Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Book Review: Abandon, by Meg Cabot

If you or your teen loved the Twilight series (I did!), then you’ll love the new novel, Abandon, by Meg Cabot. But we’re not dealing with the “undead” in this book -- we’re actually dealing with the dead! Teenager Pierce Oliviera drowns in a swimming pool, but she doesn’t go down a tunnel or see a bright light like we typically hear about when someone dies. Instead, she ends up in a place that’s far creepier, where the dead are in two lines and waiting for boats to take them to their final destiny. Needless to say, there’s one line that you don’t want to be in! While there, Pierce runs into a young man named John, whom she recognizes from a chance encounter in a cemetery when she was 7. When Pierce is brought back to life, she is drastically changed. And strange things begin to happen. Oddest of all, John continues to pop up in her life, even though Pierce knows he is not alive. Who is John? Why is he so interested in Pierce? Why did he give her a priceless necklace that changes colors? And why do so many horrible events keep happening?

These mysteries so engrossed me that I read this book in just a few short days! Abandon is a modern re-telling of the ancient myth of Persephone, although you certainly don’t need to be familiar with it to understand the book. The story unfolds piece by piece, so you’re constantly trying to guess what happened in the past or will occur in the future. And the ending was definitely a surprise to me. My guess about the person I suspected of being up to no good was entirely wrong! This book is also a cliffhanger as it’s planned as part of a trilogy. I’ll definitely be reading Book Two: Underworld when it comes out.

You can learn more about Abandon (publication date: April 26, 2011) through the book trailer and links below.

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Author website: www.megcabot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/megcabot
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YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/MegginCabot

DISCLOSURE: I received an advance reader’s copy of this book to facilitate my candid review. No financial compensation was provided. The affiliate links in this post are from my own Amazon account.


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