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Haunted (The Mediator #5)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  29,586 Ratings  ·  646 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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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)

Hehe. Now I remember why this was my favorite so long ago....that jelly boy fight, though XD


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April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jan 25, 2016 April (Aprilius Maximus) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Not as much happened in this one, but I can't wait to see what happens in book 6!
Apr 21, 2015 P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
ชอบความสัมพันธของตัวละครเรืองนีทีเขมขนซับซอนขึนเรือยๆจากเลมทีแลว แมวาเราจะไมคอยชอบในชวงแรกๆของหนังสือเทาไร เพราะตัวของซูซเองนีแหละทีทำใหเราอยากจะเดินเขาไปตบหัวแลวจับตัวเขยาๆ ถามวานีเธอเปนอะไรมากมัย ? แตพอผานครึงเลมไปแลว เนือเรืองกถูกดึงใหกลับมาพีคอีกครัง ความรูสึกของเจสซีทีมีตอซูซานนาหกเริมชัดเจนขึนมา ไหนจะเรืองของพอลอีกหละ ทีตอนแรกเราคิดวาเขานีแหละทีเปนตัวปัญหามากสุด แตเลมนีเขากกลับมีบทบาทสำคัญขึนมา และทำใหปมความสัมพันธของตัวละครมันชัดมากยิงขึน ((view spoiler) ...more
Jul 06, 2008 Jacki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
Shelves: english-hw
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Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
This is the book when Paul Slater just managed to push himself onto Suze (even if its's unrequited) and inserts himself between her and Jesse. Talk about a psychopath. Not a whole lot happened, plot-wise. Just Suze moaning about her love life really and finding out things about her spiritual powers.
Jul 02, 2008 Maggie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All girls
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Brandi ;)
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
Feb 20, 2016 Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another solid installment in the Mediator Series! This time there wasn't much of ghosts trying to kill Suze, as much as the love-triangle really flourishing. But I had no problem with this because I spent the whole book trying to figure why I loved Paul Slater so much? I came to the conclusion that it's the same reason I love Malfoy, Peter, and Sebastian. They are rotten and not particularly charming (Paul on the other hand tends to be pretty darn charming). But I think I have this hope ...more
Rachel Lightwood
I thought that Young Blood was a pretty meh sequel, but Grave Doubts was just boring. There was barely any plot in this story. It was quite short and seemed to consist of nothing more than Paul harassing Suze & Jesse. I finished this book last night (so less then ten hours ago) and I can barely remember a single significant event in the story. It was a 100% filler sequel, and I'm now pretty scared of where this series is headed. I don't want a a paranormal romance, I want ghost-busting and t ...more
Dec 06, 2007 Capu rated it it was amazing  ·  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!!
Dec 28, 2010 Mina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 25, 2011 Annika rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Gah. I'd forgotten how stupid Jesse was in this.
Also, fuck Paul.

Originally read in 2006
Apr 23, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite
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
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
Kaitlin Wallace
Dec 13, 2014 Kaitlin Wallace rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pleasure-reading
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Steph Su
Mar 03, 2009 Steph Su rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, comfort-read
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
Victoria Briseno
I'm really quite obsessed with this series now considering I've read three of these books today and two others yesterday lol. I enjoyed this addition to the series. I like how unpredictable it was and the twists and turns that were exposed throughout the novel. This book was bit slower when it came to the action sequences compared to the other books, but I still liked it and had to dive right into the next book!
May 02, 2015 Noella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...

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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
Jul 23, 2015 Queenb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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March 2009

Suze, like film Buffy, must once again fight evil with her kick-ass fighting skills and her fashion sense. That is entertainment.

A reread to prep me for the new Mediator stories to come with Suze as an adult. Is there a girl raised on Nancy Drew who wouldn't love to see her after college, still coming up with clever ways to defeat villainy? No, there isn't.

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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
Harley (bookeuphoria)
This is like a fangirling mess, so read at your own caution

I don't know if this one or the next one was my favorite, I always say it's this one but I think it's a tie. We've finally got a real main antagonist and we're learning more about what Suze is, and the romance! The romance is happening, it's been slowly bubbling up but it's coming!

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pg. 32: LOL really Suze, you think precious, adorable, innocent David's throwing a hot tub party
pg. 33: really love Suze/Brad confrontations
pg. 34:
Jordin (A Bottomless Book Bag)
Estimated time of 1st read 2008. I may have reread because I reread a lot of Meg Cabot books.

Reread 12/10/2015-12/11/2015
Rating after Reread: 4.5/5 stars.

I kind of love to hate Paul Slater, but in rereading this book I started to become more and more disgusted with his behavior, the expectations he has of Suze, and how his misogynistic behavior isn't really reprimanded in any way. Seeing how I'm going into my reread of Twilight basically blind, I'm HOPING that he gets punished for more than jus
I had a few issues with this installment. Most of them revolved around the character Paul. At least in Darkest Hour (the book he was introduced in) he was a real villain. Whereas in this one, Suze kept flip-flopping between liking him and sympathizing with him on every other page. The stuff in her life he messes up, she somehow blames herself for.
My main problem was the fact that she felt this way about all of her and Paul's physical interactions. She seemed to think she was letting him get awa
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
Marit Thostenson
Jul 18, 2014 Marit Thostenson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meg Cabot fans, supernatural fans, romance fans
Shelves: favorites
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
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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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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Other Books in the Series

The Mediator (7 books)
  • Shadowland (The Mediator, #1)
  • Ninth Key (The Mediator, #2)
  • Reunion (The Mediator, #3)
  • Darkest Hour (The Mediator, #4)
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“Unrequited love is all right in books and things, but in real life, it completely sucks” 1003 likes
“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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