Waiting on Wednesday (39) - Abandon by Meg Cabot

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: April 26, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Summary (from author's website):
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.
I am so excited for the release of Meg Cabot's latest novel Abandon, the first in a new trilogy that seems like a dark re-imagining of the Greek myth centering around Persephone. Doesn't it sound absolutely fantastic? It looks like we have a twisted love story in store for us...  I mean, how does one fall for a guy trying sweep a girl into the underworld? I'll guess we'll have to wait and see!

And for your viewing pleasure, I've also included the book trailer as well! Enjoy!  

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  1. I couldn't agree more with your choice... As for the book trailer? I think that it is one of the best that I have ever seen before!

    I'm such a Meg Cabon Fan Girl, and I can't wait to read it!
    Awesome pick!

  3. Wow, Hi Liz! First off, great choice! I'm so excited about this book! I can't wait for it to come out!

    I'm a new follower and soooo glad I found your site! I had no idea Leslie Livingston had a new book coming out until I saw your side bar!

    So glad we 'met'! Please, come by and see me!

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  4. YAY! this was my pick a few weeks back. I'm really excited for it and it is nice to see you are as well. It sounds so cool! This is also the first time I've seen the trailer, so thank you for including it :)


  5. I am excited about this one too! Thanks (as always) for stopping by Reading Lark.

    Reading Lark's WOW

  6. I love Meg Cabot's books and since I'm a big fan Greek mythology, I'm sure this one is going to be a great read!

  7. At first I thought of the Goddess Test and that reimagining of the Persephone myth but this one sounds a lot darker. I've never read anything by Cabot but this Abandon sounds like a great place to start!

  8. I used to be a huge Cabot fan, but for some reason, not so much anymore... The plot sounds really interesting though, so I'm looking forward to hearing thoughts on this one! :)

  9. Can't wait for this one! It sounds darker than Meg Cabot's usual style so I'm interested to see what that'll be like.

  10. Oooo I love Meg Cabot and Greek myth! This sounds like an OMGWTFBBQSAUCE exciting read! Great pick!