Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Blog Tour: Remembrance by Meg Cabot {Review + Giveaway}

Release date: February 2, 2016
Author info: Website | Twitter | Facebook
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Egalley
Source: Publisher provided for review through Edelweiss
Buy the book: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | The Book Depository
The highly anticipated return of Meg’s bestselling Mediator series featuring fan-favorite ghost whisperer, Susannah Simon.

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. 

What happens when old ghosts come back to haunt you? If you’re a mediator, you might have to kick a little ass. 

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? 
Y'all didn't know me in middle school, but Meg Cabot's Mediator series was practically all my friends and I could talk about for a solid year. We all read them in succession, and to this day, any time anything Meg Cabot comes up, Mediator is a huge part of the conversation. Needless to say, I've been DYING for this book since it was announced. And if you're like me in your love and excitement, Remembrance will absolutely not disappoint.

Completely wonderfully, Suze and Jesse are still their awesome selves. Suze is definitely a highlight, because it's clear how much her character has grown in the time since the original books, and she works so hard to help everyone. But, at the same time, she's completely badass, swearing all the time and tromping around in high-heeled boots, ready to do what it takes--and you can't help but love her. Suze and Jesse aren't without their troubles, even being engaged, but their love for one another never fails. For them, it's a matter of communication and recognizing just what they need to tell one another. But, when you've been through what they've been to be together, how could anything else compare? (So, of course, they're adorable and perfect and will make you insanely jealous.)

While I don't know how much someone who didn't read the original series would appreciate some parts of the book, Meg Cabot does a really good job filling in the holes, at least the ones in my memory. But, in terms of plot, it's as good as can be--heartbreaking and personal. And not only does she make it easy to remember again, but, oh, are there references galore! It's wonderful, and the ending is a Mediator fan's dream come true.

(I might've cried.)

(I definitely cried.)

So. Read it, yes? And if you didn't read the series previously, read those first! You won't be disappointed by Suze and her butt-kicking ways.

About the author:

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. Over 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, FL, with her husband.

One winner will receive a copy of the first Mediator novel, Shadowland (and you'll be addicted!). US only. Must be 13+ to enter.

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And if I haven't convinced you, you should probably check out the rest of the tour!

February 2 Born Bookish
February 3 Reader Girls
February 4 Paper Cuts
February 5 Pandora’s Books
February 6 Big Girls *Heart* Books
February 7 Defiantly Deviant
February 8 The Best Books Ever
February 9 Book Briefs

February 10 Paper Skies
February 11 Mary Had A Little Book Blog February 12 The Queen of Teen Fiction

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