The Compulsive Reader: Supernatural July: Ghosts Need Some Love

Friday, July 3, 2009

Supernatural July: Ghosts Need Some Love

I was just noticing on the poll to the left today that no one's voted GHOSTS as their favorite supernatural being to read about. Sad! Though I don't believe in them, I enjoy a good ghost story--they're pretty fascinating, imho. Could it be because you all haven't found that FANTASTIC YA ghost story? Look no further.

One of my favorite series of all time is Meg Cabot's The Mediator series. It was way popular back like four and five years ago, but what with all the Twilight buzz, people FORGOT about it! THE INJUSTICE! (The sixth book is actually called Twilight, and came out before SM's Twilight. I remember when everyone was going TWILIGHT, OMG! and they WEREN'T talking about vampires. They were talking about HOT GHOSTS! Which beats a sparkly vampire any day.) (Granted, I still like SM's Twilight, but uh, READ MC's AS WELL!)

Anyhoo, Meg Cabot's The Meidator series follows Suze, a sixteen-year-old girl who has always seen ghosts. Her dad's ghost even drops in on her now and again. SHe and her mom live happily in New York City, but when her mom gets remarried, they relocate to northern California to Carmel. She has to live in an old house. And go to a very old school. And old buildings mean trouble. Namely, ghosts.

Especially like the HOT ghost who lives in her bedroom.

Thus begins Meg Cabot's fantastic and completely riveting series. It's full of humor, romance, mystery, and some kick butt mediating. Check it out, please. Do me a favor, okay? Go to your bookstore/library before they close for the holiday weekend and go pick up the first book, Shadowland.

The books are: Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, Haunted, and Twilight. And they are rocking.
Mediating not your thing? Are you into actual ghost hunting? Check out Marley Gibson's Ghost Huntress.

The first in a trilogy. Get out your tape recorders, crystals, and extra batteries— you’re about to go where our world meets the spirit world.

Psychic Kids, Paranormal State, Haunting Evidence—these and countless other television shows are making believers out of millions of people: Ghosts exist, and they’re living right beside us.

For centuries, individuals have been trying to prove the existence of ghosts. But without hard evidence, it’s been difficult to make the case. But now as science and technology have progressed, ghost hunters have been able to use scientific means, along with more traditional psychic tools, to make their case. Photographs, video recordings, and sound recordings are all producing some amazing results.

In this new series, Ghost Huntress, meet Kendall Moorehead, a seemingly typical teen. When her family moves from Chicago to the small historical town of Radisson, Georgia, her psychic abilities awaken. She’s hearing, feeling, and seeing things that seem unbelievable at first, but with the help of the town psychic, Kendall is able to come to terms with her newly emerging gift. So, together with her new BFF, Celia, Kendall forms a ghost hunting team. They’ve got all the latest technology. They’ve got Kendall for their psychic. Now they’re going to clean up Radisson of its less savory spirits.

The story is fiction. The science is real. Welcome to a new reality.


Kami Garcia said...

I do believe in ghosts...as a girl with Southern roots, it's a given. If you love a good ghost story, you can also pick up Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell.

Kristen said...

I still haven't read the Mediator series, although I've heard great things about it.

Natascha De Marco said...

U were nominated at my blog.

Please go and check it out ^^


Sara said...

I love the Mediator series... I think its Meg Cabot's best YA - Suze is smart and funny, where I just didn't get that from Princess Diaries (though many would beg to differ I'm sure...). Anyhow - thanks for this post because these books definitely deserve more love.

Unknown said...

I love the Mediator series too! It's so great and cute.

I have yet to read the other series but I really want to!

Jenny B. Jones said...

I loved the Mediator series and would pick over Twilight any day!! It's got romance, a girl who can kick butt, AND humor.

Stephanie Perkins said...

Followed Meg Cabot's tweet here. I love your blog!

This Twilight is definitely my preferred choice. (Though I like the other as well, too!) Jesse = swooooon. It's definitely time for me to re-read this series. Again.

A.Co said...

I have reread the Mediator books at least five times and totally agree with your review! Love them!

a flight of minds said...

The Mediator series is definitely my favourite from Meg Cabot. I don't like all of her books that much, but Suze + hot ghosts = love. :) There's also I Heart You, You Haunt Me that's a little ghostlike, right?

- Alex

Nicole said...

The Mediator series is definitely my favorite series! I love it! (Much better than Twilight, even though I love Twilight as well!)

Debbie Lynn said...

Wow! I've got to remember this! I devoured the Twilight Series & it left me so hungry for more. This sounds like it would be perfect! Thanks! =-)

KataCullen said...

I LOVE the mediator series!!!
and Jesse!!!
I mean... he is everything a girl can ask for!!
AND I really like Suze!!
I didn't like Mia that much

Rhiannon Hart said...

I plan on doing a three month ghost story challenge right after I finish my dystopian challenge--I love ghost stories and will definitely look these up!

The Library Lurker said...

I love love love the Mediator series. Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors.

Anonymous said...

OMG finally! I have loved that series since it came out and now someone finally talks about it. Personally Im all Twilighted out. Now I may be able to get my friends to read it! yes!

Anonymous said...

Mediator is awesome!

Beth F said...

I don't read ghost stories, but everyone loves this series. Hummm.

Minding Spot said...

An award for you!


Ali said...

I love the Mediator Series, it's super cute. Most of my friends love it too. Meg Cabot's a genus author especially with this series.

Karen Veronica said...

Not a big fan of ghost stories (though my grandmother use to tell me them all the time growing up) - this sounds pretty interesting, like Buffy the ghost slayer? :)