Monday, May 16, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot

Young Adult: 304 Pages

Published: April 26th, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Series: Abandon Trilogy
Source: Finished copy from Publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon
Find the author: Website

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.
Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

"Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. Anything at all. One. Two. Three. Blink" Pierce Olivieri

Abandon was my first Meg Cabot book, and I can happily say that I am big fan! I don't know why I have never picked up one of her books until now, because I have heard countless amazing things about her writing. And now I definitely see why.

Abandon is filled with heart-pounding, page-turning suspense. The way the author paced out the story was perfect. Her writing style let the story flow out beautifully, and let the magic sink in. Going into the book, I only knew the basics about the Persephone myth. After reading this book, and researching the Persephone story, I have fallen in love with the legend, and absolutely loved what Cabot did with it. Not knowing much about Greek Mythology this book introduced a whole new genre to me, one that I can't wait to explore.

The character cast was so entertaining. I loved John from the very beginning, I found him alluring and mysterious. He definitely earned a spot on my 'Favourite male characters' list. As for Pierce, I loved her! She was witty and a blast to read. I devoured this book because of it's hauntingly beautiful setting, great characters and interesting plot.

The second book to the series, Underworld is set to release in 2012. I can't wait to get my hands on that, and see what Meg Cabot has in store for Pierce, and the rest of the characters. Abandon is a fantastic introduction to this series. A must read!

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  1. Sounds amazing! I love witty characters.

  2. I haven't read many Meg Cabot books either, but everyone says they are really good. This one sounds really good.

  3. What a great review! I have this on my shelf and really, really need to get it it like, yesterday. So glad you enjoyed it and I'm so excited that this is a suspenseful read :)

  4. This book is very high up on my TBR list! It looks amazing - I love mythological stories and have heard that this one was done really well!

  5. This sounds amazing! I've read a few Meg Cabot books, and I've liked them all! John seems like a really great character!

  6. I read the book i thought it was really good i loved it


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