Sunday, June 12, 2011
Book of the Moment: Abandon by Meg Cabot
"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."
I'm just going to state right away that Meg Cabot has been one of my favorite authors for a long time. It all started with All American Girl and from then on I devoured every book with the name Meg Cabot on the spine! For me, she is like my generations' Judy Blume. Except her books aren't all about puberty as the main topic, thank god. Those books just make me squeamish.
I really enjoyed this book on the fact that it was one of Meg Cabot's different type of genres. She written from realistic fiction to paranormal and yet they all retain that spunky Cabot flavor. I loved how this book had Greek Mythology in it! Knowing me, I'm a huge lover of Greek mythology and their tales so I was super excited to get my hands on this lovely book! One of my personal favorites was also the tale of Hades and Persephone. And to find out that one of my favorite authors was writing a book based on that Greek myth made me so ecstatic!
Pierce, the main character, is a very interesting girl. She is kind of weird and a little out of it, well because she died and then undied, so it seems alright. She seemed sad and moody but at times you could see a flicker of a modern teen girl. Mr. Dark and Tortured, a.k.a. John Hayden, who may or may not be Hades, is a guy to die for. Literally. I found his character very intriguing and I was always searching for when he would appear in the book. Every time he did, I would read intently, happy inside my head on every little word he uttered. He's just so damn cool! A dark deity? Hell. Yes. (Excuse the pun, ha!)
This book was interesting and wonderfully written and I can't WAIT for the next book in this trilogy, going by the title, Underworld.
I give it a 4 out of 5 CHEWS!
Does this sound good? Buy it from your local bookstore!