Author: Meg Cabot Webpage | Twitter
Genre: YA Fiction/Mythology
Hardcover: 304 pages
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Description from GoodReads:
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.My Review:
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.
I love Meg Cabot, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard that she wrote a different spin on the Hades and Persephone myth. Pierce begins the story a year after she came back from death. She is now living in Isla Huesos with her mother. She hopes that her new town will help her leave the past behind her and allow her to start a new life. Well, let's just say that it doesn't go according to her plans.
If you have read any Meg Cabot book you know that her books a breeze to read. She just captures your attention and doesn't let you go until the end. Abandoned has a slower start. It takes a few chapters to discover what happened to her when she died and the history John and her share. It took a little while for me to get used to the jumping around. I was also expecting a more passionate love story.
Overall, I think it is a great start to the series. I am hoping that the next book in the series brings more romance and we learn more about John's past. If you are enjoying the different takes on old stories then I am sure you will enjoy Abandon. Even though it is similar to the Hades and Persephone story it is different enough where you are left wondering how it will all end.