Saturday 12 February 2011

Book Review - Mean Spirits & Young Blood

Title: Mean Spirits & Young Blood (Mediator Book 3 & 4)
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN-13: 978-0330519519

Meet Susannah Simon: she's a typical teenage girl who just happens to be a ghost-hunter . . . oh, and she's also dead-over-heels for Jesse - the sexiest spook ever! But can this girl get her ghost?
In MEAN SPIRITS Suze is all set to spend a relaxing summer on the beach, until she runs into the vengeful ghosts of four high-school students. She must use her mediating skills to guide these ghouls through the afterlife and stop them wreaking havoc in the present.
In YOUNG BLOOD Suze is heartbroken when gorgeous ghost Jesse doesn't seem to love her back. When his 150-year-old grave is unearthed in her backyard, she is determined to discover how and why he died. But one thing's for sure - digging up the past can be a deadly business . . . 

My Review
I couldn't wait to start the next book in this series and was lucky to have it ready when I'd finished High Stakes. Onc again i was immersed into Suze's world and all her Ghost butt kicking adventures.
This books sees more trouble for Suze, Mean Spirits shows four High school kids who aren't happy they died in a road accident, but was it really an accident, The ghosts don't seem to think it was and they want revenge against the one they feel is responsible. Suze becomes Mediator and detective trying to solve the mystery before anyone else shows up dead. I loved the suspense in this book and all the twists and turns. There were also some new characters that brought a different light to the story.
In Young Blood Suze is forced to get a summer job, totally unfair in her eyes, but it has it's perks, working at a holiday resort as a baby-sitter of all things has it's up sides, the tips are incredible, but Suze thinks she has the worst luck when she is paired with a young boy named Jack, who seems very uncomfortable and unhappy in life and scared of everything. But Jack isn't what he seems and when Suze finds the truth she discovers a whole different person. But if babysitting rich kids wasn't bad enough, she has to deal with the dead body in her back garden, Suze has a feeling she knows who the bones belong to, but she doesn't want to let him go. Will the past come back to haunt her or destroy her future. In this book, you get a lot more background information on Jesse and discover more about his life and how he died. I really liked this as Jesse is by far my favourite character. Shame he's not real, he would make the perfect boyfriend. oh wait, I'm forgetting, he's still a ghost. Bummer! All i can say is that if Cabot based him on a real person I would like to meet him.
I made my way quickly through these books and was once more glued to the pages. Grab a copy now to give it a go.

My Rating
I would give this book 9/10, another great part of the series, bring on the rest. There's some more Ghost Butt to Kick!!!

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