Good Reads Summary: 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.
Published: February 2001 (republished: January 1, 2005)
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Series: Book 2 in a series of 6
Source: I purchased this book
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 past.
My Thoughts: Ninth Key gives us more Suze and Jesse quote action unquote. Ugh, maybe I'm just a girly girl, but I really wanted to scream "MAKE OUT ALREADY!" at the book the entire time. Meg Cabot will not listen to me, however, because she's milking the slow build. I LOVE THE SLOW BUILD. My inner romantic is beating the crap out of me right now, but I do love the torturous descriptions of longing gazes, charged silences, and coy smiles. Also, considering that Jesse is a ghost, I suppose them making out would be kind of weird. But they can touch and he lives in her room, so... COME ON.
Suze, as usual, is going against the advice of every single person in her life. This is okay, you guys, because if she didn't, there'd be no ridiculous antics to facepalm over. This time, Suze finds herself on another mission from a ghost woman asking her to give Red a message. The search for Red commences and Suze finds herself face-to-face with another potentially supernatural creature. And she also has a date with some super popular guy... which may or may not make Jesse jealous... which may or may not be kind of cute.
And may I just take a moment and express my lahve for Father Dom? I'm hoping Cabot doesn't give the poor guy a heartattack, because he is STEADY yelling at Suze for all her craziness. It's pretty dangerous for an old guy to get mixed up in, but OH! Suze's bull-headedness makes for such good times.
Meg Cabot keeps the pages turning, you guys. I am officially hooked on this series. I really want to go out and buy the rest, but the problem is that I bought the bindup and I'm really meticulous about my covers matching. But maybe I'll just have two sets of Mediator books. Not such a bad idea, is it?