ABANDON by Meg Cabot
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.
Abandon had a very interesting premise. Dramatic retelling of Persephone and Hades? Just hearing the first four words had me begging my mom to take me to the bookstore.
When I finally bought it, my heart fluttered. I knew I would love it. With everything I've heard about how legendary Meg Cabot was, I knew that from the moment I read the first word, I'd be in love.
I read the first word. And I waited. Got to page fifty. Waited some more. Page one hundred. Still waiting. When was this book supposed to get amazing?
Page three-hundred something. Not enchanted. Frankly, the frequent flashbacks did nothing for the story. Honestly, they just made it confusing. I didn't latch onto anything in the story. Pierce was weird. Her family was psycho.
I did like some things about the story. I read the book a while ago, so I don't remember everything. It's mostly just emotions I can feel from the book.
Still, I'm going to buy Underworld and give it a chance because 1) the cover is gorgeous, and 2) I still kind of want to read it, even though my journey with this one was nothing short of rough.
Hopefully, it'll give me a better experience.