Title: Ninth Key (The Mediator, #2) (Amazon)
Author: Meg Cabot
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
Kim’s Take: I have to say that I
liked this second book in The Mediator series even more than the first. As good
as the first one was, this one had an even better story line. It was more of a
mystery with lots of twists and turns which gave it a better plot.
Suze is awakened by a screaming ghost of a woman one night, who gives her a
message to give to someone named Red. She has no idea who Red is and is given
no clues. So her investigation into finding out who this Red actually is
begins. She soon discovers that a boy she danced with at a pool party is the
son of who she suspects is the Red this message is to go to. As usual, things
go hysterically wrong when Suze pretends she is writing an article for the
school paper in order to get a meeting with the man she has determined is Red.
family turns out to be a little more mental and dangerous than she ever could
have imagined and soon finds herself a target. Someone has secrets to keep and
will do anything to keep them that way.
In the end, all it takes is a photograph for Suze to realize exactly what
she has needs to do all along.
And, of course, Jesse is still around and living in her bedroom. Suze finds
herself not wanting him to leave. And I can’t say I blame her. A little more
Jesse would be good thing!
This is such a good series and I will be getting the 3rd book as
soon as I can!
Kim’s Rating: 4/5