Remembrance: A Mediator Novel by Meg Cabot
Format: DRC provided by HarperCollins through Edelweiss
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Fiction, romance, paranormal, supernatural
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Back Cover Summary: 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?
It’s a strange moment right now where pop culturally-speaking, we’re revisiting a lot of fan favorite series from the 90s to early 2000s that were cancelled or ended prematurely. The Mediator series by Meg Cabot has long been a fan favorite, both in the U.S. and internationally, and in my opinion, is Meg Cabot’s best series. The original series, for those who don’t know, is about a teenage girl who is a Mediator, a person with the ability to see ghosts and help them cross over to the afterlife/other side. Because it was written in the early 2000s, we’ve seen many more ass-kicking heroines come our way, both on our TV screens and in YA fiction. (As another reviewer pointed out, Suze is indeed Buffy’s ghost-busting twin!) But as Meg Cabot has said, it’s been the repeated interest from fans about another installment of the series that’s really behind the inspiration for this new book.