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Meg Cabot
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2 Sep 2011 Abandon
Last year, Pierce died - just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John: tall dark and terrifying, it’s his job to usher souls from one realm to the next. There’s a fierce attraction between them, but Pierce knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the underworld. But now things are getting dangerous for her, and her only hope is to do exactly what John says . . .

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Unabridged edition (2 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330453858
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330453851
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 13.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 287,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Meg Cabot is the author of the phenomenally successful The Princess Diaries series and two hugely popular movies based on The Princess Diaries have been made.

Meg is also the author of many other bestselling novels, including Airhead, All American Girl, How To Be Popular, Jinx, Teen Idol and The Mediator series.

She and her husband divide their time between Florida and Indiana.

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Praise for Meg Cabot:
"Cabot shows the dark side behind the bling-blingy superficial worlds." --Teenreads.com
"[The] strong, amusing voice, the plot twists, and the possibility of romance will draw mystery and chick-lit readers alike." --ALA Booklist
"Bag the tiara and get out the gun ... Cabot delivers." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Meg Cabot is the author of the phenomenally successful The Princess Diaries series as well as many other bestselling novels. She and her husband divide their time between Florida and Indiana.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and sexy 31 Aug 2011
Abandon by Meg cabot
Pierce drowned in her family pool but when most people stay dead and go to their final resting place pierce did not. She meets John and tall, dark and dangerous it's his job to help the dead to their final resting place. While most girls might have jumped at the chance to be with him forever Pierce just wanted to live so she ran...

Now a year on Pierce life has changed so much after her brush with death and while she tries to pretend she is ok and happy her mind is never far from john and he always seems close by. Sometimes love comes with a price and sometimes love is dangerous.

This book had me from the first page between Pierce and John you can't help but love the book. The plot was well constructed and played out well. While the book was a dark love story there was much more then that going on in the book.
While there were a lot of emotions going on between Pierce and John through the book and you got a lot of enjoyable play backs on events passed in Pierces life. You start to try and work out what's going to happen next but you're always left happy and surprised by what the author writes next.

Lots of weird things seem to happen in the main characters life and that leave you excited about what's going to happen at the end.

To sum this book up I would say it's dark and sexy and leaves you breathless for more.
If death meant walking into John's arms i don't think i could say no.
5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I wish there was more 2 Nov 2011
By Rebekka
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Pierce died. One and a half years ago. And since then nothing in here life is like it used to be.
Pierce now owns a mysterious necklace with a huge diamond which changes his colour around people. She got the jewellery from the mysterious John which she met during the time her heart wasn't beating and now she he is following her. Even moving away from Connecticut to a remote island in front of Florida doesn't help. John is still around. And he want something from her. Pierce tries to stay away from him but is not very successful. And though John saves her several times Pierce isn't sure she should trust him, but does she have a choice?

Abandon is another young adult book which reinvents the greek myth of Persephone and Hades. In an inventive way. First we get to know Pierce. A seventeen year old east-coast upper-class girl which doesn't fit. Anywhere. Since she died and was reanimated she lost all her old friends and is distancing herself from the world. She seems to be lost and waiting for something.
I liked the beginning of the book very much. You got drawn into the story. I wanted to know what is going on. Why did Pierce die? What happened to her? Who is coming after her? But after a while I also got annoyed by all the hints which where never completely explained. Especially so in dialogues with her new schoolmates and her cousin Alex, which just floats in and out without any obvious purpose. I felt lost. I sincerely hope that there will be more (and especially facts) about him in the next book.
On the other hand I loved the interaction between Pierce and John. And I was eagerly anticipating more informations about John as we don't really get to know him.
What I didn't like at all was the end. I know this book is the start of a trilogy. But still! What a cliffhanger.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great 2nd half 15 May 2012
By carly
I was so excited to be finally starting Abandon, it has a storyline that I found very exciting from the off. But I have to say the first half of the book was hard to get into and very confusing at times, it was a miracle I even got to the second half. But thank goodness I did, the second half of the book was so fantastic , it really redeemed the book for me. The characters are in-depth, interesting and I think Meg Cabot has built a great new world here. There are so many ways this series could go and I think it's very exciting.

Last year Pierce Oliveria flat-lined after drowning in her swimming pool. While in the underworld waiting to find out her fate, she sees a dark and dangerous boy that she recognises. She runs to him and he takes her away, she learns what exactly is going on. She escapes John and his underworld hell and finds herself alive and well in a hospital bed.

So Pierce Oliveria knows exactly what it's like to die. She keeps seeing John everywhere she feels scared or threatened and it's never good, when he shows up terrible things always happen. When Pierce and her mother move back to her mum's home-town of Isla Huesos things start to unravel themselves, with lots of shocking revelations.

But Pierce finds herself drawn to the mysterious John and can't seem to keep away from him. But death wants her back too, back to his dreaded underworld prison. What will Pierce do when things get too dangerous? Will she run right into his arms?

Well the ending is shockingly spectacular, I was not expecting what happened in the lead up to the ending either. I am now on the edge of my seat waiting on the next instalment the series 'Underworld'. Meg Cabot has written an exciting, interesting start to a new series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Abandon 23 Sep 2011
By Missy
If you read this book my guess is that your first impression of Pierce is that she's a bit crazy. Well, she's not. You see she died, but only for a moment. During that moment between life and death, she paid the Underworld a visit. From that she gained a sexy stalker named John protecting her from anything that may harm her.

But what did I think of it?

I am a HUGE Meg Cabot fan and I was expecting a lot out of this book. Unfortunately, I found the first half of the book was a bit slow at first, I felt as if I was forcing myself to read it whereas most books I read draw me in right from the beginning. After the first half of the book the addiction to reading Abandon started to grow, I started to take it everywhere I went! I found the characters very different, but a good different! They weren't your usual hopeless girl meets attractive boy, and that's why Pierce and John have been really interesting to read about.
From how the book finished, I must say I am looking forward to the next book to coming out in 2012! Keep up the good work Meg!
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5.0 out of 5 stars AHHHHH!!!
I loved loved loved loved this book! Very well written, gives a lot of information and character depth. You learn a lot and a lot happens in the book. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Samantha
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I really liked this book especially the theme of NDE
which isn't something I've come across before. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Danielle Pullin
5.0 out of 5 stars first half hard to get in to
i adored the princess diaries series by meg and decided that I would give this book a try.

at first i wasn't sure about this book as I found the first half hard to get... Read more
Published 7 months ago by mqh93
5.0 out of 5 stars Abandon
I really enjoyed the first book, I can't wait to read the second one to see what happened next to Pierce. I loved it. I recommend everybody to read it
Published 8 months ago by G La Bella
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Once again Meg Cabot has written an amazing book. I loved reading this, the story is great, lots of plot twists and suspense and it is so well written. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Tovora
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved this story, great concept.
'And then I heard his voice reminding me of how I had tripped and hit my head, had fallen in the pool and drowned, and that's why my clothes had been wet, and... Dead. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rebecca
4.0 out of 5 stars Gallivanting in the Underworld
Unlike most people, I had never read a Meg Cabot novel before this one. But the pretty cover appealed to me and I simply couldn't resist the premise. Read more
Published 10 months ago by ReadingisDreaming
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book
I loved it,I've read it several times over and will likely do so again soon. Fab book,can't wait for the last of the trilogy.
Published 10 months ago by K.Mallory
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite books.
It is really good and it is one of my favourite books. It is awesome. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Published 11 months ago by Victoria Derrick
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