Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1)Abandon by Meg Cabot
Release Date: April 26 2011
Pages: 320
Publisher: Point
Format: Hardcover
Genre: YA/Supernatural/Mythology
Series: Abandon (#1)
Source: Bought 

Goodreads Synopsis:
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 Thoughts:
I really enjoyed Abandon. It did start off a little slow for me but as soon as the story picked up I could not put the book down. Meg has this great quality with her character's that makes you interested in what's going on with them and it makes you feel for them as well.

Her writing style was great as well as the character development. I really enjoyed enjoyed the Hades/Persephone myth that the story was based on. It was definitely a refreshing supernatural tale. I had no issues getting deeply invested in the story. 

I loved John and Pierce. I loved how devoted John is to Pierce even though she doesn't understand that what he is trying to do is protect her. She believes that he just wants to keep her prisoner but that is not the case. She spends years trying to stay away from him but is drawn to him at the same time. She believes that he doesn't feel or care but he does more than she knows.

I loved the situations that Pierce had to go through and I loved that John was always there to save her.

Definitely a great read. I highly recommend it. Meg has this great quality in her writing that just captivates you and makes you want to finish the story. The ending was amazing and it sets up for book 2 very nicely. I cannot wait to finish this trilogy and see where Meg takes her characters. 

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  1. Im so ready to read this one:)
    I think it looks really good..
    Thanks for the review

  2. i am a big fan of mythology so i am definately going to order for this book. Nice blog you've got there, i am ur newest follower, in ur free time you could check out mine,, hope you like it and you follow

  3. I have had this book on my TBR list for a while and just haven't had a chance to read it yet. I love books based on mythology and am so happy to see that this book has been getting such great reviews!

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