Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: Abandon

                                                                  Title: Abandon
                                                                  Author: Meg Cabot
                                                                  Pages: 304
                                                                  Publication Date: April 26th 2011
                                                                  Publisher: Point

The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot is my all time favorite series. Ever! If I meet someone who likes books I automatically tell them all about the awesomeness that is Jesse... Err I of course mean The Mediator. When I heard about Abandon I was instantly intrigued but for some reason I never picked it up. And then a week ago I saw it in the book store and I knew then and there it was coming home with me. I figured it was about time I recommend other books besides The Mediator by Meg Cabot to everyone.

I'm sad to say I can't really recommend this because I was so disappointed.

Usually I recommend a book regardless of my rating because I truly believe you need to read something to develop your own opinion about it. But in this case I can't because I was just so disappointed. And it has nothing to do with the fact that maybe I hyped it up to much, because I really didn't.

It was the layout of the story and the main character, Pierce.

The layout is odd and I don't think I've ever read a book like this before. It's present tense but also past tense. Like Pierce will be eating dinner with her mom and then start on about a past event. She would go on and on in detail about this past event. The whole book was like this and it was annoying. Also, past events being described we're usually about her family and frankly I could care less about them. So her uncle was obsessed with the weather channel? Who cares! So her dad sells or has something to do with oil? Who cares! So her mom is crazy about some exotic bird? Who cares! I was looking for a story about God of the Underworld and instead I got a story about a girl who is so, so, so I don't even know. She just bothered me. The way she thought and talked bothered me. The way she treated John like a jerk. It all just bothered me!

Not to mention the fact that this was hardly a story about Hades. John was hardly in this! And they didn't even kiss until the very end! (Sorry to disappoint). I feel like it was mostly about Pierce and her struggles and finding her self. If I wanted a story about a character finding herself I would have picked up a Judy Bloom book -.-

Ugh, this book frustrated me and if it weren't for the ending when they finally reveal their feelings for each other this would probably be a two star rating.

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