Saturday, October 29, 2011

Book Review and ARC giveaway - Abandon by Meg Cabot

*Sorry this posted early, it was scheduled for Monday.

Abandon, the newest YA release from Meg Cabot and published by Point, is an amazing ride. I have one ARC to give away. Just fill out the rafflecopter form, if you don’t see it click ‘read more’.


The Story- At fifteen Pierce died.
When she came back to life she not only had a strange necklace around her neck, but a memory that no one else believed. Haunted by her experiences of death, Pierce and her mom move to a new town looking for a fresh start. But, wherever Pierce goes, a stranger follows.

My Thoughts- This is a captivating book. You really have to read chapter by chapter so that you can piece together not only what happened when Pierce was dead, but also what happened in her old town after she came back. There are several mysteries that float around aching to be solved.

Pierce’s character is very kind. She always thinks of others first, which is what drives John, the stranger, to her in the beginning. She seems so down to earth, dealing with what happened to her and with a strange man that follows her around.

John is aloof, but enough hints are given that he feels like a very sexy character. The story itself is a modern retake on the myth of Persephone, but with the ending still unknown. Book two, The Underworld, is yet to come. A fun read for ages 12 and up. There is no sex, accept for what’s alluded to on the last page and though violence is there, it is not gory or described in detail.





25 comments:

  1. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    I can't get the form to work, so here are my entries :)
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    Thanks & Happy Halloween!

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  2. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    +1 comment

    Also, I love Meg Cabot!! And the cover to Abandon is really gorgeous~

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  3. Sorry, it posted early, I've reset Rafflecopter to start today.

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  4. My favorite Meg Cabot book was Overbite. I read that and Insatiable in just over a day! Thank you for the giveaway, I really want to read this book!!!

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  5. I loved the Princess Diaries books. My favorite was Princess Mia. The beginning of that book just broke my heart.

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  6. I haven't read any of her books yet but they sound wonderful!
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  7. I haven't read any of her books yet, but have been meaning to. I also wanted to say that I have been following your blog for several weeks now and am really enjoying it. I love your reviews and stories. Thanks so much.

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  8. I like Jinx and the Mediator series

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  9. I have not read any of the books

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  10. I have not read her book before but after reading your review I will be on the lookout for some of the others and hope to win this one.
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  11. Love her books soo much! I've wanted to read this for a while now. I just haven't had the chance! Meg follows me on Twitter. :D thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  12. I have not read any of her books before but I look forward to doing so now!!

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  13. I haven't ever read any of her books.

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  14. I loved Avalon High!

    Rachel Curtis
    rayray3867@yahoo.com

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  15. I liked Airhead (haven't read the other two yet) and Jinx. I also met her in 2010 at a book festival, she was very sweet!

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  16. This book sounds great! Hope I win! Posted your giveaway on my blog along with some other great giveaways - http://1000wrongs.blogspot.com

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  17. I love Meg Cabot! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  18. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win! I have not read a Meg Cabot book but this one looks great and I would love to read it!

    klaxon63350 (at) mypacks (dot) net

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  19. My favorite Meg Cabot book would have to be Airhead. I absolutely loved that series. It was great. Thanks for the great giveaway, too. You rock

    Kandee

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  20. Thanks for the review- this one looks intriguing. :D

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  21. My favorite Meg Cabot book would have to be "Size 14 is not fat either". I'm a plus sized woman and it just really bothers me when normal sized girls think they're fat. Society is so backwards nowadays. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  22. I haven't read any of her books yet. This one looks great though:) Thanks for the chance:)

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  23. I haven't read any but Abandon. Well, a preview of it. And I loved it! Thanks

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  24. My favorite Meg Cabot book is Ransom My Heart! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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