Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Abandon by Meg Cabot


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 Review

I was so excited to be finally starting Abandon, it has a storyline that I found very exciting from the off. But I have to say the first half of the book was hard to get into and very confusing at times, it was a miracle I even got to the second half. But thank goodness I did, the second half of the book was  so fantastic , it really redeemed the book for me. The characters are in-depth, interesting and I think Meg Cabot has built a great new world here. There are so many ways this series could go and I think it's very exciting. 

Last year Pierce Oliveria flat-lined after drowning in her swimming pool. While in the underworld waiting to find out her fate, she sees a dark and dangerous boy that she recognises. She runs to him and he takes her away, she learns what exactly is going on. She escapes John and his underworld hell and finds herself alive and well in a hospital bed. 

So Pierce Oliveria knows exactly what it's like to die. She keeps seeing John everywhere she feels scared or threatened and it's never good, when he shows up terrible things always happen. When Pierce and her mother move back to her mum's home-town of Isla Huesos things start to unravel themselves, with lots of shocking revelations.

But Pierce finds herself drawn to the mysterious John and can't seem to keep away from him. But death wants her back too, back to his dreaded underworld prison. What will Pierce do when things get too dangerous? Will she run right into his arms?

Well the ending is shockingly spectacular, I was not expecting what happened in the lead up to the ending either. I am now on the edge of my seat waiting on the next instalment the series 'Underworld'. Meg Cabot has written an exciting, interesting start to a new series. 

Add Abandon to your Goodreads shelf today. 

My favourite character:

John: He is dark, dangerous and mysterious. He is also so intriguing, I want to know so much more about him. Did I mention he is quite swoon worthy. ;)

*Special thanks to Macmillan for the review copy*

3/5 Stars

Carly :)


  1. I have been debating on this series for awhile and most people gave the first book lukewarm reviews. The second seems to be better, but I have so much to read that I would rather not waste my time on mediocre reads if I can help it. Thanks so much for the honest review, Carly.

  2. I haven't read anything by Meg but I am always reading good things about her books, like your review! I'll check this series out!

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  4. This one sounds interesting! I read a book by Meg Cabot a while back and remember not being particularly impressed, but maybe this one will be better--after all, there are so many positive reviews for her books! Great review :)

  5. Hmmm, I brought this one back to the library without reading it but now I'm started to regret that! Maybe I'll give it a go after all. Great review :D


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