Abandon (Abandon #1)
Author: Meg Cabot
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
Meg Cabot is a very popular author, well known for her book series The Princess Diaries. I have not read it, but I have seen the movies which I absolutely love. I should have read that series first but I wanted to dive into her more paranormal/fantasy type of books. One that caught my eye was Abandon. I think what sparked my interest in this book was the mythology in this book. I've always been a fan of learning mythology ever since I was taught it in the eighth grade.
Abandon was a real disappointment to me. Mythology wise, it was decent. I didn't hate nor did I love it. The plot was extremely slow. I mean, it dragged on. It wasn't moving forward which frustrated me. For me to love a book, it needs action, plot, suspense or something that will catch my attention. 3/4 of the book was boring. I had to force myself to read this. Usually, I would have stopped reading it and move onto another, but I had a feeling that somewhere near the end, it would eventually pick up. And of course, it did.
I think if Abandon didn't focus too much on the past, it would have been better. Maybe add more action or new mysterious characters that would move the plot forward. Some loved this book, but for me it was okay.