Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review + Giveaway: Abandon

ABANDON (Abandon #1)
Meg Cabot
Paranormal Young Adult
307 pages
Scholastic
Available Now
Received from publisher for review

THE STORY
Two years ago Pierce drowned in her family's backyard pool. Luckily for her, the frigid water gave doctors a chance to revive her, but she's different now. She didn't see a light that day, she saw John. John, who took her to his home in the Underworld. John, who told her she had to stay with him forever. John, who is surely angry with her for running from him and returning to the world of the living.

After a series of unfortunate events lead to her dismissal from her old school, and consequently her old life, Pierce and her mother move to an island off the Florida coast where her mom grew up. There's only one problem with the move: the island is where she first met John, and she has no doubt he will be able to find his way back into her life with her there.

Due to her status as "crazy" for what she revealed to her doctors and family about the Underworld, Pierce now has to attend school as a member of New Pathways, a special program for troubled teenagers. If only they understood what she saw. What she still sees. Because John isn't quite ready to let her go, and as she learns more about him and his world, she realizes that maybe what scares her most is not John himself, but her reaction to him.

MY THOUGHTS
Abandon is an engrossing and highly entertaining first installment of a three part series, the reading of it a bit like attending a theater production wherein the curtain doesn't fully rise to reveal the action, but rather is merely raised a foot at a time, making us squirm in our seats in anticipation of what those next few inches, or in this case pages, will reveal. Pierce's experience with death and the Underworld is presented to us in pieces–mentioned briefly in passing and drawing our unwavering attention as curiosity takes hold, but yet we must wait until the more detailed explanation is granted to us several chapters later. Our desire to know what has happened in the past as well as our need to know what will happen in the future combines delectably to leave us riveted to the pages, eyes scanning the sentences so quickly our very sockets feel sore the next day. As soon as our appetite for one piece of the puzzle is whetted, the next piece is held tantalizingly before us, luring, tempting, and enticing us to thoroughly explore Ms. Cabot's mythological interpretation.

Pierce is a complex heroine, inspiring often conflicting emotions in us as we delve deeper into the unusualness of her life after death. She at times is very relatable, her feelings of uncertainty with regard to not only starting a new school, but starting a new school already labeled as a problematic student, endearing her to us fairly quickly as we wish for her to find some normalcy in this new situation. Her interactions with John, however, are both frustrating and intriguing due to the fact that at the time of their current brief interlude, we have yet to be enlightened as to their complete history together. We then become defensive of John when Pierce pushes him away, only to recognize her need to do so some some pages later when more information is provided. This constant emotional flux keeps us on the edge of our seats, just wondering what feeling, positive or negative, will be elicited from us during their next interaction, and we find ourselves somewhat helpless to resist the allure of their undoubtedly unique connection.

John is a character we can't help but want to know more about, musings about his past and his present swirling in our minds as we hope that Pierce might somehow hear our silent plea and give voice to the questions that have taken up permanent residence in our heads. He, like Pierce, is difficult to label, our reactions to him changing and altering with each revelation, and the depth of his character seems almost too immense to translate into simple terms. He's both attractive and unnerving, hero and antihero, and reality and myth–his relationship with Pierce one that holds us captivated as we we wonder what facet of his complicated personality we'll be exposed to next. He seems so subdued one minute only to erupt in a temper the next, always reminding us of who he is lest it slip our minds in those quiet times, and we are forced to continually question whether we want him to win Pierce's affections or not.

Abandon
is a highly recommended read, one full of mythology and romance where it's made clear to us we have but scratched the surface of Pierce's story and taken only that first step when miles and miles still await us. While events are certainly left unresolved, Ms. Cabot still gives her first installment a nice conclusion, leaving us satisfied but yet still aching with want as we attempt to resign ourselves to the long wait for Underworld.

Rating: 4/5




GIVEAWAY

Thanks to the fabulous people at Big Honcho Media and Scholastic, I have one copy of Abandon to give away along with a bracelet that features a quote from the book. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only, and to enter please just leave a comment with a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. Contest will run through midnight EST Sunday, May 8th after which time a winner will be chosen from Random.org and announced on the blog. Good luck everyone!

UPDATE: I received an extra copy of ABANDON in the mail today, so there will now be 2 winners. Big Honcho Media will be sending one winner a copy of the book and the bracelet and I will be sending the second winner just the book.

For those of you who are interested in learning more about Abandon and Scholastic's other young adult titles, be sure and check out their new online community This Is Teen - an initiative meant to connect readers to their favorite young adult authors! Please click on the below links for more information.

This Is Teen on Facebook
Abandon on Facebook
Meg Cabot's Website
Meg Cabot on Twitter
Watch the Trailer

202 comments:

  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I really love paranormal and can't wait to read this book :)

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  2. I love Meg Cabot's Work! Abandon sounds fantastic I can't wait to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.

    terilhack at gmail dot com

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  3. ohh the premise of this series is intriguing. I love Cabot's work and am happy she will be on tour for Scholastic This is Teen. Maybe I can squeeze a trip into Cali to see her speaking. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. Her work rocks.

    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

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  4. I cant wait to read this book! :)

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  5. Those bracelets are fab!! I also am very eager for this novel.

    Vivien
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  6. Awesome giveaway, Jenny! I'm really looking forward to this book.

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway! The premise of this book has got me really intrigued.

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  9. sounds like a great book and such a gorgeous bracelet!

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  10. I would love to win this! fizzlicious@gmail.com.

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  11. I've heard that this book is great but that it only gives us a peek into what's up ahead--but that's what Meg Cabot does and she does it well! xD Thanks for another in-depth review, Jenny! (and for the giveaway!)

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  12. Wonderful! Count me in as well.

    robin (at) intensewhisper (dot) com

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  13. I'd love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. so excited for this book to come out and those bracelets look fabulous!

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  15. Awesome review! I was kind of nervous that all my expectations for this book would turn out to be for nothing, but your review is such a big relief to me. I can't wait to read the book! My copy of the book is on its way!! Yay!

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  16. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Love the review Jenny. I love endings that leave you satisfied yet wanting more. And I am excited to meet John.

    PS. I love the new header :)

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  18. Sounds like a lot of fun to read :0)

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  19. Can't wait to read this book!

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  20. Awesome! Love that bracelet. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  21. Ohh This is great!! I really cannot wait to read Abandon! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

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  22. I soooo cannot wait for this book!! I've been hearing good things about it! Haven't read much from Meg since her Mediator series ended, but this sounds like a series I will adore! Especially with the Greek mythology tied in!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I love Meg Cabot's books and retellings of myths! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. I've wanted to read this book for forever! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. This book sounds very intriguing! Please include me! Thank you!

    Thank you! mmafsmith(at)gmail.com

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  26. I love books that make you squirm...

    Im so excited to read this one, I love Meg's books!!

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  27. Oh and I bought this so do not enter me... :)
    BTW I love the new pink!!!!

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  28. I'm glad you liked the book Jenny! This giveaway is fantastic! Thank you!

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  30. Your review has definitely convinced me to pick this one up. Sadly, I haven't read any Cabot, but I'm hoping to start with this one. I love books that incorporate mythology and romance. Thanks for the giveaway! chris327@mac.com

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  31. I want to read this book so bad! I'm so interested to read mythology retellings.

    arallison at gmail dot com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Danna W
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  33. I would love this book and bracelet.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  34. Ooooh! The heroic antihero. I'm half in love with John already.

    Riveting review, Jenny. I must now read this one. Lovely the new look! And thanks so much for the super awesome giveaway.

    missie at theunreadreader.com

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  35. Thanks so much for the contest. This book seems awesome, and the bracelets are gorgeous!

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  36. I'm glad John sounds like he's got a dark side to him, considering who he is! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Great giveaway, thanks!

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  38. Super awesome lady! I REALLY really REALLY (really?) want to read this one!!! Thanks chick!

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  39. This cover has always caught my eye but I've never really looked at it too closely. Oddly enough, your review reminds me of L.J. Smith's THE FORBIDDEN GAME series, and now I really want to pick this one up. It also sounds like Persephone and Hades, so I'm extra intrigued.

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  40. I'm Greek mythology fangirl so I'm curious how the retelling works and I had no idea it was going to be a series! I thought it was a stand alone. Thanks for the giveaway, Jenny!

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  41. Love love love the sound of this book! Meg Cabot is amazing. I have to get this book!
    Aww, so sad I don't live in the US right now! Maybe I should move there... ;)
    Brilliant review, and giveaway.

    Thanks for your comments! I'm glad you liked Infinate Days: I've seen a few reviews saying they didn't like it. And I so can't wait for Die for Me!

    Happy reading! :)

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  42. Love to win this....

    vidishamun@gmail.com

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  43. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Thanks for the great review and giveaway! heidi (at) yabibliophile (dot) com

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  45. I love the book so far!! :)

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  46. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  47. I can't wait to read this book!
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  48. Cant wait until I read it and the bracelets look great!!

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  49. I love Meg Cabot! She is one of my favorite authors and I'm bursting at the seams to read her new book!!! :)
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  50. Would LOVE to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. I love paranormal romances and Meg Cabot! What an awesome giveaway!

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  52. Love, love, love Meg Cabot. Can't wait to read Abandon. Good review.

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  53. Ooohhh neato!
    TweetyB99 at aol dot com

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  54. I'll have to check this one out, thanks!

    hisgirlfriday4@yahoo.com

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  55. I am so excited for a new Meg Cabot fan. I've been a fan since the 1-800 series days and now Im almost 26 and married and still reading them all, even the teen books!!!

    kebennett@moreheadstate.edu

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  56. I love Meg Cabot books and can't wait to read this one!!
    mrsrossogue98@gmail.com

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  57. I can't wait to read this book! It sounds wonderful.

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  58. loved the book and LOVE a giveaway :)

    emilygraceneilsen@yahoo.com

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  59. ABANDON sounds interesting & the braclet is cute. Ce7crows@aol.com

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  60. I'm in the UK on vacation but I cannot wait to get home to the US so I can get my hands on a copy of this book!

    mfortier884@gmail.com

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  61. Abandon is an awesome book! I know it just came out but I'm craving the sequel already!

    ford.402@osu.edu

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  62. I absolutely love Meg Cabot. She is one of my favorite young adult writers and has been for a long time. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book.

    alliesanderswrites@gmail.com

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  63. Ohhhh I want a copy of this book. I love Meg's work. Can't wait to read it. Great idea for a bracelet!!!
    what.are.ya.readin@gmail.com

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  64. I've always loved Meg Cabot! Can't wait to get my hands on this one.


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  65. I'm so excited to read this book, and that bracelet is great. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  66. How exciting the bracelet looks awesome. I cant wait to read Abandon! Thanks for the chance to win :)
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  67. I so love love love Meg Cabot. As soon as I have the money I'm wanting to buy this book. Can't wait to read it!!!

    jadah.messer@gmail.com

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  68. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

    Bailey10@sbc.edu

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  69. Would love to win this bracelet and a copy of the book...the mythology reference in the summary has intrigued my interest!
    Cookieandteaqueen@yahoo.com

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  70. What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you!
    brandyj1181@yahoo.com

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  71. I already bought the book and am halfway threw it but I would LOVE a bracelet, I could always gift my extra copy of the book. (gaulkegirls@hotmail.com)

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  72. I cant wait to read this book!!!!!
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  73. Ooh, can't wait to read it!:)
    hollister_3@yahoo.com

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  74. I've been hearing so much about Abandon; I really need to read it now. And those bracelets are so pretty!

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  75. I really want to read this book!

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  76. Awesome giveaway!Those bracelets are sooo cute!!! I can't wait to read Abandon!

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  77. Not entering the comp as I don't live in the US or Canada, but just wanted to leave a comment on your great review!

    I've been looking forward to reading this one for ages. It's not out here until 2012, but I don't know if I'll be able to wait until then! I want to know more about Pierce already!

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  78. I really like your new colour scheme by the way! :)

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  79. I am so excited for this book! Cannot wait to read! Meg Cabot is an amazing author.

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  80. Those bracelets are gorgeous. I can't wait to read Abandon. Hopefully I'll have some free time coming up. jowritestheblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. great giveaway! I really want to read this!

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  82. I can't wait to read Abandoned. Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors of all time!

    connor.kingery@gmail.com

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  83. Meg is a Writing Rockstar. Very excited to read the book.

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  84. I love any and every thing that Meg Cabot does, she's amazing! And these bracelets are as well!

    deanne.dekle@gmail.com

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  85. peterparker1913@gmail.com

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  86. Super huge fan! Can't wait to read this awesome novel!

    kramirez@mail.usf.edu

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  87. Oh that sounds so good! I can't wait for it to be released. Great review :D

    Not in the giveaway - I'm in the UK - I just wanted to leave my twopenneth on your review.

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  88. Lovely giveaway. janchief99@gmail.com

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  89. So cute! Can't wait to read the book!!

    sweetmissy2282@yahoo.com

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  90. Def. one of my favorite Meg Cabot books... course it is hard to choose a favorite book when it comes to Meg Cabot.

    hr11389@yahoo.com

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  91. So excited!
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  92. oh man, I'm dying to read this one.
    Meg simply rocks.

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  93. Sounds good, and freaky...and I love that ;) Yes I would read it, and hopefully enjoy it as much as you did

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  94. Great review! I picked up this book at The Teen Book Con in Houston! I so need to read it after your review! And thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  95. This sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read it!

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  96. I love the bracelet, hopefully I'll be able to read the book it's from soon!

    fuzzy_lion_head@yahoo.com

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  97. great giveaway
    follow via gfc
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  98. Thanks for the giveaway and Abandon sounds like a great read!

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  99. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  100. I wish I lived in the US or in Canada so i could participate... This book sounds amazing, and i LOVE Mag Cabot! Plus, the bracelet is really cute. Sometimes it really sucks to be swedish...

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  101. Oh how I love Meg Cabot!! I can't wait to read this one, even though I know I'll be itching for the next books after I read it, since it basically just sets things up. Thanks for your lovely thoughts, as always. =)

    That bracelet is gorgeous! Please enter me -- asherz86[at]gmail[dot]com

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  102. My daughter is your biggest fan! She's only 9, so she friended you on facebook through my account. I said, "Hmmmm, who is my new friend Meg?" She would go crazy to be surprised by the book and bracelet! Would the book be signed (asked the greedy contest enterer!)

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  103. I hope I win!! :)

    kitsunepearl@yahoo.com

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  104. Her books always make me smile. Would love to win the bracelet. Then I could smile every time I look at my wrist.

    cynzano(at)comcast(dot)net

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  105. Those are awesome bracelets! Love Meg Cabot, and I'm excited to read this one.

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  106. I loved Abandon and I absolutely can't wait for Underworld to come out!

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  107. I loveee meg cabot! i was planning on buying it, but broke college student! aha, so thank you for this giveaway!! ♥

    lhmboy@gmail.com

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  108. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I think this book will be awesome to read.

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  109. hope i win. really wanna read this book but i am BROKE

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  110. from the review, I kind of got the feeling that it's a confusing book, letting us know only a little at a time. But I love Meg Cadot's books, so I'm going to read it!

    lemonade1017@yahoo.com

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  111. i'd love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway
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  112. I'm looking forward to reading this... It sounds intriguing!
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  113. Me! Me! Me! I wanna win! Pick Meeeeeeeee! /whine

    Oh I'm so glad you liked this book and want to know more about the characters. I've read some not good reviews, but still wanted to read it. Now with your review I want to know more. I love difficult to label characters. Yes!

    Oh, I better leave the e-mail so you know where to contact me... ;D

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  114. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    GFC: Ivy
    ivykiddo@gmail.com

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  115. This is a great giveaway! i was going to buy this book for myself as an early birthday present but i can't find it in my town. lol

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  116. Genius! I love how you compared it to the theatre, thats exactly how I felt about the pacing. Also did you change your header? I love the new color of it.

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  117. Thanks for the chance to win! Really looking forward to reading this book!

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  118. Looking forward to reading Abandon. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kpmudd@hotmail.com

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  119. Love Meg Cabot! Thanks for the giveaway!

    emmanemgirl@gmail.com

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  120. I really enjoyed Abandon and can't wait to read Underworld next year!

    Diana
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  121. I'm super excited about this book. I love mythology.

    Alyssa

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  122. I love this book! Read it already!
    Jessi
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  123. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Greek mythology and Meg retold my favorite one!

    mendyha26@gmail.com

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  124. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  125. I want to read this one so much! The bracelet is super cute as well :)

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  126. Awesome giveaway!!!

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  127. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I cannot wait to read this book!

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  128. Boy I hope I win! I have a whole speech prepared.

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  129. this are so awesome! can't wait to read this book! zan_sabini(at) hotmail (dot) com

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  130. I am so intrigued to see what Meg Cabot does with the Persephone/Hades myth. So cool! Thanks for your insight, Jenny. It sounds pretty great!

    ash at smashattackreads.com

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  131. Meg, I am so disappointed I missed you @ the book signing in Southlake, TX!!! I've never been to a book signing in my life, and I was SO excited that you were coming to Texas. I thought you were scheduled to be here on Thursday, April 28th! =(

    By the way, the quote on the bracelet very much sounds like lyrics to a song! Love it!! = )

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  132. Thanks for the chance to win this.It sounds really good.
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  133. i'd love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway
    blubear12@gmail.com

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  134. Thanks for having this giveaway. So sweet!
    violethourbr@gmail.com
    -Lindsay

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  135. Ohh Want!!
    Lynda
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  136. This book sounds so intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  137. The book sounds awesome I can't wait to read it. The bracelets are kool too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  138. Thanks for the great giveaway. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  139. A book AND bling! My kind of contest ;D
    jennifer kjovus
    kjovus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. I love Meg Cabot and can't wait to read this one myself. It sounds like it'll be a great retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth. Thanks for the giveaway, Jenny!

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  141. I forgot to add my email address (silly me!) but it's connected to my profile anyway. To make it official though: ayareader@hotmail.com :)

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  142. Meg Cabot's books are always a great read. Am really looking forward to reading what sounds like
    an awesome new series.


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  143. I love all of Megs books and this one sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it! :)

    melrob48@hotmail.com

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  144. Thanks for the chance! Really want to read this.

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  145. Love your books! :) Excited for the new read and possible bracelet*if you're feeling generous?(:)!

    jsssburnette@yahoo.com

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  146. Can't wait to read this!

    simple_plan61688@earthlink.net

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  147. Fabulous giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    Amy
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  148. Your review makes me even more excited to read this book! It sounds so amazing!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. :)

    Nicci
    theatredreamer08(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  149. Thanks for the great review and the giveaway, Jenny!

    Kelsey O.
    kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

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  150. I've heard mixed reviews, but after yours I wanna give it a chance.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  152. Awesome review & giveaway, thanks!!

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  153. Looks like a great read!

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  154. I can't wait to read it! Love Meg Cabot!

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  155. Thanks so much for the giveaway Jenny! Meg Cabot is one of my most favourite authors of all time (seriously, I have an entire bookshelf dedicated to her and her fantabulous creations)... I cannot wait to read Abandon!

    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  156. Love her books, and thanks so much!!

    yusra.yarshad(at)gmail(dot)com

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  157. I've never read a Meg Cabot book, but have heard they are great. The bracelets have a very good piece of advice on them!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  158. So excited to read this latest book by Meg Cabot!

    gloriahlee@yahoo.com

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  159. I'm excited about this series. Ready to finally get my hands on it. Thanks for the giveaway, those bracelets are awesome.

    candicerjames (at) gmail (dot) com

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  160. Count me in! I have been Meg's fan for ages. Also see the guest review of Abandon on my blog:http://diaryofacambridgestudent.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/guest-review-a…n-by-meg-cabot/

    sananoor_94(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  161. I love the way you make the mystery sound. I'm so excited to get teased with those bits of information! I know just the feeling you describe. Bring on the eye socket soreness!

    imagesandwords at optonline dot net

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  162. Thank you for the great giveaway! I love the story of Persephone and Hades, so I am really looking forward to reading this interpretation.

    liedermadchen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  163. thanks for the great giveaway! I'm really looking forward to reading this book :D

    alice13188 at yahoo dot com

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  164. Wow, I hadn't heard of that yet until I saw the cover on your blog's sidebar. I'm so glad I stumbled over here, since it looks good and I'd love to win a copy to read.

    Thanks!

    kanriah is my gmail

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  165. Thanks for the giveaway!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  166. Oh, whoever wins is very lucky. I love Meg Cabot's writing.

    abbeymuirhead at gmail dot com

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  167. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Meg Cabot and would definitely enjoy this book if I won!!

    Christie
    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

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  168. I've never read Meg Cabot. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog; nice clean lines and easy on the eyes.

    I have some set up blogging questions, but can't find how to email you.

    cavernem AT gmail Dot com

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  169. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this book!

    Shay from BestYoungAdultBooks.blogspot.com

    CityofShay@gmail.com

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  170. Thanks for the chance to win!

    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (Dot) com

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  171. Thanks for the giveaway! I've got to get my hands on this book!
    Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

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  172. Wow thanks for the giveaway! Abandon looks awesome, and the bracelets are beautiful!

    sophiayunjin at gmail dot com

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  173. Can't wait for this book to come out. I've already pre-ordered it ;)

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  174. I've read some meg cabot before and am definitely intrigued for more!
    xxbrimagination@gmail.com

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  175. This book sounds really good - and I love the idea of putting a quote on a bracelet like that. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  176. Those are very cool bracelets. What a great way to show you are a fan.

    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

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  177. LOVE the bracelet!!!

    librarygal (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  178. I'm super excited to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win! The bracelet is so gorgeous!!

    PenelopeLolohea {@} gmail dot com

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  179. What a great giveaway thank you so much! I heard alot about this book I can't wait to read it! Thank you so much for the chance!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  180. This is a great giveaway! I'm adding this book to my TBR list :)

    infertilenanny (at) gmail (dot) com

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  181. This sounds like a great book! I don't like too many young adult books, just a few select authors but this review actually held my interest... extremely fascinating ;) Would love to be entered :) swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com Thank you for the giveaway! ;)

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  182. I can't wait to read this book, it sounds so good.
    My email is Jewelicans@gmail.com

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  183. I love anything myth related, especially if Meg Cabot wrote it. I've been wanting to read this for awhile now.

    dbookstrings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  184. The book sounds really good. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  185. please enter me :) Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway, Jenny!

    Diana
    lovelygetaway@gmail.com

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  186. would love to win!!

    mariannguyen16(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  187. Meg Cabot + mythology = Bestseller :)

    I love both and thanks for having the giveaway!

    email
    kuromi_purple_glitter@hotmail.com

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  188. I would love to win the bracelet!Thanks for the chance!

    Lane

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  189. Thank you for the chance to win this book. I've been reading great reviews for it everywhere.

    Jules
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

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  190. Sounds really interesting, count me in! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    caerul(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  191. Eep! Abandon sounds so good...and its's by Meg Cabot. I so Need to read it!

    Thanks for the great contest. ^_^

    Orchid
    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
    hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

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  192. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Please count me in!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  193. This book sounds like a good one,,,I really do enjoy the YA novels...its the one thing I can share with my teenage daughter,,thanks for the chance ..
    Jennifer

    westtexasjen@gmail.com

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  194. Always enjoy Meg Cabot's books!

    tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  195. meg's one of my fave author's and the the persephone myth is one of my favourite as well. great combo!

    poisongrl@sbcglobal.net

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  196. I love Meg Cabot and will read anything that she writes because I know it will be good!
    jwitt33@live.com

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  197. I love her books! She has so many good ones! Thanks!
    Jessica

    jessicaannrobison@msn.com

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