Thursday, June 16, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot {14th]

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
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.

Title - Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1)

Author - Meg Cabot
Pages - 320

Paperback, Hardcover, eBook - Hardcover
Published & Publisher - April 26th, 2011 ; Point
Source - Store/Bought
Rating - 4.75/5

This book can definitely be classified as one of my favorite reads. No doubt about that statement.

I've been wanting to read this book for awhile, and as soon as I heard Meg Cabot was coming to my area on the This is Teen event, I knew I needed to get it and read it. After I did, I finished the book in two days. I have been a huge fan of Meg Cabot. Ever since her Princess Diaries, I've been this little Meg Cabot obsessive stalker!

Abandon is a more present, kind of, retelling of a greek mythology story. I say kind of because it was somewhat a retelling, with a Meg Cabot twist. Ever heard of Persephone and Hades? If you have, and liked that story, definitely check out Abandon. Pierce would be your Persephone and John would be your Hades. Speaking of John, *sighhh* I want a real-life John. That's kind of a really bad thing for me to say because John isn't someone to be messing with. But I still want him!

The story did start off a little bit slow. That's why I give it a 4.75 and it took me two days to read it. On the first day, I got to page 56. But on the second, I got to finish the book. In the beginning, it just explains most everything that happened in Pierce's life leading up to how she met John, again, when she was 17. It wasn't until after that when I couldn't put the book down. 

Abandon has plenty of funny moments and those moments that arise your suspicions. I definitely recommend this YA paranormal {this is paranormal, right?} to anybody who's looking for a fun read. One thing I dislike about reading books that were published not too long ago... we have to wait a long time for the sequel to come out! :(

To brighten up the mood, here's my pictures! The first is my personalized signing.

Here is the postcard that Meg gave out to everyone. The front side is the book cover and the back reads, "She didn't fall into his world. She was taken." Sorry about the circle of light, the flash was on.

So there it was: my final mistake of the evening.
His mouth twisted into a very unpretty grimace, proving I'd been right about one thing:

He'd never be anyone's handsome prince.

1 comment:

  1. This is the second blog I've read today that's recommended this book! Now I MUST go out and get it somehow. I've always loved Meg Cabot's humor, but it's nice to see her do something a little different.


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