Sunday, December 8, 2013

Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Publication Date: April 26th 2011
Publisher: Point
Pages:  304
Series: Abandon Trilogy #1
Source: won from twitter giveaway

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 love Greek Myth so I had a really high hope for this book since it's by Meg Cabot and it's about the retelling of Persephone and Hades. But sadly Abandon didn't meet my expectations, I was so disappointed. For some reasons I didn't feel like the story begins. I mean, I kept reading and had the feeling that all of this was just a preparation/ introduction for the real story.

The romance is meh =(... I really don't know what to say since I felt nothing. Nothing at all. John declares his love for Pierce after meeting her JUST a few times---> oh how I hate insta-love because it's just so unrealistic =X Though sometimes I don't mind insta-love if I can feel the attraction or the pull. I don't know if I make sense here but what I wanted to say is that "show me the love but please don't tell."  I want to feel it for myself you know. To make it even worse, I couldn't connect with the characters. I don't really know where it went wrong but whatever happens to Pierce I was like "so it happened, what else. Oh am I supposed to feel something here? What is it you want me to feel exactly?"

I didn't like this book one bit. Why I didn't quit earlier? because stupid me, I kept hoping that it would get better. Abandon, oh how true because that's what I'll do now. On the second thought, I think I should pick up the second book since the ending is somewhat not that bad. Maybe it'll get better, I hope. Guess I should check it out from the library and if it does getting better then great. If not I just return it, no big deal. Yeah let's give it a second chance then.


  1. Great Post! I have nominated you for the Shine On Award xx Congrats and you can check out the post here:

    Much Love, Tanya x

    1. Thank you. Since it's the holiday season, I don't know when I can do it (with all the travels and family gathering) but I'll try to do it as soon as I can.

  2. Looks like a good book to win. Congratulations. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. It's just a bummer that I didn't enjoy it like I thought =(


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