Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Review on: Abandon by Meg Cabot
Category: YA
Warnings: Paranormal
Buy: Amazon/ Goodreads
Find the author: Site
Before I start off this review, I just want to say thank you to my new followers! I appreciate every single one of you!
She didn't fall into his world. She was taken.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce knows what happens to us when we die.
That's how she met John Hayden, the mysterious stranger who's made returning to normal life—or at least life as Pierce knew it before the accident—next to impossible.
Though she thought she escaped him—starting a new school in a whole new place—it turns out she was wrong. He finds her.
What does John want from her? Pierce thinks she knows... just like she knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven. But she can't stay away from him, either, especially since he's always there when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she might find herself back in the place she fears the most.
And when Pierce discovers the shocking truth, that’s exactly where John sweeps her:
The Underworld.

So, as my fellow book bloggers know, this book’s hype was incredibly big. Everyone, and I mean everyone was talking about it. I mean, I understand the hype. I myself am a huge fan of Greek mythology, specifically. Plus, it’s a Meg Cabot book, so I get that the fans were also super-excited about this release, including me, even though*gasp* I’ve never read a Meg Cabot book before.
So, this girl, Pierce Oliviera, dies suddenly in Connecticut and then revived, but while she was dead, she visited the underworld and its keeper, John Hayden. Some weird, unconventional things such as the Furies come in her way, and she’s faced with some tough challenges.
I’d say that the beginning of this book was pretty slow. It took a while for the action to start coming in, and I was sometimes confused about what was a flashback and what was happening in real-time in the book. Another strange thing I found was that the sentences broke in unusual places, like:
“It can’t,” Mom said, “be worse for her than Connecticut turned out to be.”
Although it kind of bothered me at first, I guess I learned to get over it.
I was confused by Pierce sometimes during the story. She was sort of a pessimist and an optimist at the same time, which, well, confused me.
I loved John. He was a well-developed, strong character. Points to Ms. Cabot. I also really liked Kayla, Jade and Alex. They seemed like such fun!
So, overall, I give Ms. Cabot a B+ for character development and A for setting and plot. For writing style, let’s give her an A, too.

what did you think about this book? any thoughts or comments?
Enjoy! -m

*PS- Sorry if this appeared multiple times on your dashboard. I had a little glitch with the date, but it’s fixed now!

1 comment:

  1. I've never *gasp* read a Meg Cabot book either! That example of the weird quote attribution seems extremely odd. That would definitely bother me, too!
    - Alyssa of Redhead Heroines