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Haunted (The Mediator #5)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  26,397 ratings  ·  532 reviews
My name is Susannah Simon, and I am a mediator -- a liaison between the living and the dead. Yes, this does get in the way of my attempt at a normal sixteen-year-old life. At least I have Jesse, the ghost of a nineteenth-century hottie, haunting my bedroom. But there's also this other guy. A live one, who has the same gift of gab with the undead I have. In the same way I'm ...more
Published January 1st 2004 by Turtleback Books (first published January 21st 2003)
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ชอบความสัมพันธของตัวละครเรืองนีทีเขมขนซับซอนขึนเรือยๆจากเลมทีแลว แมวาเราจะไมคอยชอบในชวงแรกๆของหนังสือเทาไร เพราะตัวของซูซเองนีแหละทีทำใหเราอยากจะเดินเขาไปตบหัวแลวจับตัวเขยาๆ ถามวานีเธอเปนอะไรมากมัย ? แตพอผานครึงเลมไปแลว เนือเรืองกถูกดึงใหกลับมาพีคอีกครัง ความรูสึกของเจสซีทีมีตอซูซานนาหกเริมชัดเจนขึนมา ไหนจะเรืองของพอลอีกหละ ทีตอนแรกเราคิดวาเขานีแหละทีเปนตัวปัญหามากสุด แตเลมนีเขากกลับมีบทบาทสำคัญขึนมา และทำใหปมความสัมพันธของตัวละครมันชัดมากยิงขึน ((view spoiler) ...more
Jul 02, 2008 Maggie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All girls
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Jul 06, 2008 Jacki rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
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I have really enjoyed this series and I have every intention of finishing the last book, however, this book just didn't do it for me. I know a lot was revealed about 'what' Suze is and what all she can do that she was unaware of, that part was great. I just got sick of hearing about Jesse. Good gracious me, that was ALL she thought, talked, whined, moped and pondered over. Jesse, Jesse, Jesse, ect. Why doesn't he like me? What did I do? How could I kiss someone else and like it when I love Jesse ...more
I'm a BIG fan of The Mediator series, no that there's this fifth book to the collection, I really needed to read this.

The realtionship between Suze and Jesse is one of a kind, mainly because he's a ghost. But, she thinks he doesn't feel the same way. He rarely speaks to her, nobody can see him except her and paul.

Paul's a mediator too (someone who can see and communicate with ghosts). He's one of the bad guys and yeah he likes Suze too! When he kisses her, she actually kisses him back! I was thi
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In Grave Doubt the fifth book of the Mediator series Suzie is drawn to Paul, a fellow mediator who is a new student at her school. In the previous book Paul spent his time trying to win Suzie over but he has made it clear he has no interest in helping the recently deceased despite her protests. Suzie is weary of him but she can't help admire his good looks. Not only that but Paul has information Suzie needs and with his knowledge she might find out she isn't just your average mediator. Throw in ...more
Dec 06, 2007 Capu rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!!
I loved this one!! I was heartbroken when Jesse went to the rectory, but oh did my heart flutter at the end - woooo!!! Nice twist too with "Grandpa Slater".

I agree, the fight chapter was hillarious!!! I love that CeeCee realized finally who Jesse is. And I love how she is willing to let Suze explain it all in time. What a great friend!!
Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
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The last book ended with a kiss between Suze and Jesse (YES!), but now Suze doesn't know where they stand. Are they dating? How can they even date? And after that kiss, Jesses has been keeping himself distant, so much so that Suze is questioning is he sees the kiss as a mistake. To make matters worse, Paul enrolled in Suze's school and he's intent on dating Suze and wants to teach her what it truly means to be a meditator. Tho
Paul Slater has enrolled himself at RLS and he's offering to tell Suze what he knows about Mediators that neither she nor Father Dominic knows. Suze's feelings are thrown into disarray when she struggles to fight her attraction to Paul (and his advances) and is hurting because Jesse has been avoiding her ever since the kiss they shared after she pulled him back from the other side. To make matters worse, Jesse is a ghost and Suze is starting to see that a live guy may be better for her...

Grave D
I have to say, after all of the action and excitement in the fourth book of the Mediator series, I found Haunted to be kind of...meh.

There's a significant dip in pacing in this installment, that much is clear. There were so many big reveals and plot twists in the fourth book, and I was really eager to see if the fifth book was going to maintain that intensity. For me, it didn't. This book just seems like set up/groundwork for the sixth and final installment--which is fine, but just slightly disa
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Haunted leaves suze out of ghost hunting for a while. She comes to learn about her abilities and what she can do and what does that cahnge about her lofe, which is everything. Paul, the new guy previously introduced in earlier books, informs her that they are both shifters & tine travelers as well as mediators. Their spirit can change shapes and they can time travel. This introduced the dilemma of "can I do anything to stop bad things from happening?". It will be the foremost thought on Suze ...more
First and foremost! What is Paul doing here? My ship was sailing so smoothly then he rears his ugly, almost-boyfriend vanquishing head.

Just let them be together!!!!

I don't like you, Paul!

Now that that's out of my system.
What do you mean, Jesse is moving out?!?!
He can't. He just can't. That can't happen. I'll tell you why that can't happen. Because it would be detrimental to my ship. That's why!
Luckily, for all of us here in Jesse-Suze-land, it didn't. He stayed. Just as he should. :)

I really kin
2.5, but barely

Now that I've had time to settle my thoughts, I will still say I have mixed feelings about this book. It isn't as tightly plotted as the past books, but that might not be a bad thing. There were enjoyable parts to this book.

However, in the end, what really made it less enjoyable for me was that the book has the bad communication plot line to keep a romantic pairing apart. I despise plot lines that can easily be resolved with honest, open communication because so often, they are do
Real rating: 3.5

A case of insomnia made me finish this book from june 17th to june 18th (I read it up until 7 am) lol

Then I just rated it and finally went to sleep, because I was in no condition of reviewing at the time.

I actually didn't like this one too much. I still liked it because I like the series as a whole (and this wasn't too bad. Or, at least, not as "bad" as the sixth one), but it was definitely different from the past books.

This time, the book is a little less about ghosts-bothering-
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Der erste Satz

Meine Meinung
Auch dieses Buch liebe ich über alles. Es hat mich mal wieder total gefesselt. Ich habe es erst heute Morgen angefangen und war schon heute Mittag fertig, weil ich es gar nicht mehr aus der Hand legen wollte. Es hat mich einfach von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute total begeistert.
Dieses Mal ist mein Herz echt aufgegangen, da es wirklich total romantisch und total niedlich war. Ich habe manchmal echt selbst Herzklopfen bekommen. Ich war glaube ich vorallem so
O 5. díle Mediátora jsem slyšela, že je to jen "výplň" mezi skvělým 4. a 6. dílem a že se tam toho moc neděje. Ale s tím rozhodně nesouhlasím! Pátý díl nebyl o nic slabší než ty předchoží, naopak... Jestli první polovina série byla výborná, ta druhá je naprosto famózní a já jen doufám, že mi to závěrečný díl potvrdí.

Dějově to bylo nabité od první stránky až do konce. Žádná kapitola tam nebyla nudná nebo nedůležitá. Opět bych mohla vyjmenovat jako u každé knihy od Meg, že to bylo napínavé, vtipn
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I swear, this series just get better and better. In this installment of Suze’s life in Carmel, California, the delectably dangerous Paul Slater reenters her life just when she thinks she will never see him again. Paul is the Devil in a hot bod—or so Suze believes as she recalls the past summer when Paul tried to kill her and make her ghostly sweetheart, Jesse, disappear forever.

Paul claims to know what, exactly, they are, why they communicate with ghosts and what else they can do. But Suze doesn
I think that this was an interesting installment. There were very little mediator events, which I appreciated. The book mostly concentrated on Jesse, Suze and Paul's love triangle. I was expecting another cliche mediator event to happen, but Meg Cabot surprised me and didn't go down the lane. Instead, all we had in this book was a love triangle. Surprisingly, it was enough for me. I didn't find myself too bored. While trying to remember what was in the previous 200 pages of the book, I can't see ...more
I have such love-hate feelings about this series. I love Jesse, Father Dominic, and the family. Suze I like not at all. You'd think with everything she has encountered she would mature throughout the series or learn from mistakes - even a little bit. But this character does not evolve AT ALL. She is the same spoiled brat in book 5 that she was in book 1. I'd question Jesse's judgement, only he has no other options. I was hoping for more development with aforementioned loved characters, but they ...more

This one has probably been my least favorite in the series so far. It seems like nothing really happens until the very end. Also, Suze was kind of being dumb in this one.
Nothing much happens until the very end. I guess this book is sort of a build-up for what's about to happen in the next book. However, Haunted finishes off in an amazing way.
I have been living in Meg Cabot land for the past few weeks and it is similar to living under a rock .:P I was so engrossed in her mediator world that I pretty much forgot about the other books I was casually reading . I had to buy every book in this series that was available to right right away as soon as I finished the previous, the hour of the day/ night did not matter. I guess what I am trying to quantify is my love for these books. The book centers around our awesome, funny, stylish and coo ...more
The fifth book in the Mediator series and this is where things start to pick up. Huzzah! It’s not, unfortunately, because of Jesse (who is delightful as always) but because of my new favourite character, Paul.

Now, Paul is a bit of an aggressive ass and he does a few things that I don’t necessarily like, but it’s just so lovely to have a character who is clever and zingy. I didn’t realise how much I had been missing that from this series until he came along.

Having him there did make a difference
To be honest, I read this book and forgot most of it the next day. What I did remember was Suze’s annoying tendency to play the victim in this book, although everything that happened she brought onto herself. Also, I was disappointed when Suze had a ghost problem she needed to care of (you know, since that is her job and everything), and totally disregarded it so she could focus on Jesse. Much of it was very implausible. Such as an incident at the end of the book which occurs in front of a ton o ...more
Marit Thostenson
Jul 18, 2014 Marit Thostenson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meg Cabot fans, supernatural fans, romance fans
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This wasn't my favorite in the series, but it still had me up late into the night. I really enjoyed it. I had a bad feeling about Paul the whole way through the book. I feel like it was encouraging us to change our minds about him, but I just couldn't do it. I was stuck with Suze and her opinion of him.
As always, I was rooting for Jesse (can I keep him?) and Suze. When I began the series I knew that somehow, Suze would get Jesse. And I was expecting it in this book. It didn't happen.
I'm not exac
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The first of the series published outside of her Jenny Carroll penname, this is actually the book I read first (and then reread when I went to read them in the proper order for the first time). The two year difference between the fourth and fifth books shows in the writing. The fifth in the series is far tighter and much better written than the earlier books. Like the fourth book, the tension is palpable in this installment. Paul's return has brought about even more complications for Suze. Espec ...more
Susannah geht mit ihren Abenteuern in die fünfte Runde und da mir die ersten vier Bände bereits gefallen haben, musste ich natürlich auch diesen Band lesen. Meine Erwartungen waren wie immer relativ hoch, von daher hätte ich hierbei auch derbe enttäuscht werden können. Zum Glück ist dies jedoch nicht passiert und ich war wie immer begeistert und habe mit Susannah, Jesse und Co. mitgefiebert.

Meg Cabot konnte mich mit ihrem Schreibstil wieder einmal überzeugen. Ich mag ihre lockere und humorvolle
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun
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“Well, hi, CeeCee," I said. "Hi, Adam. Nice of you two to drop by. Ever heard of knocking?"
"Oh, please," CeeCee said. "Why? Because we might interrupt you and your precious Jesse?"
Jesse, upon hearing this, raised his eyebrows. Way up.”
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