High Stakes by Meg Cabot
Labels: Book Reviews, MacMillan, Meg Cabot, Paranormal, Young Adult · Who posted this? Mina B at 14:58
by Meg Cabot
Release Date: November 5th 2004
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Series: The Mediator #2
Other books in series: Love you to Death, Mean Spirits, Young Blood, Grave Doubts & Heaven Sent
Buy the Book: Amazon
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.
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
High Stakes, (US title as Ninth Key) was just as good as the previous book in the series, Love you to Death, I just couldn't stop reading. In this one, there's murder and mystery. My favourite! Suze has to figure out if a guy, Tad Beaumont (Red) is responsible for a particular murder.
It was great going through the events of Suze and Tad. I wanted to know what was going to happen, there was much suspense and action. I've got to say, it was pretty hilarious when he thought that he was a vampire! And there are definitely more LOL moments!
Though, I was more drawn to the scenes with Suze and Jessie. You know Jessie, the hot ghost that lives in Suze's bedroom. I LOVE him! I just wanted more of them and less of Tad! Their relationship is very personal even though they've just knew each other for around a month. But come on Jesse, kiss her already!
I really love this book! I have no doubt that I'm going to love all the other books that follow. An enjoyable and funny read :)