July 14, 2012

Book Review: Missing You by Meg Cabot

In the spirit of the Meg-A-Readers Blog Hop, I'm going to be reviewing one book by Meg Cabot every sunday for the duration of the event!

I think this might be one of the last ones I do, so I wanted to review Missing You, the last of the books in the 1-800-Where-R-You series and one of my favorite.  

The Deal: Jess Mastriani - the once well known psychic who could find anyone in her sleep - has lost herself. After a year working for the FBI and helping catch bad guys, she was struck by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as swiftly as she was once struck by lighting and now she can't sleep well, so she can't find anyone. 

Instead, she's focusing on living a 'normal' life in New York, where she is attending Julliard and living with her best friend Ruth, trying to put her past behind her. Until Rob Wilkins shows at her doorstep with a strange request: that Jess helps him find his sister. 

Jess isn't happy to see Rob - when she first returned from her stint working for the government, things didn't end well between them - but she can't say no, and soon finds herself up to her old tricks. 

My Thoughts: I can't tell you how much I waited and wished and hoped for Missing You. When I first began to read the 1-800-Where-R-You, the series stopped with book four, Sanctuary, but if you have read that book you realize that a few things are left hanging there.

Those lose ends were tied quite well in Missing You. It addressed the downfall and price that Jess had to pay in exchange of a gift that she didn't want or ask for, it addressed her relationship with Rob and with her parents - particularly with her mom who was always trying to make her be someone she wasn't, even if she meant well - and also makes her realize what is it that she really wants in her life, and what she doesn't. 

Missing You is a great conclusion to one of my favorite series by Meg Cabot, and for me it was definitely worth the wait. Jess and Rob are still one of my favorite couples and I loved being back in Jess's small Indiana town. Oh and I loved seeing how Douglas moved on with his life and learned to live his his disease. 
starstarstarstar1/2Personal Favorite

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