Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happily Ever Endings... Abandon by Meg Cabot

Happily Ever Endings... was born out of sheer frustration. You know how when you read a series and you love it but the last book takes a little while to come out and then you sort of forget parts of the novel? That's what these posts are going to serve to remedy. Happily Ever Ending... is a short post about what happened at the ending of each book that is going to be in a series for people who need a quick reminder of what happened in the previous installment. I hope this saves someone else the frustration that I went through!

Abandon by Meg Cabot

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
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.
Click "Read more" to read the ending of Abandon so you'll be ready for the next installment of the series!  

After meeting with Mr. Smith and finding out that John is a ruler of the underworld and that her necklace is the necklace Hades gave Persphone, Pierce goes home with the idea that she should be nicer to John. She feels relieved that someone can see John. That night, she sees a lizard in the pool that John threw in there. She rescues it and her and John talk. He confirms what she already knows and they kiss. Pierce is surprised that she likes him and John says that he's going to see her tomorrow night, no matter what.

The next day, Pierce goes to school and is a little taken back to realize that John wants to meet at the same time that the coffin building will be going on. At school, a storm starts to gather and Pierce is brought in for questioning by the police. There she finds out that her consueler was killed last night. Alex gets a call saying that his father is the main suspect in the case and has been brought down to the station for questioning. He also mentions that his grandmother's car is confiscated and Pierce's mother is with him.
Alex leaves for class and Pierce's grandmother shows up. Pierce connects that her necklace always turns black and that  her grandmother knitted the scarf that killed her. She realizes her grandmother is actually a fury and baits her grandmother into revealing it. Pierce gets a good punch in before John shows up and whisks her away. John says hedidn't want to but he's going to have to keep her safe because the furies are tormenting her. She tells him not to but he does it anyway.
Pierce wakes up in the same room as before in a white dress and flowers in her hair. John says that she isn't dead but she is trapped there. Pierce says she can't just disappear that her mother will worry and her father is a bigwig. John offers to let her give letter to Mr. Smith to give to her mother but she knows her father won't let her disappearance go. She hugs John who says he won't let her leave because he can't protect her and though she submits to staying there she vows she won't stop searching for a way out. She realizes now that she love John and he loves her but she won't be able to be happy unless her family doesn't worry and her Uncle is free.
Did I miss something important? Please leave it in the comments and let me know! Are you excited about Underworld or what?  


  1. I really liked Abandon and thought I remembered it pretty well until I read this post. Now, it's all coming back to me, and I'm thinking, "I can't believe I forgot this! And this! And this!" Thanks so much for the post, Amber. :) I'm so excited for Underworld!

  2. Definitely looking forward to this series! This has happened to me sooo many times (the latest being only two nights ago) where I just see my enjoyment in a series waning in each successive book until I finally wake up and realize I'm not even enjoying the book any more. These posts will be a huge help in my future reading endeavors, methinks.

    Hope 2012 brings you lots of health, happiness, and excellent reads!



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