When Pierce was a child she met a young man who brought a dead bird back to life. Years later Pierce encountered John again after she drowned in her swimming pool. Now two years after her near death experience, Pierce has moved with her mom to her mom’s childhood home of Isla Huesos which translates to Island of Bones. As Pierce tries to adjust to her new surroundings, she learns the significance of the island’s name and what ties John to it.
Abandon dragged at certain points, especially the beginning when Meg Cabot tried to keep things all mysterious by not revealing much background information. It was only after Pierce finally talked with the cemetery sexton, who had a lot of details about the island and John, that I really got into Abandon. Despite the lackluster beginning, Abandon picked up by the end and excellently set up the next book in the series, Underworld.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Point.