Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Book Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

So while I was sitting here thinking about what I should blog about, my mind wondered to the books I just read. And it kind of just clicked; why don't I review the books I read? I read more than any normal person should. I'm that girl who says shes going to bed at 10, but notice that she still has the light on at 3am with her nose in a book. So, I'm going to take my shot at reviewing the 8 million books I read.

I recently read Abandon by Meg Cabot. I had high hopes in this book, simply because I have never read a Meg Cabot book that I didn't like. This includes adult and young adult books. I was not disappointed.

I stole this from Amazon:

" 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. "

This is a pretty good overall description of Abandon. But at the same time, it makes it seem really dark and scary.  And its not, not at all. While the main character, Pierce, is afraid of the underworld and the man that lives in it, she is also madly in love with him. Which she pretty much knows from the beginning. I liked the overall writing structure of Abandon. Except how the book kept referring to her death, the teacher incident, and other things without just coming out and explaining them. It took a couple of chapters before you actually understood what the hell was going on. I can understand ending a chapter referring to it, and then starting the next explaining it. But no.

Overall, this was a really good book. I had it finished in less than 5 hours. This book is aimed towards YA's, but can be enjoyed by anyone who loves a good romantic fantasy. I give this book 4 Stars!

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