Saturday, March 17, 2012

Book Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

(Abandon, #1)
by Meg Cabot
Young Adult Paranormal
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Goodreads Average Rating:3.69
Pages: 304

Before I get into my review, here is the summary from Goodreads: 

Pierce knows what it's like to die, because she's done it before. 

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. 

The myth of Persephone...darkly reimagined. 

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This one was classic Meg Cabot...absolutely wonderfully written and very compelling. I love Meg Cabot's books. She is such a great writer and her books are always great. This one was no exception.

This retelling of Persephone was very original and had me hooked from the beginning. I loved the character Pierce, like all of Meg Cabot's characters she had a good heart mixed with just enough attitude to make a well-developed character that I really liked.

And then there was John. I have BBS--bad boy syndrome (meaning that I loved him.) He was really intriguing and I loved learning more about him.

I've already said that Meg Cabot is an excellent writer, but it deserves to be mentioned again. She has a way with words. Her writing always feels so genuine. And it's always incredibly well-written. I love her ability to weave a story that draws me in from page one. I'm so excited to read the second one. The ending on this I have to read the sequel. I think that is the mark of a good book.

This one comes highly recommended. I love this myth and Meg Cabot did a great job in retelling it in a modern day setting.

In Summary: It's Meg Cabot--aka it's incredible. For a beautifully written novel with a heroine with just enough heart and attitude, read this retelling of Persephone. 

Warnings/Side-notes: There is definitely a sexual tension permeating in the novel. Nothing happened in this one, but the stage has been set for something to happen in the sequel. 

The Wrap-up: I really enjoyed reading this one. It is absolutely incredible. I definitely will be keeping my eye out for the sequel which comes out on May 28, 2012. Definitely can't wait. This one comes highly recommended. 


Danica Page

Up Next: An Uncommon Grace by Serena B. Miller 


  1. LOVED this book as well. Meg Cabot is a master at first person teen story telling. :D Can't wait for the sequel.

  2. @Kristen, that's exactly how I feel. Thanks for commenting.


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