Breaking the Spine.
That prolific author, Meg Cabot is at it again. Abandon is the first book of a new trilogy. It's a reimagined tale of the Greek goddess Persephone. Let's look at a description from the author's site...
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:
I've only read one Meg Cabot book: Insatiable and that was her contribution to the vampire hysteria. Now with Abandon, she seems to be taking another break from writing contemporary YA, which she's known for and jumping into the paranormal pool. If Insatiable is any indication, she's good at it, so I say "dive right in, Ms. Cabot!" I'm certainly looking forward to it.
What about you? Are you a Meg Cabot fan?
Abandon releases April 26, 2011