Shadowland

Shadowland

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Shadowland is the first book in the thrilling, romantic Mediator series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries, 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 realizes it's not that easy.

There's a ghost with revenge on her mind...and Suze happens to be in the way.

Don't miss the delightfully funny supernatural Mediator series, from New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot.

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, c2000
ISBN: 9780060725112
0060725117
Branch Call Number: YA PB Cab 3558
Characteristics: 287 p

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PolyWogg
Sep 03, 2017

BOTTOM-LINE:
She sees dead people
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PLOT OR PREMISE:
Susannah is a mediator, a la Sixth Sense, helping ghosts resolve their earthly problems so they can depart. She lived a life of adventure and school problems in New York, hung out with her visiting dead father's ghost, and got in trouble with the law. Then Mom married a guy from California and they moved in with the new family -- new stepdad and three new stepbrothers. And her first day of school? She finds out that her school's principal, a priest, is also a mediator. She's not alone! Ever!
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WHAT I LIKED:
The introduction of a character who gets to physically interact with ghosts is great, and the introduction of Susannah to the ghost Jesse who has been haunting her new bedroom for the last 150 years is actually funny. There are lots of humourous bits as she moves into the new school, and meets the resident bully -- a rejected popular girl who committed suicide over a boy, and now wants to exact revenge on him.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
Some of the clich├ęs used around the vengeful ghost are a bit much, and the constant injuries to various people while she skates uninjured is rather exaggerated.
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

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violet_cat_2979
Jul 14, 2017

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! SO GOOD!! I didn't think that I was going to enjoy it!! I LOVE THIS SERIES. it's great for anyone who wants to take a part of the day to just read straight through it. I didn't want to stop! Addicting...

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corb2000
Dec 06, 2011

first mediator book

KelseyPaige Jun 04, 2011

Love this series--it's addicting. Great for anyone who enjoyed Twilight and is looking for some similar (but not wannabe) paranormal fiction.
The series starts with Shadowland. #2 is The Ninth Key; #3 is Reunion; #4, Darkest Hour; #5, Haunted; #6 Twilight.

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ONEataTIME
Sep 28, 2009

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! This is such a great series; it is a six book series and trust me-- YOU WILL LOVE THEM ALL! it has adventure, magic, romance and discovery. I love the series and I recommend it to anyone-girl or guy depending what you like-anyway rent it!! it is so good!!!

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super_gurl228
Jan 04, 2009

Absolutely LOVED this series one of my favorite authors

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VeganGreen Aug 27, 2009

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gurneetk
Dec 28, 2011

16 year old Suzzanah Simon moves to California. With her mother, new father and 3 step brothers. She can see ghosts. When she arrives in the oldest house in town, she sees a ghost which is a guy and she has to share a bedroom with him.

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