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3 stars

Abandon (Abandon Series #2) – Meg Cabot


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.


This is a story based on the Hades/Persephone myth which I know has been done a hundred times before but I am very intrigued by these myths.

Now I realize that the author is Meg Cabot of The Princess Diaries fame but…

  I found this book a little hard to follow because the story constantly goes back and forth between the past and present / the Earthly plane and the Underworld.  It was a little hard for me to keep it straight.

I love the premise of the story though.  The main character “Pierce” can be a little depressing, which is understandable but it can get annoying.  “John” is the DEFINITIVE bad boy and I love his character although there are moments when he completely becomes possessive or psycho but he is still engaging.

This is the first book in the trilogy so as of right now there feels like there is a BUNCH of unanswered questions so I’m hoping those are resolved.  It seemed to me that the author used the formula “pose as many questions as possible with as few answers as possible in the first book”.

Now, for the one thing that drove me insane…there were A LOT of run-on sentences.  They made my brain want to take a breath of air while reading.

I will, as always, finish the series because I can’t NOT finish 🙂

Recommended for teens/young adults, minimal language, no sex

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