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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, which Pierce carries back into our world. But she knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the Underworld. When things get dangerous for her, her only hope is to do exactly what John says. Can she trust a guy who lives for the dead?

Inspired by Greek myth, Abandon is the first in a darkly romantic trilogy from Meg Cabot, creator of The Princess Diaries.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 216g
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0330453866
  • 9780330453868
  • 127,239

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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
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About Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot's novels for teenagers have sold millions of copies around the world. The Abandon series includes Abandon, Underworld and Awaken. She is the also author of the fantastically successful The Princess Diaries series, Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess, All American Girl, Avalon High and The Mediator series. She has lived in various parts of the US and France, but now lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband and various cats.
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Rating details

39,278 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 29% (11,195)
4 31% (12,050)
3 26% (10,330)
2 10% (3,861)
1 5% (1,842)

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This was a book that I had wanted to read for a while so I was excited to see that gorgeous cover when I was out on a shopping trip, obviously I couldn't resist buying it! I was intrigued right from the first page, this modern version of Persephone and Hades has a dark, dangerous feel to it that completely captured my interest and made it another one day read for me. Reading about what happened to Pierce after her accident was fascinating, it was almost like I could feel her confusion and when she finally realised where she was, that confusion turned to fear. There were hints of something that happened at Pierce's previous school and I was relieved when I found out what it was, although I had kind of guessed what was involved I hadn't predicted the details. This book had so many intriguing factors, I think that is probably why I read it so quickly, coffin night was one of those factors - the whole idea made no sense to me when I first heard about it but once it was explained I could see it's significance. Just as the truth was being revealed and everything was making more sense the book ended, I wasn't ready for it to finish but I suppose that's the idea because now I'm really looking forward to the next instalment Underworld and I'm also looking forward to reading more from Mag Cabot. A dark and intriguing story that I just couldn't put down.show more
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