4 out of 5 Robots!
Series: Abandon Trilogy, #1
Author: Meg Cabot
Genre: Young Adult
Release: April 26, 2011
Hardcover: 320 pages
My Copy: Amazon Vine
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. (Courtesy of Amazon.com)
Abandon by Meg Cabot is strangely romantic and I strongly recommend it to any young adult fan that finds themselves intrigued with the Underworld. Abandon started off slowly, I wasn't into the story until maybe 105 pages in... but then, out of no where, I was completely submerged. I couldn't get enough of Peirce and her unique situation.
I can honestly say that I had no idea where the author was taking the plot. I found myself often pleasantly surprised- which is awesome. Also, Peirce's struggles with getting back to a normal life in a new town were extremely pragmatic. Relationships, conversations- nothing seemed forced or rushed. We get to read Peirce's story both in present format and then flashbacks. Sometimes flashbacks can be tacky, but they really worked for this story. My review isn't doing this story justice, now that I am thinking about the story and writing this review I'm thinking about how much I wish I was reading the book again.
I thought Perice and John were perfect. Peirce is very likeable and easy to relate to and John is intense and mysterious. Their supporting characters were fascinating as well. I can't wait for the sequel to come out! We have awhile though, Underworld drops in 2012. Read this book this summer! It is quick and refreshing, perfect for the beach.