In the 5th book in the Mediator series, there isn't as much of a plot as with previous books and the part that would normally have seen our heroine, Suze Simon, kicking some ghost butt well -um- didn't. Did this disappoint me? Yes it most definitely did. One of my major loves when it comes to this series is the fact that Suze can defend herself -and others- and she tends to do so.
In other news Jessie, the ghostly hottie who lives in Suze's bedroom, is being off with Suze leaving her feeling more than a little disappointed. Matters in Suze's love life become even more complicated with the arrival of a new guy at school. A new guy who is none other than Paul Slater, the villain of book 4. Who is he exactly and just what does he want with Suze?
The writing is classic Cabot style. I find that the Mediator series is some of her best writing. The characters are vivid and believable, the book is nicely paced (something Cabot doesn't always get right) and she doesn't make it too serious (a down fall for a lot of Young Adult Paranormal Romances right now.) It's a holiday read, I would personally take it down to the beach and read it on the prom (except it's blooming freezing.)
I love the characters in this book, I loved them when I was 12 and this series was written by Jenny Carroll and I love them now (nearly 8 years later). They've stood the test of time and I think if I read this book in 5 years time I'd still love them then. In this book though most of the character development goes to Paul. Jesse takes a back seat (disappointingly), I think it's because this book is more of a set up for the next one.
I'm giving it 3.5 stars, not because I thought it was a bad book, in no way is this a bad book, it's just that it's not as good as the others in the series. I still highly recommend it (but read the first 4 first) and I hope you enjoy them.