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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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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperTeen (first published November 1st 2000)
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Lola  Reviewer

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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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)
Jun 30, 2016 Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake) by: Young me, of course :P

But even on the ninth floor of Bellevue-which is where they lock up the crazy people in New York-I probably wouldn't be safe from the ghosts. They'd find me.
They always do.


Alright so, it appears that everyone wanted to like my pre-review of fangirlish relations to when I was younger...so I don't see a large point in writing a long-winded review when it seems everyone has mostly stopped by and saw all they wanted to see. But, along with those youngish nostalgic ramblings, I did want to say w
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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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Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner !

Beware spoilers ahead!

When I was younger I was a fan of Meg Cabot. As far as I was concerned she could do no wrong and that all her books were fantastic! Last year I discovered that it's not true. I found out that I didn't like her contemporary books. But I still immensely enjoyed her paranormal/supernatural books. This year I remembered this series and was happy to find that my library has it! I am happy to say that I enjoyed this!

The book begins with Suze
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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
Apr 17, 2015 P 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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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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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.
Lauren
I forgot how much I absolutely loved these books. I mean LOVE these books. There's just something about them that makes me ridiculously happy each time I read them, and they really never get old.

Cabot has a way with her writing that makes her books extremely easy to read, without them being boring or childish and I think that's a feat in itself. Then there's the characters she's created. Everyone from Suze to Doc, Grumpy, and Sleepy, to Ceecee and Adam and of course, Jesse, really comes to li
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Marga
Nov 20, 2014 Marga rated it really liked it
“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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Djezelle
May 29, 2016 Djezelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Отзыв в моем блоге: http://beautiful-whim.blogspot.ru/201...

Мэг Кэбот "Мир теней" (Медиатор 1/7)

9 из 10


Экранизация: нет
Жанр: YA, мистика, призраки
POV: от первого лица
Любовная линия: легкие намеки
Отличительные черты: язвительная героиня, посредник между живыми и мертвыми, призраки
Рекомендовано к прочтению, если вам нравятся: сериал "Говорящая с призраками", сериал "Баффи", Стэси Кейд "Призрак и гот"

РЕЦЕНЗИЯ:
Все девочки знают Мэг Кабот. Кто из нас не смотрел «Как стать принцессой»? Но сейчас я при
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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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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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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
Morgan
Feb 10, 2016 Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am so happy to be revisiting the Mediator world because I had forgotten how much I adored this series!!! Suze is an amazing MC (shout out to all the secondary characters, especially Suze's brothers! They are a fabulous ensemble!)

I listened to the audiobook whilst driving on my commute to work. I'm usually not one for audiobooks, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one (more than once I laughed out loud at the narration!!).

Looking forward to book two!
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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Aoife
Jun 24, 2016 Aoife rated it it was amazing
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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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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(ha)Ley
Dec 13, 2014 (ha)Ley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Cam *is the worst*


"Shadowland" was surprisingly and utterly amazing!

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I never thought I could like YA so much ever again - not since I read the series that will always remain my absolute favorite, "Immortal Beloved".
Boy, how wrong I was!

True, Meg Cabot's "The Mediator" is probably more YA than Cate Tiernan's books, but they have one thing in common which is, incidentally, the element that always wins me over, in a book: a badass heroine.

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Susannah is a mediator. She's been that her whole life, which is a total of 1
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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
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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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“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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