Abandon by Meg Cabot

by Meg Cabot

Pages: 304
Release Date: September 1st 2011
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Series: Abandon #1
Other books in series: Underworld
Source: ARC from Publishers
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Last year, Pierce died - just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John: tall dark and terrifying, it’s his job to usher souls from one realm to the next.
There’s a fierce attraction between them, but Pierce knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the underworld. But now things are getting dangerous for her, and her only hope is to do exactly what John says . . .

My Thoughts
Being a major fan of Cabot, I just knew I had to grab her latest book. I've read all her YA books and so I was ecstatic to find out she had something new for us in store. Abandon was everything I imagined it to be. It's a retelling of the old story of  Persephone and Hades, I never read or heard of it before so reading Abandon wasn’t familiar but I loved it all the same. I devoured this book!

Pierce drowned in the middle of winter but she didn't die. She had a near death experience where she was brought to the Underworld. At first, she won't able to leave because of the mysterious John Hayden. But when she finally did resulting in her moving back to the mother's hometown in Florida she couldn't get rid of him. Though, a part of her wanted him to stay as of her short lived attraction.

Peirce is a weird yet awesome character. I really liked her. I enjoyed watching her unravel her secrets and maturing all the while. She has problems and many times she got me wondering what trouble she gets into next. And, they pretty much always end up in the form of John.

John is not your average guy. I didn't like him much. He seemed arrogant and tardy. He completely contrasts with Peirce's personality. They're two completely different people. So you'll why I was surprised with how he felt towards Pierce. I should have known. It was only until the end that I actually liked him.

The plot was thrilling and fast paced. I especially loved the whole Greek mythology touch to it. Cabot has delivered yet another amazing read. I can't wait to read the next book. So pine worthy!


  1. I really love the sound of this. It looks awesome too! The UK cover is stunning! But this John fellow doesn't sound overly nice... Great review!

  2. Glad you enjoyed this one! I actually liked John, there was something about him that was nice. And I love the UK cover for this book - gorgeous! Thanks for the review :).

  3. Oh, I'm so glad to read a review of this! I've been wondering about it, but hadn't decided if I wanted to read it yet. Now, I'll be adding it to my TBR list! Thanks for the review!

  4. never heard of this author but this book sounds brilliant

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

  5. I'm reading this book right now! :D So far, I love it. I am also a huuuuge Meg Cabot fan. I'm really glad you liked this one!

  6. I really want to read this! Thannks for the great review. I love Cabot and it's nice to see this one is a good one! And that it's about Persephone - even better! Also.. I love that cover! So much prettier than the one I've seen here.

  7. This is my first time reading a novel by Meg Cabot and I have to say she's brilliant! :D I did like John...a lot. Haha even though I thought what he did at the end was wrong. But he'll just have to redeem himself in the next book

  8. I really want to read this one! Great review!

  9. This sounds so good! Fab review!

  10. This book is phenomenal. I love how well Meg thought out John and Pierce's characters. There's so much depth to them. I can't believe I have to wait another 8 months (or something like that) for the next one to come out!

  11. I can't wait to read this and I really love the UK cover!

  12. I don't know if I've read anything by Cabot, but this certainly grabs my attention. I love the mythology connection.


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