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Darkest Hour (The Mediator #4)

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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  24,966 ratings  ·  527 reviews
What - or who - is buried in Susannah's backyard?

When the nineteenth-century ghost of Maria de Silva wakes her up in the middle of the night, Suze knows this is no ordinary visitation - and not just from the knife at her throat, either. In life, Maria was the fiancée of Jesse - the same Jesse who was murdered a hundred and fifty years before. The same Jesse Suze is in love
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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperTeen (first published December 2001)
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P.Z.
เลมนีคือสนุกแบบเวอรวัง สนุกแบบไมลืมหูลืมตา พีคมาก ลุนจนตัวเกรง ถาเทียบกับสามเลมแรกทีเอือยเฉือย อานไปหาวไป เนือเรืองตอนนีจะเขมขนขึนและเขาสูประเดนหลักนันกคือเรืองของเจสซีรวมถึงอดีตของเขา ไหนจะเรืองของพอลอีกละทีเราคิดวาเปนประเดนในเลมตอไปแนๆ เราชอบสตอรรีไลนของเลมนีมาก ตรงทีมันตอเนืองกันไปเรือยๆ รายละเอียดทีกลาวถึงแตละอยางกดูนาสนใจนาจับตองไปหมด ไมเหมือนเลมแรกๆทีเราอานแลวแทบจะปลอยผานไปทันทีเพราะไมคอยมีอะไรนาจดจำมากนัก ยกเวนเลมหนึงทีเราวามันกแมสสำหรับเราอยูนะ สวนเลมสองเลมสามเราคิดวาประเดนมันจืดๆ ดูไมคอ ...more
Madlenka
This is the best Mediator book so far! In the three previous books, it was always according to a model great times - ghost - a boy who wants to have a date with Suze (and is in some relation with that ghost) - ghost is beaten with some consequences to that boy. And of course there was Jesse, somewhere, usually telling Suze not to do something dangerous what she obviously does so he helps her. (And I mean every word of it in a good way, I enjoyed every single book.) But now, finally, Suze knows h ...more
Amy
Young Blood, the fourth book in the Mediator series by Meg Cabot is definitely my favourite so far!

Suzie's first summer in California doesn't quite go to plan when her stepdad forces her to either get a job or go to summer school. She chooses to work and ends up at the Pebbel Beach Hotel and Golf Resort as a daytime child minder. She is assigned to look after a unsociable young man called Jack and it soon become evident that just like Suzie he can also see spirits. Throw in Jesse, Suzie's gorge
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Noella
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Jessica-Robyn
I don't know what it is about this series. I liked this book, but I didn't really like it. It's sort of par for the course when it comes to my response to the series, but I was really hoping that this book would break the trend.

Darkest Hour brings everything back to Jesse's death when his ex-fiancée decides that the backyard reno is digging a little too deep for her liking.

You know with this sort of plot that the focus will undoubtedly be all about the Jesse/Suze relationship. This is the firs
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Em-em
It is Suze's first summer in California but instead of lounging and hanging out with friends she finds herself working at a hotel as an in house baby-sitter. But it seems like having a good summer is the least of her problems when the ghost of Maria de Silva Jesse's ex fiance woke her up in the middle of the night with a knife threatening her to stop the construction in their backyard or else it would cost her her life. Suze has a pretty good idea of what is buried there - the body of Jesse; the ...more
Mery
Well, kali ini Suze liburan musim panas. dan karena ini California, maka pekerjaan untuk musim panas gampang di dapat, dan Suze pun bekerja di salah satu hotel, sebagai babysitter.

Babysitter? well yeah, aneh kan? hehehe bayangkan seorang Suze yang sradak sruduk mengasuh anak kecil. lol

but siapa di sangka anak kecil ini punya bakat yang sama dengan Suze. don't ask me what :P

Kali ini musuh Suze tak lain dan tak jarang dan tak sering dan....... adalah Maria de Silva.

masih inget? baca buku 1 gih :P

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ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
I think this one was really interesting at first. I mean, talking about a murderous ex-fiancé coming back to haunt Suze and another mediator in town.. Things were really promising some action..

It was more action-packed than the previous ones but sadly, Suze recklessness knows no bounds. I felt really pissed of at her own self-destroying missions thinking that she's so untouchable and getting off way too easily.

The romance is still weird to me as I have no reason to think these two actually belon
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Ashley
May 23, 2013 Ashley rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens who like a little bit of supernatural
Recommended to Ashley by: No-one.
One of the best of the series. Reasons include:
* Paul is an interesting complication to the Jesse/Suze relationship.
* Great finally getting more information on Jesse's background and the reason for his death.
* Love the romantic element, Suze leaving her body to bring Jesse back to earth.
* More butt kicking and supernatural action.
Ticks the boxes for me. :)
Sakura Yue Michaelis
Meg Cabot, to end the book like this! Oh, God, Oh, God... I have to rush and read the next one.

Jesse querido...

I have Buffy in mind sometimes when I read this. Suze is such a kick-ass in that black clothes. And Jesse is Angel <3

So that means this Paul Slater will be Spike? No way, but he will come back, I am sure.
Megan
Jul 15, 2008 Megan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 14-16
Recommended to Megan by: no one
this book has got to be the best one so far in this series. its so cute with the little mediator and how sue saves Jesse form being forced to move on. but that Paul guy needs to get some manners.
Renee
Let's skip the pleasantries and get down to the nitty gritty, here, shall we? (view spoiler)



Because, other than that, it's pretty much the same things that always happen.
Suze disregards Father Dom's instructions: check

Some random guy can't leave Suze alone. check

Suze judges a guy's character by how attractive he is double check

Well, there is Maria de Silva. She was a B.I.T.C.H. The thing is, it never tells us
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Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
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ACTUAL RATING: 3.5 Stars

MY THOUGHTS
This is definitely my favorite of the series!

Suze's stepfather and stepbrothers are digging in the backyard for a new hot tub and find an old box of letters from Maria de Silva to Hector de Silva (Jesse). Maria de Silva happens to be the cousin that Jesse was supposed to marry, before he died and Maria ran off with a sketchy guy named Diego. Later, Suze wakes up to Maria with a knife at her throat, thr
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Marcia
Der erste Satz
Sommer.

Meine Meinung
Da ist sie wieder die Romantik die mir im letzten Buch so gefehlt hat. Ich bin wirklich hin und weg von diesem Buch. Es konnte mich einfach in jeder Hinsicht überzeugen. Das Buch hatte wieder alles: Totale Spannung und den richtigen Teil an Romantik, sodass es auf mich überhaupt nicht kitschig gewirkt hat. Ich wurde einfach von der ersten bis zu letzten Seiten super unterhalten. Das liegt natürlich vorallem an Susannah selbst, weil ich sie einfach vergöttere. Si
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Reading Vacation
REVIEW

A triple decker review. This is what you end up with when a series is so good that you read the books one right after the other.

In Ninth Key, Suze spends a good part of her time trying to figure out if Tad Beaumont (aka Red) is responsible for a murder. While the interactions between Suze and Tad were nice, I was much more drawn to the scenes with Suze and Jesse. Remember Jesse, he’s the ghost who lives in Suze’s room. Less Red and more Jesse! There are some completely unexpected twists t
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Annika
I had another (much better!) review written at first but Goodreads didn't save it inbetween and when I clicked the star rating it was all gone so I had to rewrite it.

I’m disappointed with Darkest Hour, especially since I didn’t like the 2nd and 3rd book of the series as much as the first one and was hoping this one would be better. The storyline was interesting enough I guess and it promises a few interesting things for the last two books but the last few chapters to be good isn’t enough for a b
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Vickie
This is the best series! I look forward to each one as they show up in the mail from RecordedBooks. Johanna Parker, who also narrates the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series, is a fab voice for Suze and the other characters in this YA paranormal series. Suze is 16 and can talk to ghosts or rather they demand attention from Suze since she is one of the few mediators out there. They help ghosts get to the other side when they get lost or don't realize they are dead.
Suze loves Jesse, the 150
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Tammy
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Cherrylea
This was the best book so far!!! My quick review as usual:

(My first two are spoilers, sorry.)

(view spoiler)

3. Jack (and the other mystery character's) involvement was something I enjoyed. I was waiting for the
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Sharon Kaur
Darkest Hour (The Mediator, #4) by Meg Cabot

"When the nineteenth--century ghost of Maria de Silva wakes her up in the middle of the night, Suze knows this is no ordinary visitation -- and not just from the knife at her throat, either. In life, Maria was the fiance of Jesse -- the same Jesse who was murdered a hundred and fifty years before. The same Jesse Suze is in love with.
Maria threatens Suze: The backyard construction must cease. Suze has a pretty good idea what -- or rather, who -- Maria doesn't want found. But in solving Jesse's m
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Nina
I guess I may have been too harsh in my short updates about this book. It was actually pretty interesting. Better than the first two books in the series. But I still like the 3rd book better. I felt like this book was like the previous books where Suze meets a new boy and a deadly ghost. However, there was much more than that in this book. Suze meets new people and learns more about Jesse's past.

I liked the first parts and the last parts. The middle part kind of bored me and made me put this boo
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Lizzy
FINALLY something happens! YAY! Perfect ending, and I'm so happy with the new side of Suze that we see in this book! And I'm so happy that we finally learn more about a certain other character. :D Everything awesome. Ever.
Brenda
Yeiii, Finally Jesse... hehehe:), lagian aku juga bingung kpn Jesse mau nunjukin perasaannya ke Suze, akhirnya ^_^

Di buku ke-4 ini Maria de Silva, mantan tunangan Jesse dateng mengancam Suze, supaya memberhentikan penggalian di belakang rumah-nya itu.

Oh iya disini juga Suze kerja jadi babysitter gitu di hotel, jagain anak yang nama-nya Jack Slater, adeknya Paul. Dan ternyata Paul itu juga...(ahh baca sendiri yaa)

Terus Jesse juga ngilang gitu tapi finally Suze bawa Jesse kembali yeii, and the swe
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Amie
Ohhhh I've never been so glad to read one of these books. In the past, I've read them but been annoyed by the heroine and the way the author makes her talk, which is, kinda smart alecky and obnoxious.

But after reading a bunch of heavy, long, boring books in a row (Eragon? Seriously? Don't read it) I was soooo happy to pick this up and just mindlessly read about Suze and her ghostly encounters. And yay, finally a plot around Jesse, who is of course, my favorite character. This has been my favorit
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Kalyani
Woohoo! The fourth installment of “The Mediator” series has been finally read. I had a blast reading this particular book (though I still prefer the previous book) and had the pleasure of finishing it within five straight hours.

Suze and Jesse certainly make progress in their friendship and hopefully relationship. As events of Jesse’s past begin to unfold, he opens up slightly, albeit reluctantly, about his mysterious past.

I generally don’t write spoilers, but this book has too much for me to r
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Emily
The fourth book in the series brings the Jesse/Suze relationship to a head, after three books of buildup to it. It also introduces Paul Slater as a solid rival for Suze's affections, if not the reader's. Meg Cabot has fully hit her stride in this book. With the truth about Jesse's death being called into question, it brings his ghosts into the forefront of the story. Maria brings a needed female element to the book, despite the fact that she's the villain. She makes Suze question her own relatio ...more
Ian Placido
Cabot has a way of writing that enthralls it's readers. This is definitely a good read for teens. If you are not one, like me, you might still find it keeping you on your toes. :)

The thing with non-early teens and those who have really read a lot of other good books, they might not have the patience to indulge in this series. Cabot has a way of stretching points and ideas that some of us may find too much. One may find a way of learning to adapt to this kind of writing, it is skipping all the ot
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Cris
A historia faz juz ao título. É de arrepiar!
O padrasto de Suze resolve instalar uma mini-piscina no quintal de casa, durante as férias de verão, e assim que começam a cavar o quintal, Suze recebe a visita de uma fantasma sanguinária, que ja aparece enfiando uma faca em seu pescoço e é bem taxativa: A obra tem de parar! A madame não quer ninguém ninguém cavando o quintal.
A fantasma não é ninguém mais ou menos que a antiga noiva de Jesse, a famosa Maria. Mas porque será que ela não quer a obra? O
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Isabella
THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK SO FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

While in the past books it was all "fun and games" (per say), things get REALLY INTENSE in the Darkest Hour. This time, it was personal. This time, the troublesome ghost is actually Maria De Silva, Jesse's ex fiancé.

Who is a TOTAL BITCH, by the way. I never liked her, I mean, it's pretty much established from the beginning that she sent her boyfriend to kill Jesse. So really, WHY would anyone like her?

But it goes BEYOND that. She is a total shallow bitch
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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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