Saturday Quickie: ABANDON by Meg Cabot

Posted 21 May, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

YA Paranormal Romance
304 pages
Available now
Review copy purchased

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.

Now this is how you take a myth and spin it to modern times. Abandon was great–I loved the main character, Pierce, with her struggles and issues. Despite those, she still worries about others first. And the mysterious guy…I do love a good mysterious guy, especially one who sticks to the shadows but leaps forward to help out his girl if she needs it (but did his name have to be John? It just didn’t seem to fit him. Maybe that’s just me.)

This story can get a tad bit confusing because Pierce relives parts of her difficult past through a series of flashbacks but they’re important because they explain who she is, what happened to her and why her mother felt she needed a fresh start. Plus, it explains a lot of her motives for doing what she does in the present. 

As always, Meg Cabot tells a great story in ABANDON. I can’t wait for the next book in this trilogy. (Oooh, bring on the Furies — they’re bad, bad, bad!)

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