Remembrance was everything I wanted it to be and more.
I sure was excited after having read the prequel e-novella, and let me tell you, Remembrance was exceedingly good.
I don't even know where to begin, so I'm going to insert the blurb and sort my thoughts out:
Fifteen years after the release of the first Mediator novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot returns with a deliciously sexy new entry to a fan-favorite series. Suze Simon—all grown up and engaged to her once-ghostly soulmate—faces a vengeful spirit and an old enemy bent on ending Suze's wedded bliss before it begins.You can take the boy out of the darkness. But you can’t take the darkness out of the boy.All Susannah Simon wants is to make a good impression at her first job since graduating from college (and since becoming engaged to Dr. Jesse de Silva). But when she’s hired as a guidance counselor at her alma mater, she stumbles across a decade-old murder, and soon ancient history isn’t all that’s coming back to haunt her. Old ghosts as well as new ones are coming out of the woodwork, some to test her, some to vex her, and it isn’t only because she’s a mediator, gifted with second sight. From a sophomore haunted by the murderous specter of a child, to ghosts of a very different kind—including Paul Slater, Suze’s ex, who shows up to make a bargain Suze is certain must have come from the Devil himself—Suze isn’t sure she’ll make it through the semester, let alone to her wedding night. Suze is used to striking first and asking questions later. But what happens when ghosts from her past—including one she found nearly impossible to resist—strike first? What happens when old ghosts come back to haunt you? If you’re a mediator, you might have to kick a little ass.
I really like how it kind of tells you the plot but it doesn't.
I dare say this book became my favourite of the Mediator series (Twilight/Heaven Sent used to be my favourite, for obvious reasons). Not necessarily because it's aimed at the "adults" readers have become since the publication of the series, but that's an aspect too (I quite enjoyed the unexpectedly serious turn in the story).
I'll tell you why: it's Suze and Jesse. It has always been Suze and Jesse in the previous books, but now they are a couple, getting married and mediating ghosts. TOGETHER. And this was the thing my little fangirl heart needed the most.
Tell me, are you not dying to know how Hermione and Ron doing together? (If we are lucky, we might have a glimpse at that in July) Books tend to end with couples endig up together (or one of them dying), and we are left wondering how they are doing. Do they argue about toilet paper? Do they fight over furniture in Ikea (or whatever the wizarding equivalent of it is)? How was their wedding day?
Well, in Remembrance, we are allowed to see into Suze and Jesse's relationship - it's pretty much perfect, even though they have their own problems to sort out (spoilers: and oh boy do they get sorted out). Also, the reapparence of Paul stirs things up between them, but don't worry... it's Suze and Jesse we are talking about.
So: much love for Remembrance, even more for Suze and Jesse.
Can we get a new book please, with them having a family and all?
Mediator-series fans, this is a must read for you. :)