December 30, 2012

Abandon by Meg Cabot


Author: Meg Cabot
Series: Abandon Trilogy #1
Release Date: April 26th, 2011
Pages: 304
Review by: Max

Ever hear of the tale of Persephone?
Hades like, captured her, and she ate a pomegranate or something, so she had to stay *gasps* down there forever.
But since her mom (Demeter) was a goddess, she bargained with Hades so she only had to live in hell for half a year/six months.
Get it? Got it? Good!
(That was a terrible summary of this myth, but as long as y'all get the basic gist of it, it's fine. Ish.)

Abandon is kind of like that.

First off, the girl's name is Pierce (get it, like Pierce-sephone?).
And she's been to hell before.
Two years ago, she died, and there, she met John.
Technically, she'd met John before, when she was like, seven, but this time, it's in hell... so.
John captures her, in a way, in his spedecial room, and she wants to escape. I mean, really, who wants to be dead? She throws a cup of tea in his face, leaves, and is happy again.

At least, that's what she thought was going to happen.

Now, she's back in the realm of the living, but she's not happy. Her world has changed, and everything's different. John keeps popping up everywhere, and she doesn't know how to treat him.
She really doesn't know what to do.

This book was great! Meg Cabot, in case you're unaware, is the author of the Princess Diaries series, and you can still see some of the humor in this book. I'm a total sucker for Greek Mythology, but not particularly the story of Persephone, but I liked this interpretation of it much better than The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter.

All of the characters were totally like-able, especially John. The plot was very surprising, at times, and I liked it. The only thing I was a little critical about was John's name. I mean, seriously? John?
Plus, at times, it felt as if it were directed toward a younger audience, or, at least, the main character Pierce was thinking on a level that felt, to me, below her age. As far as main characters go, however, she was really kind of shallow at times, but otherwise was okay.

Anyways, go read it!

Fly on,

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