Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday – 1/26/11

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:
Title: Abandon
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publish Date: April 26, 2011
Pages: 352
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Summary: She knows what it's like to die. Now Death wants her back.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce knows what happens to us when we die.  That's how she met John Hayden, the mysterious stranger who's made returning to normal life—or at least life as Pierce knew it before the accident—next to impossible.
Though she thought she escaped him—starting a new school in a whole new place—it turns out she was wrong. He finds her.
What does John want from her? Pierce thinks she knows... just like she knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven. But she can't stay away from him, either, especially since he's always there when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she might find herself back in the place she fears the most.  And when Pierce discovers the shocking truth, that’s exactly where John sweeps her: The Underworld.
Can you believe I have never read a book by Meg Cabot? Her website describes Abandon as a myth of Persephone, darkly re-imagined. I like retellings of Greek myths and the cover is gorgeous so I am excited about this one. Last year I read Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman, also about Persephone, and liked it. What do you guys think?


Sally said...

I love Meg Cabot's books and I will definitely be getting this one. Great pick!

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Chelsmac91 said...

I love hearing about new Meg Cabot books and this one sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Ooh this looks like a great one and I adore Meg Cabot. This is definitely going on the to-read list!

danya said...

I am looking forward to this one as well! Meg Cabot is awesome (and since you haven't read anything else by her, I would recommend in particular the Mediator series. It's a lot of fun!)

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BLHmistress said...

I won a book by Meg Cabot and I can't wait to read it , I have this one on my list as well.


yani hernandez said...

Meg Cabot was the first author I can remember loving and it wasn't for her princess diaries series. I loved her paranormal work (she had dead boys and psychics in her books before most other YA authors. I can't wait to read this one.

Lazy Girl said...

whoa! i've read a couple of meg cabot's books and this one looks like a complete departure from what she normally does. I'm very curious!!


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