4 stars to Grave Doubts & Heaven Sent (The Mediator 5&6) by Meg Cabot

Published December 19, 2013 by katheryn13

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 “Grave Doubts”, Suze has to contend with fellow ghost-hunter, Paul Slater, who gives her a deadly ultimatum. Unless she dates him, he’ll send Jesse into the afterlife – for good. Paul may be totally hot, but Susannah Simon will not be bossed around. Let the games begin…In “Heaven Sent”, all Suze’s dreams have come true – she’s finally dating the most gorgeous ghost of all time, Jesse! But when her creepy admirer threatens to travel back in time and stop Jesse from dying, Suze is distraught. Will her new boyfriend choose life or love?

Review:

Sadly, as with many series, the last book is nearly always the best, and Grave Doubts & Heaven Sent do not disappoint. Okay so technically they’re two books in one, but as a whole, they topped the first 4 for me.

Suze already met Paul Slator whilst babysitting for his younger brother in the previous book, and this time Paul has come back for seconds. After finding out how sinister and evil he actually is, Suze isn’t best pleased when he turns up at her school.

But surprisingly, I didn’t hate Paul as much as Suze did. He seemed to have redeeming features, but then he’d go and ruin them. I could easily see how he did like Suze a lot, but he was going about it ALL WRONG. Granted, he did “almost” kill  Suze in the last book, but really? Is that any reason to hold a grudge? Well Suze feels so. Okay, I agree.

Since book 4 and that “kiss” at the end, Jesse has been avoiding Suze and she can’t figure out why. Only that he must not feel the same way.

Okay so her attitude about him is rather…childish. She’s 16, but she’s all “in love” and he obviously doesn’t love her back. How do you know? I mean…for god’s sake, just say something to him! The story went around in circles with her trying to GUESS. And I just wanted to slap her because her naivety was getting annoying. Apart from that…Jesse is just…divine. But he’s old fashioned and when certain rumours go flying, he talks to Father Dominic about his feelings, which doesn’t end well. Not for Suze, anyway.

In Heaven Sent, things pretty much continue and Paul makes a deal for Suze to let him show her what they can really do as Mediators, which she agrees to on the terms that he stay away from Jesse. We  meet Paul’s grandfather, and the secret behind Paul is all revealed.

Cee Cee and Adam weren’t involved as much as before, and in a way that’s good for me because Cee Cee irritates the hell out of me. >_< I was gradually warming to Paul, though, and his quips towards Suze made me smile because it’s SO OBVIOUS.

Then Paul goes on a mission which involves Jesse and Suze thinks he wants to get rid of him, and he does…just not in the way  she thinks.

There fire, romance, peace and…time travel.

A great read. I’m sorry to see the series end. :(

Kat

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