Author: Meg Cabot
Reviewed by: Sabrina
She didn't fall into his world. She was taken.
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. He finds her.
What does John want from her? Pierce thinks she knows... just like she knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven. But she can't stay away from him, either, especially since he's always there when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she might find herself back in the place she fears the most.
And when Pierce discovers the shocking truth, that’s exactly where John sweeps her:
I've been waiting forever for this book! I've been reading reviews of Abandon from other sites and they all say it's good. The anticipation has been killing me! Finally I was able to read this book! I'm so relieved that Abandon was as great as I expected. Definitely worth the wait.
It took a few pages to get into the story, but I think Abandon was amazing! The greek mythology added was a bonus. I was always fascinated with myths, especially greek. I remember when I even had this obsession with it. I would dress up as a greek goddess, Athena, on halloween and find any book in the library even remotely related to greek myths.
Abandon has unique twists and turns. Most of the story is full of constant flashbacks that tell what exactly happened to Pierce in the Underworld and her experience in school after. Some readers may be bothered or confused since some of the flashbacks are all over the place.
I thought I could relate to Pierce a bit. No, I did not have a near death experience and meet a hot guy in the Underworld who wanted me to stay there forever with him (I kinda wish the latter would happen though).
John. John, John, John. His name sounds so... mediocre for someone whose a ruler of the Underworld. He's a very fascinating, interesting, secretive, confusing, emotional character. He kinda reminds me of a better version of Paul Slater from her Mediator Series.
Would you take a look at the cover? It looks fantastic! The hardback copy was lovely.