Abandon (Abandon #1)
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Rating: 5 stars
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.
Oh my gosh was this book absolutely fantabulous! I am absolutely fascinated by mythology, and I love even more the modern takes on the myths and seeing how authors make them their own and tweak them. Abandon was one of the best books based on mythology I have read in a long time. I haven’t read a Meg Cabot book in quite awhile, and after finishing Abandon it makes me wonder why I was crazy enough not to pick up Abandon the day it came out!
I loved the plot. It was so fun to see where the story would go next. Meg Cabot did a really great job of posing all these questions that the readers would want answer, and would actually answer most of them. There were a lot of twists and turns that I really would not have guessed would be coming.
The characters were great. I really liked Pierce, I thought she was a really great character. I couldn’t help but to love John. I really hope that Richard Smith makes an appearance in the next book as he was a really cool guy. He just had so much enthusiasm. I’m also looking forward to seeing more Alex, Kayla, and Uncle Chris in the next book. I thought all three were quite interesting, and didn’t get enough of them in this book.
The end was so good, but oh so bad, as it meant waiting a year until the next book would be out. It is a bit of a cliff hanger ending, but it is absolutely adorable. The lead up to end is simply unpredictable. I am really excited to see where Meg Cabot goes with the next book in the trilogy, Underworld. Wherever she takes Pierce and John, I am sure it will be fabulous.
Also, can you say cover love? Abandon’s cover is just so gorgeous! The picture, the design, the lettering -everything. Abandon is a must read. It’s a book that everyone should drop everything and run and get. I have yet to read anything by Meg Cabot I haven’t liked, but Abandon definitely was my favorite by her thus far.