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Safe House

(1-800-Where-R-You #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  10,888 ratings  ·  220 reviews
JESS MASTRIANI was on vacation when Amber went missing. Most people blame Jess for Amber's brutal slaying, but how could Jess -- even with her psychic ability to find anyone, anywhere -- have stopped the cheerleader from turning up dead, without having known she was even missing? When yet another cheerleader disappears, Jess has a chance to redeem herself. If she can just ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 262 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Simon Pulse (first published March 1st 2002)
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Nasty Lady MJ
Nov 01, 2014 rated it liked it
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Yeah, if you haven’t guest this is probably my least favorite out of the original one.

It just felt a little out of place to me in terms of the rest of the series. Honestly, in a lot of ways-serial killers and psychic powers aside-it felt like some of Cabot’s lackluster standalones set n the midwest. I really didn’t like how popularity played a big part of this storyline.

Yeah, popularity as a plot device rarely ever works for me in a YA book anymore.

Grant i
Okay. So that summary, taken right from the back cover of the book, makes it sound like Jess is trying really hard to get into the ‘in’ crowd. Um, no.

This book picks up on the first day of school. Jess is now a junior, and she’s determined to make a good start. She has a new wardrobe, and wants to have a new attitude [aka loosing her anger management issues], and won’t spend every day in detention. Hopefully.

That all changes as soon as she gets to homeroom.

This book, I have to admit, was a littl
Kearalynn Cooper
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Another excellent book in the series! I just couldn't put it down, probably the fastest I've ever read a book.

The plot was enticing (though the suspect was still a bit too obvious to me) and I find it hard to have anything negative to say about Jess and Rob as characters. Rob remains perfect, as usual. Their romance is really developing at a pleasing rate. Can't stop rooting for them!

Douglas is so adorable, really. Getting a job was A+ character growth.

Ruth unfortunately only continues to be mor
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Liked this book alot. Poor girls!!
Sarah Hadd
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
This is one of those “This series is t that great, why the heez do I keep reading it?” situations. I’d like to say I’m done and not gonna bother with the 4th one, but it’s Meg Cabot and we all know that’s just not true.
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hands down the best book in, so far in this series!!! It had more, plot twists, more danger, more mystery, and was definitely the darkest out of the first 3. The first 2 were kind of light and fluffy, you didn't expect anything really bad to happen ( or at least I didn't) This one, quite a bit of bad stuff happened, And oh my goodness, it was awesome. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was definitely my favorite out of the first three, and now I can't wait to read the 4th!
Spoilers Ahead****
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Things are starting to get real, way too close to home.
As usual, great story line and writing style (if some bits were slightly predictable). The ending has me looking forward to the next book.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**The first four books were put into 2 volumes and at the same time they were given a different series title —Vanished.

Let me tell you a story about a girl, maybe even a sort of hero, Jess Mastriani. She's quick with her fists —there is never any doubt about that— and that often leads her to trouble; usually in the form of another week of detention. More than that though, Jess is a loyal, quick witted, kind, just and hardworking girl and even now that I am older than her, I still look up to her
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
the best out of the bunch
Oct 16, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: friends
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Charla Aranda
Oct 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Jess Mastriani, comes back from summer break to learn that Amber, a girl from her school, has been murdered. Then another girl goes missing. Using her psychic powers discovers Heather, a cheerleader from her high school that was abducted. The feds are after her for her gift for finding missing people. Also, the school quarterback, and all time hottie, is pursuing her so he can keep her from discovering the truth about the murder and the abduction. But, her heart belongs to Rob, her motorcycle ri ...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I really like this series, it's funny and entertaining with minimal irritation.

I'm kind of wondering, though....what's the deal with the cover? Jessie has short dark hair, so who the hell is that supposed to be? *Laughing*
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Darsha by: Vidumini Pamuditha
Shaw McKnight
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: four-stars
Love this whole series!
3,5 stars
"Amber Mackey's murder had done a lot more than rob us of Amber. It had turned the universe as I had once known it upside down and backward." (Jessica Mastriani)

Safe House has a darker tone than previous books in the Vanished/1-800-Where-R-You series. While Jess was on vacation, Amber Mackey, a cheerleader, went missing and was later found dead and Jess is blamed for not being able to find Amber in time. When another cheerleader is kidnapped, Jess sees this as a chance to redeem herse
Hà Phương
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This book is so cool! Even though the story is simple and somewhat predictable (probably because I’ve read enough Meg Cabot to find out how her plot twists work), it’s still amazing. I just love how Meg builds her characters, so special yet so relatable. Hopefully there will be more series like this. I seem to can never grow out of reading her books :))
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, lighthearted read. It picks up right where book two left off and it has a genuinely good storyline. No fluff, no extra, just a good story. That's rare these days, and this really reminded me why I fell in love with reading in the first place. It's a good little YA series.
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Awesome!! I especially love the last 5 sentences! I laughed.
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best one so far! love the slightly darker plot whist keeping the easy read theme
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, y-a, mystery
*3.5 stars
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, 04-like
What a roller coaster ride that was. This third book is the most exciting out of the series so far.
Paula - Philina
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one and I'd say it was one of my favourites so far. Full of action, murders and accusations, I'm totally here for the drama!
Angela Cutrell
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is easily my favorite of the series so far and it made up for Code Name Cassandra by being everything I wanted the last book to be. The stakes have been raised, the danger is real, and the characters all have to evolve to meet the demand. Jess gets to be much more Nancy Drew in this one and I really loved the light mystery in this. 'Light' in that it is not the most difficult to solve, not 'light' in that people aren't being murdered. Because at this point in the game, people can die. It's ...more
Julie Lectures D'Une Nuit
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Vous l’avez peut être remarqué, mais je poste de moins en moins vu que je suis en pleine phase « phase terminale des lectures obligatoires pour les cours ». Même si je continue à lire des livres qui m’intéressent, je dois avouer que je suis vite lassée ayant déjà 2h de lecture dans les pattes (et la lassitude de ces satanés romantiques qui font trainer l’intrigue en longueur avec leurs descriptions ^^). Comme je ne veux pas laisser tomber le blog, je vais tenter de chroniquer des livres que j’ai ...more
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Jess got back from working as a camp counselor at Lake Wawasee in Code Name Cassandra, Jess had two choices: work the hot plate at her father's restaurant or go to the Michigan dunes with her best friend Ruth Abramowitz. This may seem like a no brainer choice, but Ruth's dad doesn't believe in cable, won't allow a phone at the house except for his cell for emergencies, and her best friend Ruth is busy going out with her boyfriend the whole time. But when Jess found out that her Great-aunt ...more
t First Sight: After a summer spent as a counselor at a music camp -and with a couple of missing kids thrown in the mix - Jess Mastriani is ready to start her Junior year of high school. And she's even trying to make an effort to stay out of trouble.

But on her first day back at school, Jess finds out that Amber, the perky cheerleader who sat in front of her in homeroom since the sixth grade, is dead. Oh, and that Amber's friends are blaming Jess for it since she wasn't around to use her psychic
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fya, fantasy, favorites
Book 3 re-read! If you haven't read books 1 & 2 go and do that right now! You will not be sorry. Helpful link! When Lightning Strikes

Book 3 picks up right around Jess's first day of junior year. She continued being a camp counselor over the summer and then spent two weeks with Ruth at Ruth's parent's lake house. And since this is a time before everyone had a cell phone and Ruth's parents are especially strict on no internet and phones on family vacation away, Jess doesn't hear about how one
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  • Platinum (Golden, #2)
  • Trust Me (Fingerprints, #3)
  • The Chase for the Chalice
  • Witch Ball (The Seer, #3)
  • The Guidance (Ghost Huntress, #2)
  • Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls (Lulu Dark, #1)
  • Flying High (Angels Unlimited, #3)
  • Sam (Fearless, #2)
  • I Do (Love Stories For Young Adults, #35)
  • Anna and the Duke (The MacLaughlins, #1)
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  • Felix, Net i Nika oraz Pałac Snów (Felix, Net i Nika, #3)
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A pseudonym of Meg Cabot, under which she wrote the first 4 1-800-Where-R-You books (When Lightning Strikes, Code Name Cassandra, Safe House, and Sanctuary) and the first 4 Mediator books (Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, and Darkest Hour). These 8 books have been re-released under her her real name.

Other books in the series

1-800-Where-R-You (5 books)
  • When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You, #1)
  • Code Name Cassandra (1-800-Where-R-You, #2)
  • Sanctuary (1-800-Where-R-You, #4)
  • Missing You (1-800-Where-R-You, #5)