Monday, 15 October 2012

Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot


Title: Abandon
Author: Meg Cabot
Author Info: Website|Twitter|Facebook
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Abandon Trilogy #1
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 26th April 2012

Tell Me About It
Last year, Pierce died - just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John: tall dark and terrifying, it’s his job to usher souls from one realm to the next.

There’s a fierce attraction between them, but Pierce knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the underworld. But now things are getting dangerous for her, and her only hope is to do exactly what John says . . .

My Thoughts
The first think that drew my attention about Abandon was the cover, I love how it's dramatic and opposing colours.  While I have copies of Meg's other work, I have yet to read them, but after reading the synopsis for Abandon I knew I had to read it and made a start on reading it not long after it arrived.
Pierce died, and was brought back to life again. But nothing is the same, failing school she moves away with her mother to Isla Huesos with the hopes of starting anew in school.  Her new start does not go to plan, with John constantly turning up to save Pierce whether she wants it or not, and someone going around killing people.

From the moment I began reading Abandon I was hooked in the world Meg has created.  Each character plays a main part in setting up the scene and making it work.  Pierce was was easy to sympathise with, she is a very realistic character and watching her struggle though everyday, either with John, or with her new school, makes her feel more realistic to me.
John, what can I say about him.  He occasionally annoyed me at first by turning up and saving Pierce whether she asked for it or not, but when we get a better look at the picture I could see his reasoning and was eventually swayed to liking him.
I really enjoyed how the Underworld was portrayed and how it was different to what I expected it to be.  I also enjoyed the hints of mythology, which is something new to me but something I have found I am enjoying.

The twist at the end was one I never expected and I can't wait to see what happens next in Underworld.  I did not want Abandon to end, and I have already ordered the next book to find out what happens.  I just need to find time to read the books by Meg that I have waiting to be read.

1 comment:

  1. I have this one, I actually have it has a proof so it's been a while now I really must read it!
    Nice review Michelle :)

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