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Remembrance: A Mediator Novel

Remembrance: A Mediator Novel

Written by Meg Cabot

Narrated by Johanna Parker


Remembrance: A Mediator Novel

Written by Meg Cabot

Narrated by Johanna Parker

ratings:
4.5/5 (18 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Feb 2, 2016
ISBN:
9780062444776
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Fifteen years after the release of the first Mediator novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot returns with a deliciously sexy new entry to a fan-favorite series. Suze Simon—all grown up and engaged to her once-ghostly soulmate—faces a vengeful spirit and an old enemy bent on ending Suze's wedded bliss before it begins.

You can take the boy out of the darkness.

But you can't take the darkness out of the boy.

All Susannah Simon wants is to make a good impression at her first job since graduating from college (and since becoming engaged to Dr. Jesse de Silva).

But when she's hired as a guidance counselor at her alma mater, she stumbles across a decade-old murder, and soon ancient history isn't all that's coming back to haunt her. Old ghosts as well as new ones are coming out of the woodwork, some to test her, some to vex her, and it isn't only because she's a mediator, gifted with second sight. 

From a sophomore haunted by the murderous specter of a child, to ghosts of a very different kind—including Paul Slater, Suze's ex, who shows up to make a bargain Suze is certain must have come from the Devil himself—Suze isn't sure she'll make it through the semester, let alone to her wedding night.

Suze is used to striking first and asking questions later. But what happens when ghosts from her past—including one she found nearly impossible to resist—strike first?

What happens when old ghosts come back to haunt you?

If you're a mediator, you might have to kick a little ass.

A HarperAudio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Feb 2, 2016
ISBN:
9780062444776
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Meg Cabot’s many books for both adults and tweens/teens have included multiple global and #1 New York Times bestsellers, selling over twenty-five million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than 38 countries and was made into several hit films by Disney. Meg is still waiting for her real parents, the king and queen, to restore her to her rightful throne. She currently lives in Key West, FL, with her husband and various cats.

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  • (4/5)
    I read this series in high school and was so excited to see that she was publishing a new book! This book was great fun--classic Mediator, updated for a slightly older audience. The spunky protagonist Suze is just the same, but I was glad to see the plot was a little bit deeper for the older audience. This book made me reminiscent for my high school days, and I was glad to be able to read a proper ending to the series (or at least this book feels like the end). I definitely think readers of the original Mediator series will get a lot more out of this book, but she does a good job of reminding us about each of the characters. This was quite entertaining, and I read it very quickly (in a couple of days).
  • (4/5)
    This was the first book in this series that I have read, and I was able to follow and enjoy it easily, although I'm sure there is much more enjoyment to be had if you've read the whole series. I imagine that this book is a more adult (although still pretty clean) version of the rest of the series, which was for teens. This was a light, well-written, entertaining, and funny book, like all of Meg Cabot's work. Cabot is extremely skilled at writing easily consumed, witty, and charming books, whether for adults or teens. Remembrance nicely wraps up the series and ties up all of the loose ends, so I imagine that it will be well-loved by fans of the series.
  • (4/5)
    Another fun read from Meg Cabot! If you at all enjoyed her young adult Mediator series then you should pick this up. Suze and Jesse are now college graduates and engaged to be married, but life still has its obstacles (both real and spiritual). I loved seeing all the characters again and the ending is satisfyingly happy.
  • (4/5)
    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not effect my opinion of the book or my review itself.I was really excited to hear this book was coming out, and even more excited to get an ARC of it. Meg Cabot was one of my favorite writers when I was a teenager, and I read her more adult books as I got older. I had loved The Mediator series as a teen, falling in love with Suze and Jesse and their story, and to have it continued so many years later was a great surprise.Remembrance is not for a young adult audience. Meg Cabot has specifically said this is The Mediator book for her fans who have grown up. While there isn't really any explicit language, there are lots of hints at it, as well as some violence, a dark situation involving a ghost, and some sexual situations.If you haven't read the previous books in this series, you can still enjoy this book, but I think you definitely get a lot more out of it if you were a fan from the start. It's rare to get to have a series you loved growing up continued, especially to have it continued by the original author, and this was a special treat.
  • (4/5)
    Cabot's fluffy reading is up to its usual snuff. I reread the Mediator series in preparation for this one coming out, and the transition from YA to New Adult was fairly jarring. There were bits of Remembrance that belonged in an 'adult book' and some behaviors of the character that belonged in a 'young adult book'. Genre bending aside, I enjoyed the wrap up of ghost-seeing Suze.
  • (4/5)
    "Remembrance" is certainly not my favorite book in the Mediator series but it is a fitting end. The actual mediating is great. I love the storyline with Lucia and getting justice for her. I love the storyline with Suze's family and seeing what they have been doing since "Twilight". What got under my skin at the beginning of the novel through was the menacing shadow of Paul. I had hoped that he would have mellowed a bit over the years if not exactly changed. Instead he showed up just as psychotic as ever. Oh well, it all had a satisfying ending if it is the end (and I would assume it is). It's a good way to go out.
  • (5/5)
    Cabot and Crusie are my two favorite authors hitting the sweet spot of romantic comedy. When so many screenwriters fail miserably, these two manage to consistently create stories that are intriguing, funny, and sexy. I'm tempted to say it is magic, but the length of their backlists make it clear that writing a great rom com is something they've perfected through sheer hard work.

    If you haven't read the YA series, you'll want to eventually, just because Suze is such a fantastic character. Certainly, I don't think you need to read the others to understand what's going on.

    And also, I like the covers.

    Library copy
  • (4/5)
    Having read all of the previous Mediator books when I was still in school, the idea of having another story in the Mediator line was fun. While parts of the story now, looking back, were a little more stark than they were when I first read them (I didn’t like Suze as a person nearly as much reading it as an adult) it was still an enjoyable read and a throwback to being a kid. It wraps up the Mediator series pretty well and was a nice trip down memory lane for when I would lay on my bed and read the original books after school.
  • (3/5)
    Meg Cabot updates her YA 'Mediator' series with a rousing 'adult' finale in "Remembrance". Our heroine, Suze, has graduated college and is working as a counselor in a school. Of course, she continues to work as a mediator, assisting the ghostly dead on to eternal rest. She is engaged to dreamy former ghost Jesse, now a freshly graduated doctor working in his residency. Life is good, until the perfectly vile Paul Slater appears. He now owns Suze's old home (and Jesse's former haunt.) Unless Suze relents to give Paul another chance complete with sexual favors, the house will be torn down --- releasing the dark shadows within Jesse and threatening their very happiness. Those who grew up with the series will be overjoyed to have a conclusion after an over 10 year hiatus. Cabot purposely wrote a more mature book to appeal the advancing tastes of her original audience. There are sexual situations, violence and salty language. I missed out on the YA portion of the series, but had no trouble picking up on the characters and the plot lines to this point. Personally, the cutesy banter and plot lines felt juvenile to me. Suze's reactions, and particularly her interaction with her fiancé were not what I expect of a woman in her 20's on the brink of marriage. I can say it was a rollicking quick light read perfect for Summer.This is a perfect and satisfying conclusion to a series that has many fans. Meg Cabot has kept faith with her readers who have invested so much time and emotion connection its characters. If you loved Mediator, you will not be disappointed. A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • (4/5)
    Summary: Suze Simon is a mediator - someone who can see and hear Non-Compliant Dead Persons, and convince them to move on, by any means necessary. During high school, she fell in love with Jesse, an NCDP who had haunted Suze's bedroom since his death 150 years ago, but their relationship is on much more solid ground now that he'd been restored to his body. They're engaged, but waiting until Jesse's on more stable financial footing before they get married -- which wouldn't be an issue, except that Jesse also was raised in a time when sex had to wait for marriage as well. The strain that that decision causes in their relationship is worsened when Paul Slater approaches Suze with a proposition: he's purchased the house that Jesse haunted and is planning to tear it down, thus unleashing the horrors of a ghost whose home is destroyed, unless Suze agrees to give him a chance to win her back. But Paul isn't the only problem Suze has to deal with - there's also an angry and violent ghost that's attached to one of the girls at Suze's former high school, and in order to help her, Suze might have to solve a decades-old murder.Review: enjoyed the main Mediator series when I originally read it (and all of the subsequent times I've re-read it), so while it's a little bit odd to get another installment of a series that was completed almost 15 years ago, I wasn't complaining. This installment was one of the better ones in the series, too, despite a few things (and people) (read: Paul Slater) that were pretty annoying.I'll start with the least annoying, and work up to the most. There's a definite sense of "even though it's six years later, everyone you knew in high school is still around, and you've met no one new in the interim." There's a few new characters, most notably Suze's step-nieces, but basically, everyone from the earlier books crops up again, although for the most part Cabot does find reasonable excuses to reintroduce old characters. (There are also Suze's college roommates who show up in the intervening novella, but they're absent from this book except for a brief passing mention.) Cabot also continues her habit of having a running "joke" and beating it into the ground over the course of the book; this time it was in regards to Suze swearing too much, although everyone was extremely scandalized by her use of things like "hell" and "damn", which made the repetitiveness of the gag even dumber.Which brings us to Paul Slater. He's still as gross and sociopathic and rapey as ever, although he's now a little more childish than he seemed in the earlier books. And Suze is still dumb about "oh I can't tell Jesse because he'll get angry and murder Paul and he'll go to prison now that he's not a ghost." Which: YOU ARE TRAINING TO BECOME A THERAPIST YOU THINK YOU WOULD HAVE AT LEAST HEARD SOMETHING ABOUT HONESTY AND ITS IMPORTANCE FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS BY NOW AAAAARRRRGH. Because, seriously: Be a grown up, and trust your damn fiancé (who is, in one way of thinking, 170-odd years old) to be the same. But the good news is that at least Suze has stopped giving in to Paul, and stopped being all "well he's assaulting me but he's least he's cute and interested in me so I probably shouldn't knee him in the groin or at least verbally shut him down" that bothered me so much in the early books. Stalking is not romantic! (And I think Suze has finally figured that out.)All that complaining aside, this was an enjoyable book - and for different reasons than I enjoyed previous books in the series. My favorites of the earlier books were those that focused most on Jesse's past, and on Suze and Jesse's relationship. In this book, although some of those parts of were good, what I found most interesting was the murder mystery. I think that's a good direction for this series to go... in previous books, although some had some mystery elements, they were more "what's keeping this ghost from moving on", and less "why is this ghost dead in the first place". And while I don't know that this book would necessarily satisfy a true mystery buff, I did enjoy the added complexity that solving the murder added to this book's plot.So, all in all, this book was fun and pretty fluffy, just like I'd hoped, and not as infuriating as I'd feared when Paul Slater reappeared. 4 out of 5 stars.Recommendation: This book could be read without having read the first six books - Cabot recaps important previous plot points pretty well, and this book is otherwise mostly self-contained, although because she's recycling characters, she doesn't spend a ton of time on character development of the secondary characters. (For example, if you hadn't read the previous books, Father Dom's role in this story wouldn't have quite the oomph.) But they're all fun, fast reads, perfect for travel or beach or lazy afternoons or any other time you need a little bit of brain candy.
  • (5/5)
    Remembrance: A Mediator Novel by Meg CabotAn Early Reviewer book. (Uncorrected Proof)I was very hesitant about reading this book. When I chose it for review, I had no idea that it was a part of a series. I have never read a book without reading the books that come before it and I wasn’t sure how well it was going to turn out. Before I even began reading the book, Meg Cabot has a note to not worry about having not read the prior books. After that, I felt much more comfortable about reading this book.Like every book I read, it took a few chapters before I was hooked. Once I was hooked, I couldn’t put the book down. Meg Cabot put in plot twists that I was honestly not expecting. She also aged her writing. When I say that she aged her writing, I mean that she took it from high school appropriate to young twenty-something appropriate with having added just enough sexual content to hook a young twenty-something. Meg Cabot also hooked me enough that I want to read the original books (which will be added to my mile high TBR pile). Susannah “Suze” Simon, the main character, is a mediator and pretty badass. Jesse de Silva, Susannah’s fiancé, is a hot doctor that any girl would fall for and also happens to be a former ghost. Paul Slater, Susannah’s ex, is annoying and a character you wish you could kill throughout the entire book. Obviously there are more characters than these three but I don’t want to reveal too much.Once I got past the fact that I haven’t read any of the other books, I really enjoyed this book. I did find it slow in some spots but overall I would recommend it to anyone who likes Meg Cabot or books that deals with ghosts. There are twists in this book that the reader will not expect and if Meg Cabot plans on writing more for this series, I will gladly read them.
  • (4/5)
    Suze is all grown up and the teenage romance is definitely more adult now. I liked the way Suze manages to find creative ways to resolve the problems she is facing in her life - a little knowledge can go a long way. This was a nice revisit of the world created in the Mediator series.