9780060725129
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Number of Pages : 287 Pages
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Ninth Key Reviews

  • LolaReviewer
    2019-06-17 14:28

    3.5 entertaining stars. I like a sense of story progression from sequel to sequel when I embark into a series. I did not however detect that feeling when reading the second book in The Mediator series. Suze didn’t gain new abilities, she still made reckless moves (trusting one’s instinct is important, but there’s a limit not to cross), her relationships with secondary characters from the first volume didn’t change – or barely so – and the ending to the new ‘‘case’’ left me pretty darn confused and slightly frustrated. It hit me the same as if the author had used the ‘‘it was all just a dream’’ line. Yeah.BUT, it was an unexpected twist.AND, just like any other Meg Cabot book, this one was fun, well-written, atmospheric and engrossing!

  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    2019-05-29 13:21

    "You can't tell me you've liked being trapped in this room for a hundred and fifty years.""It hasn't been all bad," he said, with a smile. "Things have picked up recently."Okayyyy sooooo I wasn't gong to write a review today, but it's going to be a long weekend (WOOT! Bring it on 4th of July!) and I know I will finish at LEAST one book and will need to post about it Tuesday-So I'd rather not get backlogged. Plus-Any chance I get to boast about my Jesse and Suze addiction to get people aware of it again, I'm going to do it.This is a series, I'm finding, that not only I liked, but many many of my friends did, too. Turns out? I wasn't the only pre-teen laying in my bedroom binge-reading this series and pining about Jesse like I thought I wonder she is so popular. Go figure. It's so fun to talk to all you guys about how much we loved this and why it's still great, so that's why I feel the need to talk about each and every installment, no matter which are my favorite and which are just plain awesome (Pfft. They all are-even my least fav). Jesse has those kind of eyes some guys have, the kind of sad eyes that make you think you might want to try and make them not so sad.I must say that I enjoyed the first installment more than this one, but I remember that being the case years and years ago when I first picked these up. I loved Suze's voice, again, and loved Jesse even more. But, as it is, I really wanted more Jesse. lol-I couldn't quite pinpoint why this one wasn't my favorite years ago, but now the BBF whore in me knows exactly why. There was plenty of Jesse, really, but OMG is it too much to ask for him to be on every page? Yes? Hmm. *pouts*"Now that," he said, putting his hands down, "was your finest performance yet. You seemed caring, yet disgusted."I glared at him. "Don't you," I asked, grumpily, "have some chains you're supposed to be rattling somewhere?"I actually found this one comical in the most subtle ways-the vampire aspect, the dumb jock Suze attempts to tolerate, the references to her monster-like poison ivy hands, the step-brother dynamic, and, frankly, Jesse's humor. I loved this book just like I knew I would, but I love that I get the depth in which all the jokes are meant to be taken. Before, yeah I laughed as a kid, but I certainly didn't realize just how wry the humor was-I mean, so refreshing. I even had forgotten about dear old Father Dominic-he and Suze's banter and relationship is something I had long since forgotten and I am so happy it's all coming back to me now-even stronger than before."A mediator is someone who helps others resolve conflicts. Not someone, who, er, kicks them in the face."I smiled at him. "I'll keep that in mind," I said.And I would, too. Right after I kicked Red's butt.Whoever he was.So, yeah. I could go on and on about how happy these books make me, but I know for a fact they get better and better and Jesse's jealousy gets stronger and stronger....What's not to fall for?? So, with that being said, I think I'm going to leave the review here and wish everyone a happy holiday weekend. I wanted to pick the third up over the weekend after my fantasy, but I got granted an AMAZING ARC I did not expect to get, so I will probably pick it up first. But if I'm being honest? I already miss these guys. I have NO clue what the hell I'm going to do when I am done with these all over again. Probably cry. Yeah. Sounds about right. For more of my reviews, please visit:***********Ahhh this series will NEVER get old. Never. What a refreshing reassurance. Jesse will literally never bore me....I guess that means I can re-read these yet again when I'm older. :PRTC!

  • Norah Una Sumner
    2019-06-03 16:27

    3.5 starsProbably the weakest in the series but I had so much fun reading it nevertheless! I really like Meg's writing and she has a special place in my heart. She can write hilarious scenes but sad & relatable ones as well. But she does it in her own special way which I love. I feel like she captures Suze's development as a person (and mediator) fantastically. Oh, and Jesse is cutie as always.

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    2019-06-12 13:20

    Mini review:I have been a fan of Meg Cabot since I was in high school. When I saw that this series was in my library I read the first book. And man was it fun! Curious about the second book I put it on hold. While yes Ninth Key was still entertaining the first book was better. The beginning was a little to plot convenient. It was a miscommunication that lead to a lot of consequences. I was hoping that Meg would train a bit more with Father Dom but that didn't happen. Jesse is still a mystery in this book.There are some things that are revealed. And as usual Suze was fun to read about! I enjoyed reading about her family. The ghost stuff was fun as well. I will definitely continue this series.I highly recommend this series!

  • Sara
    2019-06-10 16:40

    Rereading this series makes me very nostalgic. I'm not sure if a new reader would enjoy these books, but I'm having a great time reliving my high school reading days. I also love Suze and I'm glad I read about characters like her as a teenager.

  • P
    2019-06-01 16:28

    อ่านไปสองเล่มเริ่มรู้สึกว่านางเอกทำอะไรผลีผลามไปนิด ส่วนเรื่องของเจสซี่ก็แทบจะไม่ได้เปิดเผยอะไรมากไปกว่าเล่มที่แล้วเลย สงสัยว่าจะเคลียร์ก็เล่มท้ายๆแหละมั้ง เล่มนี้จะไม่ได้เน้นหนักไปทางต่อสู้กับผีหรือบทบาทของเมดิเอเตอร์เหมือนกับเล่มที่แล้ว แต่มีการแทรกพาร์ทสืบสวนมา ซึ่งนี่แหละที่ทำให้เรามองกว่าซูซทำอะไรโง่ๆลงไปเยอะมาก แต่นั่นก็เป็นตัวที่ทำให้เนื้อเรื่องไหลไปข้างหน้า เพียงว่า...มีอะไรอย่างนี้บ่อยๆครั้ง มันเหมือนกับการกินน้ำพริกถ้วยเดิม มุกเดิมๆที่เคยขำ เคยคิดว่ามันตลก พอมาเจออีกทีในเล่มนี้ มันชักจะไม่ตลกแล้วสิ จากไม่ตลกจึงกลายเป็น 'แป๊ก' ไปตั้งแต่เมื่อไรก็ไม่รู้ ...ตอนแรกมองว่าซูซเป็นเด็กสาวที่โก๊ะๆเปิ่นๆ ซุ่มซ่าม ทำอะไรให้มันดูน่ารักน่าหยิก พอหลังๆนี่เหมือนจะตั้งใจ บอกเลยว่าไม่ขำแล้วนะ เปลี่ยนมุกเหอะ หวังว่าเล่มต่อไปจะงัดอะไรเด็ดๆมาทำให้เราอยากอ่านซีรีย์ชุดนี้ต่อไปได้นะ ...(view spoiler)[ครั้งนี้ซูซานน่าห์ได้รับการไหว้วานจากผีสาว ให้ไปช่วยบอกผู้ชายคนนึงว่าเขาไม่มีส่วนเกี่ยวข้องในการตายของเธอ แต่ที่ไหนได้...ผู้ชายคนนั้นคือพ่อของว่าที่แฟนหนุ่ม เอ๊ย ! เพื่อนใหม่ของเธออย่างแทด ซูซานน่าห์ตกใจแทบช็อคหงายเมื่อพบว่าพ่อของแทดอาจจะเป็นแวมไพร์ที่ดูดเลือดมนุษย์ ยิ่งเธอเอาไปเชื่อมโยงกับคดีที่มีคนหายตัวไปช่วงหลังๆด้วยแล้ว งานนี้ซูซานน่าห์แทบเอาตัวไม่รอดเมื่อคดีที่เธอสืบอยู่พลิกตลบ คนที่เธอคิดว่าจะเป็นคนร้ายกลับไม่ใช่ แต่ดันเป็นน้องชายของเขาที่ดันมาจับตัวเธอไปซะนี่ !กว่าซูซานน่าห์จะเอาชีวิตรอดออกมาได้ก็เกือบตาย ไหนจะเรื่องที่เธอเข้าใจผิดในเรื่องที่ผีสาววานเธอมามาอีกจนทำให้เรื่องทั้งหมดมันยุ่งเข้าไปกันใหญ่ แท้จริงแล้วคนที่ผีตนนั้นต้องการให้ซูซานน่าห์มาบอกก็คือคนใกล้ตัวน้องชายของเธอนั่นเอง ทางด้านของเจสซี่ที่ไม่ยอมปริปากถึงอดีตของเขา ซูซานน่าห์ก็ช่วยอะไรไม่ได้ นอกจากปล่อยให้เขาเป็นเพื่อนร่วมห้องของเธอต่อไป ... (hide spoiler)]

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2019-05-30 13:37

    Re-read 4/25/17: If I recall correctly, I think this one is my least favorite of the series, but it was still SO GOOD. Like I said before, I don't think I would recommend this series to someone who doesn't already have the nostalgia factor, but I definitely do recommend a re-read if you haven't ever done so. Sooooo much fun

  • Io705
    2019-06-07 14:37

    The Ninth Key (Part Two of the Mediator Series)Final Response by Iolanthe Brooks12.24.09I think Suze is just a confused girl trying to find her way. Only for her it’s even harder. Everyone is pressuring her to do different things, things a girl shouldn’t have to worry about. Her mom pressures her to go on dates, even if it means walking into traps and her mentor, Father Dominic, pressures her to help all these ghosts. If I were Suze, I’d be all confused inside.Normal girls lean on each other when they are going through tough times, but who can Suze lean on? No one understands her. It’s like she lost, and all alone in world where she doesn’t belong. But, what world is that? I feel like maybe some people are just destined to not fit in. No matter how hard they try they’ll never be “right.” But, what if those people are the most kind, caring, sweet people? What happens? Can the sweetest of the sweetest endure being all alone? I don’t think they can. No one can, and just because these people are different from your average run-of-the-mill girl or boy, they’re still humans. And, no human can ever be all alone their whole life without going crazy. I wonder if Suze is going to go crazy, I think she will. I think that Suze thinks that no one notices her, no one pays her any attention. So, she’s already started ruining her life by wearing shorter skirts and kissing random boys and hurting the ghosts instead of talking to them. Why would Suze let this happen to her? Why won't she just try to talk to the ghosts? Maybe she can’t bear to talk to them (the ghosts). It’s like all that peer pressure to be “normal” won’t let her talk to the ghosts. Maybe, she’s mad at them. Maybe she’s mad that they ruined her social life, that they hurt her, but did they?
 Maybe the ghosts don’t have to ruin Suze’s life. Maybe they only ruin her life because she lets them. She lets everyone ruin her life. And, then I think she becomes to afraid to admit that she’s let people’s words hurt her, so she lies to herself. She tells herself that she’s some super strong ghost-buster (per-say) and that no one can hurt her. So she hurts the ghosts.I think we all do this a lot, whether our ghosts are siblings or friends, or even mentors. We convince ourselves that we don’t need others love. And, then we take out all our pain on others. We let peer pressure make us crazy, so crazy that we could hurt and kill, and do beastly things. Instead of working things out, we choose to hurt each other. And, it’s a chain. We hurt one person and they hurt another and they hurt another, and it goes on and on and on. But, hurting others never solves anything. It just generates anger.Suze is too stuck on what her mom says, on what others say, that she can’t even hear her heart over the roar of their words. She’s lost in a world of her mom’s dreams, and other’s dreams and commands. She’s just looking for a way to be herself, a mediator, but to also be happy and loved, and not alone. But, Suze is really stuck. By lying to herself she’s made almost impossible to get out of that cycle of hate. She refuses to admit to herself, that she’s not a grown-up. And, she can’t be a superhero. She can’t do everything right, because no one can. As soon as Suze can admit that she’s made mistakes, and that she always will, then she’ll be able to live as herself. She’ll be able to be happy being a mediator, not depressed. I think that if Suze will open her eyes she’ll be free. But, no one said that was going to be easy.

  • haley
    2019-05-27 20:25

    The Mediator series is definitely become one of my favorites. Perhaps it's too soon to say that since I've only read the first two books? But I definitely like it.So, let's talk about Suze for a minute. This girl is everything I want to be. She's tough. She's sarcastic, and funny. She's relatable. She's just freaking awesome. I would want this girl as a friend. She's just a character I really clicked with. And that is a super rare occurrence. The thing I like about the Mediator books is you don't have to focus a lot. It's a nice, easy read and while I like books that are thought-provoking and deep, I also like when I can just relax with a book, when I can just effortlessly turn the pages. Not to say it's all fluff- the Mediator books do raise some interesting questions about the afterlife. But it's definitely a book that doesn't require you to clear your head and focus before reading.Jesse, Jesse, Jesse. He is both a fictional character AND dead. Simply painful. Why can't guys like him exist in the real world?? Or at least, at my school?? Overall, a book perfect for relaxing with on a Friday night. Five stars.

  • Melissa **Just Really Loves Musicals**
    2019-05-31 15:27

    I just adore rereading this series. Suze was my hero when I first read this series at 11 years old. And her and Jesse were my first OTP. Love love love.

  • Marga
    2019-06-12 20:36

    One word. Jesse.

  • Silke
    2019-06-14 13:23

    Auch dieser Teil hat mir wieder sehr gut gefallen. Am liebsten würde ich direkt weiterlesen, aber ich möchte mir die Reihe noch ein bisschen aufsparen. :D

  • Nasty Lady MJ
    2019-06-04 12:27

    To see review with gif click here.Original Reading Experience: I read this in a binge read when I finally got my hands on the rest of the series-I had read books five and then later four first BEFORE finally reading books one, two, and three.Honestly, I just wanted to get on with this one and get to the last book because I had to know how my ship was going to work out. Because it just had to because surely Meg wouldn’t be that cruel…Anyway, what I remembered the most about Ninth Key was Suze’s fashion choices-Armani sweater seat, Batgirl boots, and Betsey Johnson miniskirt. That outfit was imprinted on my brain.And I kept thinking about it since. Or at least that’s the outfit I always associated Suze with besides the plethora of slip dresses that she wore in the fourth book.Funny, how this series became a lot of my fashion inspiration at the time. No Cosmo for me, but Mediator.Reread:Ninth Key to me was always the forgotten book in the series. A lot of people say that about Reunion, but I actually like Reunion more or remember liking Reunion more-I think it Sleepy and Gina that made that one better than it really is.I so ship them. Despite the fact that Gina deserves someone a lot more responsible than Sleepy.Okay, all kidding aside, Ninth Key isn’t bad, it’s just not that remarkable.Well, the climax scenes were well done and hilarious, but besides them this book was a particular slow book. I have to give it Meg though for slowly developing the relationship between Suze and Jesse. I really do love a good slow burn romance, and this is what this one is. It’s such a arare thing in YA, so excuse me while I sort of relish in it.However, I don’t think there was really any growth between them in this installment other than Suze acknowledges that Jesse is hot, and Jesse interrupts a very awkward date with Tad.But we all knew it was never going to last with Tad. I’m sure he found himself a nice boyfriend when he moved to San Francisco, just saying. Honestly, Bryce and Suze were more believable and that’s pushing it.It’s odd how it takes Paul Slater, who is basically a sociopath, to actually be the one love interest that potentially can match Jesse and that’s mostly in fannon. Because Paul in cannon is sort of jerk, but he’s not in this book so we can’t talk about him.Boo.Most of the development to the overall series was done of the ancillary relationships-family and friends-which was nice. As I said before, it’s a filler book, but it does a good job showing how blended families relate to each other so that was good.And I liked how we got to see a bit more of Adam and CeeCee in this installment, though I did feel like they were used a bit by Suze.Bad Suze.Overall though, Ninth Key is a good quick read. It’s never going to have the same impact on me like other installments, but it doesn’t damper the series.

  • Amy
    2019-05-26 17:33

    High Stakes the second book in The Mediator series was okay but I think I preferred the first book. Suzie was a little harsh at times in this book, especially towards her step brothers. She also tried to be funny at times but to me it seemed inappropriate, it just didn't really work for me. It made her seem pretty stupid to be honest. I expected her relationship with Jesse to progress a little in this book but it seems she is at a stand still with him. He saves her a lot but most of the time he just disappears on her. The overall story line in this book was good and Cabot really has you guessing until the very last page. I changed my mind about who the bad guy was at least three times, the characters were quite unreliable in this book. I didn't like Tad though. He was stupid to not know what was going on with his dad and uncle. I also didn't understand why he was so interested in Suzie, it's not like they had anything in common. I don't think he will be in the next book, just like Bryce I think he will be a one off character. I hope that doesn't keep happening in this series, being introduced to boring love interests isn't good!

  • Morgan
    2019-05-18 17:41

    Book 2 = CHECKThis book was just as good as the first. Suze is honing her mediator skills and Jesse is as charming as ever. Not to mention the fabulous sibling rivalry going on. Having four siblings myself, Meg Cabot nailed it right on the head!! Loved every bit of it.Luckily I had a large car ride today and got to do the majority of the reading of this book myself, and gave the book on tape a rest. Not that I minded the audiobook for Shadowland, but when you get the chance to sit down and do what you gotta do! ;)

  • Kaisa
    2019-06-13 20:45

    More Jesse =) I want even moooore Jesse please.I love that these books are short enough for me to read even when I'm supposed to be reading other things. haha.You know what was nice about this book? There was a moment where I thought Meg Cabot was gonna throw in the most overused creature in the world into the story, but she didn't! She didn't. And I was thankful for that.Meh, what can I say... These books are entertaining.

  • Delitealex
    2019-05-27 19:26

    An enjoyable addition to the Mediator series. Suze is back and as feisty as ever. She makes a mistake while trying to help a ghost which gets her mixed up with some other dangerous business. It was a quick fun read I can't wait to continue on with the series.

  • Victoria
    2019-05-27 18:28

    I liked the first book, but I absolutely loved the second addition to the series! It was pretty fast paced and I could never really guess which way the events were going to go. Something that I really liked about the main character is how funny and sarcastic she is and I'm glad to see that she still had that same spunk in the Ninth Key. I thought the little paranormal spin the author added to it was great. I read it all in one sitting and now cannot wait to move on to the next book in the series!

  • Kelly
    2019-05-20 16:46

    I thought this one was a lot more fun than the first. I like the development of her relationships with Jesse and the stepbrothers. I wish other characters had a little more to do in this novel, like CeeCee and Adam and Father Dominic, but I'm hoping for a return to them in future installments. I'm going to have to get my hands on the rest of these soon!

  • Lid
    2019-06-15 15:47

    Ha sido bastante divertido sin embargo no aporta nada respecto del primer libro e incluso deja más de lado a los personajes secundarios centrándonos en una historia que no ha sido gran cosa. Sigue siendo bueno por la protagonista y el humor pero como segundo libro ha quedado flojo.

  • Aires
    2019-06-15 13:29

    Jednoduše perfektní, vtipné, napínavé. :) Susannah vážně není žádné ořezávátko, skvělými hláškami nešetří a k tomu Jesse...Co víc si přát :)

  • Gabrielle(busy lil' fox)
    2019-05-30 15:48

    "This was Early-2000s!Gabrielle's least favorite book in the series. She still really enjoyed it."-2016!Gabrielle

  • Reading Vacation
    2019-06-04 12:37

    REVIEWA triple decker review. This is what you end up with when a series is so good that you read the books one right after the other. In Ninth Key, Suze spends a good part of her time trying to figure out if Tad Beaumont (aka Red) is responsible for a murder. While the interactions between Suze and Tad were nice, I was much more drawn to the scenes with Suze and Jesse. Remember Jesse, he’s the ghost who lives in Suze’s room. Less Red and more Jesse! There are some completely unexpected twists to the plot and I LOVED the way Meg Cabot worked them in. She is a genius at writing a mystery. GENIUS.Reunion is my favorite Mediator book of the series so far. In this book, Suze is caught between the ghosts of four teens who died in a car accident (the RLS Angels) and Michael, the boy from her school who the ghosts are blaming for their deaths. It’s an all-out war as the ghosts are trying to get revenge on Michael. There is no shortage of action and I liked that the car accident plot was so realistic. Even with ghosts being involved, the plot felt very REAL.In Darkest Hour, Suze comes face-to-face with Maria, the ghost who was engaged to her beloved Jesse. Since I am so into the relationship between Suze and Jesse, I was really excited to read about Jesse’s former fiancé. The most romantic of the series so far, Darkest Hour will tug at your heart. Be prepared for a little side-plot action with the little boy Suze is babysitting – his name is Jack and he’s an eight-year-old mediator. I really enjoy how Meg Cabot put awesome little gems like this into her stories. It’s easy to see that I love the Mediator series. I can’t wait to read Haunted (book 5) and Twilight (book 6). RATING5 Plot4 Characters5 Attention Grabbing5 Girlie Meter4 Ending23 TOTAL5 STARS

  • Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
    2019-05-22 12:24

    This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic NerdMY THOUGHTSI read the first book a few months ago and I enjoyed it! This isn't a dark ghost story, more of the fun variety, and it has a common plot, but I enjoyed it!Suz is trying to be semi normal, but the fact that there's a mediator prevents that. Again. This time she's woken by a screaming woman, a ghost, who needs Suz to tell "Red" that he didn't kill her. Suz has no idea who this "Red" is, so she asks around. Turns out "Red" is the nickname of Tad Beaumont's dad. Suz ends up much deeper when the billionaire dad could be making people "disappear". And possibly insane. On the brightside, Suz is now dating Tad Beaumont, the hottest guy in school. From what I understand, based on other reviews, this isn't the best book in the series, but it's still good. Suz is a very great narrator. She's very spunky and I absolutely love her sarcastic voice! This book gets really, uh, messed up as it goes on, which is why I have odd feelings towards it. It actually takes an oddly dark turn, but also doesn't feel as serious. This book has a wholly fun vibe to it, even when things get dark, for some odd reason.There is a love interest, per say, in this book. But it never really goes anywhere and it also takes a back seat to everything else. Tad, the love interest, was really boring and kind of dumb. Suz says herself in the book that the only thing she really likes about him is his looks. Honestly, Tad's just there because of the plot and because Suz can't be with Jesse.IN CONCLUSIONAll in all, this was a fun book! These books are really quick and easy reads! I have all of them sitting on my shelf ready for me to read, so I'll be binge reading the rest of them soon!

  • Nicole(As Always)
    2019-06-03 20:19

    Rating: 3.5 StarsSurprisingly ironic that this book was better than the first one.This statement may be a bit of a spoiler but it is ironic. This book is a filler for the rest of the series and yet it ended up more entertaining and put together better than the first book. I highly enjoyed the mystery and main story for this book compared to the first one. It was fast paced, action packed and dives right into the story from the beginning. I was impressed that even with such a fast pace, the book still had interesting plot twists and unexpected surprises throughout the book. HOWEVER, the book still has the same major problems as the first book. Suze is still too reckless and thinks too highly of herself as a mediator. The problem with her development is that she keeps making it through every situation just fine. She keeps reminding people and herself that she’s been doing her “mediator job” for years. Somehow she justifies that as her ticket to recklessly putting herself in harm’s way and in return, hurting people around her as well. However, she still survives almost unscathed in situations and doesn’t learn the consequences of her actions. Therefore, no development is made.The romance in this book was unsatisfying as well. No, it was not with Jesse unfortunately. But romance was created in this book to fit the story but it was forced and also out of nowhere. This also brings the other issue with this book. As mentioned before, this book is a filler. Not much development was made on Jesse’s character or his past and why he’s still in this world. However, I did enjoy that Jesse and Suze grew closer together.Overall, it was a fun read even as a series filler. The main story definitely held this book up but I hope the next book delves into Jesse’s story.

  • Aylee
    2019-06-04 20:20

    You can also read this review on my blog.This review applies to the entire Mediator Series.The Mediator Series was my first series read of the year and let me tell you, it was a fantastically FUN way to start off my reading year. The series follows Suze Simon who has the ability to see, to talk to, and to beat up - whatever the occasion warrants - ghosts in order to send them on their way to the afterworld. The series was completed after six books in 2005, with an added novella and seventh novel set a decade later in 2016.Suze Simon is definitely the best part of the series for me. I would want to be BFFs with her if not for the fact that I am convinced that she is WAY too cool for me. This girl has more personality in her pinkie finger than most protagonists have developed over the course of an entire book. Suze's singular sass, nerve, and fashion sense put her right up there with The Greats Buffy Summers and Veronica Mars, in my mind. In fact, the Mediator Series reads a lot like those teen serialized TV shows set in small town California that follow a new story each episode, in addition to being easy entertainment to take in.This is my first Meg Cabot read - can you believe it? And if all of her protagonists are as fun as Suze Simon, then I am looking forward to reading more from her. I'm curious, which are the Meg Cabot books that I absolutely must read next? I would love recommendations!

  • Maninee
    2019-06-12 16:28

    After writing a scalding review on the first of this series I least expected my self to be reading the second one of it, except it seems that fate had other plans for me. I was on my way to Bangalore on a train journey of 36 hours with nothing to read except this one book I had with me. Finding it extremely difficult to kill time I turned my attention to this book as a last resort to survive the boredom. And here's my verdict: I'm glad I had nothing else to read.This book isn't half as bad as the last one was though it isn't fantabulous. For starters, the main character, Suze, has developed a lot. In the last book she was too aggressive and insensitive for my liking. I always had a soft spot for the poor lost souls here on earth who haven't made their way back yet, and I didn't like the Suze insisted on kicking every ghost's butt whether or not they were harmful. Here she treats them a bit better and though she goes for another brainless boy with good looks, she does slow down at points to ask herself if this is the guy kind of guy she wants to be with. Also this book had a good twist to it at the end and didn't have such an obvious criminal at hand. The plot was wayyyy better and, the other characters of the book, Suze's mom for example, found more print space, though it was dissapointing not to have a bit more of Doc, Suze's youngest step brother.

  • Christina
    2019-05-27 19:46

    High Stakes was the necks book in the Mediator and it was bloody satisfying! Suze is awakened by a screaming female ghost, who wants Suze to deliver a message to "Red", that he didn't kill her. Thaddeus "Red" Beaumont is the closest Suze comes to finding a guy named Red. He so happens to be the father of Tad, who Kelly Prescott prodded Suze to dance with at her party. Naturally, Tad becomes Suze's love interest... for this book at least. Under the guise of a school journalist, Suze manages to get into the Beaumont residence to deliver the message. Things go bad and that's not the only thing that sucks!The "Red" mystery kept me second guessing. I had a feeling Suze was after the wrong guy. Also I wasn't convinced of the vampire idea because it just didn't fit in with the whole ghost-mediator world. Thankfully it wasn't what I had expected at all! Suze is able to joke around in light of any situation and it tones down the seriousness of the book, because seriously a Mediator job is not glamourous and would most likely drive someone mad! There wasn't any advancement to Jesse's story which I would've liked but I guess that's what that next books are for!

  • Kirsty
    2019-05-19 19:26

    I like this series, the books are really quick to read and the story is fun and easy to understand. There is nothing majorly exciting about this series, it is about a girl who can see ghosts. The story is fun to read but the books are aimed at a much younger audience so you don't get a lot of character development and everything happens really quickly due to the book being so short.I thought the plot twist in this book involving Marcus was slightly predictable, but I still thought it was good. I would like to see more of a romance for Suze in the following books as I personally like to see a romance but it does make a change that it isn't the central plot point. I would recommend this series to younger readers as I know when I was younger I really enjoyed these books, but now they are just a bit too young for me. I will continue the series as I don't remember reading all the books when I was younger.

  • Devina
    2019-06-17 20:19

    Seperti biasa, selalu suka dan cinta sm novel2nya Meg Cabot, lebih suka buku yg ini ketimbang yg pertama, meskipun keduanya sm bgs nya.. :) Bagian yg paling aq suka adl wkt Suze akhirnya tau klo trnyt Red yg dimksd adalah ... (takut *SPOILER* hehe, yg tau ajah) dan bagian yg plg mengharukan wkt Suze menyampaikan pesan yg di tinggalin ma hantu wanita itu buat Red.. Wkt mrk ber 2 pelukan.. Mengharukan bngt.. :)ahh..tante Meg Cabot memang Te O Pe BGT.. Berharap bngt seri selanjutnya dr buku ini ga akan lama lg terbitnya.. *berdoa.. berdoa..* Tapi disini, kok aku krg suka ma cover terbitan GPU, gak cocok dg cover buku pertama nya.. Suka bngt dg cover asli ny.. Bgus2 dan nyambung smw cover nya.. Smg di buku ke 3 nanti covernya lbh bgs. Hmm.. Hmm..Bacaan selanjutnya Avalon High, semoga sm bgus dan sm menarik nya.