Book Review: Ninth Key (The Mediator, Book 2) by Meg Cabot
First sentence: "Nobody told me about the poison oak."
From Amazon.com: "Everything is going great for Suze. Her new life in California is a whirlwind of parties and excellent hair days. Tad Beaumont, the hottest boy in town, has even asked Suze out on her very first date. Suze is so excited that she's willing to ignore her misgivings about Tad... particularly the fact that he's not Jesse, whose ghostly status—not to mention apparent disinterest in her—make him unattainable.
What Suze can't ignore, however, is the ghost of a murdered woman whose death seems directly connected to dark secrets hidden in none other than Tad Beaumont's past."
My take: This is the 2nd book in the Mediator series as well as the 2nd book in the series I've read. I liked Shadowland better, but it wasn't a terrible read. It kept me engrossed enough to want to keep turning the pages to find out what happened next. But toward the end I found myself wanting to be done with it already. Suze is an alright character. Her step brothers are entertaining. Her friends -- Cece and Adam add a lot to the storyline. Not sure when, or if, I'll get to the other books in the series, maybe later.
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Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (December 28, 2004)
My rating: C