Abandon by Meg Cabot

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New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.

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.
 

About Meg Cabot

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Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to writing adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series The Princess Diaries. She lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Point. 325 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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14 & up) Pub Date: April 26th, 2011 ...

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The New York Times

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But two years later and back among the living, Pierce is haunted by memories of the underworld, especially the stormy death deity who angled to keep her there with him for eternity.

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Publishers Weekly

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The wildly rich and beautiful Pierce Oliviera died and came back to life—"I was flatline for over an hour."

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BC Books

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Pierce drowned and flatlined for over an hour and while dead to everyone around her, Pierce actually explored the Underworld and met the irresistible John Hayden — who happens to be Lord of the Underworld.

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Pierce keeps meeting John, an underworld deity who runs the particular underground beneath the island where Pierce and her mother live.

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In this new paranormal trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot introduces readers to the Underworld, with a modern retelling of the myth of Persephone: “The myth of Persephone has resonated with me since I was in high school,” Cabot says.

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In the Chicago area, try Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville and Downer's Grove, The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, the Lake Forest Book Store, or The Book Bin in Northbrook.

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Everywhere you look these days, there is some rendition or another of famous - and maybe not so famous - Greek myths.

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Underworld is Book 2 of the Abandon Trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Meg Cabot and, from the beginning, the reader is kept on edge, wanting to turn the page, but afraid of what they will find when they do.

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New York Journal of Books

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In her latest YA novel, Abandon, Meg Cabot puts a new spin on the Greek myth of Persephone.

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Teen Reads

As Pierce trudges through her days, she feels more smothered by him, and her anger issues escalate --- not just toward him but to others around her.

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Gather Books

This story had so much promise from the excerpt and maybe Cabot’s waiting until book 2 of the trilogy to really get things going, and I will probably read it if given to me, at least to justify spending a couple of hours on this book.

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BookRack

I have not read Meg Cabot’s books before but fans of her might like this book more than I did.

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The Overflowing Library

I liked the main character Pierce and felt for her as she had been through so much in her short life What could have been better I'm the first to admit I read super fast and there is the potential for me to miss bits or small details in books(although I don't think I do) but I found myself w...

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WAPL Teens

As it becomes clear that normal isn't in Pierce's future, at least not with John around, Pierce decides it's time to start asking questions.

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Seventeen

The gist: Pierce is 17 and she's been dead before.

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