Monday, June 27, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot Review

Title: Abandon
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: April 26th, 2011
304 pages

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.

My Review:

Another great YA book that takes a great spin on the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades!

I have read a few of Meg Cabot's books, and I have to say that this one was probably one of my favorites, not just because it had some Greek mythology in it, but the story was really unique.

When I first picked this book up from my library, the main thing that caught my eye was the cover! It's so unique and I loved the gold outline mixed with the brown.

One of the best parts about this book was the romance between Pierce and John. I like when authors drag out a romance and make the readers wait for that epic moment when the couple will be together!

At times, however, this book could be a little bit confusing because of the flashback scenes, but otherwise I really liked this book!

Overall, this was a fun read and I can't wait to check out the sequel!

My Rating: Four out of Five Stars


  1. I read this book a longgggg time ago. I borrowed it from the library and then, I won it from Ms. Cabot. I was her 100,000 Facebook fan. I'm not a huge fan of Ms. Cabot's heroines. Most of them are those girls that pretend to be strong, but at the same time, they're weepy and breakable and fake. And a little crazy. I read Underworld too. It was WORSE. Trust me. I gave this book three stars, for the potential, and Underworld two stars. It had some plot to it, but I hated how Pierce used John left and right. So, in comparison, Abandon seemed pretty good. Thanks for the review!!!!! :)

  2. I learned to love reading through meg cabot books a long time ago. I thought I had read all of her books, but apparently not...I have to go check these out! :)


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