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Abandon“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.”

I’ve always been a huge fan of Meg Cabot. Her last book fell a bit short, in my opinion, but what author doesn’t have a dud eventually? I really hoped for the best with Abandon…the premise sounded amazing. The cover…absolutely stunning. The beginning drew me in, it was creepy and fascinating. While it wasn’t horrible, I didn’t really love it.

The main character was annoying, I felt like she whined a lot. While I know she has learning disabilities, some of her comments about mythology being unimportant and asking who Homer was, really grated on my nerves. I do have to admit I loved John from early on, I just wish there was more of him.

The story itself, while having a few plot holes, for the average reader they could likely be overlooked. Abandon has a very creative storyline, and I feel the next book in the series could possibly redeem the first if done correctly. I’ll definitely be picking up the second book when it comes out just so I can see if it improves and because I’m very curious to see what happens next.

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  1. Jen @ A Book and a Latte says:

    Great review, sorry it wasn’t as good as you hoped! I’m on the fence with this one, at least as far as how soon I’ll read it. ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  2. Lisa Mandina says:

    I felt a little bit the same, although this was actually the first YA novel by Meg Cabot that I’d read, so I was pleased with it. I too am looking forward to the next in the series.

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