Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie
Abandon is Meg Cabot’s take on the tale of Persephone. Abandon is modern, dark, a little creepy, and altogether a solid novel with AMAZING covers.
Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can’t help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
But now she’s moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.
Only she can’t. Because even here, he finds her. That’s how desperately he wants her back. She knows he’s no guardian angel, and his dark world isn’t exactly heaven, yet she can’t stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.
I love this cover. It’s reminiscent of Hex Hall’s gorgeous cover, but this cover is just so much better. Classic covers, classic designs, classic lettering. This is my favorite.
The colors are off. They’re too faded and muted for this novel. It makes me think of the Mona Lisa, and that’s not a compliment.
Pierce looks so pretty in this cover! I think she should’ve been a model, haha. As for the dress, I’m a little confused as to how she wait, that’s not a dress! OOPS.
Pierce is not Sleeping Beauty or Snow White. She’s not that much of a damsel in distress. I hate how she is portrayed as one.
Now we’re talking creepy and haunting covers! This German version knows what it’s doing. When it’s black and blue, you know that everything’s going to be okay.
So, are you a classic type of cover person? Or do you do the creepy German version?