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Abandon

Abandon
By Meg Cabot
Point, 2011
Audience: All Teens

Source: My Own Bookshelf

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.

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 am so excited because this is the FIRST Meg Cabot book that I get to review for my blog! Meg Cabot is my absolute FAVORITE writer. If I could meet her, I would probably pass out or something. I was gifted an autographed copy of my favorite book of hers, and I about hyperventilated. I was so excited!

That being said, I loved Abandon. It took me a long time to get around to reading it, but I am glad I waited because now I can read Underworld immediately. I probably would have forgotten the ending to Abandon if I would have had to wait. It wasn't as funny as some of the author's other books, but it was very mysterious and reminded me of her Mediator series. The author's note at the back was super interesting, too. I'm glad she included that. I learned a lot about Key West!

My thoughts on John: *SPOILER ALERT* How could he POSSIBLY love her??? They hardly even know each other! He kidnapped her! How could she be interested in him!?! She wants to escape! So messed up. And I realize that it's based on a myth, but... But... Sigh. At least it's interesting.

I hope that Meg Cabot has plans to write another light, funny, contemporary book for teens soon. I could really use one of those. Maybe it's time to re-read my Princess Diaries books!

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