Remembrance (#7 of ?) by Meg Cabot
Published Year: 2016
"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."
So. To be honest. I expected a little more from 24-year-old Suze Simon. But she was exactly the same as 16-year-old Suze Simon. Now, I'm 24. And I am nothing like my sixteen year old self. So for her to be exactly the same 8 years later was kind of annoying. And then she got all caught up in freaking Paul Slater without even talking to Jesse, and it's not like she's got the ghost excuse anymore... Basically Suze was royally annoying.
And I know it's a plot point that Jesse is going dark, but he was, well, too dark. I mean, he's supposed to be Jesse. And Jesse being dark and shadowy and wanting to beat people isn't the Jesse de Silva I know and love. So he's changed I guess. Unlike Suze, though, Jesse didn't really stay in his little barrel. He wasn't actually dark, and he hadn't actually been ruined from what I remembered. But I was worried there for a few chapters. I almost considered giving up. It was a close call. I continued on in the name of Suze and Jesse because I just had to you know?
Father D was as good as ever, and that was refreshing. The ghost story was good, too. That was always my favorite part, anyway. I appreciated that Suze is focusing her life, in part, around what she does with her Mediator gift. I thought that was pretty cool. However, she's working at her high school. Same setting, MC, really? Total cop out. It's like you weren't even trying!
Rating 2.5 stars