Monday, May 2, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot {Review}

I am proud to present my first review on Crazy Book Slut for all our readers!

by Meg Cabot
Scholastic Inc., 320 pages, published April 26, 2011

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.

My Review
Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors and I was excited to read a book that isn’t typical Meg Cabot. I don’t want hate mail, but I was skeptical thinking she got on the Twilightesque band wagon of vampires and werewolves. We have enough of those authors right?

What I loved about this book was the Greek mythology background and tying it into the real world. I fell in love with Pierce right away. She is awkward when it comes to social situations, but still puts the lives of others and well animals first. John, who I have to say is the opposite of Edward Cullen, has that bad boy persona down. He is bad ass, but also has that passion for the one he loves. That to me makes him one of the sexiest characters in the book world. 

Meg Cabot kept me wanting more of the story only giving the background that was needed for that moment. Of course I kept reading because I just HAD to know more. At the end I was left bitter, because the story was over and I couldn’t go to the store and get the next installment. I guess I am stuck like everyone else waiting anxiously for Underworld to be on the shelves.  Meg Cabot really left you wanting more and many important subtleties unanswered! 

My Rating: 

**Thank you to Once Upon a Book Tours for the opportunity for Crazy Book Slut to review this book! **

Until next time... Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Tyraa said...

I was a huge fan of meg cabot when I was younger, and even now I love her work. Great review, I'm excited to get my hands on this one.