Sunday, April 12, 2009

Review: The Mediator #1: Shadowland

The Mediator #1: Shadowland
Meg Cabot

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, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.
But the very first day at her new school, Suze realized it's not that easy. There's a ghost with revenge on her mind...and Suze happens to be in the way.

Let me start off by saying that this isn't a book that I probably would've bought on my own. However, I received it in a surprise box of books so I decided to give it a try. It was better than I expected it to be, but I don't think it was completely amazing. It just seemed like a typical story to me, nothing extraordinary. It was able to hold my attention - I finished it in one sitting and if I can find the other books in the series, I'll probably read them as well. The writing and the whole plot just seemed a bit plain to me - I don't have a huge desire to read the whole series, but I didn't want to stop reading the book, either. While it was a fun read, this series probably won't be at the top of my list of books to read next. I've kind of got mixed feelings about this book. It wasn't bad, but it won't be a favorite of mine. Though I am curious about where Suze's relationship with the ghost in her room will go, and that's probably the main reason I'd read the rest of the series.

Overall Rating: 3.5/5


Laina said...

I love these, and a certain ghost is one of my favourite characters of all time. :)

Lianne said...

I read this book before! I love Meg Cabot's books!

robin_titan said...

I really liked this series :) It was pretty cute and so are all of Meg Cabot's work for that matter. :)