Abandon Review

Apr 26, 2011 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

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Abandon ReviewAbandon by Meg Cabot
Series: Abandon #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult
Published by Point, Scholastic on April 26, 2011
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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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.


This story took me by surprise. When I read the synopsis I thought it would be the typical paranormal romance with all the elements that I’ve read before but in reading Abandon by Meg Cabot I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. With the popularity of mythical remake stories Ms. Cabot took Abandon in a new interesting direction. The story is roughly based from the mythical Greek story of Hades and Persephone bringing to light new characters and new dilemmas.

Pierce was an interesting character and I enjoyed getting to know her. Though she had to deal with some really serious issues, she wasn’t totally depressed and multiple times made me laugh.

While Pierce brought the humor, John (her mysterious male counterpart) defiantly brought the drama and spice. Though he remained mysterious in the beginning I enjoyed the drama he added to the story and liked how his story slowly developed. The scenes with John and Pierce spiced things up. I could feel the romantic tension between them grow and grow. I wished there was more scenes with John because the banter between him and Pierce was great. 

I enjoyed where Ms. Cabot took this story. It was freshly interesting and new. I didn’t know what was going to happen next and anything was bound to happen, even death. The writing was clear and uncomplicated and the past memory writing style with which I learned what really happened in Pierce and John’s life kept things interesting. This is the start of a trilogy and the way things are left off there are a lot of things that need to be cleared up which is great for the series. Abandon by Meg Cabot was a great story that kept me entertained throughout. Looking forward to the continuation of this new series.

5 Stars


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