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ISBN:0545040647
Author: Meg Cabot
ISBN13: 978-0545040648
Title: Abandon
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Language: English
Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Point; 1 edition (January 1, 2012)
Pages: 320

Abandon by Meg Cabot



I've heard a lot about Meg Cabot's books. And it may surprise people to know that this was actually my first Meg Cabot novel. I'm not completely unfamiliar with her works. All that being said, I think I made a huge mistake in having Abandon pop my Cabot novel "cherry". Guys, this book has INSTA LOVE!

3 primary works, 4 total works. An urban-fantasy young-adult trilogy. From New York Times bestselling author Meg Ca. ore.

Abandon is the first novel is the Abandon trilogy and was first released on April 26, 2011. Seventeen-year-old Pierce knows what happens to us when we die. That's how she met John Hayden, the mysterious stranger who's made returning to normal life-or at least life as Pierce knew it before the accident-next to impossible. Though she thought she escaped him-starting a new school in a whole new place-it turns out she was wrong.

Abandon (Abandon Author: Meg Cabot. You don’t have to worry about that girl, though. She’s just a character from a book. Her name was Persephone, and her being kidnapped by Hades, the god of the dead, and taken to live with him in the Underworld was how the Greeks explained the changing of the seasons. It’s what’s known as an origin myth.

Written by Meg Cabot Format: MP3. New from New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world. 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.

How will everyone react to the past and the present? Don't like don't read. Basically about what happens after Abandon. So I guess it's the sequel.

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.
Reviews: 7
Grokinos
Like Abandon, Underworld wasn't quite what I expected. It's still not the Persephone and Hades myth I was expecting, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Underworld definitely has more of the myth elements, and the new characters that are introduced are fantastic, but I'm still wishing there was a little more myth influence.

John has taken Pierce away from the physical world and placed her in the safer Underworld. Here, at least, he can work to protect her from the Furies. In this, Underworld is like the Hades and Persephone myth. Pierce understands why John has done this, but that doesn't mean she likes it. She's a little in over her head with her new life and has trouble adjusting to the idea of leaving her old life behind. When she sees that her cousin Alex might be in trouble, all she wants to do is help him, not understanding the possible consequences.

A few of my favorite parts of this novel were the cast of characters introduced in the Underworld. The shipmates John relies on to do his job are all interesting, funny characters and they provide a light note, especially little Henry. I wouldn't mind reading a book about the adventures this little group had gotten into. They were dynamic and really added something to the novel.

The relationship between John and Pierce still feels a little off to me. Maybe it's because there hasn't been much focus on it, but things feel rushed and stiff. I don't see this love they proclaim to have for each other. A deep caring, I see. Love I don't. It makes it difficult for me to understand the reasoning behind some of their choices. There's still a lot of miscommunication and misunderstanding between them and even though I enjoy the sweet moments, I can't believe it's love. It just doesn't feel that way. I'm holding out hope that Awaken has the relationship development I'm looking for.

I find myself confused by the major plot of Underworld as well. I'm not sure the part Alex and his misadventures will play in the overall storyline, but I do see pieces of a puzzle falling into place. That didn't stop me from being confused as to the Alex plot, though. It makes the novel feel as though it has split personality. Everything either has to do with the Underworld or with Alex, but not really both. I wish there was a better blend between the two.

Underworld was closer to the Persephone and Hades myth I keep hoping for, but there are still things holding it back. The relationship between John and Pierce doesn't feel authentic yet and there's a little bit of a problem with the flow of the novel, in my opinion. Those issues don't stop it from being an enjoyable novel to read, though. I'm looking forward to finishing the series with Awaken and seeing how John and Pierce work together to figure out their lives in the Underworld.
YSOP
Contemporary, mythology, Young Adult, Florida

Pierce knows what it is like to die especially since she has already done it before. She has tried to return to the life that she was living before her accident but she can’t help but feel both a part of this world and yet apart from it. Though she is never alone because someone is always watching her.

Pierce has moved to a new town and hopes that things will be different. Though even in this new place he has found her. She knows he isn’t a Guardian angel because his dark world is nowhere near heaven but she can’t stay away from him. He always appears when she needs it most even though she never quite expects it.

Pierce is afraid that if she falls for him anymore she will end up in the place she fears the most, the Underworld.

This takes the myth of Persephone and completely reimagines it to place it in a contemporary setting and still makes it all its own story. It does a good job of explaining the back story for Pierce while still staying in the present and what she is currently dealing with. It has some great twists and turns and with every answer that is unveiled the more that is understood. The characters are well written and relatable. Reading how Pierce slowly figures out just what is happening to her and what did happen to her takes the reader on a very interesting journey. It will also having readers wanting to read the next book just to see what else will happen in this story and just where Pierce will ultimately end up.
lolike
I'm all about mythology and modern takes on mythology. The Greek myths are especially interesting to read because they come filled with all their own drama. You don't really have to look far to find a scandal. That's why I was excited to give Cabot's version of the Persephone myth a try.

The story of Abandon takes place in two ways. We look at Pierce's life now and how people think she's adjusted after a near death experience, and we look at what happened during that near death experience through flashbacks. Pierce has her reasons for what has happened in the year and a half since she nearly died, but she can't fully explain them to people. Her trip to the underworld has given her questions and problems she isn't sure how to handle.

Not only is she struggling to understand what happened to her, but trouble keeps finding her and John magically appears ready to save her. Pierce's heart is good and she cares a lot for people, but that caring let's bad things follow her. I'm hoping that in the next novel, she finds some strength in standing up for herself and being a little bit selfish. I can overlook it because I can sense Pierce's confusion about what is going on in her life. She doesn't have the ability to think for herself when she's trying to protect those around her.

The romance between Pierce and John felt a little stilted, but they weren't the real focus of this novel, in my opinion. Their relationship felt a little rushed, but I'm hoping Underworld takes the time to flesh it out and make it bloom. The focus of this novel felt more centered on the necklace and setting up Pierce's history, which worked well for me. It gave me the background to understand Pierce and where she is coming from.

As a retelling or reworking of the Hades and Persephone myth, it didn't quite stand up. It does however, provide the set-up for the myth. I'm hoping to have more of the mythology come into play in the next novel. From how Abandon ends, I think this is where Cabot is taking it and I hope I'm right.

Abandon is a good novel to begin a new mythology series. It provides an excellent set-up for the world we are about to enter and leaves questions and puzzles open. It wasn't quite what I had been expecting, but it was still good. I'm looking forward to reading what comes next for Pierce and John.