Book Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Rating: Star

(Abandon Trilogy #1)

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.


What the F this book is supposed to be?!!

I was confused by Cabot’s writing style so it was hard to comprehend the story. The author writes like I already know about Pierce’s past when in fact, i don’t. Rewind, fast forward, double rewind – that’s i felt like when i was reading it.

Should Pierce come across as a resilient young woman or as a problem child who really doesn’t know what to do with her life? Her character was vague enough for me to not connect with her in any way. John is not as engaging as i thought he would be. who the hell falls in love after meeting a 7-year-old girl then rages when that same girl died suddenly when she was fifteen? John is a stalker, that’s what he is. There is no way their love story is in that book – i know, i read and finished it!

The conflict is nowhere near resolved. Just when i thought John and Pierce are going to take some action, i was already reading the acknowledgement page. *big sigh*

I am definitely not reading another Meg Cabot book.



.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”

5 thoughts on “Book Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

  1. THANK YOU! I thought I was crazy because so many reviewers were raving about how awesome this book is,, and I just didn’t see it. I gave it a less than stellar review, basically acknowledging that maybe since it’s a trilogy, it would come together by the next book, but as for this one, I had no clue what was going on, and to me it seemed like NOTHING was actually going on. I’m so relieved that I’m not the only person who just didn’t get it.

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