Abandon by Meg Cabot

Abandon by Meg CabotAbandon by Meg Cabot
Series: Abandon #1
Published by Point on April 26th 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult, Retelling
Pages: 304
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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.


This was such a great read. However towards the beginning it did require a bit of a push to get into the story. Cabot jumped around in time so much that I nearly got fed up. But I knew it’d make more sense if I just powered through. Luckily my faith was rewarded.

Even when Pierce was so angry with the situation at hand and didn’t like John all that much, I couldn’t help but root for them to be together. There was this pull that Cabot made apparent and irresistible. The plot twists and increasing mysteries only help to keep me drawn in and reading to the end.

What makes this better is that “Abandon” is just the first book. There will be more to expand on the characters and answer the questions left unanswered. This is a great start. Cabot worked magic on this, and I’m excited to see where she takes it. Another book I’d recommend to anyone who’s interested in either YA fantasy books or vague interpretations of Greek mythology.

About Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot is the author of nearly fifty books for both adults and teens, selling fifteen million copies worldwide, many of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers, most notably The Princess Diaries series, which is currently being published in over 38 countries, and was made into two hit movies by Disney. In addition, Meg wrote the Mediator and 1-800-Where-R-You? series (on which the television series, Missing, was based), two All-American Girl books, Teen Idol, Avalon High, How to Be Popular, Pants on Fire, Jinx, a series of novels written entirely in email format (Boy Next Door, Boy Meets Girl, and Every Boy's Got One), a mystery series (Size 12 Is Not Fat/ Size 14 Is Not Fat Either/Big Boned), and a chick-lit series called Queen of Babble.

Meg currently divides her time between Key West, Indiana, and New York City with a primary cat (one-eyed Henrietta), various back-up cats, and her husband, who doesn't know he married a fire horse. Please don't tell him.


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0 Replies to “Abandon by Meg Cabot”

  1. Good review. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a while!

    Tia @Falling For Books

    1. I hope you get the chance to read this one soon. (:

  2. I’m a sucker for a good series! Thanks for the review, great one!

    1. It’s a good start, and hopefully it turns into a really great series. (:

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  4. I have to admit that I haven’t read any books from Meg Cabot yet, but I might give this one a try. 🙂

    1. I don’t really read much by Meg Cabot either, but I couldn’t resist the Greek mythology usage. It’s a good read, so definitely give it a shot! (:

  5. Great review…I’ve never read meg Cabot! But I keep hearing about her. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m now following you:)

    1. Thanks. I don’t read much of Cabot, but what I have read I liked. If you like the summary of this book, I would definitely recommend it.

  6. Great review. I am a new follower from book blogs. Looking forward to following your blog. I would love a visit/follow back on my blog when you have a moment. Thanks. Donna


    1. Thanks for visiting! And I’m following your blog as well. (:

  7. Was going to read this but apparently the rates for this book were not very helpful and most say that it was not a very good book. Perhaps I will read it when im free next time.

    1. Yeah. There were a lot of Greek mythology retellings coming out at the same time, and so many focused on the Hades/Persephone story. This wasn’t a bad read, but it didn’t stand up well against its competition.

      However, if you give it a shot, I’d be interested to hear what you think of it. 🙂

  8. I am so glad I read this review because I read before that the start of this book was slow so I will out this on my TBR list and give it a chance.

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