Book Review: Abandon

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Title: Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1)
Author: Meg Cabot
Origins: My Local Library
Summary: [from GoodReads]
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: One of the things I really love about summer is the amount of reading I get done. During the summer I actually have time to spend on my obsessions, so typical speed for me is approximately a book a day. While this is a wonderful feeling while I’m doing it, it certainly makes for a major review backlog! Sorry!

As I’m sure you’ve all gathered by now, I love mythology. There’s just something about the beauty of these stories and the way people used to truly believe in them that just makes me shiver with excitement. So, even though I was leery about someone like Meg Cabot doing something as dark as the Persephone myth, I was ready to give it a try. (Admittedly my view is a little bit prejudiced since all I’ve ever read of hers is Princess Diaries.)

The first thing that struck me about the novel is that it is so different from Diaries. I had trouble telling it was the same author because everything about the book was so much darker than I was expecting! The Hispanic flavor and the gothic setting added interesting touches, blending several mythologies into one very interesting story.

But I think my favorite thing about the book was John. He (in my imagination at least) is so gorgeous! He is wonderfully mysterious and delightfully flawed. He does have his moments of evil, and they are terrifying, but for the most part he’s just a tormented sould forced into a job he doesn’t want. I felt so bad for him, all I wanted to do was help. Honestly if I were Pierce, I might have gone with him in the first place instead of trying to escape.

Bottom line: This is a fun book that is a must read for anyone who likes mythology. I will be eagerly awaiting the second book – I need more!

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2 Responses to “Book Review: Abandon”

  1. Renu says:

    I really enjoyed reading Abandon, and I'm also eagerly awaiting the 2nd book!

    Oh, and John = swoon worthy! ;D

  2. Julie says:

    I'll have to give this one a shot. As I told you, I'm reading Insatiable. It's pretty good. I didn't know what to expect from Cabot…but I'm a fan now.

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