Series: Abandon #1
Publisher: Point on April 26, 2011
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New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
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.
“And in what fairytale would John ever be any sane person’s idea of Prince Charming anyway? He was the opposite of charming. More like Prince Terrifying.”
“Check yourself before you wreck yourself.”
Favorite Character: John. That whole tortured soul thing just does it for me.
“Anything can happen in the blink of an eye.”
My Musings: This novel was much better than I was expecting. I was expecting a mediocre novel with a decent plot; boy was I blown away! This novel defied my expectations. Cabot placed me in a world where death followed me. I loved the twist on mythology; I’ve always enjoyed mythological books!
I loved the swoonworthy romance. Let me tell you: I’ll take Death any day! I mean, who wouldn’t want their own John Hayden. Let me give you a sneak peak:
“‘I suppose so,’ he said, after giving it some thought. ‘I don’t really know. I’ve never rescued a girl I love from the Furies before.’ He looked alarmed as my eyes were filling with tears. ‘Don’t cry.'”
SWOON?! I don’t know; there was something about that boy…deity…whatever he is. Anyways! I also adored Pierce. I loved her character and her personality. Although it sucks that she went through so much stuff, I think it’s worth it.
Overall, this was a very exciting book. I have a review of the second novel, Underworld, coming soon. I recommend this novel if you enjoy mythology. It was seriously a novel that will stick with me forever.