Thursday, 6 March 2014

Review: Love You to Death

Love You To Death (The Mediator #1) by Meg Cabot

Title: Love You To Death
Series: The Mediator, #1
Author: Meg Cabot
This was read as a part of "Love You to Death & High Stakes (The Mediator #1-2)"
 Description (from Goodreads):

 Being a mediator doesn't exactly make Susannah Simon your typical sixteen-year-old. Her job is to ease the path for the unhappy dead to their final resting place. Not all ghouls want to be guided, but Suze is inclined to kick some serious ghost butt if she has to.

Now she's moved to California with her new stepfamily and is starting out at a brand-new school. From her first day, her mediator skills are tested to the max when Suze finds herself the target of the murderous spirit of ex-class beauty, Heather. At least she's sharing her new bedroom with Jesse, who just happens to be "the" hottest ghost in history. Suze is totally warm for his form and is determined to win the heart of the sexiest spirit in town. But can this girl get her ghost?

My Thoughts:

4 stars

 I don't know what to think of Meg Cabot at the moment. Every series of her that I have read has been so completely different from each other ranging for utter hatred (The Princess Diaries) to mediocre enjoyment (Airhead) to this: amazing!
Love You to Death was funny, cute and fun. I loved both the characters and the plotline with all its ghostly adventures. It was a little ridiculous and cheesy and really just a chick-lit hiding in the paranormal genre but I didn't care in the slightest because I enjoyed every second.

Suze was kickass. I loved that she wasn't afraid of a fight, told everything straight but still managed to come across as caring and sensitive. Unlike Mia Thermopolis from
Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries who is a whiny little princess (pun intended!), Suze didn't stop long enough to have time to whine, she was already out there exorcising some ghostly butts!

I was disappointed by the lack of Jesse-ness though. The description promises a hot guy haunting Suze's bedroom and while there is, he is seriously only in the book for about two seconds. This was not long enough! I really enjoyed his character and wanted to know more about him and how he became a ghost.

The ghost-busting was not quite up to scratch for a book that claims to be primarily ghost-busting-related but eh, it didn't really matter that much since the rest of the story kept me entertained.

Overall, while this book was a little too simplistic and ridiculous, I was surprised to find myself really enjoying it. I am eagerly going to be starting
High Stakes now.

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