Abandon by Meg Cabot
Contemporary, mythology, Young Adult, Florida
Pierce knows what it is like to die especially since she has already done it before. She has tried to return to the life that she was living before her accident but she can’t help but feel both a part of this world and yet apart from it. Though she is never alone because someone is always watching her.
Pierce has moved to a new town and hopes that things will be different. Though even in this new place he has found her. She knows he isn’t a Guardian angel because his dark world is nowhere near heaven but she can’t stay away from him. He always appears when she needs it most even though she never quite expects it.
Pierce is afraid that if she falls for him anymore she will end up in the place she fears the most, the Underworld.
This takes the myth of Persephone and completely reimagines it to place it in a contemporary setting and still makes it all its own story. It does a good job of explaining the back story for Pierce while still staying in the present and what she is currently dealing with. It has some great twists and turns and with every answer that is unveiled the more that is understood. The characters are well written and relatable. Reading how Pierce slowly figures out just what is happening to her and what did happen to her takes the reader on a very interesting journey. It will also having readers wanting to read the next book just to see what else will happen in this story and just where Pierce will ultimately end up.
I give this one 4 red roses