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Shadowland (The Mediator #1)

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There's a hot guy in Susannah Simon's bedroom. Too bad he's a ghost.

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, becau
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Published (first published November 1st 2000)
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Lola

4.5 stars. Now I remember why Meg Cabot used to be my most favourite author when I was younger. I adored her. This doesn’t mean that I liked every single book she wrote, but I loved the fact that I could just chose the genre I wanted to read with her, know what I’m saying? Contemporary, urban fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, historical… She’s a versatile writer and those types of writers always impress me.

I know why I never read this series. I also know that I acted foolishly by not giving it
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Leanna
Dec 13, 2007 Leanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve developed a really bad habit: book cheating.

Until recently, I’ve had impeccable reading etiquette. I never flip to the end of the book. I don’t cheat to see if the lovers reconcile or to discover who the murderer is. Instead, I read from cover to cover. It’s only right.

But lately I’ve found myself cheating. I can’t help it—it’s those pesky young adult serials I’ve been reading. They simply aren’t good enough to justify reading the whole series, but they are interesting enough that I want to
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April
Jan 25, 2016 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN! I'm just obsessed with Meg Cabot and I think this will end up being another one of my favourite series! Thanks to Chelsea for introducing me to this series and for buddy reading this with me! <3
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
5 stars for nostalgia and a rip-roarin' good time. I love this series so damn much. Yes, it's cheesy and a little dated, but it is still absolute perfection. Love love LOVE.
Amy (Turn the Page)
May 31, 2012 Amy (Turn the Page) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: old-favourite
Firstly, let me just say, I doubt you’ll ever read a bad review of a Meg Cabot book from me. I love the woman (her blog is hilarious). In fact, I have a whole (rather pink) bookshelf dedicated to all of her books that I own, which, I’ll admit now, is pretty much most of them. If I’m looking for a great, fun, story, likeable heroines (and a tension filled romance with a ridiculously attractive guy), Meg Cabot never lets me down. I’ll buy her newest book as soon as it comes out, without waiting fo ...more
Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
Just as good as the other bazillion times I've read this. I do find Suze to be super hard on others, but here's hoping she'll learn to ease that judgment in the rest of the books. She's such a normal teenage girl depicting her crushes on any boy that it reminds me of when I was a teen haha
P.Z.
Apr 17, 2015 P.Z. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
เปนนิยายเลมบางๆทีอานไดเรือยๆ มีมุกตลกทีทำใหเรายิมมุมปากเลกนอย แตไมถึงกับขำกากออกมา เนือเรืองผูกปมไวไมซับซอน ใหอารมณคลายๆกับนังดูซีรียฝรังทีจบในตอน ตัวละครสดใสมีสีสัน พระเอกอยางเจสซีมีความลับทียังไมไดลับการเปิดเผยทีทำใหอยากรูจนตองหยิบเลมตอๆไปขึนมาอานอีก การหาทางออกของตัวละครดูงายๆไปนิด แตนีกเปน Chick Lit เลมบางๆกจะไปคาดหวังตรงสวนนีมากไมได ...

เปนหนังสือทีอานคลายเครียดไดเพลินๆดี ... ซือมาตอนทีลดราคาเหลือเลมละ 40 บาท ...

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Nic
Why didn’t I pick this up earlier? I knew I should listened to my friends at Bookers. I loved it! Shadowland was a fun and entertaining read that had me laughing. The plot was fast paced and easy to read and the characters were an unforgettable bunch. Suze, I loved her. She is an amusing character, the kind of girl you want to be friends with. Jesse is of course swoon worthy and left me thinking give me more.

This is a series that I could easily get addicted too.
Wendy Darling
I resisted Meg Cabot for so long...but turns out she's pretty fun. This first book in The Mediator series surprised me with its fast-paced story, humor, and entertaining characters. The plotting of the mystery is not particularly complicated, but that's something I expected from seeing the cover art and reading the blurbs. It's pretty much chick lit for teens with a dose of the supernatural to sweeten in it up.

What did bother me, though, was that the author used the word "fag" twice in this book
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Marga
Nov 20, 2014 Marga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“How is it that I'd nearly been smothered to death, and yet I could sit there and notice things like my stepbrother's abdominal
muscles a few minutes later?”


I don't know what came over me but I decided to reread this one today. And the cuteness is still there.

I have always been a fan of Meg Cabot's works. (I didn't read The Princess Diaries though.) This series is my favorite of hers. And 1-8000-WHERE- R- YOU. I wish the rumor about this series having another book is true. I'll surely be frea
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Kay
Jan 24, 2012 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ghostbusters!
Recommended to Kay by: who you gonna call?
This is a fun YA paranormal book with a peppering of romance. It's like a mix of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, and the Sixth Sense (just the kid who can see dead people, none of the horror).

Yes, it's very girly. But it's also great entertainment for an audience who indulges in girliness every once in a while.

Suze, the protagonist, is a Mediator, someone who can communicate with the dead. In the beginning of the book, Suze moves to California from New York where she begins the year at
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
O.m.g. My favorite book series EVER from when I was in middle school is being made into a movie! You know how many times I wished that would happen 10 or more years ago?! I used to pick out songs that would make up the soundtrack.

I will be there! Hope they don't ruin it!
Amy Louise
One of of my favourite books and series!
Howdy YAL
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A few months ago I reread all of the Princess Diaries series in anticipation of the adult installment that was released back in June. I decided to do the same thing with The Mediator series-which I actually prefer to Diaries. The seventh book will be released in February 2016. Between now and then, I’ll be reading one book of the series a month (well, reviewing, there will probably be a point in time where I’ll binge read the rest of the series because th
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Abby Johnson
Aug 21, 2007 Abby Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Susannah Simon has a unique calling in life. She's a mediator, a person who can see and talk to ghosts and help them leave earth for wherever they're supposed to go. When Suze moves from New York to San Francisco to live with her mom's new husband and her new stepbrothers, she finds a couple of interesting things. First, there's the hottie of a ghost who lives in her bedroom. Secondly, there's Father Dominic, the principal of her new school who also happens to be a mediator. Third, she's somehow ...more
Aoife
Jan 02, 2016 Aoife rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first read this series when I was between 14-16 years old I believe and I really loved it so when I found out a new novel was coming in February 2016 with a grow-up Suze, I knew I had to reread the series.

I really loved going into this with a fresh pair of eyes and the knowledge I had the whole series to my disposal on my Kindle and wouldn't have to wait for the next one to show up on the library shelf (this was before the days of reserving books online, it was a 'you see it, you take it' kind
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Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Ghost
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsesion?: Obsession but side characters.
Cliff Hanger: eh.
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 7
Plot: 8
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 7
Ending: 8

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
Kickbutt female MC.
Worst Part: Female MC had few feelings.
Thoughts Had: YAH!; Kick his butt; Oh shiz.

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yes
Recommending: yes

Short Review: This was very different than the other Cabot books
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
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So Gillian (Writer of Wrongs) and I decided that a reread of this series was totally necessary to life happiness. The Mediator series was my favorite of Meg Cabot’s stuff back in the day, and I love revisiting old favorites. Though I don’t have time to binge, they are fun, fast reads and will totally prevent slumping with their awesome. In some ways, Shadowland wasn’t as good as I remembered, but mostly it was still totally
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REVIEW

Suze has an important job. She helps dead people cross over from Earth to their final destination. It sounds creepy at first, but it all comes naturally to Suze. She has always had this special gift and she’s good at it too.

There’s a downside to being a mediator (that’s what people with Suze’s gift are called) though. It can take up a lot of your time and some of these dead people are needy and mean. There’s even one who’s trying to kill Suze. Whoa!

Jesse. He’s a ghost who has a crush on Su
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Haley  *don't touch the sleeping pills*
Hehehehe, that was awesome.

I was sort of stuck in a reading rut until I read Shadowland. This was a great way to spend the afternoon. Sure, my neck is killing me because I've been hunched over all afternoon, but it was worth it :)

Okay, I like Suze. A lot. I would definitely want her as a friend, because in many ways, she reminds me of me. Only, she's waaaay more kickass. There are a lot of protagonists in a lot of books where I like their personality, but it is a rare occurrence indeed where I
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Ipshita
This was exactly the funny, light read that I needed for the past few weeks. So I might be a little biased in my rating, but I really liked Susannah. She literally kicks ass(of the ethereal kind that is). Her tough yet sweet attitude absolutely won me over. I loved the way she threatens another classmate just after entering her new class (yes, I know I shouldn't encourage violence, but I wouldn't have minded her carrying on with her threat).

I even liked the supporting cast, even though the main
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♥ Becky  22
I've kind of always wanted to be like Suze. She's so confident and cool. Oh, and she sees ghosts. That's pretty neat, too.

The Mediator books are awesome. They're like Buffy meets Ghost Whisperer, which, trust me, is a really great combo.



If you like Paranormal Romance, or are just looking for a fun book with a kick-ass heroine, you might want to check out this series.
Kaisa
Oct 02, 2011 Kaisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Myehehehehe =3 I love this book. Well, I love this main character. What a KICK-ASS female protagonist. She's all: "if you don't listen to me, I'mma kick your ass and send you to hell."
And even though that sounds violent, I really thought this was a sweet story. =3
I'm definitely gonna keep reading these books. Thank god my library has them, cuz they're so short, and I wouldn't be able to buy all of them.. my conscience wouldn't let me, I think.

AND SHE FALLS IN LOVE WITH A GHOST!!

How genius is tha
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Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
This was a really easy read and I'd have probably enjoyed it more when I was younger but I found it to be quite mediocre now, what with the larger selection of books that are available in the paranormal genre. It was very basic but the plot and characters were decent and I found that the protagonist was a pretty strong, likeable one - I think Susannah's group of friends, especially Cee Cee sounded intriguing too and I'd like to learn more about them. It'll be interesting to see what the next boo ...more
Gillian
I loooooved rereading this. I remembered exactly why this is one of my favorite Meg Cabot books.
Amanda
Feb 26, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light, fun, and hilarious! I need more Suze snark! Onto book two!
Laura Marcela ✎・:*:・
Muy bueno, pero muy corto.
Kritika
Mar 14, 2015 Kritika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a about a teenage girl who is a mediator, i.e. a liaison for ghosts and spirits. She can see, hear, touch and talk to ghosts unlike other normal people. She wants to be normal for the sake of her sweet and caring mother but it seems fate has other plans. She moves to California from New York when her mother remarries. She not only gets a new step-dad, and three step-brothers but also has to share her room with a centuries old ghost, who is admittedly cute. Her new school's principal ...more
Vidya-BooksAreMagic
I think by now, you would have known what a mediator is - from book backs or GR hints. Anyway, a mediator is a person who acts as a medium of communication between the human and the spirit world. And our protogonist, Suze, is a mediator.

The book is easy and light read..and its a very small book..finished it quite soon - 3 hours. Its interesting to know about the life of mediator. I guess there is more about Jesse (our handsome part-Spanish ghost) in upcoming books. Proceeding with the next book
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

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“I'm sorry, Heather, but everything was not just fine before I got here. You know how I know that? Because you're dead. Okay? You are dead. Dead people don't have lockers, or best friends, or boyfriends. You know why? Because they're dead.-Suze Simon” 168 likes
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