Monday, July 16, 2012

Sick of vampires? Why not try coming back from the dead?

You have heard of teens falling in love with vampires, werewolves, fairies, and angels, but what about DEATH? In Meg Cabot’s Abandon, that is exactly what happens with Pierce. Pierce was a fairly normal teenager until she died. After that, things have never been the same.

When Pierce drowned in her pool, she went to a mysterious place where she met John, who is fairly normal aside from the fact that he is somewhat in charge of the Underworld. John wants Pierce to stay with him forever, but Pierce escapes, coming back to life a changed person. Now, she sees John everywhere, and has been taught to question her sanity by those around her. Only, John seems to pop up whenever she is in danger, and he has never hurt her.

This book had been sitting in my kindle for some time before I got around to reading it, but about two chapters in, I was hooked. Meg Cabot keeps you in suspense by not telling you everything at once, but making you wait as chapter by chapter, Pierce’s story unfolds. The novel may have a slight love story in it, but there are multiple subplots throughout, keeping the reader’s attention and leaving you wanting more. Thank goodness there is a sequel for me to go to next!

~Cailey W.

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