Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Missing You by Meg Cabot

Note: this is the final book in the 1-800-Where-R-You series (i.e. spoilers for the previous books).

Missing You
by Meg Cabot

Summary: Ever since a walk home on a particularly stormy day, Jessica Mastriani has had an ability like no other. She became known worldwide as Lightning Girl a psychic who could find the location of anyone, dead or alive. Jess finally had no choice but to embrace her newfound talent, and ended up lending her skills to the U.S. government.

But her work for them has taken a terrible toll, and Jess resurfaces months later a shadow of her former self, her powers gone, Lightning Girl no more. Her only hope is starting over in a new place, a big city where nobody knows her. It's only when Rob Wilkins unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep that she's forced to face her past. Rob, all the way from back home, needs her help. But how can Jess, her powers gone, find anyone, let alone the sister of a man she once loved . . . when she can't even find herself?
 So this is the final book in the series and, like all of the other ones, I loved it.

It's set a few years after the fourth book and so Jess is a bit older, her life has changed and so has she. I really loved how she was a bit more mature, a little bit broken by everything she's gone through, but still the same Jess at heart. She was still totally kick ass, she still made me laugh, but I think I like her even more in this book because she doesn't just punch first ask questions later anymore and she stands up to her mum a bit more too (something I've been dying for her to do the entire series).

This book was different to the others because the other books seemed more focussed on the plot and Jess's powers, but this one seemed more about her and her relationships - the plot didn't suffer because of that though, the plot was still as good as the others.

 Her and Rob (oh what a wonderful love interest he is) have a lot to work through in the book, I wanted to yell at both of them to just "USE YOUR WORDS!!" because so much of their issues could've been sorted with just...a real conversation with neither making assumptions or being too scared to admit how they really feel - but at the same time, it's one of those romances that is fun to read about, you want them to get to that happy ending and totally know they will but all the bumps in the road make it that much more awesome.

Other little thing I loved: I've been watching the TV show based on these books (the show is very, very different - basic concept and main character name and her brother are pretty much all that remains the same), I'm in the middle of series 3 right now. And the book actually acknowledges the existence of the show, she talks about a show based on her life and - yeah. I thought that was cute.

Anyway, this series has been so fun to read. I think that's all I have to say.

 Later.

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