Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Abandon

Waiting On Wednesday: Abandon by Meg Cabot
Scholastic Inc.
Release date: April 26, 2011

Synopsis: New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.

When Pierce first sees him, she thinks he is a murderer. She's right about one thing -- he does take lives. But not in the way she ever imagined. Pierce is drawn to the dark stranger even as she tries to uncover the mystery surrounding the tragic death of someone close to her. As she gets closer to the truth -- and the stranger -- unexpected secrets are revealed, even in her own heart.

This book has a few things going for it: first, it's by Meg Cabot. This fact alone is enough to get me to pick it up. It's also, according to her website, a retelling of the myth of Persephone. Yay!!!

I know the Persephone myth is a tad anti-feminist and creepy, especially the closer you get to the original story (an innocent maiden, dark and brooding god of the underworld, abduction and rape and a grieving mother), but it still makes for good source material for retellings. (Did anyone else read L J Smith's Forbidden Games trilogy? This was also a Persephone retelling)

And check out the full jacket cover!

April seems sooo far away!

**Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

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