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22nd May '18 6:48:51 PM Jellybean12
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Remembrance'' was clearly intended for fans who had been teens during the series proper and are now grown up. The themes and tone are noticeably more...adult...than books 1-7. Including [[spoiler: a sex scene starring Suze and Jesse that has far too much detail to be in a YA novel.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Remembrance'' was clearly likely intended for fans who had been teens during the series proper when books 1-7 were published and are now grown up. The themes and tone are noticeably more...adult...than books 1-7. Including the rest of the series, which fit neatly into the YA category. For starters, the main antagonist (besides Paul) [[spoiler: is a sex scene starring pedophile who murdered a little girl to keep her from revealing his secret; he commits suicide ''in front of Suze and Paul'' when they confront him. In addition, Suze's stepbrother Jake deals medical marijuana, her stepbrother David is openly gay, her sister-in-law is part of the anti-vax movement, Paul engages in pretty heavy prescription drug abuse and illegitimately fathered her nieces, and she spends much of the novel describing her sexual frustration because Jesse that has refuses to engage in premarital sex. They eventually ''do'' get a sex scene, which is far too much detail to more graphic than would typically be found in a YA novel.]]
22nd May '18 6:37:29 PM Jellybean12
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Remembrance'' was clearly intended for fans who had been teens during the series proper and are now grown up. The themes and tone are noticeably more...adult...than books 1-7. Including [[spoiler: a sex scene starring Suze and Jesse that has far too much detail to be in a YA novel.]]
15th Oct '17 1:14:38 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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[[spoiler: TheyDo: The final scenes of ''Remembrance'' take place at Suze and Jesse's wedding reception.]]

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* TheyDo: [[spoiler: TheyDo: The final scenes of ''Remembrance'' take place at Suze and Jesse's wedding reception.]]
24th Sep '17 5:24:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->"I can see ghosts. I can talk to ghosts and, if necessary, I can kick some serious ghost butt."

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-->"I ->"I can see ghosts. I can talk to ghosts and, if necessary, I can kick some serious ghost butt."
28th Aug '17 7:25:04 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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[[spoiler: TheyDo: The final scenes of ''Remembrance'' take place at Suze and Jesse's wedding reception.]]
28th Aug '17 7:22:36 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** They become engaged in ''Remembrance''.
** Also in ''Remembrance'', Gina and Jake



** In ''Remembrance'', Suze always refers to Jake and Brad by their real names, as a symbol of their mutual [[CharacterDevelopment increased maturity]] and her improved affection for them. She still occasionally calls David 'Doc', though - it's a cross between RunningGag and AffectionateNickname.



* PunnyName: Jake aka Sleepy eventually opens a business to distribute medically prescribed marijuana - called POTential.



* TheStoner: Sleepy, according to the WordofGod.

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* TheStoner: Sleepy, according to the WordofGod. ''Remembrance'' confirms this by his running a medical marijuana service.


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* TimeSkip: the first six books take place over roughly a year and a half in-universe, and ends at Suze's prom. ''The Proposal'' and ''Remembrance'' take place eight or nine years later, with Suze working on her Masters degree.
28th Aug '17 6:56:08 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* BookEnds: a couple involving Suze's house. The first book, ''Shadowland/Love you to Death'' opens with Suze moving into her new family home in Carmel. [[spoiler: ''Remembrance'' ends with Suze gaining ownership of the house, and her wedding to Jesse in the backyard knowing that it's the place where they will raise their own family.]] The first time Suze sees Jesse, he's sitting on the window seat of her bedroom; [[spoiler: in ''Remembrance'', they finally make love for the first time on the same window seat.]]


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* ChasteHero: Suze, much to her dismay. In the early books it's because she can't find a guy to put up with her lifestyle. [[spoiler: In ''Remembrance'', it's because Jesse refuses to have sex outside marriage - or so he says. Actually, he's afraid that if he and Suze make love he'll be turned into a demon. Justified by his spending almost two centuries as a ghost, which is bound to give someone a few supernatural hangups. Suze and Jesse do end up [[TheirFirstTime making love before marriage,]] but only by a few weeks.]]


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* EvilPaysBetter: Played with. In ''Remembrance'', it turns out that the wealthiest member of the family is Jake aka Dopey the stoner. He's making money hand over fist as a marijuana dealer - the catch is he's dealing only in legal, medically prescribed dope.
28th Aug '17 6:18:54 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** continues in ''Remeberance'; Suze calls her triplet nieces [[BeatrixPotter Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.]]

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** continues in ''Remeberance'; ''Remberance''; Suze calls her triplet nieces [[BeatrixPotter Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.]]
28th Aug '17 6:17:10 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** As time goes by, Suze's nicknames for her stepbrothers become more like this. It's certainly the case for Doc, a.k.a. David, the youngest, who Suze likes the most out of the three.

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** As time goes by, Suze's nicknames for her stepbrothers - Sleepy, Dopey, and Doc - become more like this. It's certainly the case for Doc, a.k.a. David, the youngest, who Suze likes the most out of the three.



** continues in ''Remeberance'; Suze calls her triplet nieces [[BeatrixPotter Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.]]



** Heather may also qualify.

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** Heather may also qualify. Maybe not before her death, but her ItsAllAboutMe attitude after death turns her downright psychopathic.
28th Aug '17 4:51:20 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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A novella, ''The Proposal'', and a seventh book will be released in 2016 with a time-skip.

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A novella, ''The Proposal'', and a seventh book will be book, ''Remembrance'' were released in 2016 with a time-skip.time-skip of nine or ten years.
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