By: Meg Cabot
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (April 26th, 2011)
My Copy: Review Galley from Publisher
About the book:
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
When Pierce first sees him, she thinks he is a murderer. She's right about one thing -- he does take lives. But not in the way she ever imagined. Pierce is drawn to the dark stranger even as she tries to uncover the mystery surrounding the tragic death of someone close to her. As she gets closer to the truth -- and the stranger -- unexpected secrets are revealed, even in her own heart.
As a young woman I was introduced to a wonderful series that grabbed me, and led me onto this wonderful journey of reading. That wonderful series was the Mediator Series by Meg Cabot. When I heard the Meg Cabot had immersed herself further into the genre with a new series I knew that it was a must read for me. Abandon is proof that this author has done it yet again. Cabot is a born writer with the ability to carry readers on a journey that they will never forget. Most of Cabot works surround the teenage girl romance and drama, but Abandon does not show any reflection of the books that many have come to love from this author.
Abandon was a mixture of romance and fantasy that will satisfy both fan bases without question. Pierce is a bright and innocent character that seems to draw danger. Since her unexpected encounter with John is seems that danger and his mystery seems to lurk around every corner. Pierce senses danger, but finds herself in constant turmoil with her true feelings for this dark and dangerous man. The story seems to jump in right in the middle. While the story continues to progress the readers will learn about the past through various memories of the main character. The intensity of this novel was slightly lacking, but I contribute that to the storyline and feel that the next book has potential to overcome this slight challenge. With John remaining such a mysterious for the larger part of this book; I believe that it was fairly impossible to focus on the relationship between our main characters in the book alone. Upon conclusion is appears that future books will overcome the mysterious and unknown boundaries, and offer some much more the romance lovers. With such an inventive storyline readers can savor the originality of this story in such a rapidly growing genre.