Monday, May 16, 2011

YA Thriller: Abandon

by Meg Cabot
Point, 2011
320 pages
Now Available

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Mistress of ya novels, Meg Cabot has done it again. Every novel and genre she touches turns into pure gold! Abandon is the first in a planned trilogy of mythology/afterlife paranormal books.

Pierce doesn't fear death--she's already died once only to see "the other side" and come back to life. When she drowned in her family's pool, she went to a strange place where people were waiting in line for a boat. She was cold and wet and scared until she saw someone she knew. A man she remembers meeting in the cemetary when her grandfather died is sitting atop a huge horse. She waves him down and almost gets crushed!

Somehow, Pierce is able to escape the strange place but not her memories of the man. He seems to haunt her every thought. Just who is he? Why can't she stop thinking about him?

When her mother moves her to a small island off Florida, things get creepier. From the strange high school to her criminal uncle and bad-tempered cousin to the weird kids at school, Pierce can't seem to fit in. Then she sees him again--in the cemetary--again.

A great combination of romance and mythology, paranormal readers will like this one. A real page-turner and this series will be popular.

Highly recommended grades 8-up. Kissing scene.

FTC Required Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.

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