Monday, May 16, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot

I had the absolute pleasure, of meeting bestseller, Meg Cabot last Friday. She came into our office and did a powerpoint presentation and a book signing (I was lucky enough to get my copy of Abandon signed!).

(I actually took pictures of this event but my digital camera isn't working with me at the moment so I will be sure to post them on the blog sometime during Myth Week)

Meg was incredibly down to earth, and quite corky! She discussed her newest release Abandon and the inspiration behind the book:

Book Synopsis curtesy of Goodreads:
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. (I haven't read this book yet so I can't give it a review yet)

This is one of many Greek Myth books, that have recently emerged in the Young Adult genre. We saw a strong intrigue and reception with Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series which is geared towards the younger pre-teen readers. However, teens now have the chance to celebrate and rejoice in the strong literary passion and world-building of Greek Mythology. 

That's what this Myth Week is all about! Celebrating and discussing the recent emergence of Greek Mythology in Young Adult fiction, and it's influence on it's audience.

Tell me, what Young Adult books have you read or plan to read, that involve Greek Mythology? 

Be sure to enter my ARC giveaway for Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. Click here to enter.


  1. I received an ARC of this a while ago, but I haven't around to reading it. It looks good, though! And for me, it was actually the Percy Jackson series that got me really interested by Greek mythology. I still love it!

  2. I soo want to read this and The Goddess Test, oh and Starcrossed. Soo many great books, need more money :)