Monday, July 11, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot

3 out of 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.

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Abandon is a book that is really gripping and extremely interesting. It took a little to get into, but for me that means nothing because it's just the first in a series. If it was a stand-alone book, though, I would have totally ditched it.

Though it is not told exactly like the Greek myth of Persephone, Hades, and Demeter, there is the constant flashbacks of it. Such as: how Peirce really wants to let her mom know that she is okay, and Peirce looks especially pretty which is why Hades kidnapped Persephone, but that didn't happen to Peirce, yet.

There is, also, the twists to it. Like the necklace. I love where she got the necklace, it was all Meg Cabot. From the dead Queen of France, to the warehouse where all the jewels were held. There was nothing really resolved in the story except discovering what part she plays in the story. And nothing really happened until the end.

At the beginning I was questioning the "incident" and the "accident" and what "him" had to do with them, while in the midlle of the story I was questioning where this was going and what the plot was. I cannot wait to read the second book, Underworld, which is out in 2012, and find all the answers to the questions that are so myraid that I won't allow myself to type them. Sorry for the discombobulation of this post!

Buh Bye,

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