I love Meg Cabot, she wrote The Princess Diaries series and The Queen of Babble series (both series that I love!). And you guys also know of my love for modern mythological retellings. I figured Abandon would be the perfect way to mold the two into one!
Here is the summary from Goodreads:
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.
I have to admit, I felt a little let down. The idea was definitely there, and it was a great one, but I just wasn't sold on how it turned out. There were a lot of flashbacks, often jumping between the past and the present without warning, and I had a hard time keeping everything straight. I also felt like the ending (which I'm not going to give away), kind of just stopped. There was conflict (with Uncle Chris, Grandma, how John "solves" the problem, etc), but I guess the resolution is going to be in other books in the series. I don't enjoy just being left hanging.
That being said, it was an ok book. I can definitely see how some people would enjoy it, but I'm not sure if I'm going to bother with reading the rest of the series. Will this keep me from reading more Meg Cabot or modern myths? Heck no!