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The Compulsive Reader: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot

Today is the release day of the first book in Meg Cabot's brand new trilogy, Abandon! I adored this book and I hope you pick it up!

For most teens, a new school is a fresh start. And Pierce is hoping for just that when she moves from her Connecticut home to Isla Huesos after her parents' divorce. But Pierce isn't like most teens. Two years ago, she died. And then, after a bizarre encounter with a darkly handsome stranger in the underworld, she came back. Since then, Pierce can't shake the feeling of always being watched by that person, the mysterious John Hayden. But she can't avoid him on Isla Huesos, and there's more than one person who is waiting for that perfect moment when Pierce will rejoin John in the underworld.

Meg Cabot has created yet another cool, unique, and engaging heroine in Pierce, who is put through the wringer when she dies and comes back to find that death isn't so willing to let go of her. Pierce not only has an entertaining voice, but is always striving to be kind and compassionate, even if she doesn't always see those qualities in herself, and is determined to do what’s right. Abandon is set on the fictional island of Isla Huesos, which is based off of the island of Key West, and Cabot's description of the setting is lush, beautiful, and atmospheric. She re-works the Persephone myth brilliantly, weaving back and forth between Pierce's past and present dramas, tying them all together perfectly. John is very darkly appealing and a bit sexy, and the mystery of his true intentions and his past with Pierce keep things tense. The mixture of the history of the island, its traditions, John's presence in Pierce's new life, and the lurking danger to them both is alluring and edgy, which results in a twisting, gut-wrenching ending you won't see coming. Abandon is a dangerous, emotional, and absorbing start to what's bound to be another winning trilogy.

ARC provided by publisher.

6 comments:

Eden the StorySnoop said...

This is a good one! Can't wait for the second installment :-)

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Looking forward to reading this one!

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

*SQUEE*
I can't wait to get my paws on this one.
:D
I'm glad you enjoyed it so.

Devan said...

I need to read this ASAP! I love anything myth related.

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

I'm excited about reading this one at some point!

Jules

LinWash said...

My copy is in the mail so yay! Can't wait!