The Mediator #4: Darkest Hour: Darkest Hour by Meg CabotThe Mediator #4: Darkest Hour: Darkest Hour by Meg Cabot

The Mediator #4: Darkest Hour: Darkest Hour

byMeg Cabot

Paperback | December 28, 2004

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The Darkest Hour is the fourth book in the thrilling, romantic Mediator series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot. 

When the nineteenth-century ghost of Maria de Silva wakes her up in the middle of the night, Suze knows this is no ordinary visitation—and not just from the knife at her throat, either. In life, Maria was the fiancée of Jesse—the same Jesse who was murdered 150 years before. The same Jesse Suze is in love with.

Maria threatens Suze: The backyard construction must cease. Suze has a pretty good idea what—or rather, who—Maria doesn't want found. But in solving Jesse's murder, will Suze end up losing him forever?

Don't miss the delightfully funny supernatural Mediator series, from New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot.

When the nineteenth--century ghost of Maria de Silva wakes her up in the middle of the night, Suze knows this is no ordinary visitation -- and not just from the knife at her throat, either. In life, Maria was the fiancée of Jesse -- the same Jesse who was murdered a hundred and fifty years before. The same Jesse Suze is in love with. M...
Title:The Mediator #4: Darkest Hour: Darkest HourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.84 inPublished:December 28, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060725141

ISBN - 13:9780060725143

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from What great read!! I've got to read the next one! Darkest Hour, the fourth installment from the Mediator series by Meg Cabot and the series keeps getting better! It’s Susannah or Suze’s first summer in Carmel, California and it doesn’t quite go to plan when her stepdad, Andy forces her to either work a summer job or go to summer school. Suze chooses to work and becomes a babysitter at Pebble Beach Hotel and Golf Resort. She usually babysits moody eight-year-old Jack Slater and she soon realizes that Jack is miserable and afraid because he can see spirits just like her. Suze teaches Jack that ghosts do not mean any harm and it’s the mediator job to help them go to the afterlife. Knowing this, Jack becomes more cheerful and gets out of his shell. Jack’s parents and older brother, Paul, are impressed how Jack’s behaviour has changed because him being with Suze. Paul asks Suze to join them for dinner, but she refuses and avoids talking to him since well he is attractive. At home, Andy and her stepbrother Brad or Dopey are renovating the backyard and they found letters belonging to a person named Maria de Silva to her fiancée, Hector de Silva. Suze realizes that these letters belong to Jesse, the same Jesse who was murdered a hundred and fifty years before. The same Jesse Suze is in love with. That night, Suze comes face to face with the ghost of Maria. Well more like woken up in the middle of the night, knife at her throat. Maria threatens Suze and her family if they don’t stop the construction in the backyard. Suze has a good idea what or who Maria doesn’t want found in the backyard: Jesse remains. Proof that he was murdered. But Suze begins to fear that if they do find Jesse’s remains, he will move on to the afterlife and she will lose him forever. I was excited to read this book since it we get to know more of Jesse’s backstory, meeting the people well know ghosts of his past to solve once in for all his murder but at the same time, afraid he will leave to the after life. I also love the fact that we get to meet a new character, Jack, who is afraid of his ability to see ghosts but learns the true role of a mediator. And Paul, who is kind of mysterious. I love how there was some action, mystery in this book which kept me on edge to find out more! However, there are still questions in mind my that are left unanswered. Now that I finished this review, I’m going to read the next book of the series, Haunted!
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I loved the introduction of new characters.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from one of my favorites in this series Jesse finally gets some solid character development here.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good I love learning more about Jesse's past!!!
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book The whole series is great and this book just adds more excitement. Really enjoyed the read.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vampire Diaries-esque Enter the bone chilling Maria de Silva. She has a real Katherine from the Vampire Diaries vibe. Learning more about Jesse's past is extremely exciting, and watching Suze's confidence shake in the presence of Jesse's fiance makes for a great read.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oh, no, it's ghosts again! PLOT OR PREMISE: Suzannah is a mediator -- she helps ghosts move on from this plane to the next. But when she's not embracing her sixth sense, she's earning money as a staff babysitter at a hotel/resort and dreaming about Jesse who haunts her current home. Then she meets trouble in the form of spoiled brat Jack who can also see ghosts, but doesn't know that ghosts are actually real and is instead three steps away from a nervous breakdown. Suze has to help him figure out his own role with ghosts, at the same time that she tries to figure out more of the mystery with Jesse's past life. . WHAT I LIKED: I really liked the idea of finding newbies who don't know what they are supposed to do when it comes to ghosts -- hey, didn't they see the movie? I also still like the fact that Suze can actually interact with the ghosts (i.e. fight with them). The backstory for Jesse was cool, and knowing that Suze can move to another plane at least temporarily is really a good omen for future books. The interesting addition of negative mediators to counter-balance is very Tru Calling-ish, and we'll have to see how that plays out in future books. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Some of the repeated teenage angst might sit well with teenage readers, but it gets really repetitive fast for older readers. . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Fav. So Far! ;D This one was totally my favourite so far! I mean it was jam packed with even more surprises and thrills and mysteries! The new character introduced were totally surprising and I loved how the author described them. The settings were amazing as always but it was the plot that really blew me away! I mean totally amazing and I don't really know how to describe it. This one is totally and definitely my favourite so far! Can wait to read the next one! ;3
Date published: 2012-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This is probably my favourite series of all time aside from Twilight. I felt like I related to Suze's kick butt and independent attitude. Every novel was a new adventure and to be honest, I wish she would keep them coming
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one yet I can't even tell you how good this book was! This was the best one in the series so far, I can tell the last two are going to be amazing. The characters are awesome, and the story was exciting. If you haven't started reading this series yet, I highly recommend you do. This series does not dissapoint!
Date published: 2009-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing!!! Another awesome book in the Mediator series!!! I've loved every single one so far, each one had another mystery with awesome action, and tons of hilarious moments. This one was especially great, the plot was so exciting, I couldn't stop reading. I LOVED the ending in this one!! I can tell that the next two books are going to be amazing!!
Date published: 2009-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everyday drama with a twist of paranormal If you are looking for a light read this summer, Darkest Hour is the way to go. Within it's pages lies mystery, romance, excitement and so much more. It has everything a girl can relate to even though Suze happenes to be a ghost seeing teen. Darkest hour is fun to get into and the characters easily capture your interest. I would definitely recommend this book to any one looking for a little bit of fun mixed with danger and everything in between.
Date published: 2009-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from O.M.G Absolutely Grreat This book is wicket good.The whole series is too. If you start the Mediator series you can't go wrong. The charcters are developing more. Great read!!!!:)
Date published: 2008-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovelovelove. Before the Twilight series came out, this was my favourite book. Actually, come to think of it, I think it might still be. The story is great and really sucks you in - I honestly couldn't put it down. Meg Cabot has always been my favourite writer, and I can really relate to the way that she writes - her style follows the thought pattern of a teenage girl. Yes, every now and then, a paragraph or two goes off-topic, but isn't that what we all do anyways? (: This is a great book, my favourite in a great series, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes Twilight, supernatural stories, or just a good old fashioned read.
Date published: 2008-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from w00t! This book was absolutely AWESOME. I love the Mediator series!! I've read all 6 books more than 5 times each and I never get sick of them! BUY THIS BOOK!!! -angela.
Date published: 2006-11-09